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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 ;)

Sony will “only” announce a new 20mm f/1.8 G lens and a fixed lens camera :(

Sony is really dam good in pissing off all of those millions of keyboard heroes (like myself) that are desperately waiting for a nw A7sII successor. And that’s why will NOT get this camera :) On February 25 Sony is rumored to announce a new 20mm f/1.8 G lens instead.

There might be also some sort of fixed lens camera but that’s not what we really want anyway right?

French website leaked the first Canon EOS-5R images!

A french website mistakenly published the first photos and info of the Canon EOS-R5 camera. Basically Canon is going to make a Development announcement tonight. The camera will be ready in Summer 2020. Here is the google translated text:

A technological war machine, the EOS R5 is the first hybrid camera announced with an 8K video mode. To this first is added the stabilization of the sensor (a first for Canon) or a burst at 20 frames per second.

Canon seems to have understood that these EOS R and EOS RP were not really technologically advanced. As a result of which he takes out of his hat a development announcement that is fun to read. The EOS R5, which is expected to arrive later this year, will be the first “serious” package in the RF mount. The little that Canon has agreed to share is enough to make you salivate.

In the front row, there is the video, 8K! A world first in the world of consumer cameras. An unprecedented skill that would allow Canon to take back the king of video, lost during the transition to 4K for the benefit of Panasonic and other Sony.
Canon does not advertise any frame rate, compression (codec), etc. You’ll have to wait for the launch announcement to learn more.

The other big news is the arrival of mechanical stabilization of the sensor, a first for Canon. This lack of stabilization is partly responsible for the poor ratings we have given to the EOS R and EOS RP.
According to some information leaks, mechanical stabilization alone would save up to five speeds. Coupled with the optical and electronic stabilizations included in certain optics, this mechanical stabilization could allow gaining up to eight speeds.

Then Canon announces an impressive burst of 20 frames per second in electronic shutter, as with the Sony A9, and a burst at 12 frames per second in mechanical shutter, like sports cameras from Canon and Nikon (1DX Mark II or D5) .
Leading performance we hope followed by level tracking algorithms. Let’s also hope that the buffer is generous so that the “sport” potential is not restricted.

Eventually, the EOS R5 will have two memory card slots, which will change from early models limited to one card – sometimes even placed in the battery compartment, like the EOS RP.

 

The rumor scale down begins: Fuji X-T4 does not record 6K and the Canon EOS-5R is not coming before second half 2020

The two most hyped cameras of 2020 are the Fuji X-T4 and the Canon EOS-5R. Well both might have been a tiny bit over hyped because we now learned:

  1. The Fuji X-T4 will not record 6K as previously rumored (FR)
  2. The Canon EOS-5R might not be unveiled tonight and most certainly will arrive the second half of 2020 only (CR)

You see Sony? They are trying to help you out and give you some more time to release the A7sIII :)