Canon EOS R8 to be announced at CP+ show

Latest rumors claim the Canon EOS R8 will be announced at the CP+ show. The camera fits in between the R7 and  R10. It may feature a new kind of “flippy screen” and the same 24.2mp image sensor used om the R10.

via CR

Strong speculations about the new Panasonic S5 Mark II being released at Cp+ and having the new phase detection autofocus system

On the web I see many speculating with a release of the new Panasonic S5II ate the CES show. It’s also said it will be Panasonic’s first S camera with phase detection AF (maybe even Lidar!). So let’s start with the facts:

  1. Yes, Panasonic held a big secret meeting in Tokyo with many famous youtubers and reviewers. So obviously something big is coming soon.
  2. Panasonic has a scheduled CES press conference on January 4th. But so far there is no hint or teaser about some camera related announcement.

And now to my speculation:

  • I do believe the S5II will be the next new camera to be announced by Panasonic.
  • I am not sure if it’s coming at the CES show but the fac they fahd that big Tokyo meeting surely suggests there is something coming soon
  • While I am certain they will have a new autofocus system I am not sure if this means they will implement the new LIDAR tech. It might be the “Normal” phase detection AF

Anyway, let’s see what’s going to happen on Jan 4th!


Sigma will announce a new 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS lens in early 2023 (also for Z-mount?)

Sigma currently sells a 60-600mm lens for Nikon F and Canon EF (for about 2000 Dollars/Euro here on Amazon). According to a very reliable Japanese source Sigma will announce a new 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS lens in early 2023. This will be available for L and E-mount for sure. But this might also come for the Nikon Z-mount which would be a first for Sigma!

I also guess that it will have a new optical design and not be a copycat of the current existing lens.

There is yet no info about the pricing and exact release date, btu stay tuned for more!

via Asobinet

Panasonic and DJI are jointly testing a new LIDAR based focusing method?

CameraBeta reports:

It looks like Panasonic and DJI are jointly testing a new focusing method. The new system is said to utilize the LiDAR focus technology released with the Ronin 4D. If this technology can be introduced to Panasonic’s mirrorless camera, we can expect a significant improvement in video shooting. It is currently undergoing in-house testing and will be available in the near future.

If Panasonic manages to fix their autofocus issues we can really look forward to get some great cameras!

via Asobinet