Samsung Electronics is reportedly set to implement a US$100 billion sensor development…but not for mirrorless cameras :(

Digitimes reports that

Samsung Electronics is reportedly set to implement a US$100 billion sensor development project seeking to tap the lucrative worldwide sensor market.

This lead some websites speculate we might see new Samsung sensors for mirrorless system cameras.  But this is spure specualtion and actually not very rationale. Samsung aims at the growing smaller sensor business in the industrial, automotive and smartphone world. That’s where you can make the $$$.

There are two L-mount announcements coming soon: Leica SL2 and Panasonic 70-200mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/4.0 L lenses!

While other manufacturers will have a short announcement pause til January-February the L-mount consortium is still busy announcing new products:

1) Next week Leica will announce the new 47MP SL2 camera
2) Within  2 weeks Panasonic will also launch the  new 70-200mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/4.0 L lenses

As you can see…all those three new toys aren’t going to be cheap  :)