Thursday, 18 August 2016

News and Rumours: Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Samyang and Sony

In this week's summary:

  • Images and specifications of the camera many are waiting for, the Canon 5D Mark IV.
  • Fuji is rumoured to soon be announced an X-A3 and a new 23mm f2 lens.
  • Nikon announces the D3400, and is the 1 series still in development?
  • Samyang announces the already announced 14mm f2.8 autofocus lens.
  • Is the Sony A99 Replacement really coming?


Full specifications and images of the 5D Mark IV have been leaked. Some interesting features for me are the inclusion of Wi-fi and GPS - both of which I think should be in any reasonably hogh-end camera these days.

It also features 4k video recording which, with Canon-s dual-pixel AF and touch-screen to focus, could bring the challenge back to Sony to dominate the videographer market.


  • 30.4mp
  • 7fps
  • Dual Pixel AF
  • 61 point AF (Likely 41 crosstype)
  • ISO 100-102400 (extended sensitivity)
  • 24/30fps @ 4K, 60fps @ 1080, 120fps @ 720, 4:2:2, 8bit 500mbps MJPEG
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Dust and weathersealed
  • GPS built-in, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC and CompactFlash Type II
  • USB 3.0 terminal, HDMI terminal
  • Size 116.4mm x 150.7mm x 75.9mm
  • Weight 890g (1.96lbs)


Fuji are expected to soon announce a new X-A3 camera, and a new 23mm f2.0 prime lens.


Nikon have announced the D3400. One surprising feature they've removed is the ultrasonic sensor cleaning. Some might argue that D3400 users are likely to put on the kit lens and never remove it, but it seems to be an odd bit of penny pinching to remove a feature which every modern ILC has.

Meanwhile, in a review of the Canon M3, DPReview had this to say:
we're leaving Nikon 1 cameras out of the list, as we believe the series is no longer being developed
It will be very unfortunate for those invested in the Nikon 1 camera series if this is true. There is more discussion about this at Nikon Rumors.


Samyang announce another already announced lens, but this time they have revealed some pricing. Their AF 14mm f2.8 lens for Sony FE mount will cost 699 Euros - with no mention of US pricing yet.


It seems SonyAlphaRumors is convinced an A99 replacement has finished development and will be announced soon, while PhotoRumors is convinced there will be no more Alpha mount series cameras released. All we can do is grab the popcorn and wait to see who is right.

For the sake of Sony Alpha users, I hope SonyAlphaRumors is correct this time.

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