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Debunking fake news: the sensor inside the Fuji X-T3 is made by Sony, not by Samsung

The new 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS sensor inside the new Fuji X-T3 camera is made by Sony and not by Samsung as some websites have wrongly reported (see this post). This information is coming from Theo Georgiades, Managing Director of Fujifilm UK in a recent interview with PGN:

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If you believe the Internet, Samsung is now also making sensors for Fuji/Pentax/Ricoh

In addition to making full frame sensors for Panasonic (?) and coming back with their own new mirrorless camera (?), Samsung is apparently now also making APS-C sensors for… Fujifilm and also Ricoh/Pentax… The source? A random comment made by somebody on a  forum. Then another forum referenced the first forum, then another website quoted two sources, then a desperate […]

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List of questionable reports about new products “rumored” to be announced for Photokina

As I already reported, the Sony product announcement at the IBC 2018 show yesterday was not photography related: Sony announced only two new camcorders (HXR-NX200 and HDC-3500). No new Sony a6500 replacement or a Sony a7sIII cameras were announced at the IBC show yesterday as some websites have suggested. There was also no Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF […]

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No, Panasonic will not produce a new SL full frame mirrorless camera for Leica in China

As I reported a few days ago, there is a new Leica 1546 camera model registered in Asia that will have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and will use the same radio parts as the Panasonic TX2 and Panasonic GX7 cameras, as well as a new ACA-DC 16-E power adapter. The new Leica 1546 camera will be manufactured by Panasonic AVC […]

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No, Samsung is not going to resurrect their NX mirrorless cameras

I asked some of my Samsung sources about the recently “rumored” comeback of the NX mirrorless camera line and they all laughed… Samsung is not getting back in the camera business just like Nikon did not buy Samsung’s camera business and many other fake news stories made up over the years (see also Sony buying Nikon […]

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The rumored Panasonic GH5s camera was not supposed to be announced today

Today several readers were confused and asked me about the Panasonic GH5s announcement. When I broke the GH5s news, I reported that the launch date is expected to be either in January or February 2018. My personal guess is that the new camera will be announced either for the CES show in Las Vegas (January 9-12) or […]

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About the “debunked rumor” for a Sony camera with a 36MP APS-C sensor

A known clickbait site today “debunked” a “fake rumor” about a new Sony camera with a 36MP APS-C sensor. The only problem here is that this same site reported that exact same rumor last year, twice: So yea, don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, especially when it’s coming from clickbait sites with a well-established history […]

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