Interview with Ricoh manager confirms they still have no plan to go “mirrorless”

The Japanese website alfaromeo-jp had a chat with Ricoh Imaging president Shinobu Takahashi. A couple of take aways:

  • There will be no GR camera with a zoom lens
  • They don’t want to make products that are “in”
  • They want to make products that are fun

So really not a lot of info but it’s clear they don’t give a damn about making mirrorless system cameras.

Possible Sony A7IV specs: New sensor, 3.69 milion dot EVF, 4k60p, $2499

SonyAlphaRumors posted the first bunch of rumored Sony A7IV specs:

  • Announcement in Q2 2021 at earliest
  • A74 will have a new sensor with faster readout and will not recycle the 24 MP one. My source told me it will be in the 30-32 MP region
  • The EVF will have 3,69 Mdots and not 5,76 Mdots
  • Most probably the LCD will also be on the cheap side but the image quality and AF will be top notch
  • The video will certainly be 4K 60p and will feature the new menus.
  • The price will be in the $2499 region


New Canon Rumors: New 21MP global shutter sensor for the R1?

CanonWatch reports that Canon has developed a new image sensor with these specifications:

CR reports that there might be two RF 35mm f/1.2L lens in development (one having Defocus Smoothing). And also two big telephoto are in the works. CanonWatch says this might be two 500mm and 300mm f/2.8 lenses.