Digicameinfo spotted the registered name of a new Olympus E-M10II camera. We expect this camera to be announced in July/August alreayd. This means the MFT crowd will enjoy a double camera announcement this summer from bot Olympus and Panasonic!

Fujirumors spotted an explanation from Fuji why they don't go Full Frame. Fuji Manager Takashi Ueno says:

We gave a lot of thought to this, and reached our conclusion that APS-C is the best format for the optimum balance of body size and image quality.

Higher image quality can be achieved with full frame sensors, but in order to maximize the use of the sensor size, the lens will be very bulky and heavy.

With the power of FUJINON lens, we can achieve the full frame image quality with the APS-C sensor. We learned that the disadvantage can be recovered with the lens performance through various simulations.

Here is an example. It is generally believed that the lens performs at its best with 1 to 2 stop down from the maximum aperture. We tried to break the norm. Because if there is such belief, then the lens is very unlikely to perform at its best from corner to corner with the aperture wide open. But if we can break the norm, then we will achieve bokeh and sharpness that is equivalent to that of a full frame with 1 to 2 stop down. We can achieve the image quality that is equivalent to that of full frame.

Which is better? An f/1.4 lens on a full frame sensor and then used 1 stop down to prevent degradation in the image quality in the corner or an f/1.4 lens on an APS-C that see no degration in the image quality at its maximum aperture value?

You cannot really see the difference in bokeh between the APS-C wide open and the full frame one stop down. However, if the APS-C is wide open, then the shutter speed will be twice as fast as the full frame resulting in be less blur caused by hand shake or subject movement. If the picture becomes blurry, then the high image quality becomes meaningless.”

I have to say I do NOT agree with Fuji. Don't think their X-Trans sensors can keep up with the Sony sensor technology madness on cameras like the A7s and A7rII. They definitely should go Full Frame or even Medium Format if the don't want to remain in the very niche. Full Frame is already becoming mainstream with cameras like the A7 selling for less than $1,000!

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  • July 02, 2015 16:30, Mk.82 said:

    Sounds very much what Olympus has been saying for over decade, that the 4/3 sensor is the best and can give the image quality same to FF, but you can shoot all lenses wide open negating the FF depth of field benefit (You need to stop down FF lense...

  • July 02, 2015 15:09, LOL said:

    > is a small fracture of the _vanishing_ camera market

    I can be wrong, I read Sony's luxury cameras (RX-s, FE mount) generated more income than their low and middle end. It seems you are too stubborn operating with popular cliche of the p...

  • July 02, 2015 06:30, tecnoworld said:

    If lens size and equipment cost were not an issue, I'd go to ff. But I'd need a camera able to get fast action (high bursts, decent buffer), hence a very expensive and often low res body (nikon d4s or canin 1dx). Hence I'm happy with aps-c and nx1...

If you want to use Micro Four Thirds lenses on your smartphone well...you can really do it! Olympus USA just released the new AIR MFT camera module and it will cost $299 at BHphoto.

This is the full press text:

SamsungCameraRumors spotted a funny (or non-sense) new term invented by Samsung. It's "Videotography". Samsung says:

Videotography is an uncompromising combination of video and photography where still images pulled from video stand as photographs in their own right

WTF?

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  • June 29, 2015 20:25, Mic Ty said:

    I thought they were called frame grabs.

  • June 28, 2015 23:52, tecnoworld said:

    I'd like to know which shutter speed was used. If they used a 1/60 shutter, that would be great for a cinematic video, but to low for screenshots. Much more than that and the result is the opposite.

  • June 27, 2015 22:45, c0ldc0ne said:

    I was just about to ask if perhaps he crapped himself.

Egami spotted a new Canon patent describing a new adapter for a yet non existing Canon Full Frame Mirrorless camera. Of course we never know if and when a "patent-camera" will become a real thing. But for sure Canon will launch such a mirrorless system camera one day.

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  • June 26, 2015 20:55, Vernon Green said:

    It could be an adapter to mount Canon EF/EF-S lenses onto a future Canon mirrorless format that would more or make existing Canon lenses "native."

  • June 26, 2015 14:41, Rick Cox said:

    It's not a patent for a full frame mirrorless camera, but a patent describing an adapter of some sort. it has nothing to do with mirrorless cameras but describing more of a way of mounting lenses of different image circles on an existing camera bo...

The next great review from TCST team.

The Leica Q can be preordered at BHphoto.
 

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  • June 27, 2015 19:26, LOL said:

    > but it can be solved in firmware

    Unlikely, seems like a sensor limitation.

  • June 27, 2015 16:08, Dummy00001 said:

    TCST have mentioned (officially, so no guessing) before that Panasonic provided them with a test firmware with V-Log for the test purposes.

  • June 27, 2015 15:51, Dummy00001 said:

    Jordan is getting better at getting the video off the Panasonic. Shutter speed this time is good, but colors are still slightly off.