And here comes the new Sony 43MP 8K APS-C sensor. Who is going to use it?

The very reliable Sony sensor source Luke Driftwood shared his latest leak. It’s a new Sony 43MP 8K APS-C sensor made for consumer cameras. This isn’t meant to be a professional video oriented sensor. Still the specs are impressive with 8K 12bit and stacked DRAM.

The big question here is: Who is going to use this sensor? Fuji on the X-H2, Nikon on a Z70 or Sony on the A7000?

Those are the full leaked Fujifilm X-T4 specs!

Here are the full leaked specs of the Fujifilm X-T4:

Number of effective pixels 26.1 millions pixels

Image sensor
23.5mm x15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 4 with primary color filter.

Sensor Cleaning system Ultra Sonic Vibration

Storage media
SD memory card (-2GB) / SDHC memory card (-32GB) / SDXC memory card (-512GB) UHS-I / UHS-II / Video Speed Class V90

File Format
Still image JPEG: Exif Ver.2.3, RAW: 14bit RAW (RAF original format) TIFF: 8/16bit RGB

Number of Recorded Pixels
L: (3:2) 6240 x 4160 / (16:9) 6240 x 3512/ (1:1) 4160 x 4160 M: (3:2) 4416 x 2944/ (16:9) 4416 x 2488/ (1:1) 2944 x 2944 S: (3:2) 3120 x 2080 / (16:9) 3120 x 1760 / (1:1) 2080 x 2080

Movie
MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling), MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)

Sensitivity
Standard output sensitivity: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) / ISO160-12800 (1/3 step)
Extended output sensitivity: ISO80/100/125/25600/51200

Exposure control
TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Center Weighted

Exposure Modes
P (Program AE) / A (Aperture Priority AE) / S (Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M (Manual Exposure)

Exposure compensation
-5.0EV – +5.0EV 1/3EV step

Movie recording
-2.0EV – +2.0EV

Image Stabilizer Mechanism
Image sensor shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation

Image Stabilizer Compensation Effect
Maximum 6.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With XF35mmF1.4 R lens mounted.)

Digital Image Stabilizer
Yes (movie mode only)

IS Mode Boost
Yes (movie mode only)

Face / Eye detection AF
Yes

Shutter type
Focal Plane Shutter

Mechanical Shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/8000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/8000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/8000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.

Electronic Shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/32000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/32000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/32000sec. Bulb mode: 1sec. Fixed

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/8000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/8000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/8000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.

Mechanical + Electronic Shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/32000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/32000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/32000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.

E-Front + Mechanical Shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/8000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/8000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/8000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min
Electronic front curtain shutter works until 1/2000sec.

E-Front + Mechanical + Elec. Shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/32000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/32000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/32000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.
Electronic front curtain shutter works until 1/2000sec, Mechanical shutter works until 1/8000sec.

Movie Shutter
FHD: 1/8000sec. to 1/4sec.
DCI4K/4K: 1/8000sec. to 1/24sec. (depends on the frame rate)

Synchronized shutter speed for flash
1/250sec. or slower

Continous Shooting
Approx. 30fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG: 60 frames Lossless compressed RAW / Compressed RAW: 35 frames Uncompressed RAW: 33 frames)
Approx. 20fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG: 114 frames Lossless compressed RAW / Compressed RAW: 37 frames Uncompressed RAW: 34 frames)
Approx. 10fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG: 500 frames Lossless compressed RAW / Compressed RAW: 48 frames Uncompressed RAW: 39 frames)

Approx. 20fps [Only electronic shutter ] (JPEG: 79 frames Lossless compressed RAW / Compressed RAW: 36 frames Uncompressed RAW: 34 frames)
Approx. 15fps (JPEG: 110 frames Lossless compressed RAW / Compressed RAW: 38 frames Uncompressed RAW: 35 frames)

