Fuji officially annunces the development of the X-PRO3. Here are the images!

Today Fuji did announce the development of the new X-PRO3. Fujirumors reports:

Fujifilm says the announcement will be on October 23, with worldwide “Fujifest” events to try it out on October 24.
Along with the Fujifilm X-Pro3, they will introduce the a new Classic Negative film simulation
It will come in three colors, the classic black as well as a DURA black and DURA silver
It will be built out of titanium, which will make it 10 times tougher than steel against scratch, almost level of sapphire.

Fuji also announced that it will make a XF 50mm f/1.0 lens instead of the previously announced 33mm f/1.0 lens. This  will allow them to make the lens 35% smaller! Here you can see the new 50mm lens versus  the much bigger 33mm lens:

Here is the official presentation video:

 

Lens rumors: Olympus working on a 500mm MFT lens, Nikon on a 12mm f/2.8 Z lens and Sony on MANY lenses :)

A couple of lens news for you:

1) Shigemi Sugimoto from Olympus told in an interview with Newsswitch that  thewy are developing a new 500mm MFT lens with 2x teleconverter
2) Nikon has patented a new 12mm f/2.8 Z lens
3) Sony said they have multiple lenses on their roadmap
4) Tamron will launch 1 new FE zoom (70-180mm f/2.8) and three FE primes in October

Fuji X-Pro3 will have a Dual LCD Tilt Screen!

Fujirumors leaked the sketches of  the new X-PRO3. These  are the differences with  the previous X-PRO2 model:

  • dual screen (small screen to see film simulations / EXIF data and main LCD screen) – styled like the Fujifilm SP-X here
  • with the screen on the body, you will only see the little screens box showing film simulation/EXIF data
  • open the screen, and it will only tilt down
  • no D-Pad (as we told you here)
  • On ISO dial, “H” has been replaced by “C”
  • Drive button works as Delete button
  • Play Button

Leica, Nikon and Olympus cancelled their pariticipation to the 2020 Photokina show

Photokina issued an official press release about the 2020 show. And there is some surprising news:

“We look forward to strong demand and applications from both the new and the classic segments of companies like Canon, CEWE, GoPro, Sony, Panasonic, Kodak Alaris, Sigma, Tamron, Carl Zeiss, Hasselblad, Hahnemühle, Arri, Rode Mikrophones, DJI and Insta360”, says Christoph Werner, Vice President of Koelnmesse. These are contrasted by cancellations, including from Leica, Nikon and Olympus

I  am very surprised that a  giant like Nikon will not show their products at Photokina. And even more surprised that a German company like Leica will not be at a German show!

 

What’s coming this October: Leica SL2, Canon M200, Sony A9II, Fuji X-PRO3 and Olympus E-M5III

It’s pretty clear what we should get from companies for the PhotoPlus  show in late October:

Leica SL2 (47MP L-mount camera)
Sony A9II (36MP E-mount camera)
Canon M200 (APS-C camera)
Fuji X-PRO3
Olympus E-M5III

Moreover those camera should start to  be  available for preorder:

Sigma FP
Zeiss ZX1

Of course there is always room for some surprise…