Micro Four Thirds has the biggest market share by lens mount in Japan for 2019 with 19.8%


Olympus and Panasonic jointly announced that the Micro Four Thirds system took the #1 market share by lens mount in Japan with 19.8% (based on the number of digital interchangeable lens cameras sold in Japan by lens mount):

Micro Four Thirds further expands the possibilities of enjoyment and utilization of video by developing the lineup unique to the joint standard, and currently supports 54 companies including BtoB companies. In 2019, four new models of mirrorless cameras compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard were introduced, and we worked to revitalize the domestic market. As a result, we achieved a top share #1 of 19.8% in the domestic market by lens mount in 2019 (surveyed by the Four Thirds Secretariat based on sales performance data of leading camera dealers nationwide)

Here is the full translated press release:

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Two new Voigtlander lenses to be announced soon: NOKTON 35mm f/1.2 Aspherical III VM and NOKTON 60mm f/0.95 MFT lens


Two new Voigtlander lenses to be announced soon:

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First leaked Fujifilm X-T4 camera pictures


FujiAddict posted the first leaked pictures of the upcoming Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera. Here is some additional information:

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New: Topaz Labs Video Enhance AI for Windows (now $100 off)



Topaz announced their new Video Enhance AI software for Windows that upscales videos up to 8k (coming soon also for Mac OS):

"Enlarging video footage without losing detail has always been impossible... until now. Upscale and "enhance!" your videos by up to 600% while perfectly preserving video quality - meet Video Enhance AI for Windows Desktop."

For a limited time, the Topaz Labs Video Enhance AI for Windows is $100 off.

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Topaz Labs Video Enhance AI before and after photos (more samples available here):

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Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens to be announced soon

Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens
Irix is rumored to announce a new 45mm f/1.4 lens designed for photography. The official announcement was supposed to happen at the 2020 CP+ show, but since the event was canceled, I believe we will see the new lens in the next 1-2 weeks. Here are some additional pictures of the upcoming Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens:

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Breaking: the 2020 CP+show is canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak


The 2020 CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging show is now officially canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak - see the full translated press release at FujiAddict:

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