Canon rumored to announce a new EOS-M500 in August

CanonWatch reports:

It’s suggested Canon might announce a replacement at least for the Canon EOS M5, while the EOS M6 seems not to be scheduled for replacement. Moreover, Canon might announce an EOS M model that’s below the EOS M50, the Canon EOS M500. Two new EF-M lenses might also be announced.

What seems crazy to learn is that the EOS-M series sells way more than the EOS-R. yes I understand the EOS-M is cheaper but still, there are only a couple of lenses in this lineup and the camera sells hot in Japan and at Amazon US (ranking here).


Sony’s next Full Frame camera will be the A9II followed by the A7sIII

Sony is really giving themselves a lot of time to develop the A7sIII Indeed rumor has it that the next Full Frame camera we will get is the A9II in September and the A7sIII will be launched later. This should be the Sony roadmap for 2019:

Sony A6500 successor might be announced before June: Nokishita has reported one more E-mount camera will be announced within June. If indeed the A9 and A7sIII will be announced this autumn the A6500 successor is likely yo be the one camera coming soon. The A65000 successor is said to look more like a mini A9 with EVF in the center..

Sony A9II in September: It makes sense for Sony to release a new A9 successor as early as possible to make the camera widely available and tested for PRO’s who want to use this camera at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. No specs are rumored yet but the sensor is said to be a “revolution” rather than an evolution.

Sony A7sIII in autumn: This camera will exceed customers expectations (so said Sony). I don’t expect it to have 8K. It will have a higher resolution sensor and 4k60p for sure.

NIkon Z and Canon R camera rumors…

Time to make a quick roundup of Canon and Nikon mirrorless rumors:

Canon will surely announce a new High megapixel monster this autumn. It’s rumored to have a 75MP sensor and IBIS.
Canon also said a very low-end Canon EOS-R could be made (probably for around $999). But I don’t see this happening in 2019. Maybe in 2020?
And finally there might be a new 32 APS-C Canon mirrorless too.
Nikon is also working on two new Z-mount cameras. A new Z5 to compete against the RP and a new Z8 for professionals. Both to be announced in 2020.

Sony has still not released a new FF model since the BIG Canon-Nikon autumn announcements. I hope they will take note of what the new competition has to offer like better ergonomics and better weather sealing….


Olympus interview: No way they go Full Frame, E-M5III and new lenses coming this year…

Olympus is on tour releasing multiple interviews. And they all have the same content:

1) Olympus will NEVER go Full Frame. They think they are well positioned in this niche market with most of the other players fighting each other in the Full Frame segment
2) They once more say the E-M5III is coming soon for sure
3) More High Quality lenses will be announced this year before the 150-400mm lens launch in 2020.

via Dpreview