At 5:00am EDT yesterday, Canon, our friends over in The Land of the Rising Sun (it’s okay if you didn’t know that was Japan’s nickname) announced the near-future release of an 8K cinema camera and 120 megapixel DSLR.

The cinema camera will have a Super 35mm equivalent CMOS sensor, capable of 60fps, and 13 stops of dynamic range. The camera will feature the awesome EF mount, and the sensor will be 8,192 x 4,320 pixels (approximately 35.39 million effective pixels). Canon will also produce an 8K professional reference monitor.

As for the DSLR, it will have 120 effective megapixels, capable of beautiful, clear, poster size images, and allow for cropping without compromising quality.

Canon hasn’t said whether the camera will be available and unveiled at NAB, PhotoKina, or… maybe a random Taco Tuesday.

Either way, what a surprise bomb-shell from Canon.