Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors, and announcements.
5D3 Replacement May Be Different Than Originally Thought?
First, we are not even sure if this camera will have the 5D Mark IV name. Some rumors point to a possible split, which means two more cameras. Other rumors point to just one new camera, but possibly splitting off from the 5D moniker.
Another controversial point is whether or not the camera will have 4K video. Some say it will, but others say that 4K will be reserved for the new 1D camera only. In my opinion, with all of the competing mirrorless cameras offering 4K recording, it would be a mistake by Canon to exclude 4K from the next 5D. Even if its primary focus is stills, when people are comparing cameras and see 4K in one and not the other, that will be a disadvantage for the new Canon offering.
Lastly, a new source has indicated that the 5D3 replacement will, in fact, be something very different and new, not having the 5D moniker (though they were unable to produce specs to illustrate why it will be different).
It seems to me, that despite all of the rumors and speculation, one thing remains constant: we really don’t have a clue what Canon is going to do with the 5D3 replacement. We will just have to wait and see.
New FE Lens Maker to Join the Fray?
The latest buzz over in Sony Land is that another lensmaker will soon join Sony & Zeiss in producing new FE lenses. We don’t know who it will be, but the price point will be a ‘bit below Zeiss level.’
It seems that the lens maker is not Voigtlander, and the only other clue we have is that it is ‘not who you would think’. Sigma and Tamron are obvious choices, so that seems to indicate it may not be them. But if it is not Sigma, Tamron, or Voigtlander, who else would it be?
The only other lensmakers I can think of are all OEMs like Canon, Nikon Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji, and Leica. I guess there is one other option; could we maybe see some Hasselblad FE lenses? They already have a relationship with Sony, but I don’t see them pricing their lenses below the Zeiss lenses…so that wouldn’t seem to fit with what we know from this rumor. Maybe Samsung? Their camera business seems to be phasing out, so maybe they are going to switch focus and produce more lenses?
What do you all think? Who could this new FE lens maker be?
New Images Leak of Upcoming Fuji 100-400mm
The rumors say that the next Fuji lens will be announced on or around January 15th and that lens is expected to be the 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6. These rumors would seem to be confirmed today with a few leaks of this upcoming lens.
January 15th is not too far off, but this lens is rumored to cost around 1800 Euros. It will be interesting to see what other goodies Fuji will have in store for us at the beginning of 2016.
Panasonic’s New Tz100 Coming Soon
It would seem that Panasonic has a new compact camera with a 1″ sensor coming soon and will be called the TZ100. A rather large leak of images hit the web this morning featuring this new camera. You can see them below:
The camera is rumored to have a 20.1MP sensor and feature a 25-250mm F/2.8-5.9 lens. This would seem to match up well against Sony’s RX100 M4 and would be much more pocketable than their own LX100.
It will be interesting to see where this falls on the pricing spectrum and how well it matches up to other high-end compacts like the RX100 series and Canon’s G7X.
What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!