Olympus E-M1II rumored to feature a dual SD card slot

The upcoming Olympus E-M1II mirrorless camera with micro four thirds image sensor is rumored to provide dual SD card slot.

Previously, Olympus E-M1 Mark II is said to feature a very fast continuous shooting speed which makes the camera aimed at professional sports photography.

After the mention of the new handheld high resolution mode which will help pro users for better stabilization. Professional cameras have dual memory card slots for a variety of professional use cases. The Dual SD card slot is another feature that will make the Olympus E-M1II more suitable for PRO photographers, sources say. … Continue reading

Panasonic LX200 announcement rumored for Photokina 2016

Panasonic LX200 announcement is rumored to happen before or at Photokina 2016 event this year.

The world’s biggest digital imaging show is Photokina and opens its doors in every two years. This year photographers and the people in the industry will meet by the end of September.

The company is on the verge to introduce a replacement to the LX100 compact camera. The successor model most likely called LX200. Prior to the event, more digital cameras and lenses are on the horizon. The Panasonic LX200 announcement might show up the long-rumored GH5 camera too. … Continue reading

Olympus Patent for 28mm f/1.4 Full Frame Mirrorless Lens

Olympus has filed a new patent for 28mm f/1.4 lens designed for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

The patent application refers to a prime optic. It consists of 28mm focal length with a maximum bright aperture of f/1.4. This makes it a perfect companion for lo-light photography. On the other hand we might not see these product in mass production.

Currently there are no rumors for a Oly full frame mirrorless camera model but this is the fourth patent filed in Japan. This could refer to a future product like an Olympus full-frame mirrorless camera. … Continue reading

New Nikon Mirrorless Camera Registered as N1514 Model

Nikon has registered the “N1514” name at an agency in Indonesia. This means that the high-end Nikon mirrorless camera is on the horizon and coming in the near future.

Indonesian communications agency is usually the place where devices with wireless connectivity must be registered before becoming available on the market. This is why we can assume that this camera will come packed with WiFi.

This is the first time the Nikon mirrorless camera was mentioned, but it would not be a surprise if it becomes official around the Photokina 2016 event. … Continue reading

Fujifilm patent for XF 16mm F1.8 lens

Fujifilm has patented a new wide-angle lens for its X-series mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. It is the XF 16mm F1.8 lens model.

The new wide-angle prime optic will be the f/1.8 version of the current XF 16mm F1.4 model. It provides a 24mm focal length, when mounted on an APS-C sensor X body.

From the patent application the optical design of the XF 16mm F1.8 is very similar to the f/1.4 version. It might be a good answer to the budget-friendly models with a bright aperture one. … Continue reading

Panasonic GH5 sensor rumored to be in 16-megapixels resolution

The rumor mill is claiming that the Panasonic GH5 sensor might feature the same 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor just like the GX85 camera.

According to recent gossips, the GH4 successor will offer a 16-megapixel image sensor with the help of better processing and cooling. This also means that the video-centric product will come packed with the sensor found in the GX85, but with better performance.

As we all know the GH5 from Panasonic will replace the current GH4 mirrorless camera which has been introduced back in February, 2014. More details after the break! … Continue reading

Canon patent for 30mm F2.8 DO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Canon has patented for an optical formula that appears for a 30mm F2.8 DO lens designed for company’s future full-frame mirrorless camera.

From the patent application we can see that Canon is working on a new prime optic with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. If becomes available, it will be aimed at Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors. We can also say the upcoming 30mm F2.8 DO will be a new prime model with DO featuring diffractive optics.

Canon lenses which feature the diffractive optical (DO) are smaller and lighter compared to the same focal length lenses but the price becomes generally higher when the lenses have optical formual for DO. … Continue reading

Fujifilm Patent for XF 13mm F1.8 Lens

Fujifilm has filed a patent for a new wide-angle lens in Japan. The new patent describes a XF 13mm F1.8 lens designed for company’s APS-c size sensor X-series mirrorless cameras.

It is a 20mm equivalent focal length wide-angle prime optic with a bright aperture of f/1.8. However the patent application refers to a Fujinon XF 13mm f/1.8 when considering the crop factor.

It seems that a new Fujinon XF 13mm f/1.8 lens is in the works. Even the translation is not perfect this also explains the significant savings on the Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8 R model. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-T2 Announcement Rumored for June 14, 2016

Fujifilm is on the verge to announce its next weather sealed camera. Fujifilm X-T2 announcement is rumored to happen on June 14, 2016.

The company is allegedly working hard on several new cameras and lenses for 2016. One of them is the X-T2 mirrorless model which is expected to be announced before the Photokina 2016 show in September.

Loric Gonzalez got the exact date information from a French reseller and he shared this info on the French Fuji X Facebook Group. According to the posting the Fujifilm X-T2 announcement will happen on June 14, 2016. … Continue reading

Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC Lens Patent

Tamron has filed a new standard zoom lens patent in Japan. The application describes the Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC lens designed for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

Egami has spotted the file as the optic features a focal range between 28mm and 70mm along with a maximum aperture range of f/3.5-5.6. The standard zoom lens seems to feature built-in image stabilization technology.

This would be good news for the current users of Sony A7-series E-mount cameras with full frame image sensor. As Tamron produce such good lenses with an affordable price. See the image and patent details below. … Continue reading