Approx. 10fps (JPEG: 164 frames Lossless compressed RAW / Compressed RAW: 44 frames Uncompressed RAW: 37 frames)
Approx. 8fps (JPEG: 200 frames Lossless compressed RAW / Compressed RAW: 49 frames Uncompressed RAW: 39 frames)

Pre-shot
Approx. 30fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 20 frames while half press, max. 20 frames after full press, total max. 40 frames) Pre-shot: Approx. 20fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 20 frames while half press, max. 37 frames after full press, total max. 57 frames) Pre-shot: Approx. 10fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 10 frames while half press, max. 300 frames after full press, total max. 310 frames)

Auto Bracketing
AE Bracketing (Frames: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 Step: by 1/3EV step, up to +/-3EV steps) Filmsimulation bracketing (Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing ( +/-1/3EV, +/-2/3EV, +/-1EV)
White Balance Bracketing ( +/-1, +/-2, +/-3)
Focus Bracketing (AUTO, MANUAL)

Focus Mode
Single AF / Continuous AF / MF

Focus Type
Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF)

Focu Low-Light Performance
Contrast: -3.0EV Phase Detection: -6.0EV (XF35mmF1.4 attached)

Focus AF Frame Selection
Single point AF: EVF / LCD: 13×9 / 25×17 (Changeable size of AF frame) Zone AF: 3×3 / 5×5 / 7×7 from 91 areas on 13×9 grid
Wide/Tracking AF, AF-S: Wide / AF-C: Tracking All

White Balance
Auto (WHITE PRIORITY, AUTO, AMBIENCE PRIORITY), / Custom1-3 / Color temperature selection (2500K-10000K) / Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater

Self-timer
10sec. / 2sec.

Interval Timer Shooting
Yes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)

Flash Sync Mode
1ST CURTAIN / 2ND CURTAIN / AUTO FP(HSS) (excl. EF-X8)

Flash Mode
TTL (TTL AUTO (P mode) / STANDARD / SLOW SYNC. ) / MANUAL / COMMANDER / OFF (When EF-X8 is set)
TTL (TTL AUTO (P mode) / STANDARD / SLOW SYNC. ) / MANUAL / MULTI / OFF (When SHOE MOUNT FLASH is set)

Hot Shoe
Yes (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)

Viewfinder
0.5 inch approx. 3.69 millions dots OLED Color Viewfinder
Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area: approx. 100%
Eyepoint: approx. 23mm (from the eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment: -4-+2m-1 (lockable)
Magnification: 0.75 x with 50mm lens (35mm equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to -1m-1
Diagonal angle of view: approx. 38 Degree (Horizontal angle of view: approx. 30 Degree )
Built-in eye sensor

LCD monitor
3.0 inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1.62 millions dots touch screen color LCD monitor (approx. 100% coverage)

Movie Recording File Format
MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling)
MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)

Movie Recording Compression
All Intra/Long-GOP

DCI4K/4K 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps Full HD (2048 x1080)/ Full HD (1920 x1080) 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps

Movie File Size/Frame Rate/Rec. Time
[DCI 4K (4096 x2160)]59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps 59.94p/50p: up to approx. 20min. 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p: up to approx. 30min
[4K (3840 x2160)]59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps 59.94p/50p: up to approx. 20min. 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p: up to approx. 30min
[Full HD (2048 x1080)] 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps/50Mbps up to approx. 30min.
[Full HD (1920 x1080)] 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps/50Mbps up to approx. 30min.

