Nikon ZF will be announced around September 20 and be priced at 2.500 Euro

A trusted source told me that at last we will get the new ZF camera around September 20. And the European price should be around 2.500 Euro. All specs:

  • Ship by end of 2023
  • Color: Black
  • 24.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 700g
  • Size: 144×101mm
  • Continuous shooting speed: ~30fps
  • 4K 60p
  • USB-C PD compatible
  • ISO 100-64000
  • EN-EL15 battery
  • Z logo moved left
  • Dual memory card slots
    SD + Micro SD
  • Pixel shift shooting
  • Improved AF compared to Z5/Z6II
  • August-September announcement, launch by the end of 2023
  • Body only price: $1,999 (Europe 2.500 Euro)
  • One of the kit lenses is the Z 40mm F2 (SE)
  • Design/layout is very similar to Z fc
  • Equipped with a small LCD screen for aperture display on the top
  • A third function for (still image/movie +) monochrome mode has been added to the sub-lever of the shutter speed dial
  • Has a small grip/bump like Df
  • Better build quality compared to Nikon Zfc
  • vari-angle monitor
  • Codename N2137

There is finally new life in the Micro Four thirds World: Lumix G9II will be announced on September 12

Panasonic launched this teaser for a September 12 announcement. And the teaser is super clear with their hints:

  • This is a Micro Four Thirds “G” camera
  • the “new phase” means this will be Panasonic first MFT camera with phase detection AF
  • Announcement on September 12 at 22:00 Peking time (That’s 3pm London time).

I am pretty certain we will get a new G9II. Hopefully this will revive some enthusiasm in the MFT realm!

Panasonic confirms that they have no imminent plan to offer 8K on their cameras

Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

At the Photo & Imaging 2023 event in China Panasonic managers said that demand of 8K on digital cameras is very weak and therefore you should not expect 8K to be implemented any time soon. This likely means that the S1H and the GH6 successor will both NOT have 8K recording.

If you remember back in 2017 Panasonic promised to launch an 8K MFT camera by 2020. Well, we might have to wait til the second half od this decade before this might happen :(

via CameraBeta

First images of the new Brightin star 35mm f/0,95 APS-C lens

On September 6th Brightin Star will launch this 35mm f/0,95 lens. it will be available for E/Z/X/MFT/EF/RF mount. It adopts an optical structure of 11 elements in 8 groups. The closest focusing distance is about 0.37m.

These are the first images of the lens in the X-mount version:


Just announced: new Pergear 14mm f/2.8 II

Pergear announced the new improved 14mm f/2.8 II Full Frame manual focusing lens (preorder here).

Press text:

The Pergear 14mm F2.8 Ultra-wide lens is designed for Full-frame Sony E-mount, Nikon Z-mount, Canon RF-mount, and Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras, but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 21mm equivalent focal length.

13 Elements in 9 groups, 2 aspherical elements and 5 ultra-high refractive index glass, 10 aperture blades help to control distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accurate rendering. 3 extra-low dispersion elements are used to reduce colour fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce high clarity and colour accuracy.

Impressively wide 114° angle of view pairs with a rectilinear design, which renders subjects with minimal distortion in order to suit the landscape and architectural applications.

The bright f/2.8 aperture is designed to suit work in a variety of lighting conditions and also for controlling depth of field and isolating subject matter. The Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Manual focusing design and a minimum focusing distance of 22cm suit working with close-up subjects. The clicked aperture ring is stepped with the right amount of resistance and click, marking full stops from F/2.8 to F/22.

Equipped with an 82mm filter adapter, the Pergear 14mm F2.8 II provides versatility in terms of creative options. You can easily attach filters to enhance your images and experiment with various effects.

First leaked image of the new Fujifilm GFX100 II

This could be the first images of the new GFX100II.

GFX100 II specifications:

  • release on September 12
  • New 100-megapixel BSI back-illuminated sensor
  • 5th generation processor
  • A new generation of focusing and tracking functions
  • Detachable EVF
  • Removable battery handle
  • 8K video recording
  • 4K60p video recording
  • 10 bit 422
  • Internal recording in ProRes format
  • support waveform graph
  • Support movie widescreen mode
  • Compatible with external cooling fans.

via Weibo via Fujirumors

Chines competition on the rise: New Gpixel 8K 60 fps APS-sized CMOS Image Sensor

Gprixel announced a new 8K 60 fps APS-sized CMOS Image Sensor. The time may come Chinese manufacturers will make their own cameras with Chinese sensors.

