Leica looks at the bright side of life: Camera sales are stronger than back in the film era :)

Mizuwari interviewed Stefan Daniel from Leica. There is a lot of talk about the M-series but there are also some interesting statements about the status of the market:

“If we look at the market in the long term, the number of devices sold today is higher than the best times for film.”

we are seeing growth, and even, very strong growth in 24 x 36 mm hybrid, and a decline in SLR cameras.

Even if the 24 x 36 mm is the fastest growing segment, I’m not sure it will sign the death of smaller formats such as APS-C and Micro 4/3. Because a 24 x 36 mm autofocus camera, be it SLR or hybrid, will necessarily be larger in terms of optics than a device using a smaller sensor.

Interesting he also talked about some people’s fear that Panasonic would abandon Micro Four Thirds:

I can not speak for Panasonic, of course. I do not know their plans either. But I can tell you that at the level of use, formats smaller than the 24 x 36 mm still have good days in front of them, with very strong assets in terms of size. This is why we also offer CL and TL in APS-C …

Always look at the bright side of live :)

Possible specs of the new Canon EOS-R High 83MP camera


Patent describing the Canon 83MP FF sensor

 

There is still no reliable info about the new Canon EOS-R High resolution camera. This is a summary of possible specs (to take with a grain of salt):

  • A slightly larger body and grip than the EOS R
  • 80mp full-frame image sensor
  • A “new style” of joystick
  • Larger LCD than the EOS R
  • Larger viewfinder than the EOS R
  • The “viewfinder” can be tilted up and down
  • Dual SD card slots
  • No video specifications are known

via CanonWatch via CR

Surprise: This is the new SIRUI 50mm/F1.8 1,33x Anamorphot lens for Sony E, Fuji X and MFT

The German website Slashcam spotted this new SIRUI 50mm/F1.8 1,33x Anamorphot lens at the IFA in Berlin. Some specs:

SIRUI 50mm/F1.8 1,33x Anamorphot lens
– Covers APS-C area
– available as native Sony E, Fuji X and MFT mount options
– 0,85m close focus distance
–  560g weightSAR
– Price close to 500 Euro
– available in late 2019

Fujifilm X-A7 Specs leaked

Via nokishita via Fujirumors:

  • Newly developed approximately 24.24 million pixel APS-C size sensor
    • Improved image quality during high-sensitivity shooting compared to X-A5
    • Uses copper wiring that enables high-speed data reading
    • Approximately 8.5 times the number of image plane phase difference pixels compared to X-A5
  • Realized 4K video using abundant amount of information equivalent to 6K by reading all pixels of the sensor
  • Capable of shooting smooth 4K movies at 30 frames / second
  • 4K video can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes, and full HD / HD video for up to 30 minutes.
  • Equipped with “Countdown Video” function for the first time as “X Series”
  • Equipped with “HD High Speed ​​Video” function
  • Equipped with 3.5 inch wide (16: 9) touch panel monitor of about 2.76 million dots
  • High visibility is achieved with a rear LCD monitor with a maximum brightness of 1000 candela.
  • For the first time in the “X Series”, the “Vari Angle Structure” that allows the monitor to be adjusted to any angle is adopted.
  • Lineup of “Scene Position” with “Light Trail” as “X Series” for the first time
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth installed
  • Input / output terminals: USB Type-C (USB 2.0 High-Speed), HDMI micro terminal (Type D), φ2.5mm 3-pole mini jack
  • Recording media: SD card / SDHC card / SDXC card UHS-I
  • Battery: NP-W126S
  • Standard number of shots: approx. 270 standard, approx. 440 economy
  • Size: 119.0mm x 67.7mm x 41.2mm
  • Weight: Approximately 320g (including battery and memory card), approximately 271g (main unit only)
  • Color: Silver, Camel
  • Kit lens: XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
  • Reservation start date: September 12, 2019
  • Scheduled release date: Late October 2019
  • International Price: Lens Kit $ 699