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Sony a7R IV: the lie of “medium format-level image quality”

From PetaPixel regarding Sony’s claim of “medium format-level image quality” for the new 61MP a7R IV mirrorless camera:

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Where is the high-end Sony APS-C mirrorless camera with a built-in EVF?

Several readers asked me where the “rumored” high-end Sony APS-C mirrorless camera with a built-in EVF is. Before the a6400 announcement, the Japanese website Nikkei clearly reported that Sony is going to release a cheap, mid-level mirrorless camera. In an interview, Sony’s manager also confirmed that they are planning to announce a new APS-C mirrorless camera before the CP+ show […]

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The Sony APS-C camera clickbait continues

The Internet is flooded with fake pictures and made-up specifications of the upcoming Sony APS-C camera. The model names are also all over the place (a6700, a7000, a5500 etc). This clickbait practice has been going for a few years now and has become the only way to drive traffic for certain websites. A new Sony APS-C […]

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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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