Even though the quality of Fujinon’s lenses is superb, many of us would like to see other companies seriously consider the X Series a system to work on and make more affordable lenses available. Though we’ve already seen interesting manual lenses from other companies like Samyang, the best news would be to see the two main "third parties" for reflex cameras, Tamron and Sigma, stepping into the Fujifilm universe.
We learned through Fujirumors of a video interview of Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, conducted by the Italian website fotografia.it. In the fifty-minute long interview, Yamaki discussed his production philosophy, technological advances in optical manufacturing, and future product launches of lenses. On this last point he let slip that, despite centering his production line on objectives for reflex cameras, he has a great interest in mirrorless cameras, even though the development of new lenses would require lots of time and despite the limited resources his company has available. For that reason he’s expressed the importance of demarcating his target audience: the amateur photograph with experience who needs a mid-range product. With all surety, Fujifilm’s X Series could fit very nicely in the Japanese company’s expansion plans, now that the horde of Fujifilm photographers is much more visible.
From Fujirumors it is commented that the Fuji X30 could incorporate an electronic visor insubstitution of the optic visor that the Fuji X20 currently has. It would be a movement from the part of Fujifilm that will surely rally people for and against.
Even if the optic visor is the usual preference for most fujists, the Fuji X10 and X20 one is often criticized by a good portion of the users that acquire these cameras, as they are not used to the parallax error and because the lens appears in the framing an a good portion of the most angular focal range. An electronic visor could be the most marketable solution for Fujifilm and maybe even the cheapest.
What do you think about a Fuji X30 with an electronic lens?
The fight for the most wanted premium compact camera with optic zoom tends to have the Fuji X20 and the different Sony RX100 versions as contenders. The latter’s latest line is the third contender (the Sony RX100M3) and contains a 1 inch sensor that offers some more dynamic range performance and high ISO sensitivity level when compared with the Fuji X20 2/3 inch sensor.
It seems that we know everything about the features that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 before its official release. The last rumor, that just came out yesterday, points towards the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the successor of the Galaxy Note 3, being ready to enter production phase. However, today, new information has been leaked that contradicts the facts we believed we knew: The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could have a 12 megapixels camera and not a 16 MP one as they had led us to believe before.
It is called the Fuji X100T. Despite the previous rumors that there might be a Fuji X200 with full formatting, it seems that the successor of the Fuji X100S will remain with the APS-C format. Fujirumors decks the Fuji X100T name with a filtered denomination from a trusted source and from a new informant that commented of its potential features:
- 24 megapixel X-Trans sensor
- Faster autofocus than the Fuji X100S
- Folding screen
- Fixed focus lens that differs from the Fuji X100S
- New electronic viewing window that is superior to the Fuji X100S but not as good as the Fuji X-T1
- Wider phase detection area
Fuji X100T or X200? Now that everyone is betting on the former and on the continuity of the sensor format that, despite the marketing tricks, maintains the same optimal weight/quality image ratio.
I really like this foolishness. There are only a few days left until the 26th, but why don’t we have fun in the meantime?
Please, Mr. Nikon, don’t forget the Nikon D810c, with an EF mount for the desperate canonists. Do not fail me, okay?
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For a while now, we have heard talk about the successor of the Nikon D800 and the rumors have started to take shape as the date of its announcement approaches. So fat it seems that the elected date will be within a couple of weeks, on June 26th. I have already talked to you about the possible improvements of this alleged Nikon D800s, which will revolve around a better automatic focus and the absence of a low-pass filter, as it already occurred with the Nikon D800E.
We now have more complete specifications on this new SLR camera. In theory, it will carry a complete format sensor (or FX, according to Nikon terminology) with a 36 megapixel resolution. Like I said before, this time there won´t be any AA filtered version. More and more manufacturers are choosing to get rid of it and it looks like no one´s missing it.
The camera will have an Expeed 4 processor, a new LCD screen with a higher resolution than its predecessor and the possibility of capturing images in sRAW format. It will include also an integrated GPS but no WiFi connectivity. For that I imagine that the user would need to buy the Nikon adaptor. The camera will be lighter that the D800 and D800E, but it will also be more expensive (around 3300 dollars aprox.).
Olympus has been working for years in a high-end model capable of taking full advantage of the Four Thirds system, that’s no secret. However, it seems the wait will soon be over and the company will recently announce the new E-M1.
That’s what the video made by the guys at Engadget says, according to the leaks published in 43 Rumors. Besides the design of this hypothetical model –which will keep the features and specs of the OM-D series (16 megapixels, 9 frames per second, Wi-Fi, etc) – the most interesting leak affects its relationship with the Zuiko lenses with Four Thirds bayonet.
Despite the rumors about some sort of hybrid mount, the E-M1 will feature a conventional Micro Four Thirds bayonet, which means an adapter will be needed to use Four Thirds lenses. The camera will most likely have a faster focus speed compared to previous models, and it will rival –according to what Olympus has been promising- the performance of the manufacturer’s most recent SLR models.
According to this rumor website, the E-M1 will hit the market in September and it will cost around 1600 dollars. There are also rumors about a new M.Zuiko zoom with standard lens and a constant luminosity of f2.8.
Just as Hasselblad said in the last edition of Photo kina when the new Lunar –which is based on the NEX-7- was released, the collaboration between Sony and this brand will not be limited to just one model. Now, we have here the RX100, a popular compact camera which also serves as the base for the upcoming Hasselblad Stellar.
In the images of the Stellar Hasselblad published by PhotoRumors are different versions of this compact Camera from Sony RX100.
According to PhotoRumors, this model will be officially available to the public on July 26th, with a Price ranging from 1600 to 3200 USD, depending on the version you choose.
Just as it happened with the Lunar, it seems every change between the previous model and the Sony RX100 will be merely aesthetic, as they focused in the changing the camera’s case and handle. The latter will be available in half a dozen different designs.
Leica takes us around perhaps yes, maybe no, certainly, the promotional campaign – a few days the official launch – for the new machine, referred to as Leica Mini M, begins to rise some suspicion.