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 Full Frame Mirrorless In 2016?
Sony’s domination over the full frame mirrorless market is only going to last so long; eventually the other manufacturers will come out with competing products. If this latest rumor out of CW has any legitimacy, that time could come as soon as next year.
According to the rumor, Canon will launch a full frame mirrorless camera in 2016, and there are already prototypes in Canon’s lab. We don’t have any possible specs, nor information on if this system would have an EOS mount, or something new.
Canon just launched the EOS M3 here in the US last week, a decision a long time coming, possibly signaling a change in Canon’s mirrorless strategy going forward. This could point to them gearing up to push more into the mirrorless market, and launching a new FF mirrorless would surely catch everyone’s attention.
I rate this rumor in the ‘I’ll believe it when I see it‘ category. Canon has had their head in the sand so long with their mirrorless strategy it’s really hard for me to believe that they will all of a sudden just decide to launch a FF mirrorless line. I would love to be wrong, but I just don’t see it. Not in 2016 anyway.
What do you all think? Would you like a see a Canon FF mirrorless offering to challenge the Sony’s in 2016?
Sony to Unveil New 4K e-Mount Camcorder with A7s Sensor?
An interesting rumor has cropped up in regards to an upcoming Sony announcement at IBC on September 11th. If the rumor is to be believed, Sony will announce a new 4K E-Mount camcorder, and it is thought that it could feature a modified A7S sensor.
I don’t have to tell you how awesome this would be for people that prefer the look and feel to a camcorder to that of a stills camera. This would allow its users to shoot in 4K at the same (or possibly better) crazy high ISOs that the A7s can.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any other possible specs for this rumored camcorder. But this nugget alone is pretty big news if you ask me. The A7s sensor is a favorite amongst video shooters, so getting that, plus the full frame size in a camcorder form factor would be big.
There was also another rumor a while back that Sony may change up the A7S line and turn that into a more camcorder-like camera going forward. If that rumor is correct, then it could be possible that this upcoming E-mount camcorder is, in fact, the A7S II. That would blow some minds, I am sure.
What are your thoughts on the A7s being turned into a camcorder? Good move or bad from Sony if this turns out to be legit?
Sony 90mm Macro Now Highest Tested Lens on DxO
Whether if you love DxO, or you hate it, you have to at least agree that its ratings are a great discussion point when comparing lenses. If you are a Sony shooter, then apparently you need to get your hands on the 90mm macro, which has recently been crowned the sharpest lens ever tested by DxO.
Yes, according to this DxO chart, the 90mm macro is the highest tested lens for sharpness on the site; more so than the Zeiss Otus line. That is pretty impressive if you ask me. Even if you disagree with DxO methods, the fact that this result happened is quite bizarre.
This makes two really big hits in the lens department for Sony. The FE 55 mm F/1.8 and now this 90mm macro have really been stellar performers. This test only confirms that and adds a feather into Sony’s hat. Their lenses may be more expensive than others, but as we are seeing, the quality of what you are getting justifies the cost.
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!