More pictures of the Fujifilm GFX XΩ modular medium format mirrorless camera prototype


Some additional pictures of the Fujifilm GFX XΩ modular medium format mirrorless camera prototype that was presented during the recent X Summit. This specific design never reached production because the shutter mechanism was too large:

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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II and TZ80 cameras announced

The previously rumored Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II and TZ80 cameras are now officially announced:

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II (Adorama | B&H):

  • 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer) to compensate for handshake to achieve blur-free images at every focal length.
  • Photo Styles for creative , including the newly added L.Monochrome D mode for enhanced monochrome images.
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (4.2) and Wi-Fi connectivity (IEEE802.11b/g/n) for instant sharing via Panasonic Image App.
  • Long-Life Battery with AC- or USB Power Charging on the Go.
  • Fast operation and Light Speed autofocus
  • High-speed burst shooting
  • 4K Photo and video to capture the fastest movements.
  • Large 1-inch-high sensitivity sensor
  • Fast 16x LEICA* DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens
  • High-resolution Live View Finder

At the heart of the camera is a large 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which boasts a high signal to noise ratio – in other words, it’s the ideal choice for capturing clear images, even in low light conditions. The 16x optical LEICA zoom lens gives you a 35mm camera equivalent of 25-400mm, making it perfect for everything from scenic photography to distant subjects. The newly added Zoom Compose Assist assures, that you do not lose your subject when it suddenly leaves the frame. An aperture range of f/2.8-4.0 is available for creating beautifully blurred backgrounds, while a new minimum aperture of f/11 is useful for highly detailed landscape shots.

Specifications comparison between the old Panasonic FZ1000 and the new Panasonic FZ1000 II cameras:

What to expect from the new Leica V-Lux camera

Panasonic Lumix DCZS80 (Adorama | B&H):

  • 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor with 20.3 MP resolution
  • Ultra high-speed AF of approximately 0.1 sec second
  • RAW format shooting and manual controls for advanced users, plus full automatic modes for beginners.
  • 3.0-inch tiltable touchscreen
  • High-resolution Live View Finder
  • 4K Photo to capture every moment with ease

A 24mm (equivalent) ultra wide-angle LEICA lens is ideal for landscape photography, but with the 30x optical zoom you’ll be able to reach as far as 720mm (equivalent). Power O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) keeps your shots sharp by compensating for handshake even when shooting at long focal lengths. The Zoom Compose Assist function helps keep track of your subjects by quickly zooming out – handy when they move out of frame.To keep up with the fastest subjects, the TZ95 sports burst rates of 10 frames per second (AFS) and tracks the subject at a rate of 5 fps (AFC).

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What’s next?

Here is an updated list of rumored/expected cameras and lenses that will be announced in the next few weeks/months:



Recently announced cameras and lenses:

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First Panasonic S1 unboxing video

The first Panasonic S1 mirrorless camera unboxing video is now available online (Lumix S pre-orders: Adorama | B&H) :

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The new lineup of Kodak digital film scanners is now shipping

Two new digital film scanners and a 35mm slide viewer from Kodak are now available for sale on

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Everything we know so far about the new Leica Q2 camera

Here is what we know so far about the upcoming Leica Q2 camera:

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The new Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Sony E-mount will start shipping on March 8, 2019

Sigma Japan confirmed that their new 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art lens for Sony E-mount will start shipping on Friday, March 8, 2019 (price: $1,399).

Additional information on the new lens:

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