Sony will announce the new 20MP ZV-1F tomorrow and the new 61MP A7rV on October 26th

On October 13 Sony will announce the new Sony ZV-1F compact camera. Here are the specs:

  • 20mm f/2.0 lens
  • new menu
  • USB-C charging
  • jpg only
  • 4k 24p
  • 1080p 60p
  • new icons on the full touch screen
  • tiny machine aimed fully at vloggers

Sony A7rV specs:

  • Same 61MP sensor because all the power goes to the new processor.
  • TOTALLY New Autofocus system with AI deep learning
  • 8k 24p (cropped)
  • 4k60p 4k24p (full read out)
  • S cinetone is available
  • 8 stop IBIS (unclear yet if “native” or with “gyro data”)
  • Body looks like a mix between the Sony A7sIII and Sony A7IV.
  • Announcement October 26th

First wild Canon EOS-R8 specs list

The Chinese rumor website CameraBeta claims to know the EOS-R8 specs:

  • 30.3 million pixel CMOS sensor
  • Digix X image processor
  • five-axis image stabilization
  • full-pixel dual-core Autofocus
  • continuous shooting at 12 frames per second
  • 4K recording at 30 frames per second (without cropping)
  • 4K video recording at 60 frames per second (cropping)
  • SD/CFexpress dual card slot design

Sony and OM Digital unveil two big events that likely will see the A7rV and OM-5 announcement!

Today Sony and OM Digital announced two events:

  • OM Digital announced the “OM SYSTEM PLAZA Fan Event 2022 ” from October 29th to 30th. I am pretty sure that’s when OM digital will also show the new OM-5!
  • Sony announced the Creative Space 2022 event. And if you look at the date it’s quite clear our rumor about the Sony A7rV launch on October 26th sounds spot on ;)

Qualcomm manager is sure smartphones will soon surpass the classic system cameras image quality

Judd Heape is the vice-president of product management for cameras at Qualcomm. And in an interview released by Android Authority. And he truly believes smartphones will in future match or outperform dedicated system cameras:

In terms of getting towards the image quality of a DSLR, yes. I think the image sensor is there, I think the amount of innovation that’s going into mobile image sensors is probably faster and more advanced than what’s happening in the rest of the industry.
The processing in Snapdragon is 10 times better than what you can find on the biggest and baddest Nikon and Canon cameras. And that’s why we’re able to really push the barrier on image quality. Because even though we have a small lens and small image sensor, we’re doing many, many times more processing than what’s even capable in a DSLR.

I am not so sure about that. Any pic taken with a 100MP Samsung is literally not the same thing as a 100MP image taken from a medium format camera. You cannot cheat on pixel size physics…

found via Dpreview