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!

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The (100Mp?) Canon R1 ain’t coming any time soon

Multiple rumor sites are piecing together the little info we know about the possible new Canon R1 flagship model. What seems to be likely is that the camera will be announced in 2024 at earliest. So all rumored specs are only a wild guess for now:

  • 85mp+ sensor
  • 24fps mechanical RAW burst
  • big bump in sensor dynamic range.

But like I said, I would be really careful on those rumors. We already had some saying the camera would feature a new 100MP sensor and be announced in 2023….

Sources: CW, CR, TNC

2023 rumors: Panasonic S5II is coming in Q1 and the new S1II is coming in Q3

CameraBeta reports:

I just got new information from the roadside agency. It seems that the S5 series has to walk on two legs, and the Mark II exposed this time is more like a high-end line (positioning and price or It is higher than the current S5) to replace the current S1 on sale. After all, the S1 has been released for some time, and the update should be its top priority, and the information shows that the new phone is expected to go on sale in the third quarter of next year. More news and​​​ …Expand


  • Announced at CP+ in February 2023
  • Positioning and price may be higher than the current model


  • Q3 2023

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Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki: There new Foveon sensor is likely to have PDAF!

Sigma’s CEO Kazuto Yamaki has been interviewed by Imaging Resource. He said that there is a new delay in the Foveon sensor development caused by the worldwide chip shortage,. Their partner for the Foveon sensor development has to first focus on fixing their production limitations. There is also one more good news. When asked about the Foveon sensor having PDAF he answered:

In terms of the autofocus performance, the phase detection is the best solution. So I personally believe we need to implement phase detection AF, but we haven’t made a decision.

Fuji X-T2 will be announced on November 2 and take 160MP images…in pixel shift mode!

As usual Fujirumors is spoiling all the fun and unveiled most of the X-T5 specs ahead of the November 2 announcement:

Fujifilm X-T5 rumors recap:

First wild Canon EOS-R8 specs list

The Chinese rumor website CameraBeta claims to know the EOS-R8 specs:

  • 30.3 million pixel CMOS sensor
  • Digix X image processor
  • five-axis image stabilization
  • full-pixel dual-core Autofocus
  • continuous shooting at 12 frames per second
  • 4K recording at 30 frames per second (without cropping)
  • 4K video recording at 60 frames per second (cropping)
  • SD/CFexpress dual card slot design