Press text:

Gpixel Expands Portfolio for Video Imaging with GCINE3243; an 8K 60 fps APS-sized CMOS Image Sensor

August 30th 2023, Changchun, China – Gpixel announces the GCINE3243 CMOS image sensor, the second product in the GCINE product series for cinematography, drones,
production video as well as astronomy and scientific imaging. The GCINE product line features Back-Side Illumination (BSI) for high QE and wide angular response, as well as
wafer stacking for 8k frame rates up to 60 fps and various extended full well and HDR modes.

GCINE3243 is a 43MP 26.2 x 16.7 mm2 sized APS-style image sensor with a 3.2 μm2 BSI pixel size designed specifically for the demands of high-end video imaging. With a resolution of 8192 x 5232 pixels and highly configurable read out, 8K video at 60 fps or binned 4K video at 120 fps is supported, all at an impressive bit depth of up to 14 bits per pixel. Read out of the image data occurs over 32 sub LVDS channels @ 1.05 Gbps/channel.

The state-of-the-art wafer stacking technology used in the GCINE3243 sensor allows the BSI pixel array to be designed on a separate silicon wafer than its read-out circuit, pushing optical performance and read-out speeds beyond what is possible on single chip architectures. The BSI pixels in the top wafer are fully optimized for maximum light sensitivity and low noise performance. The bottom digital CMOS wafer contains an arrayof core cells each supporting a high speed 14-bit ADC circuit and SRAM memory blocks
which are used to sum and store up to 4 subsequent sub-frames with seamless exposure, enabling an in-pixel full well charge of up to 96 ke- and a dynamic range of 81 dB in 8K
mode and up to 192k e- full well in binned 4K mode and a dynamic range of 84 dB.
The advanced GCINE architecture also supports a variety of modes to achieve excellent image quality across all lighting conditions. A classic dual gain read out HDR mode provides up to 81 dB of Dynamic Range in 8K resolution. Additional HDR features including binning, exposure stacking, compressed HDR and similarly as on the GCINE4349 the Gpixel proprietary digital multi slope HDR with deterministic knee points allowing a relinearization without the need for calibration and > 100 dB of Dynamic Range. A dedicated Digital Still Camera (DSC) mode is supported as well, improving the read-out noise and offering global reset shutter control.

“By expanding the GCINE product family into smaller optical formats, we broaden the applications that can benefit from its BSI and wafer stacked architecture and variety of HDR features,” says Wim Wuyts, Gpixel’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We plan to continue to build on the success of this platform with additional standard and customized sensors supporting the professional video market.”

GCINE3243 is packaged in a 455-pin LGA ceramic package and comes with a double side AR coated glass lid. The sensor will be available in both color and monochrome versions,
thereby supporting applications in scientific imaging in addition to professional video. Purchase orders for color prototype samples and evaluation boards can be placed now for
deliveries this month, and monochrome samples will be available in Q4 this year. For more information, please contact Gpixel at


About the GCINE sensor family
The GCINE family is Gpixel’s product family of truly innovative products for cinematography, drones, production imaging and other video applications, utilizing
backside illumination to achieve high sensitivity and exceptional dynamic range. For more information about the GCINE product family availability and roadmap, please contact to arrange for a confidential overview.

About Gpixel
Gpixel is an international company specialized in providing high-end customized and offthe-shelf CMOS image sensor solutions for industrial, medical, scientific, and professional imaging applications. Gpixel’s standard products include the GMAX and GSPRINT global shutter, fast frame rate sensors, the GSENSE high-end scientific CMOS image sensor series, the GLUX series of high sensitivity sensors for surveillance, the GL series of line scan imagers, the GLT series of TDI imagers, GTOF series of iTOF imagers, and the GCINE series of sensors for professional video and photography. Gpixel provides a broad portfolio of products leveraging the latest technologies to meet the ever-growing demands of the professional imaging market.