It’s been tough for Nikon over the past year or so. So tough that rumors about Nikon’s exiting the camera business have started to spread. It’s just speculation for now, but the company’s share in the mirrorless market has been so small that it was enough for the rumors to spread like wildfire.
Sony is expected to announce a new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera at some point in the next few weeks. We’ve heard some possible spec rumours about it already, and now it seems we might have a possible price point for it. And it looks well set to compete directly against the Canon EOS RP mirrorless.
Polish website Optyczne is reporting that the new Sony (we still don’t know if it’ll be called the A5 or the A6) is rumoured to be priced around $1,000 (the EOS RP is $999 body only) and would come at a significantly lower price than the Nikon Z5, which is currently listed at $1,399 body only.
Rumours of a potential entry-level full-frame Sony competitor to the Canon EOS RP and Nikon Z5 are not new. There have been speculation and whispers for a little while, and just a week ago there seemed to be a fairly solid tip that Sony was getting ready to announce something next month.
Well now, Sony Alpha Rumors is reporting some possible specs for an upcoming Sony A5 (or A6) entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. They say these specs come from a new source and that it should be taken with “a HUGE grain of salt”, but it’s an interesting set of specs.
After Nikon and Canon announced their light and affordable entry-level full-frame mirrorless cameras, it looks like Sony is in the game to do the same. According to numerous recent rumors, Sony is about to launch its own entry-level full-frame mirrorless to compete with Canon EOS RP and Nikon Z5.
Olympus hasn’t been doing quite well in terms of revenue. This started a rumor that the company is soon closing its camera business within less than a year, but it looks like it will remain just a rumor. No, Olympus cameras aren’t going anywhere, and the company itself has now officially confirmed it.
Rumor has it that Olympus could shut down its camera business. The latest financial results are not stellar, and some reports say that the company could close its camera division as soon as next year.
There has been a rumor going around that Ricoh will stop using Pentax brand name because it will lose the right to it. However, Ricoh has denied the rumor, saying that it will continue to use the Pentax brand when it comes to the camera business.
It’s being reported by Fuji Rumors that the Fuji press event coming before Photokina opens up will be to announce a new medium format camera. The GFX 50R has been rumoured for a while now, but it seems that it’s finally coming. And it’s coming on September 25th – not the 23rd as many have been reporting.
Well, this is quite interesting. Canon Rumors reports that Canon are sending out “very elaborate” invites to select Canon dealers for a mirrorless camera announcement next month. That in itself isn’t all that interesting. Manufacturers come out with new kit all the time. What makes it interesting, at least to me, is their description of the image contained on the invitation.