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.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Sensor Rumor
It appears to be set, at least, the rumors have settled on what they believe the next Canon flagship EOS-1DX camera will feature as far as the sensor is concerned. If the latest rumors are correct, the upcoming Canon flagship DSLR will feature a 24MP sensor.
24MP is not a high megapixel count at all, but it’s not a low one either. Personally, I feel like that is right about where the camera should be. 24MP is plenty of resolution for anyone. Though, having half the resolution of its 50 MP 5D Brethren will be odd.
What are your thoughts about this sensor size?
Another Zeiss Otus On the Way?
Zeiss 50mm and 85mm Otus lenses are the epitome of their focal lengths in terms of image quality. It seems Zeiss will announce another Otus-branded lens later this year, but this lens will be of the wider variety.
According to the new rumor report, Zeiss will announce a 25mm F/1.4 some time around September. This would give Zeiss a holy trinity of sorts for prime lens shooters. Expensive, yes, but the absolutely best your money can buy, with no doubt.
What other focal lengths would you like to see Zeiss tackle with an Otus branded lens?
Fujifilm X-E2 Firmware Update To Add AF Update
Fuji shooters everywhere drooled at the X-T10 and its new and improved AF features. The X-T1 received its update to get the new firmware, but until now, it looked as if the rest of the Fuji ecosystem would be left wanting.
According to the latest report, XE-2 users can expect a firmware update later this year that will also bring those new and improved AF features to that camera as well. Fuji continues to amaze us with their support for older camera models, and this is no exception – assuming the rumor is legit.
Olympus E-M10 II Coming In August
The latest rumors out of Olympus’s camp is that the new E-M10 II should be announced at some point in August. But don’t get too excited, from what we hear, do not expect anything revolutionary (for that wait for the new E-M1 next year).
Still, I would think we will see many of the features from the new E-M5 II trickle down to the E-M10 II as well. So far, specs are unknown, but those should leak any time now if the announcement really is next month.
What would you like to see from this upcoming E-M10 II?
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!