Recap of the Impress Japan interview with various camera manufacturers

A Xitek forum member translated he key points from the Impress Japan interviews with various camera manufacturers about their future plans - see previous post about Olympus, Pentax and Nikon (Google translation):


Olympus Imaging Marketing Division manager Ogawa Haruo topics: attention to the viewfinder of a single preparation of new micro-, E-5's successor is also made (see also this related article):

  • is doing with the new Olympus features a single micro-
  • lies in the form of the viewfinder
  • E-5's successor models are developed


Canon Imaging Rong Tian Ya manager: 2012 to launch micro-single, but also a powerful and portable digital SLR camera:

  • No anti-camera lens you really need to exchange
  • can be without the anti-camera SLR and compact cameras
  • The last year of high pixels to a high sensitivity


Sigma Corporation President: being developed M43 mount lenses, Foveon in the APS-C format:

  • DP series lineup will be expanded
  • SD series of future development in the APS-C format
  • will launch a micro-single-lens


Sony's Tian Hong: E research and discussion is a small lens mount, there will be a half-mirror camera (see a detailed translation here):

  • NEX with a small lens
  • Even if there is a million pixels is not surprising
  • to manufacturers of electronic shutter will eventually be commercialized


Nikon Imaging Marketing manager: D700's successor as the solution for high-pixel high-strength, D3 successor machine for high-speed sense:

  • D3, D700's successor
  • optimized for "high sense of high-power high-speed as the solution."
  • optimize the use of a portable camera


Fujifilm electronic image business Higuchi Minister Wu Subject: new single will use micro APS-C sensor, the power level will be exceeded as the solution of the whole site:

  • the same with the X100 and X10, will take the high road to showdown
  • AF speed is quite fast, and future plans are low-end models
  • the level of force as the solution will exceed the full-size


Pentax Ricoh Imaging Technology: study of 645 full-size and non-anti-air, the vision of the future rate of SLR models will be 100% (see detailed translation here):

  • as long as the once high-definition experience will no longer go back
  • The entry-level field of view would also like to be around 100%
  • no anti-full-frame camera will take into account and 645


Ricoh's Tomohiro Nagano: boot speed, battery, solid and, as a tool of the GR will be more evolution:

  • Pentax lens unit can be used
  • The zoom lens of the GRD
  • black and white photographs a dedicated compact camera

Does anyone have a better translation?

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