[Full HD (1920 x1080) High speed rec.] 240p / 200p 200Mbps(recording) up to approx. 3min. 120p / 100p 200Mbps(recording) up to approx. 6min.Film Simulation mode
18 modes (PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black & White, Black & White+Ye Filter, Black & White+R Filter, Black & White+G Filter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter, ETERNA/Cinema, Classic Neg, ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS) Monochromatic ColorClarity Setting
+/-5 steps

HDR Mode
AUTO, 200%, 400%, 800%, 800% +

Grain Effect
Roughness: STRONG, WEAK, OFF Size: LARGE, SMALL

Color Chrome Effect STRONG, WEAK, OFF

Color Chrom Effect Blue STRONG, WEAK, OFF

Dynamic Range Setting Still
AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
ISO restriction (DR100%: No limit, DR200%: ISO320 or more, DR400%: ISO640 or more)

Dynamic Range Setting Movie
100%, 200%, 400%
ISO restriction (DR100%: No limit, DR200%: ISO320 or more, DR400%: ISO640 or more)

Advanced Filter
Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)

Wireless Transmitter Standard
IEEE802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)

Wireless Transmitter Encryption
WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode

Wireless Encryption Access mode Infrastructure

Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth Ver 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy)

Bluetooth Operating frequency
2402 – 2480MHz (Center frequency)

Terminal

Digital interface: USB Type-C (USB3.2 Gen1x1)
HDMI output: HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Other: 3.5mm, stereo mini connector (Microphone) / 2.5mm, Remote Release Connector, Hot shoe, Synchronized terminal

Power supply
NP-W235 Li-ion battery (included)

Battery life for still images
Approx. 600 frames (Economy Mode), approx. 500 frames (Normal Mode) When XF35mmF1.4 R is set.

Actual battery life of movie capture Face detection is set to OFF
[4K] approx. 85min. (29.97p) [Full HD] approx. 95min. (59.94p)

Continuance battery life
Face detection is set to OFF
[4K] approx. 110min. (29.97p)
[Full HD] approx. 130min. (59.94p) (movie capture)

Operating Temerature
-10 Degree C-+40 Degree C

Operating Humidity
10%-80% (no condensation)

Battery
Li-ion battery NP-W235

Starting up period Approx. 0.39sec.

Dimensions (D x W x H)
63.8 x 134.6 x 92.8 mm

Weight
Approx. 607g (including battery and SD memory card) Approx. 526g (excluding battery and SD memory card)

via nokishita

The Fuji X-T4 will cost $1,699 and have a myriade of new features

Above you can see the newly leaked images of the X-T4 (with the battery). The camera will cost $1,699 which I consider to be a very good price for the features it has. Those are the full specs shared by Fujirumors:

  1. 26MP sensor of X-T3
  2. dual SD-Card slot
  3. new sub dials (see below)
  4. flippy screen (see below)
  5. deeper buffer
  6. a bit thicker
  7. no 6K
  8. 2350 mAh battery
  9. battery looks almost the same like the Nikon EN-EL15b
  10. Fujifilm X-T4 looks almost identical to the Fujifilm X-T3
  11. Fujifilm X-T4 has basically the same grip
  12. Only real noticeable difference, is the flippy screen instead of tilt screen
  13. Fujifilm X-T4 has still an exposure compensation dial. No top LCD like X-H2
  14. there will be exactly the same amount of buttons of the X-T3, and in exactly the same position
  15. however, the buttons will be marked differently (comparison below)
  16. the sub-dials will have different markings, too, such as “Video”, “Still” and also “HDR”
  17. af Assist Lamp moved a bit higher
  18. the X-T4 is a bit bigger than X-T3. You gotta fit that huge battery and IBIS in the body ;)
  19. No Pixel-shift yet.
  20. USB PD protocol implemented, as it charged very quickly with a PD 30W USB-C charger. Not so fast with a normal QC charger.
  21. IBIS can go up to 6.5 stops with some of the prime lenses.
  22. Multiple Boost modes including normal / economy / boost AF / boost FPS / boost Res etc.
  23. X-T4 rear screen 1.62m dots [X-T3 has 1.04m dots]
  24. IBIS is great.
  25. NP-W325 battery rated at 2200mAh 16Wh
  26. Classic Negative and Bleach Bypass film simulation added.
  27. CH mode has 15 fps, and the slots are faster at writing to cards. [X-T3 has 11 fps]
  28. Not a touch shutter like X-H1. [the leaf spring shutter release button]
  29. Priced at 1700 USD.

