This is the first image of the new Olympus E-M5III

43rumors leaked the image of the new E-M5III that will be announced on October 17. The camera will have most of the E-M1X features for a fraction of the price. If that’s really the case I think it will sell well!

E-M5III rumor summary:
Announcement on October 17 (99% certain)
Same 20MP E-M1II sensor with 121 cross-type phase detection pixels
New processing engine
Lighter, more plasticky but still weather sealed body
Same BLS-50 battery of the PEN and E-M10 camera series (60% certain)

 

This is the new Canon EOS-M200 !

It’s already listed on the Canon US page:

Create limitless memories with the EOS M200 interchangeable lens camera. Equipped with a 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, Eye Detection AF and enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the EOS M200 makes it easy to capture high-quality images and videos, all in a compact, mirrorless design. Perfect for social media sharing, the EOS M200 camera boasts 4K 24p/25p video capability, vertical video* support and built-in Wi-Fi®** and Bluetooth®*** technology — helping you relive your favorite moments. Designed for ultimate creativity, the EOS M200 camera offers simple-to-use features that let your personality shine. Explore the camera’s creative filters to add a splash of color and special effects to your images, or use the Creative Assist function to easily adjust brightness and color tone. The EOS M200 camera’s Visual Guide also provides helpful tips and tricks that make navigating the camera a breeze. For selfie-enthusiasts, this camera is on point, featuring a Self Portrait Mode and a 3.0-inch tilt-type LCD that rotates 180°, helping you capture every angle with ease. With the EOS M200 interchangeable lens camera, inspiration will always be at hand.

via Nokishita

New rumors about the Olympus E-M5III, Sony A7sIII and Fuji X-PRO3

Three new camera rumors:

Exclusive: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Images Show Tone Curves and Clarity Adjustments (Fujirumors).
Sony A7sII successor records 4k120p and has a cooling vent? (SonyAlphaRumors.com).
E-M5III will be announced on October 17 and feature the “same” 20 MP sensor (43rumors.com).

Fuji interview: New Lens roadmap to be released in 2019

Newsswitch interviewed Fujifilm Manager Toshihisa Iida. Here is a summary of the interview I blatantly copied from Fujirumors.com  :)

Fujifilm GFX System

  • Fujifilm GFX100 orders in the first month were more than twice than expected
  • GFX100 got attention of high-end amateurs
  • The GFX100 has features such as high-pixel, high-sensitivity, and wide-gamut video shooting that can be used in a wide range of applications
  • Weight and slowness are the challenges of cameras equipped with medium-sized or larger image sensors
  • The GFX100 is also valued for its improvement

How to revitalize the market

  • Expanding the APS-C X System
  • evolve the existing models
  • market demand for high-performance products is increasing
  • High end gear is becoming more expensive and heavier
  • It is important to meet the expectations of the high-end customers
  • demand for video will grow
  • smartphones are evolving with computational photography, but for background blur or shooting in a dark place, interchangeable lens cameras are still superior
  • Toshihisa Iida thinks that struggling digital camera sales it is not only because of the popularity of smartphones, but also because there are no products that are more attractive than smartphones. He would like to revitalize the market by creating a popular type of camera that can attractive for smartphone users

How to Overcome Challenges

  • Proceed with efforts to improve production efficiency and reduce costs
  • it is difficult to increase the efficiency of lens production
  • Automation technology is incorporated into the Miyagi factory. Some interchangeable lenses are also automated, but the human eye is absolutely neccessary for the adjustment process

Future Roadmap

  • The roadmap is updated once a year. To date, we have announced an average of 5 or 6 new products each year. We are not going to slow that pace

Fuji GFX100: Will this camera change Medium Format?

Ted Forbes:

The Fujifilm GFX 100 is the new 100 megapixel flagship from Fujifilm. It features a newly designed sensor which offers some of the best dynamic range I’ve seen on any camera to date. This medium format camera is also unique in that it has features not found on any other medium format camera such as in body image stabilization (IBIS) and the ability to record 4k video.

Compared to other camera such as the Hasselblad X1D, Pentax 645Z, or Phase One XF IQ3 – Fujifilm represent a serious change not only in possibilities with the camera, but also in price point.