Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

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Uncommon cameras had been the order of the day (nicely, not fairly all seven of them) on this week’s digital camera information, with a slew of cool and weird our bodies revealed (in a single case unintentionally) by their respective producers.

A full-frame mirrorless digital camera that matches in your pocket, a full-frame mirrorless astrophotography digital camera, a digital camera with a “hidden LCD” that spells the top of  chimping, and a 100th anniversary digital camera. 

And on high of that, three main exhibitors have pulled out of subsequent yr’s Photokina – the business’s greatest commerce present… although maybe not for for much longer. Listed below are the 5 greatest digital camera information tales of the week!

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

Fujifilm X-Pro3’s “hidden LCD” kills chimping

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

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The Fujifilm X-Pro3 has simply been formally introduced on the Fujifilm X Summit in Shibuya, Japan – and it may spell the loss of life of chimping, because of its “hidden LCD” rear display.

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 additionally encompasses a titanium physique (with two optionally available further protecting coatings), “the perfect viewfinder” (with elevated colour house) and an all-new movie simulation: Basic Destructive.

Whereas they actually raised various eyebrows on the time, the earlier rumors had been confirmed true because the digital camera has materialized with no D-pad, and does away with a standard rear display… 

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

Canon confirms EOS Ra astrophotography digital camera

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

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Two and a half months after we first reported it, Canon itself has unintentionally confirmed its upcoming full-frame mirrorless astrophotography mirrorless digital camera, the Canon EOS Ra.

Normally product leaks emanate from (or, at the very least, are disseminated by) on-line rumor websites. On this case, nevertheless, the leak got here immediately from Canon itself, which quickly had the Canon EOS Ra handbook listed on its UK web site. 

“The EOS Ra is a version of the EOS R designed for astrophotography”, reads the since-pulled literature (noticed by Canon Watch). “Camera operations are essentially the same as for the EOS R,” although the textual content particulars the important thing variations between a devoted astro digital camera and a normal physique… 

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

Full-frame Sigma fp actually suits in your pocket

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

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Sigma’s new full-frame mirrorless digital camera had its first public outing on the IBC 2019 broadcasting expo in Amsterdam. The Sigma fp goes on sale later this yr as the corporate works on finalizing the firmware for the digital camera forward of its launch.

The one fast factor that strikes you in regards to the Sigma fp is its measurement – or reasonably the shortage of it. That is one significantly small digital camera. We knew that and not using a built-in degree viewfinder, and and not using a mechanical shutter, that this was going to be very small for a full-frame mirrorless digital camera – however you do not actually respect this till you see it.

The digital camera is so small small, in reality, that the person on the Sigma stand actually pulled it out of the pocket of his chinos to allow us to get a more in-depth look! Positive it didn’t have a lens on it on the time, however that’s a formidable celebration trick nonetheless…

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

Pentax’ 100th anniversary digital camera is pure Pentax

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

(Picture credit score: Ricoh Imaging)

Ricoh Imaging has given us the primary glimpse at a model new flagship digital camera to commemorate its 100th anniversary. And, in probably the most Pentaxy transfer possible, it is an APS-C DSLR. 

The shape issue seems to be like a cross between the Pentax KP and Pentax Okay-70, with a grip that’s barely much less pronounced than the latter, but it surely’s sleeker and extra svelte than both predecessor. 

It incorporates each a rear joystick and a high LCD panel, however its rear display doesn’t tilt or articulate. The gold “SR” on the entrance of the digital camera confirms that it’s going to possess Shake Discount picture stabilization…

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

Nikon, Leica and Olympus pull out of Photokina

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

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Photokina nonetheless stays one of the best recognized of all of the photographic commerce reveals – however the German expo’s quest to adapt to a altering worldwide business has confronted one more setback. Nikon, Olympus and Leica have all cancelled their stands at subsequent yr’s occasion in Cologne, in keeping with a press launch from the organizers.

The setbacks comply with the cancellation of the 2019 occasion on the banks of the Rhine. In 2018 the organizers made the shock announcement it will double in frequency to turn out to be an annual occasion, going down in Could reasonably than the standard September slot, however this yr’s occasion was cancelled a full 5 months earlier than the doorways had been meant to open. Beforehand, the exhibition had run each two years since 1966 – though the variety of halls used for the present has regularly diminished over time.

“The imaging industry is currently undergoing massive changes, which also have an impact on Photokina as the industry’s leading trade fair – and this in a dimension never seen before,” says Gerald Böse, President and Chief Govt Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH…

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (22 September)

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