Sigma CEO Yamaki: It might take til 2023 till we are ready with the new Foveon FF camera

Sigma CEO Yamaki said in a Dpreview interview:

We’re still at the research and development stage for the sensor. It’s mainly being worked on by Sigma engineers here. It will take some time to have a prototype of the new 3-layer X3 sensor and then we’ll see if we can move to the next stage, which will be a product. I don’t think we’ll have a product to show in 2021. Maybe 2022 or even 2023. We don’t know what kind of technical issues or challenges we’ll have to solve with the sensor yet.

Sounds like we have to wait a very long time to get this :(

Will Olympus join the join the L-mount alliance?

The Japanese site DC.life is speculating about a possible L-mount move from OM Digital. They name a couple of reasons why they think that might be the case:

  1. First we have fact that the L-mount alliance itself announced that new partners might be coming soon.
  2. OM Digital is now free from Olympus “philosophy” of sticking to MFT only
  3. OM Digital announced a new “WOW” product for end 2021 or early 2022. This wow product may be a FF camera?

I think these speculation are unlikely to be true. Nevertheless…you never know!