Voigtlander will announce two new lenses soon: 35mm f/1.2 III VM and 60mm f/0,95 MFT

Also Voitlander will soon have an announcement. They got two new lenses:

  1. NOKTON 35mm F1.2 Aspherical III VM ” will be released in March for 138,000 yen including tax
  2. NOKTON 60mm F0.95 MFT’ will be released in April 2020 for 148,000 yen including tax

Panasonic says a new mid-range L-mount camera is coming and no 8K camera is coming soon for now…

Dpreview had a nice chat with Panasonic manager Yamane. The key take aways are:

– New mid range L-mount camera is coming as next
– 8K camera is not coming any time soon
– No APS-C L-mount camera is on their roadmap because they plan to keep developing MFT

In more detail this is what he had to say:

Regarding S1-S1R sales:

we have gained roughly a 10% market share, globally. That was the result we were hoping for. Over the past eight months we’ve been able to penetrate that market and we are satisfied with the sales, so far.

About the S1H:

We believe that our video features are one or two steps ahead of our competitors, and we have an advantage there. For example, with the S1H which we released a few months ago, the sales performance is exceeding our original expectations. But the video performance of the S1H was designed to meet the needs of high-end videographers and cinematographers, so for amateur or hobby videographers, the S1H may be over-specced.

L-mount and MFT:

We will keep developing cameras for both categories – full-frame and Micro Four Thirds.

Why it’s important to stick with MFT:

Some manufacturers, as you know, are making very small lenses, compatible with full-frame, but we think that to do this, they needed to sacrifice lens quality to a certain extent. That’s how they are able to make them so small. That means that those lenses are not fully utilizing the benefits of the full-frame sensor. When it comes to Micro Four Thirds, we can fully utilize the benefits of the sensor, and we believe that as a combination, the overall quality of Micro Four Thirds can be very good.

APS-C L-mount

As of now, we have no plans to enter the APS-C market, because we know that Micro Four Thirds and full-frame can coexist without any cannibalization. If we moved into APS-C, there might be some overlap between Micro Four Thirds and APS-C, and between APS-C and full-frame, so I don’t think we’ll go in that direction.

Future L-mount cameras:

To prove the quality of our cameras. In the future, we’re going to introduce mid-class, and different ranges of cameras.

New members:

The number of members of the L-mount alliance may increase in the future

About 8K:

We will be ready for 8K soon, but we can’t tell you the timing. We need a little bit longer before we can introduce 8K cameras. It won’t be [in the very near future].

 

First leaked image of the new Fuji X-T4

Fujirumors leaked these first images of the new X-T4! it has IBIS, 4k60p, fully articulating screen….what else do you want from a camera? Fuji nailed it!

  1. 26 MP sensor of X-T3
  2. dual SD-Card slot
  3. new sub dials (see below)
  4. flippy screen (see below)
  5. deeper buffer
  6. a bit thicker
  7. no 6K
  8. 2350 mAh battery
  9. battery looks almost the same like the Nikon EN-EL15b
  10. Fujifilm X-T4 looks almost identical to the Fujifilm X-T3
  11. Fujifilm X-T4 has basically the same grip
  12. Only real noticeable difference, is the flippy screen instead of tilt screen
  13. Fujifilm X-T4 has still an exposure compensation dial. No top LCD like X-H2
  14. there will be exactly the same amount of buttons of the X-T3, and in exactly the same position
  15. however, the buttons will be marked differently (comparison below)
  16. the sub-dials will have different markings, too, such as “Video”, “Still” and also “HDR”
  17. af Assist Lamp moved a bit higher
  18. the X-T4 is a bit bigger than X-T3. You gotta fit that huge battery and IBIS in the body ;)