Newly published CIPA data certifies 2018 was the worst year for the digital camera market

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The CIPA data for the year 2018 has now been published and the results are depressing. Compared with the previous year 2017 Japanese manufacturer shipped 20% less camera units (-14$ drop in terms of value in YEN).

DSLR camera sales dropped 13% in unit and 17% in value while mirrorless camera sales increased by 1,4% in unit and 23% in value.

This certifies the trend seeing DSLR slowly disappearing from the market with mirrorless becoming mainstream in an overall still shrinking market.

Canon recently said they expect two more years of market shrinking until market stabilizes.

Panasonic officially launched the new S cameras and lenses

After months of teasing and leaks we finally can place our preorders on the new S gear. But you need quite a lot of money for that :)

Preorders:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet, ParkCameras, Jessops.

Here is Dpreviews take on the new cameras:

And here is the Panasonic lens roadmap via Photographyblog:

Reviews:
Rewview in progress at Dpreview. Hands-on at Lcegroup. Hands-on at ePhotozine. S1R review at Photographyblog. First impressions at ThePhoBlographer.

Hasselblad officially registered the new X1DII mirrorless camera!

Hasselblad registered a new X1DII at the bluetooth agency. The camera is likely to be announced within the next couple of months and I bet it will use the same sensor used on the Fuji GFX100s. Which means it has a 101 Megapixel Sony sensor that can do 4k30p.

Let’s hope the X1D will mantain it’s design because the GFX100s is going to be huge!

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Three new Kamlan Lenses for Sony E, Canon EF-M, MFT and Fuji X system cameras

 

Kamlan announced three new manual focusing lenses. Here are the google translated specs. Lenses should be available soon on Amazon (note the 50mm lens is a new updated version of an existing lens).

FS 50 mm F1.1

Focal length: 50 mm 
Maximum aperture: F1.1 
Minimum aperture: F16 
Angle of view: 31 degrees 
Format compatibility: APS – C 
Lens construction: 5 groups 5 pictures 
Focus distance: 50 cm 
Focus: Manual focus (MF) 
Filter size: 52 mm 
Mount: Canon EF-M / Sony E / Fuji Film X / Micro Four Thirds 
Dimension: 56 × 59 mm 
Weight: Approx 248 g 
Store Forecast Price: About 25,000 yen Tax

FS 28 mm F1.4

Focal length: 28 mm 
Maximum aperture: F1.4 
Minimum aperture: F 16 Viewing 
angle: 56 degrees 
Format compatibility: APS – C 
Lens construction: 7 groups 8 images 
Minimum focusing distance: 25 cm 
Focus: Manual focus (MF) 
Filter size: 52 mm 
Mounting: Canon EF-M / Sony E / Fuji Film X / Micro Four Thirds 
Dimensions: 66 × 58 mm 
Weight: Approximately 348 g 
Store Forecast Price: About 25,000 yen Tax

FS 7.5 mm F 3.2

Focal length: 7.5 mm 
Maximum diameter: F3.2 
Minimum aperture: F16 
field angle of 160 degrees 
format compatibility: APS-C 
Lens construction: 6 groups seven 
shortest focal distance: 10cm 
Focus: manual focus (MF) 
Mount: Micro Four Thirds 
Dimensions: 48 x 58 mm 
Weight: Approximately 250 g 
* Filter installation impossible 
Shop front estimate price: around tax 25,000 yen

via DC.watch

Panasonic S US price leaked. And has one big annoying “feature”…you have to pay extra for 4:2:2 10bit recording!


Panasonic S1 vs Sony A7III via Apotelyt

In a few hours at exactly 11:00am London time Panasonic will announce the full S line. And L-rumors.com just published one more last minute leak which reveals the US pricing and one annoying “feature”. To activate 4k30p 10bit 4:2:2 external recording you will have to pay EXTRA!

 

Full leaked Panasonic S lens images and specs

 

Here are the full Panasonic S lens specs.

Reminder: follow the live blogging for the full Panasonic announcement on February 1st at 11:00 London time!

 

LUMIX S PRO 50 mm F 1.4

  • Lens construction: 13 groups of 11 lenses (2 aspheric lenses and 3 ED lenses included)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.44 m
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 11
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: φ 90 x 130 mm
  • Weight: 955 g
  • Dustproof · Drip-proof · Low temperature-10 °
  • Overseas price: 2,299 GBP (around $3,000 but real US price will be lower due to different tax system)

LUMIX S 24 – 105 mm F4 Macro OIS

  • Lens construction: 13 groups 16 pieces (including 2 aspheric lenses and 2 ED lenses)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.3 m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.5 times
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: φ 84 x 118 mm
  • Weight: 680 g
  • Dual IS 2 compatible
  • Dustproof · Drip-proof · Low temperature-10 °
  • Overseas price: 1,299 pounds (around $1,700 but real US price will be lower due to different tax system)

LUMIX S PRO 70-200 mm F4 OIS

  • Lens construction: 23 groups in 17 groups (1 aspherical lens and 3 ED lenses included)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.92 m
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: φ 84.4 x 179 mm
  • Weight: 985 g
  • Dual IS 2 compatible
  • Dustproof · Drip-proof · Low temperature-10 °
  • Overseas price: 1,749 GBP (around $2,300 but real US price will be lower due to different tax system)

From L-rumors via Nokishita