No rumor has to be taken seriously today :)
Imaging Resource interviewed five Nikon mansgers and engeneeers. There is little news to report. They repeated the advanatge of their larger mount. They also made this bold statement:
– Nikon will keep launching surprising and exciting products one after another
Good to see both Canon and Nikon going seriously into FF mirrorless. But I expect Sony to bring the biggest innovation in 2019. My bet? Sony global shutter sensor cameras will be the next big thing!
A highly reliable source just sent me this image of the new 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss Ventum lens. UPDATE: Nokishita leaked an image too and he believes this series might be fore Security-Drone E-mount cameras…not sure about that…
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).
Well, this is good news for MFT lovers. After all that Panasonic S buzz they are finally back on track making MFT cameras too. Here are the first leaked images of the new G85 successor!
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?