And now to the first GH6 rumors: Still has contrast AF system “only”

GH6 specs at BHphoto

43rumors shared the first additional specs of the GH6:

  • rolling shutter is eliminated
  • Not sure if they also eliminated mechanical shutter but there is a chance for it.
  • And last but not least a massive improvement in AF. It may called DFD AI. They claim that tracking is 5 times better than in GH5.
  • no phase detection AF.

The official specs shared by Panasonic are:

  • New Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • Updated Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 5.7K 60p Video, 10-Bit Sampling
  • DCI 4K 10-Bit 4:2:2, Unlimited Recording

The full OM-1 spec list got leaked: And indeed it uses the new 20MP Sony Quad Pixel sensor

These OM-1 spec sheet leaked online and it confirms the rumored specs 43rumors posted two days ago. The camera uses the new Sony 20MP Quad Pixel sensor. We have to see how good this is in the real world!

Key specs:

  • 20mp IMX472 sensor from Sony (You can download the PDF here).
  • 2 stop improvement low light with “Quad Bayer Structure”
  • 120fps 12-bit RAW DCI
  • 4K60P 10-bit 4:2:2
  • 240fps 1080p
  • 10fps mechanical shutter
  • 20fps ‘normal’ high speed shooting
  • Hand held high res @ 50MP
  • Tripod HR @80MP
  • No 5MP raw mode
  • 5.76m dot EVF with ~0.82x magnification
  • 1.62m dot LCD
  • 7 stops of IBIS
  • Cross-type phase detection AF (1,053 points)
  • C-AF tracking sensitivity settings – 5 steps (whatever that means)
  • AI detection AF – Formula cars, rally cars, motorcycles / Aircrafts, helicopters / Bullet trains, standard trains, steamlocomotives / Birds / Dogs, cats
  • ISO range LOW (approx.80) – 102400
  • Electronic shutter (Silent mode)1/32000 – 60 sec
  • Improved AF tracking
  • astro tracking
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligent AF for animals,vehicles,etc…
  • Higher-res LCD panel
  • New battery(compatible with BLH-1)
  • price slightly above $2,000
  • shipment start in March

 

via PR

Cool day for MFT folks: Both OM digital and Panasonic launched their teaser pages for the OM-1 and GH6

Micro Four Thirds folks will finally get two cameras: The OM-1 and the GH6. Today we got this:

  • OM Digital just confirmed a product announcement for February 15th in their teaser video posted today (watch it below).
  • In the last video that have been published “LUMIX Live : Resolutions” the binary code leads to this website: https://shop.panasonic.com/lumix/countdown

We also got some specs about the new cameras:

The O-M1 is rumored to be announced on February 15th and feature following specs:

  • 20mp IMX472 sensor from Sony (You can download the PDF here).
  • 120fps 12-bit RAW DCI
  • 4K60P 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Improved AF tracking
  • astro tracking
  • price slightly above $2,000
  • shipment start in March

The official specs shared by Panasonic are (GH6 specs at BHphoto):

  • New Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • Updated Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 5.7K 60p Video, 10-Bit Sampling
  • DCI 4K 10-Bit 4:2:2, Unlimited Recording

 

 

And here it comes: New OMD MFT flagship camera will be announced on Feb 24th, ship in March, cost around $2,000

After a long silence we finally will get the first camera from the new OM Digital company. The so called “wow” camera will be announced on February 24th and start shipping out a couple of weeks after. Price should be around $2,000.

this better be good because at $2,000 you can find plenty of decent Full frame cameras too!

Will Canon announce three new R cameras in 2022…and one of them will be APS-C?

CanonRumors reports about possible three new R camera coming in 2022. CanonWatch writes:

Rumor has it that Canon might be set to release three new EOS R cameras. So, what are these cameras? One might be the already mentioned EOS R model with an APS-C sensor, said to be “maybe a little M50 mixed with some 7D“. Whatever that means. The “maybe” part sees use a bit skeptical.

Next, there might be a new entry level full-frame EOS R model in the pipeline. This camera is said to use the imaging sensor of the EOS R6. Just above this camera, there might be another EOS R model with “new image sensor, but a lower pixel count than the Canon EOS R5

Finally, the same source suggests that at least one of the three mentioned new EOS R models might come without an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). This might concern the most entry level of these cameras.

The EOS-M might be at the end of his life if Canon will make APS-C R-mount cameras!

The next Sony, OM Digital and Panasonic announcements

In February we will have plenty of new gear announcements. Here is what we will get:

  • Panasonic will have a press event on February 23 at 17:30 Tokyo time (GH6 specs?)
  • Olympus will have a press event on February 24 at 15:00 Tokyo time (New OMD camera)
  • Sony will announce the new 85mm f/1.2 GM at the CP+ show.

Still don’t know what’s coming from Canon-Nikon-Fuji yet…