Better translation of the interviews with camera manufacturers about their future products

Here is a better translation of the key points from the interviews with several camera manufacturers about their future plans (thanks Erik):

Olympus

  • Working on a new mirrorless camera that is very “Olympus-like”, but not PEN.
  • The viewfinder is the key.
  • E-5 replacement is in the works.

Canon

  • Does a mirrorless camera really need exchangeable lenses?
  • Can we make a compact or DSLR that can beat the mirrorless cameras? (they believe they have it)
  • Higher sensitivity rather than high resolution (probably refers to quality over megapixels)

Sigma

  • Expanding the DP-series line-up of cameras
  • SD-series cameras will use APS-C sensors
  • Mirrorless camera lenses in the works

Sony

  • Smaller E-mount lenses coming
  • One hundred mega pixels not a strange thing soon
  • Everyone will use electronic shutters

Nikon

  • Replacements for D3 and D700 coming
  • Specialize on High sensitivity, High resolution and high speed
  • Compact camera focused on how you use it to fight the smart-phone camera usage

Fujifilm

  • We will win with high-end cameras like the X100 and X10
  • Much faster autofocus and entry-level camera is coming
  • A mirrorless that beats full-frame cameras

Pentax

  • Once you have tasted high-resolution you can’t go back
  • 100% viewfinders for low-end cameras too
  • Mirrorless for full-frame and 645

Ricoh

  • Sensor unit that can use Pentax lenses
  • GR digital with zoom lens
  • Compact made for black/white photography
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