Last week, an excerpt from an interview with Nikon’s president got us all stirred up. In this interview, Mr. Kazuo Ushida said that Nikon is developing a new mirrorless camera, but the non-Japanese speakers could only rely on Google translated text. Good guys from DPReview asked Nikon for an official statement, and they confirmed – they are indeed developing a new mirrorless camera and planning to raise the bar in the field.
Leica has officially announced TL2, a APS-C mirrorless camera with 24MP sensor. It’s a small, yet durable and powerful camera, created from a single block of aluminum. It shoots 20fps with an electronic shutter, as well as UHD 4K video at 30fps. With the ISO 50,000, the camera has excellent low light capabilities as well. Let’s take a look at more details and full specs.
Well, it was expected that Sony would be announcing something either at or in the run up to NAB, and now we know what it is. No, they haven’t confirmed that their truck was stolen, but they have announced a new camera. That camera is the new Sony Alpha A9; a 24MP mirrorless beast of a sports shooter.
It features a Blackout-free 20fps continuous burst mode, 693 AF points with 93% coverage and a 1280×960 QVGA resolution EVF running at 120fps. And that shutter is completely silent and vibration free, making it ideal for wildlife photography, too.
Recently, Charbax at ArmDevices visited the Sony stand at CeBIT when he noticed a couple of large sensors on display. Also on the wall behind them he spotted Sony’s medium format sensor roadmap. This roadmap shows two very promising sensors on the way for 2018.
The first is the IMX461, a 100MP upgrade to the current 50MP IMX161 sensor which resides inside the Hasselblad X1D-50c and Fuji GFX 50S cameras. It would have the same physical size with double the resolution. This could hint at a pretty substantial upgrade in the next X1D and GFX models from Hasselblad and Fuji, respectively. The second is a new 150MP sensor to replace the IMX 211, as used inside the Phase One XF 100MP.
During DIYP’s visit to the photography show in the UK, an unnamed source at Panasonic stand revealed information that will make you thrilled. According to the source, the long expected GH5 is shipping out as of tomorrow! While the expected availability was March 30, it’s possible that you’ll lay your hands on this camera sooner than you hoped.
A recent interview with Sony managers discovered that Sony might keep most of their sensors in their own cameras. Mr. Kenji Tanaka and Mr. Yojiro Joe Asai from Sony shared some plans of the company, and among other things, they discovered the future of their sensors.
2016 wasn’t exactly the best year ever, and it appears it was also pretty bad for photography. LensVid has issued a report on the camera industry facts from 2009 to 2016. When you compare camera manufacturing, sales, and shipment, you will get pretty unexpected and drastic differences. 2016 seems to be the worst year for the entire camera market so far, with the total drop of whopping 81% when compared to 2010? So, what happened? What caused these enormous drops?
Normally, I don’t pay that much attention to rumours. But this is a rumour-not-rumour-sort-of-a-maybe-leak kinda thing. It may simply just be a typo. But, the good folks at The Photography Show have released their official preview mini-guide to this year’s show. Browsing through the guide, you might notice something a little interesting under Sony’s listing on page 43.
Check out Sony’s new products including the new A7, A6500, and A99 II cameras.
Both photos and specs seemed to have been leaked for Canon’s upcoming M6 mirrorless camera. And there seems very little to distinguish it from the EOS M5, released only a few months ago. In fact, the only real differences seem visual. There’s a slightly different control layout on top, the popup flash has moved, and the electronic viewfinder has been removed entirely.
Looking at the specs so far, though, they appear pretty much identical. Same resolution, same processor, same video, same tilting touchscreen LCD, built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. That is, assuming the information is accurate.