The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K took NAB 2018 by storm. It really was the talk of the show and everyone prior to it was hoping for an update and they got it. The camera is now shipping but it’s not available in large quantities yet. Demand is high and production doesn’t look to be matching it. While this seems to be an issue with Blackmagic I thought they solved this with the release of the URSA Mini Pro but the Pocket 4K seems to be business as usual when it comes to delivery.
With the recent influx of full frame lenses entering the market, a few years ago, ABT Cine & Hanse Inno Tech started working on a focal reducer solution which would be able to harness these new optics with S35 sensor cameras. We first saw a demo of the Speedmount EF for DSMC2 back in IBC 2017.
Nokishita posted a new list of camera codes used in certification authorities.Note that both DS126751 and DS126761 are either DSLRs or full frame mirrorless cameras. One might be the replacement for the EOS 5Ds(R) or the rumored high resolution EOS R model. It’s suggested that both models have a full frame sensor, either in a DSLR or a MILC. However, DS126761 seems to refer to a more entry level oriented camera and thus may well point to the Canon EOS 80D or Rebel SL2 replacements (maybe something got lost in translation?). Both are expected to be announced in the first half of 2019. P2355 refers to a PowerShot camera and might be the PowerShot G7X Mark III. No signs of the EOS 7D Mark III here.
I still have a fresh memory of the days when Samsung was claiming they would become the number one company in the system mirrorless camera world. Well it didn’t end well for them. I hope the following Nikon statement will not bring them bad luck too. In an interview released at Dpreview Nikon said:
FR reader Chris pre-ordered the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm at eBay here. Now he has been contacted by the retailer, who told him that there are issues with the lens, and hence the shipping, which was originally expected for October, will delay.