Nikkei published the 2018 camera market trend results. Sales dropped by 22%. The total units sold were 20.29 million. The single market share changes:
-Canon 40.5% (+ 3.9)
-Nikon 19.1% (-2.7)
-Sony 17.7% (-0.7)
-Fujifilm Holdings 5.1% (+1.3)
-Olympus 2.8% (+0.1)
2019 will be much worse than 2018 as the CIPA data suggests.
Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM
- Versatile 10x Zoom Range
- Near-Silent Nano USM Focusing
- Five-Stop Image Stabiliser
- Weights just 750g
- Circular, Seven-Blade Aperture
- Large Lockable Zoom Ring
- Clickless 1/8-Stop Aperture Control
- Customisable Control Ring
- Full-Time Manual Focusing
- Built for the EOS R System
The Canon RF 24-240mm F/4-6.3 IS USM lens is a portable, versatile 10x zoom lens for the EOS R system. It is ideal for everything from wide-angle landscapes to frame-filling portraits and even close-up sport and wildlife. It is a new standard in full-frame quality.
Shoot with a Single Lens
Expand your creativity with a 10x zoom for full-frame cameras. Shoot everything with a single lens, from big landscapes to powerful portraits and frame-filling action shots.
Be Mobile and Spontaneous
Discover the freedom of shooting with a single versatile lens. The RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM has virtually every focal length you need and weights just 750g. This means it is perfect for travel.
Full-Frame Image Quality
Enjoy full-frame image quality right across the 10x zoom range. An image stabiliser gives pin-sharp results in low light and at long focal lengths.
Fast, Flexible Focusing
AF is fast and quiet, which makes it ideal for photographing wildlife. For videos, the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM focuses more smoothly for professional-looking pull-focus effects.
A Native RF Lens
The EOS R system provides superb performance, with fast focusing over virtually the whole frame and a built-in Digital Lens Optimiser. A lens control ring can be customised to your needs.
The next days we are going to get three new announcements:
Canon on July 9:
RF24-240mm lens and the new compact cameras
Sigma on July 11:
35mm f/1.2, 345mm f/2.8 and 14-24mm f/2.8 for Sony E and Leica L mount
Sony on July 17:
New E-mount camera (A6500 successor) new 35mm f/1.8 FE and a new APS-C lens
Sigma officially confirmed the launch of the new FE and L-mount lenses on July 11 at 9am London time! This is the info posted by SonyAlphaRumors:
These three lenses will be announced:
We know of a fourth lens which will be available in late 2019 but its’ unclear if it will be announced on July 11:
What’s very new with these lenses:
They are exlusively designed for Full Frame mirrorless system (there will be no DSLR version of these)
Sony E-mount and L-mount version will be announced on July 11
Nikon Z and Canon EOS-R versions will be announced later
Some additional info:
14-24mm f/2.8 is smaller than the current DSLR version (here)
The new 35mm f/1.2 lens has:
– Premium construction
– Lot of HR elements in construction, record low aberrations
– Record MTF of any FF lens at F1.2
– Ultra fast and silent AF, made also for video
Here is the teaser image:
Here are new images of the soon to be announced Canon RF 24-240mm lens
This is the rumored price of the new Canon and Leica ear that will be announced very soon:
Canon G7 X Mark III is $ 749
G5 X Mark II is $ 899
RF 24-240 mm is $ 899
RP 24-24mm kit is $ 2199
Leica V-LUX 5 is $ 1250