These are all the Fuji GFX prototypes. Damn you Fuji for not making the GFX version of the X-T3 :)

Dpreview published the images of three different GFX prototypes:

1) The modular concept named “Omega”:

2) The X-T3 styled concept named “Gamma”:

3) Another ssimplier XT design alike camera:

4) And the “SP-X” camera without EVF:

 

Which GFX prototype do you like most?

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My personal note: Damn you Fuji for not making the X-T3 styled GFX camera. This is my dream camera!

POLL: Did the new Canon EOS-RP finally kill the Canon EOS-M APS-C line?

I do believe that the new Canon EOS-RP might be the final EOS-M APS-C line killer. I think Canon will still launch 1-2 lenses and maybe another M camera. But just like it happened with so many other mounts the EOS-M APS-C system will be slowly faded out. Do you have the same “feeling”?

Will Canon slowly kill the EOS-M APS-C mirrorless line?

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Canon EOS-RP, Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 and Fuji X-T30 officially announced

We got three announcements in one hour:

Canon:
The Canon EOS-RP has been announced and can be preordered at Adorama and BHphoto.
Hands-on by Dpreview. Sample gallery at Dpreview. First look at Lcegroup.co.uk.
Canon also announced the development of 6 new RF lenses (no info on price and release date yet)

  • RF 85mm F1.2 L USM
  • RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS
  • RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM

Fuji:
And the Fuji X-T30 has been announced too and costs $899 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Full news roundup on Fujirumors, preview at Dpreview.

Nikon:
Nikon annnounced the new 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens which you can preorder for $2299 at BHphoto. Sample images at Dpreview.
Nikon announces development of new firmware for Z6 and Z7 promising faster AF (dpreview).

New leaked images and specs ofthe Canon EOS-RP

Specs:

35 mm full size CMOS sensor with about 26.2 million effective pixels
The latest video engine “DIGIC 8”
Optimized “dual pixel CMOS AF” and drive control of RF lens realizes fastest AF of 0.05 seconds at the fastest
When fitted with lenses, it corresponds to the distance measuring area in the range of about 100% (vertical) × about 88% (horizontal) of the imaging surface
When AF area is arbitrarily selected, you can select the part you want to focus on from the maximum 4779 positions
Detect pupil of subject and focus on “pupil AF” also function when servo AF and moving servo AF
EV-5 achieved at the central focus detection point
High-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 5.0 frames / sec and servo AF at a maximum of approximately 4.0 frames / sec
Usual ISO sensitivity of 100 to 40000 realized
Bali angle LCD monitor also supports touch operation
Equipped with organic EL panel EVF of about 2.36 million dots
“Dual sensing IS” adopted
“Focus bracket” function which can generate an image that is in focus in a wide range from multiple photographed images
Movie shooting in 4K (24p / 25p) is possible
5-axis electronic image stabilization function installed (when movie is shot). Combination IS can be used when mounting a compatible lens.
Size: Approximately 132.5 (width) x 85.0 (height) x 70.0 (depth) mm
Weight: 485 g (based on CIPA guidelines)
Scheduled Release Date: Mid March, 2019
Mass store sales price (tax included) [? unverified]
Body: around 173,340 yen
Mount adapter kit: around 194,940 yen
RF35 MACRO IS STM lens kit: around 237,060 yen
RF35 MACRO IS STM mount adapter kit: around 258,660 yen
Mount adapter SP kit gold (limited to 5000 units): around 204,660 yen
RF35 MACRO IS STM Mount adapter SP kit gold (limited to 5000 units): around 268,380 yen
Corresponds to extension grip “EG-E1” (black · blue · red)

Click on the images to enlarge:

via Nokishita

New images and info about the Fuji GFX100

Fujirumors got hands on the new GFX100 prototype and detailed info from a Fuji presentation:

GFX 100 Main Specs and Features

1) Best Image Quality in Large MF Format

  • Announcement 1st half 2019
  • Shipping first half 2019
  • Launch price around $10,000
  • World’s first 102M pixels 43.8×32.9mm new BSI CMOS sensor as a mirrorless digital camera
  • X processor 4
  • 5.76M-dot interchangeable EVF & Tilt Adapter

2) High Speed Medium Format

  • World’s first on board Phase Detection Hybrid AF as a medium format digital camera
  • approx. 100& coverage PDAF on Sensor area

3) High Performance Medium Format

  • World’s first in body image stabilization as a medium format digital camera
  • mount: 65mm. Short Flange back: 26.7mm

4) New world with Medium Format

  • world’s first 4K/30p video as a medium format mirrorless digital camera

New Shooting mode switch operation with larger “Sub Monitor”

GFX100 doesn’t have dials on top plate (S.S/ISO dial, Exp. Comp. doa) for realizing Still/Movie hybrid camera for professionals, GFX100 has a shooting mode dial (Still/Multi/Movie) on top

In studio or any shooting condition professionals need quick setting for both still and movie, but physical dials sometimes delay the set-up to shoot. So GFX100 has both Still and Moview setting just switching the mode dial and realize quick check all settings on sub monitor.

And for tether shooting from PC it also helpful to change setting on both PC or camera and check easier on any monitors

Of course it also effective for reducing the body size and weight

World’s onboard PDAF in Medium Format Camera

Approx. 100% coverage

-2EV @ F2, 50% faster autofocus performance

This large sensor features high-speed phase detection AF. Phase detection pixels are embedded at high density across the sensor surface to provide high-speed autofocusing with excellent accuracy. The camera to reach a new audience in moving subject medium format photography. This system meets and exceeds the create needs of professional photographers.

The Worlds’ first 102M pixels mirrorelss camera

New 102 megapixels guarantee not only image quality as the sensitivity, noise and dynamic range. the construction will be “backside illuminated structure”. It must be performed for sensitivity and capacity of photons and also support faster aperture by oblique light waves.

World’s 1st IBIS in Medium Format Body

102 Megapixel must be sensitive for any vibration. Target performance: 5.0 stops!!

This is the world’s first medium format interchangeable lens digital camera, equipped with “In-Body image stabilization”. The IBIS functionality rewrites the rules for medium format cameras, giving users the ability to handhold a high-resolution camera in all types of photography scenarios

 

 

This is scary: New infograph shows how camera market collapsed 84% from 2010 to 2018

Lensvid collected all the 2018 CIPA data and gosh are things going bad! Lensvid writes:

The bottom line is very bad though. We are below 20 million units per year and mirrorless cameras don’t gain as much traction as you might think (2% increase per year vs. 12% decrease in DSLR). For the first time, interchangeable lens cameras surpassed the sales of compact cameras (not surprising, to be honest). If you look at the entire decade you see an unbelievable drop of 84% from 2010 to 2018 in the number of cameras sold/made per year.

The lens market is also going down (except interestingly in the Americas where you have a small increase). Maybe the most important thing and something that we have been looking at for the first time is prices (it isn’t a direct number – CIPA gives the number of cameras/lenses and the amount of money these products were sold for – but it is not clear sold to whom – since the manufacturers do not sell directly to people and there are sometimes a lot of middle man in between).

Anyway – for what it is worth we see a trend which we already know of in the numbers – in 2018 fewer cameras were sold but for more money, it is even more obvious in lenses – the companies reported more money coming in from lenses in 2018 than in 2017 despite selling fewer lenses so you can do the math on what this means for lens camera/lens pricing and what will probably happen if the market will continue to shrink in 2019…

Click on this image to see the full size infographic:

Mirrorless is the only segment having a slight growth but it cannot compensate the big loss in the DSLR and fixed lens business.

Full article on Lensvid.com!