New rumors: Fujifilm X-Pro3 made in Japan, Olympus sticks with camera business and Sigma MC-21 shipping on April 19

Quick mention of some new smaller rumors:
The Fuji X-PRO3 is coming this year and will be made in Japan (Fujirumors).
New Olympus president Yasuo Takeuchi says they will surely NOT sell the camera business (43rumors).
Sigma MC-21 adapter preorders will open on April 19 (L-rumors).

One more news:
Canon Celebrates 16th Consecutive Year of Number 1 Share of Global Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera Market (CanonWatch).

New Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter for Sony, Nikon, Canon, Fuji and Olympus cameras

Profoto announced this new Connect Wireless Transmitter. You can preorder it at BHphoto and more details can be read on that product page from Profoto.

Press text:

With the Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter, you have a wireless connection with AirTTL lights that controls flash sync, remote control, Auto TTL, and HSS. The transmitter also controls flash sync and remote control in Air lights. There are three settings on the Connect transmitter itself. Auto being the first, takes all the guess work of setting up your flashes. The manual setting is there if you want to set the flashes yourself and be more creative. The final setting, of course, is to turn it off when the transmitter is not in use.

By downloading the Profoto app and with Bluetooth connection, you can control your lights wirelessly as well and upgrade your firmware later through the app. The Connect works on a frequency of 2.4 GHz and up to eight channels with an operating range of a 1000′ when using it with normal sync flash and remote control, and 330′ with Auto TTL and HSS. The built-in lithium-ion polymer battery has a battery life of 30 hours and is rechargeable via the included USB cable. Additionally, the transmitter powers off after 60 minutes of inactivity.

Nikon talks with Dpreview: APS-C Z-mount cameras might coming in the near future

Dpreview posted their interview with Nikon. A couple of interesting statements from Nikon:

1) Nikon still believes optical viewfinder is superior and that high end sports DSLR cameras are still needed
2) Nikon admits that there is the request for mirrorless APS-C cameras. But they cannot disclose yet if they will do such cameras

I think having APS-C cameras with such a large Z-mount are a bit nonsensical. It would make more sense to have a new smaller mount to allow the design for smaller cameras…don’t you think?