New set of Nikon FF mirrorless specs

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Back in May we reported the Z-mount specs rumor was probably wrong. Well, today Nikonrumors indeed admtted that the mount specs might be wrong (or their sources did measure the mount differently). He also added some new Nikon mirrorless specs. And I guess we can expect some (or most of it?) to NOT be correct as this is yet unconfirmed by reliable sources:

  • Two mirrorless cameras: one with 24-25MP and one with 45MP (48MP is also a possibility). I assume both cameras are full frame (I did not get a specific confirmation on that).
  • Similar body size to the Sony a7 camera but with better ergonomics and a better grip.
  • 5-axis in-body stabilization
  • 9fps
  • New mirrorless mount. We already knew that,  but the number I was given this time is 55mm. The Z-mount dimensions I reported a few months ago were 49mm for the actual opening and 65.4mm for the entire mount diameter.
  • The new mirrorless mount will allow for f/0.95 lenses – remember the NOCT trademark and f/0.9 lens patents?
  • Memory cards: XQD and CF Express – now this is a surprise for me, but it is what I have heard (ProGrade is coming with a CF Express card).
  • EVF resolution: 3.6MP
  • Initially, three lenses will be announced: 24-70mm, 35mm and 50mm (I think the 35 and 50mm will be f/1.4). There is also talk about a 24mm, but it may come later.
  •  Pricing:
    • The 45MP model will be around $4,000/€4,000 in a kit with the 24-70mm lens.
    • The 25MP model will be under $3,000/€3,000 (also with a lens).
  • The official announcement is rumored for the end of July (on or around July 23rd) and shipping shortly after (August 23rd). This is the part I am not sure about because previous tips suggested a Photokina announcement. Maybe we will see the development announcement at the end of July and the official announcement before Photokina. I will try to get a confirmation on the exact announcement date.

Review – The Epson R-D1 – A budget friendly Leica MD alternative

You probably forgot that once Epson made a digital M-mount camera named R-D1. Mattias Burling tested it:

This is the Epson RD1, the first digital range finder with a Leica-m mount. It was released back in 2004 but still cost a pretty penny on the used market. I decided to review it after you, my viewers, decided I should via one of my polls here on youtube.

Also Casey tested the Epson:

This is by far the most interesting camera I have ever used. Its a digital camera from 2004 that STILL costs around $900 used. Is it worth the price in 2018? I think so.

also via ThePhoBlographer

No real news from the latest CIPA report

The latest CIPA report from May doesn’t show any sign of change in the trend:

  1. Compact camera sales are still dropping compared to the previous years
  2. System Camera sales are on par with previous years

It means that we probably bottomed out the System Camera down-trend from the past years. This is the good news. The bad news is of course compact cameras are going to get near extinction danger.

Nokishita reports Canon will announce TWO Full Frame cameras!

Nokishita spoiled some info about the three registered Canon mirrorless system cameras. According to their knowledge two of them are Full Frame and will be announced in very late 2018 at earliest:

  • K424
    • Mirror-less camera
    • Full size
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Not compatible with smartphone’s Bluetooth remote control function
    • Maximum size of test image: 6720 × 4480
    • (Judging from the progress of the test) Release in late 2018 to early 2019
  • K433
    • Mirror-less camera
    • Probably full size (not APS-C)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Compatible with smartphone’s Bluetooth remote control function
    • Probably released in 2019
  • EC 811
    • Mirror-less camera
    • APS-C
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Compatible with smartphone’s Bluetooth remote control function

I guess it’s pretty safe to assume that Canon’s new FF cameras will ship during the first half of 2019. We are probably going to see 1 or 2 prototypes at Photokina in late September.


Skylum reinvents the approach for managing photos with upcoming Digital Asset Manager

If you are seeking for an Adobe Lightroom alternative this might be for you. Skylum announced this:

Skylum plans to offer the new DAM free to anyone who owns a current version of Luminar. Within a few weeks, the company will announce its final sale of the current version. There will be a well-known, well-publicized, time limit set for this sale and at the end of the sale, the retail price of the product will go up. Everyone who buys (or currently owns) the current version of Luminar before that date, will get the new DAM free of charge. After that date, the price will rise and will still be very affordable.

The new DAM is still under development, and the company wants to make sure it is rock solid before it comes out of BETA. We’re in the home stretch. As soon as possible, the shipping date will be announced. For now, make sure you own the current version of Luminar to put yourself in the queue to receive the new DAM free of charge. 

Note that you save $10 on Luminar when using our code “MIRROR” at checkout!

This is the presentation video of the DAM module: