Sharp unveils world’s first 8K professional monitor

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Sharp has introduced a new monitor to the home market called the 8M-B21C1. It is the world’s first 8K display device designed for professional use in graphics, image and video editing. This product uses an LCD panel with LED backlighting. Sharp does not indicate the type of matrix, but, most likely, it is a proprietary IPS, created using IGZO technology.

Sharp unveils world's first 8K professional monitor

The monitor display has a resolution of 7680 x 4360 pixels. The “typical” brightness is 800 cd / m2, the maximum is 1000 cd / m2, the contrast is 1300: 1, the frame rate is 60 Hz, and the pixel response time in the mode is 9 ms. The monitor provides 100% coverage of Adobe RGB, BT.2100 (HLG), BT.2100 (PQ), DCI-P3, sRGB / BT.709, and 85% BT.2020.

Interface connectors are HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 (one each), as well as USB Type-A (for firmware updates). The cost of the new item has not been disclosed (but there is no doubt that it will be high), but the volume of production is stipulated: 150 pieces per month. Thus Sharp 8M-B21C1 is a real exclusive.


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