Nikon Z50, 58mm f/0.95 NOCT and other MAJOR Nikon Announcements – the DSLR killer?

The Art of Photography:

Nikon has announced no less than 5 new products today. We have the MB-N10 Battery Pack, the Nikon Z50 APS-C DX mirrorless camera, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 VR, NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f4.5-6.3 VR and of course the big boy – the NIKKOR Z 58mm f0.95 S Noct.
What does this mean for Nikon? Of course the $8,000 lens aside – the Z50 shows a commitment in the DX mirrorless space and a huge step forward to competing with the Fujifilm X-T3 and Sony a6600 cameras. Is it enough to get users to switch?

The Olympus E-M5III will be announced next week and than one more MFT camera in February

Next week (October 17) Olympus will announce the new E-M5III.

But we know  there will be another new MFT camera in early 2020  because  Olympus just registered a new camera in Asia with the code “IM019”. What this might be we don’t know yet. All we know is that it’s not a  PEN-F because that camera line has been killed

via Nokishita

And those are the leaked E-M5III specs:

Sensor: Live Mos 4/3, 17.4 x 13 mm, 20.4 Mpxl, 4/3 format
Max Definition: [4/3] 5,184 x 3,888
Video definition: C4K (4096 x 2160 pixels, 24p, IPB at 237 Mbps), 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1080p (100p, 50p, 60p, 30p, 25p, 24p), stereo sound
Frame: Micro 4/3
Multiplier coefficient: 2x
Stabilizer: 5 axes on sensor stabilization
Sensor cleaning: Yes, ultrasonic filter (Super Sonic Wave Filter)
Case protection: Anti-dust, anti-run-off, -10 ° C
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: with OI Share app; connected shooting with Olympus Capture Wireless
GPS / Manometer / Compass: –
Sensitivity: 200-25,600 Iso (Low extension to 64 and 100 Iso)
File formats: Jpeg, Raw (ORF, 12 bit), MOV and AVI (video)
Color space: AdobeRGB, sRGB43rumors
Focusing: Dual Fast AF: 121 points / cross points for phase detection AF; 121 points / AF with contrast detection. All targets, single target (normal / small), group target (5 zones / 9 zones / 25 zones), custom target 1-4 (AF area and adjustable increment)
Exposure mode: PASM, artistic filters
Exposure metering: Multi-zone Evaluative (324 zones), Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Highlights, Spot Lowlights; correction on +/- 5 EV by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Speeds: shutter with focal plane: 1/8 000 to 60 s, B, T, sync at 1/320 s; electronic shutter: 1/32 000s to 60 s
Burst: 10 fps (AF-C, mechanical shutter)
Self-timer: 2 or 10 s
Miscellaneous: artistic filters, HDR, timelapse, B-exposure with continuous visualization, Raw editing, focus peaking, Live Composite, focus stacking, high resolution
Flash: – (FL-LM3 external flash supplied)
Flash plug: Claw and sync socket
Flash control: Auto, red-eye, backlight, slow sync first or second curtain, manual, wireless flash control; correction on +/- 3 IL
Viewfinder: Oled 2.36 Mpts, 100%, 0.69x, 27mm clearance, brightness and color temperature correction, anti-flicker
Monitor: LCD multi-directional touchscreen 1.04 Mpts
Storage: SDXC / UHS-II 43r
Interfaces: USB 2.0, micro-HDMI, WiFi, microphone input, headphone output,
Supplied accessories: strap, USB cable, flash, battery, flash FL-LM3
Power supply: Li-Ion battery BLS-50 (about 310 images according to CIPA standards)
Dimensions W x D x H: 125.3 x 65.2 x 49.7 mm
Weight: 414 g (SD and rechargeable)

Sigma FP is available for preorder at BHphoto and to Begin Shipping on October 25, 2019

You can  now preorder the  new Sigma FP at BHphoto and FocusCamera.

Sigma issued this official press text:

Sigma fp to Begin Shipping on October 25, 2019

Pricing for the Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera, will start at $1,899 USD

Ronkonkoma, NY – October 10, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its all-new full-frame mirrorless digital camera, the Sigma fp, will begin shipping on October 25, 2019. The Sigma fp will retail for $1,899 USD for the camera body alone and $2,199 USD for the camera with the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens from authorized Sigma dealers.

Sigma fp Key Features:

The World’s Smallest & Lightest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
With dimensions of 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and body weight of 370g, the all-new Sigma fp is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera; it is equipped with a 24.6 megapixel Bayer full-frame sensor. Purpose-built with durability in mind, its dust and splash-proof body make it ideal for long hours in various shooting environments while the absence of a mechanical shutter removes the potential for noise and shutter shock while increasing reliability.

Dual-Purpose with Support for 12-bit CinemaDNG 
The Sigma fp is capable of full-fledged video production, supporting 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording for RAW video data and 4K UHD/24fps recording. Alternating between still and cine shooting modes is possible with a simple flip of a switch. Each mode comes with a specially designed operation system and displays, making it possible to concentrate on shooting in each mode, stress-free.

Native L-Mount
The Sigma fp uses the L-mount, characterized by a short flange focal length, large diameter, and superior durability. In addition to the wide-ranging choices of Sigma lenses, other manufacturers’ lenses can be used through the L-Mount Alliance with Leica Camera AG and Panasonic Corporation. With the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, Sigma SA mount and Sigma Canon EF mount lenses can also be used.

Additional information can be found on the Sigma website: