When it comes to upcoming gear, some interesting images and specs have leaked in the past few days. After a new Canon camera and lenses, there are now some leaked photos and specs of the new Fujifilm X-T30.
Oh yeah, that’s a whole lotta glass! New images have come from Nokishita showing five new Sigma Art, Sport & Contemporary series lenses. Two of these I suggested we may see soon after the recent Sigma Cinema Lens announcement, and one’s a very long-awaited and much-anticipated hunk of glass. But there are also a couple of surprises.
Leaks happen all the time. Often they’re through anonymous sources, and occasionally a distributor lets something slip. But it’s rarely by the manufacturer themselves. This time, though, it seems that Fujifilm EU has accidentally leaked the complete specs for its upcoming X-T100 camera. The page was quickly taken down, but not before Google managed to snag a copy in its cache.
The leak was spotted by serial leakers Nokishita. They posted a copy of the basic specs, along with a links to cached content. For all intents and purposes, the X-T100 seems to basically be a Fuji X-A5, but with an EVF, 3-way tilting touchscreen and a bigger buffer.
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Panasonic are expected to announce their new G9 mirrorless camera on Wednesday morning. Also expected is a new 200mm f/2.8 MFT lens announcement. It seems that, as usual, some folks can’t wait to share the promo images, though. A few images have leaked through both 43Rumors and serial leakers, Nokishita.
Social media is a wonderful thing. It allows us to instantly connect with an audience of hundreds of millions of people. But it also means that when a bug shows up, it potentially affects hundreds of millions of people, too. And that appears to be what’s happened with a recent issue on Instagram.
Last week, The Verge reported that hackers exploited a bug on Instagram to get the private phone numbers and email addresses of a number of celebrities. Now they say the hack affects millions of Instagram users. And that their private data is now up for sale. Instagram have fixed the bug, but one can’t undo what’s been done.
Here is a bit of interesting news, a letter that Sigma distributors just sent to their retailers tells that Sigma is stopping to make some of the Sony mount Sigma lenses.
A reliable source within the industry tells us that Sony is actually quite a small business with Sigma, so they are letting this line go.
A little more information is coming out on the two new Nikon KeyMission 80 bodycam, and KeyMission 170 action cam. The most obvious one being that the KeyMission 80 appears to be coming in multiple colour options. I’m not quite sure what’s going on with the silver & leather look one, though. Perhaps it’s supposed to be “retro”. You know, to remind you of those old school bodycams from the 60s and 70s.
Still, both Nokishita and Digicame-info are reporting sets of specs, and both have released new images of the cameras. Interestingly, it appears that even though the KeyMission 170 is natively waterproof without an external housing, one is being made. If the image is accurate, the housing increases the depth to 40m (or 132ft).