This will be the first of the many late summer Camera/Lens announcements: Panasonic might announce new S lenses on August 14

We are going to get a ton of new cameras and lenses in August/September! And now we know where all will start: reports:

I just got word that there might be an official Panasonic event on August 14. No details yet about WHAT will be announced. But there is a chance we might get the 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens…

After the Panasonic announcement we will have Leica and Sony announcements in August. With Nikon-Canon announcements happening in September too!

Three new E-mount cameras to be announced very soon!

It was weird to see Sony not announce any new cameras back at Photokina 2018. Nikon, Canon, Panasonic had launched their first FF mirrorless cameras and Sony reacted with zero products. I guess they went back to the table to discuss what they could do to fight back. And finally we are going to see their answer:

Nokishita reports that Sony will launch three new E-mount cameras very soon. SonyAlpharumors reports that the first two cameras will be announced in late August with another camera announcement likely to follow in September/October.

There is no info about WHAT they might announce: But these two cameras would despereitely be needed: A7sIII and A6700!

Here is the list of future Canon-Nikon-Sony-Olympus-Fuji cameras registered in Asia

Those are the camera codes registered in Asia. All those camera will be announced the coming months:

Canon  (MR note: One of them should be the EOS-R 70+MP camera)

Digital camera
Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
Battery: LP-E6 / LP-E6N (7.2V 1800mAh)
SKU: 3616C003AA, 3616C010AA, 3616C017AA
Digital camera
Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
Battery: LP-E17 (7.5 Wh)
Digital camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading
Battery: LP-E12 (7.2 V 875 mAh)
interchangeable lens
SKU: 3450 C005 AA, 3680 C 005 AA, 3792 C 005 AA


Digital camera
Digital camera
Digital camera
Digital camera

Sony (MR note: One of them is a new High End E-mount camera)

Equipped with Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth
Equipped with Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth
Equipped with Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz) and Bluetooth

Olympus (MR note: E-M5III)

Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Fujifilm (MR note: X-PRO3)

Digital camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading


via Nokishita

New DJI patent discloses they might be working on a cheaper Hasselblad X1D clone…

Gizmodo Japan has found a new DJI patent that shows a Hasselblad X1D clone. As you likely know DJI now owns the swedish company. So my guess is that they might announce a cheaper DJI branded version for the Asian market.

PetaPixel reports

The only differences we could spot is an articulating LCD screen, and a slightly different button layout on the back that includes a joystick. Otherwise, these two cameras could legitimately be twins.

Here are the patented images:


Multiple announcements starting from late August!

We will now have 2 weeks of relax before the companies will start to announce their new products:

Panasonic has scheduled two press events. One in late August (likely for the 24-70mm f/2.8 S) and on in September (SH1 release and new MFT camera)

Sony will announce two new cameras the last week of August. These will not be the A7sIII or A9II. So expect RX or APS-C cameras instead.

Canon will announce the new 70+ Megapixel EOS-R camera in September

Olympus will announce the new 20 Megapixel E-m5III in September/October

No info about new Z camera releases. I guess we will see some new S lenses….by the way when will we get the 58mmf/0,95 monster?

Fuji will announce the new X-PRO3 in September/Ocobter