Bad news: October worldwide camera shipment was worst ever

CIPA released the October worldwide shipment data and its bad news only: This was the worst October ever. This is surprising because last year we had the big sensor shortage because of the Kumamoto Sony sensor fab damage. Dpreview writes:

Compared to October 2016, only 78 percent of DSLRs were shipped globally, but 112 percent for mirrorless, indicating that mirrorless is continuing its rise while simultaneously cannibalizing market share from its DSLR cousins. Most of the mirrorless shipments are going to the Asia region, though, which still accounts for more than 50 percent of all mirrorless cameras shipped. Globally, mirrorless is now 36 percent of the total market for ILC.

Fuji will launch the GFX50R in September 2018 and the GFX100S in 2019

Image on top shows the rangefinder Fuji medium format film camera

Fujirumors spilled out the details of the next two Fuji medium format cameras:

Fuji GFX50R
– “rangefinder styled” version of the current GFX with same 50MP sensor
– announcement likely at Photokina with shipment in early 2019

Fujfilm GFX 100S
– launch in 2019
– Priced about $9,000 like the Hasselblad X1D
– it might have IBISt

Fuji GF lenses:
– GF 250mm F4 (early 2018) – Announced
– GF 35mm F2.8 (mid 2018)
– GF 20-36mm F3.5-4.5 or GF 100-200mm F4.5-5.6 (end 2018. NOTE: Fujifilm says one of the two. Final decision has not yet been done)

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Fuji X-H1 specs leak out. And size comparison with the X-T2


The Fuji X-H1 is finally coming and Fujirumors shared this first size comparison image. The X-H1 will be considerably bigger than the X-T2! The camera has IBIS and strong video features.

Here are the specs via FR:

Hot discussion at the momen over on the Fuji X-H1 facebook group. I am wondering if Fuji can really challenge the Panasonic and Sony camera when it comes to video…