Likely first leaked Nikon ZF images

A Japanese photographer known to test Nikon cameras ahead of their announcement did shortly show a Nikon camera in his latest video (from minute 1:50). The reason why some do believe this is the new Nikon ZF is that it mounts the 40mm f/2.0 lens which is rumored to be available as a kit lens option on the new ZF. The rumored specs on Weibo and Asobinet are:

  • Announcement in August
  • 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
  • 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



Panasonic announced a new S lens roadmap: Two new zooms teased and new Lidar AF technology partnership!

Today Panasonic held an event in China. They announced a new Lidar partnership with DJI and also a new S lens roadmap. The S lens roadmap now teases the launch of:

  • a zoom lens in the 30-70mm range (Could be 28-70mm f/2.8)
  • a zoom lens in the 100-400mm range

DJI and Panasonic also teased a partnership when it comes to Lidar AF technology. It’s unclear how this will work and when they will bring this. But on images you can see a Lidar system mounted on the hot shoe:

Sony A7cII, A7cR and 16-35mm GM II to be announced on August 29?

SAR reports that on August 29 Sony will have new major product announcement say. This is what we can expect to get:

  • 95% chance we will get the A7cII (likely has same/similar A7IV specs)
  • 90% chance we will get the A7cR (maybe with A7rV sensor)
  • 85% chance we will get the 16-35mm GM II (more compact and optically improved).