It seems that every few months for the past year or two, rumours have popped up saying that Olympus is closing down its camera business. No matter how many times Olympus refutes them, they just seem to come back. Now though, in an interview with Phototrend, through senior marketing manager, Masanori Sako, Olympus directly addresses the rumours head-on stating that there are new cameras and lenses to come in 2020.
The first photo of the upcoming Canon EOS R5 in the wild has been posted by Newswitch, with the Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM lens attached. As you can see, it looks very similar in design to the EOS R, although perhaps a little bigger. No more specs have been released yet, although Newswitch reports that the camera ist o be released “as soon as possible”, and should start shipping before the Tokyo Olympics begin in July.
The Nikon D6, Nikon’s newest flagship DSLR, has now officially been announced. While not all of the rumours were true, it’s an impressive looking camera. It has a brand new 105-point all cross-type autofocus system, ISO from 100 to an impressive 102400, built-in GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet, dual CFexpress slots, and more.
One of the most notable features, however, is that it appears to have some form of Eye AF implementation when shooting in regular optical mode through the viewfinder. Nikon says that “the D6 is the first DSLR to let you prioritise focusing on your subject’s eyes when using Auto-Area AF or 3D tracking”.
Even though there’s been no official announcement on the specs for the Nikon D6 (it’s expected at some point this month), Digital Camera World reports that the Nikon D6 will be on show in the UK during The Photography Show taking place on the 14-17th March at the Birmingham NEC in England.
They say that Nikon has announced this, but I haven’t been able to find a press release. But DCW is owned by Future Plc., which is the same company that runs The Photography Show. So, if anybody would know if this was true or not, it’s them!
It’s the first day of CES 2020 so there are a few new gear announcements today. This time it’s Canon’s turn, with the official announcement and complete specs for the new Canon 1DX Mark III DSLR. The rumours have been coming thick and fast on this one ever since the development announcement in October. A spec sheet was leaked a few days ago, and today we discover if it was accurate.
Rumours about an impending Canon 1DX Mark III have been around for a little while now, with the expectation that one would be announced before next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Now, the rumours have been proven true as Canon has indeed announced the development of a new EOS 1DX Mark III DSLR.
As its lineage would suggest, the focus of the EOS 1DX Mark III will be speed, image quality and durability. There isn’t a full spec sheet yet, as this is just a development announcement, but the information available so far sounds very promising. B&H even has a prototype unit and has posted a first look video of the new camera.