New rumors: Fujifilm X-Pro3 made in Japan, Olympus sticks with camera business and Sigma MC-21 shipping on April 19

Quick mention of some new smaller rumors:
The Fuji X-PRO3 is coming this year and will be made in Japan (Fujirumors).
New Olympus president Yasuo Takeuchi says they will surely NOT sell the camera business (43rumors).
Sigma MC-21 adapter preorders will open on April 19 (L-rumors).

One more news:
Canon Celebrates 16th Consecutive Year of Number 1 Share of Global Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera Market (CanonWatch).

Nikon talks with Dpreview: APS-C Z-mount cameras might coming in the near future

Dpreview posted their interview with Nikon. A couple of interesting statements from Nikon:

1) Nikon still believes optical viewfinder is superior and that high end sports DSLR cameras are still needed
2) Nikon admits that there is the request for mirrorless APS-C cameras. But they cannot disclose yet if they will do such cameras

I think having APS-C cameras with such a large Z-mount are a bit nonsensical. It would make more sense to have a new smaller mount to allow the design for smaller cameras…don’t you think?

Interesting info from CP+: Tamron considering making RF and Z mount lenses

Valuetech shared some insights collected at the Cp+ show:

  1. Sony Germany expects to lose some market share this year
  2. Third party manufacturer confirm the larger mount from Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L gives some small design advantage over the Sony E-mount. Particularly when it comes to get less Vignetting. Still, all confirmed that yes you can do superfast lenses for Sony E-mount too but this isn’t going to happen anyway for obvious reasons (too costly, too big).
  3. Tamron is considering making native RF and Z mount lenses. But they are not sure if they will simply adapt the existing FE lenses.
  4. Tamron said they will no mor make lenses for Sony A-mount
  5. Nikon said a camera above the Z7 is likely to come