A few days ago, Sony teased A7c, a “new concept” camera scheduled to launch on 15 September. But as it often happens, a few images have leaked a few days ahead of the announcement. So, if you’re curious to see how the Sony A7c will look, you don’t have to wait for Tuesday. Let’s take a look at the images and the specs that have been revealed so far.
Well, it wasn’t much of a surprise, really, was it? Images always seem to leak a couple of days ahead of official announcements these days. This time, it’s the Panasonic S5’s turn. The complete specs for the new camera were leaked a couple of weeks ago, and Panasonic teased us with an S5 trailer in the last few days, stating that it’s aimed at content creators.
Now we know what the whole thing looks like, and it looks like they might’ve gotten it right. At least, it has a flippy out LCD and not the tilting LCD of its S1 cousins. But I don’t think they’re really aiming it at the entry-level with this one.
According to recently leaked images, GoPro is about to get a big change in the Hero 9 model. It looks like the latest action cam will have a selfie screen in full color. In other words, the front display will no longer only show your camera settings, but it might come in handy for vloggers and selfie-takers, too.
One of the biggest complaints about smartphone gimbals, particularly with the size of today’s phones is that they typically attach via a springy “claw” type mechanism. This can be troublesome with huge phones, often pressing the buttons on the side of your phone when you least want them to. You can shift the phone over, of course, but then it’s all out of balance, stressing the motors and battery.
A new leak of what appears to be the DJI Osmo Mobile 4 seems to fix that, though, by using magnets to hold your phone safely onto the gimbal. This should help to make things lighter, as well as avoiding the button-pushing balancing issue.
Well, I think this quashes any idea that Panasonic was looking to compete with the Canon EOS RP, Nikon Z5 and whatever Sony has up their sleeve. Nokishita is reporting that the price for the upcoming Panasonic S5 will be $1,997.99 (or $2,297.99 for the S5 kit that includes a lens – although they haven’t stated which lens).
They’ve also leaked the press text for the announcement, which states that the Panasonic S5 has been “designed especially for content creators”. Let’s hope that means it has the flippy out LCD of Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds cameras, and not the tilting LCD of the other full-frame L mount bodies.
A number of websites are now reporting that we can expect an announcement for Panasonic’s new entry-level full-frame S5 mirrorless camera as soon as next week. Not only that, but the complete specs for the Panasonic S5 have already leaked, courtesy of Nokishita and it looks pretty decent.
According to the leaked specs, the Panasonic S5 will house a 24.2-megapixel sensor, offer 14+ stops of dynamic range with Face, Eye, Body and Animal autofocus tracking, exposure and focus bracketing, and shoot full resolution raws at up to 7 frames per second. But where it really shines are its video capabilities – which are pretty awesome for an entry-level camera.
We’re only two days from an official announcement now from Sigma about their new 85mm f/1.4 DC DN Art series lens for L and E mount. As expected, though, the images of the new lens have leaked a little early, courtesy of serial leakers, Nokishita.
Four photos of the new lens have leaked, and it looks a lot like Sigma’s 105mm f/1.4 Art for DSLRs, but shorter and with an aperture ring. There’s no sign of a tripod collar for this one, though.
Last Thursday, rumours of a new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art series lens designed specifically for Sony and L mount mirrorless cameras was leaked, with an announcement expected for this week. Now, the first real-world image of the new lens has also leaked, courtesy of Sony Alpha Rumors, and boy, is it tiny!
Looks like Tamron is cooking a new 70-300mm lens for Sony E-mount. Only days ahead of the official announcement, a photo and some specs have leaked for the new E-mount version of the Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD.
This is an odd leak. It’s from a retailer, but it’s not WEX, B&H or some random company that only the local townspeople have heard of. This time it’s Amazon.
Despite not yet having been officially announced, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is now available to pre-order from Amazon Canada. The listing shows some of the specs of the camera along with a $900.45 (Canadian) price tag, a September 25th release date and a great big “Pre-order now” button.