According to multiple rumors from Nikon Rumors, Nikon is primed to introduce an upcoming affordable Z-series model (perhaps the Z1 or Z5) to complement the higher-end Nikon Z6 and Z7. And recent rumors suggest the mid-range model may be in the $900 range. Although, the speculation ranges up to the equivalent of $1700.
If manufacturers are ready for mirrorless cameras to take over the Rebel and Nikon DX lines, we’re going to have to see some lower-end models fill up the ranks (and possibly even some more affordable APS-C format cameras).
One of the frustrations of shooting 4K on many of the recent DSLRs (particularly Canon) has been that the image is severely cropped. If new rumors are to be believed, however, the Canon 90D may feature 4K capture using the full APS-C sensor.
Canon Rumors posits that “we may be getting the new generation of Canon sensors with line skipping or pixel binning for video work.”
Previous rumors suggested the 4K video capture from a 32.5mp APS-C DPAF sensor. Full-width 4K capture on the APS-C sensor would be a very welcomed improvement for what may be the last of this prosumer breed of DSLRs. If this turns out to be true, I think the Canon 90D will sell like hotcakes at the rumored $1400 pricepoint.
Later this week, we’re expecting to see the new Sony FE 200-600mm 5.6-6.3mm G OSS super-telephoto lens announced. However, images of the lens have leaked out ahead of the official announcement. [Read more…]
According to Canon Rumors, the successor(s) to the popular Canon 5DS and 5DS R is not expected to receive a major jump in resolution. While the 5DS series jumped out from the 5D product line with a massive increase in resolution, the next iteration to the product line is expected to see less than a 20% increase for the already whopping 50.6MP sensor on the 5DS.
The new Canon 5DS Mark II (or whatever it is called) is expected to hit sometime in 2018. With Nikon’s new D850 (and its 45.7MP FX sensor) rolling in a ton of praise right now, what does Canon need to do with the 5DS line to gain the spotlight once again?
Canon will, of course, unveil a new addition to the popular 7D product line – likely to be called the Canon 7D Mark III. The most recent timeline suggests this will happen in 2018.
As we inch closer toward an actual release date, we’ll surely hear more and more rumors about such a camera. Today, we have a rumored (if somewhat suspect) list of key specifications for the upcoming 7D Mark III. Check it out below. [Read more…]
Rumors and signs that Nikon will bring a new mirrorless camera line to market have been swirling for a while now. Now, Nikon has gone on the record with DPReview to confirm that is the case with the following statement:
While details are confidential, we can say that we are currently developing new mirrorless products that build upon Nikon’s strengths, and offer the performance prospective customers expect, including the ultimate optics performance, image-processing technologies, strength and durability, and operation.
This was brought about in response to an interview question suggesting the same. When DPReview asked for clarification and additional info, Nikon delivered the above, more specific response.
While the Nikon 1 series has its fans, it doesn’t evoke the same kind of reverence that Nikon DSLRs do – or in the mirrorless world, Fuji, Sony and Olympus. The Nikon D500 and D810 are spectacular DSLRs. No one really says that about the Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras.
Let’s hope that Nikon (and Canon too, for that matter) will compete at the highest levels in the mirrorless market. Competition yields better products for all of us photographers to enjoy. So far though, Nikon and Canon really aren’t competing in the mirrorless market, which is unfortunate because that is where we are seeing the prosumer and pro markets grow right now.
What’s on your must-have list for a Nikon mirrorless camera?
The Canon 6D Mark II has been a very leaky camera. Now, we’ve got photos and leaked specs of the upcoming camera.
The specs confirm basically what we’ve been seeing for awhile now. I think this is looking like one of the best Canon DSLR releases since the Canon 7D.
Canon 6D Mark II Leaked Specifications
- 26.2MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor
- Dual Pixel AF
- 45-point AF (all cross-type)
- ISO 40,000 max sensitivity (up to ISO 102,400 extended)
- Full HD with 5-axis electronics image stabilization
- 3-inch Vari-angle LCD
- Dimensions: 144 x 110.5 x 74.8mm
- Weight: 765g
More images below. [Read more…]