Panasonic says: new entry and very high end L-mount cameras will be coming and the new telephoto zoom will be very compact

CameraBeta has been invited for a talk with Panasonic managers and this is the info they gathered:

  • At present, Panasonic focuses on the mid-range full-frame camera market, but in the next few years, it will supplement entry-level and high-end models
  • Video will continue to focus on 4K, 6K oversampling, 6K and open gate.
  • 8K is not sufficiently popular in the consumer market.
  • A telephoto lens will be available soon. I think it’s a surprising size, so please look forward to it.
  • It has suffered a lot in the last three years, but is still very good.
  • LUMIX G is stable overall. LUMIX S is the best result ever.
  • China is the strongest market.
    ・Rapid recovery of production and sales
    ・Securing production and supply by building factories


via Asobinet

More info about the new Blackmagic L-mount camera!

A new source shared me this (Thanks!):

Not related to Sony but instead to the recent story you published regarding Blackmagic joint L mount. It’s true, and as a result the upcoming pocket camera revisions will be much smaller than the current versions. Still housing large rear touchscreens, but thinner and boxier, with cageless mounting points like that found in the FX3/FX30 and Red cameras bodies.

Sensor is still Super35 6K provided by CMOSIS, but there are full frame bodies planned. Apparently since the FX3 and FX30 launched both Blackmagic and Panasonic have seen a sharp downturn in sales and both are looking to expand their share of the prosumer cinema market.

The new 6K will be smaller than the G2 but larger than an FX3. Similar to a Sony body in terms of visual designs, but all black. No IBIS but an improved version of the gyro stabilization, and it will shoot 6K at up to 75fps, and 4K up to 140fps. OLED screen and CFExpress Type B support.

Coming soonish. Maybe end of the summer.

First leaked images of the Sigma 14mm f/1.4 L mount lens

On June 8th Sigma will announce this astrophotography dream lens! And here are the very first leaked images of this beast!

The full specs:

  • 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art
  • Lens construction: 19 elements in 15 groups (3 FLD glass elements, 1 SLD glass element, 4 aspherical lenses)
  • Shortest shooting distance: 30cm
  • Maximum magnification: 1:11.9
  • Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
  • Size: 101.4 x 149.9mm (151.9mm for E-mount version)
  • Weight: 1170g (1160g for E-mount version)
  • Cover-type lens cap: LC1014-01
  • Tripod socket: TS-141
  • Guide plate: GP-11