In this thread I will report live from the Photokina 2018. Both, from the press conferences tomorrow and on Wednesday from the photo fair
Dear Members,

as always we will do a Live-Blog from Photokina. The Live Blog well start tomorrow (Tuesday) with the most important press conferences and on Wednesday we willl continue to cover the photofair and walk through the different halls for you, to give you an impression on what is going on there...

So stay tuned and visit us over the 2 next days regularly in this Live-Blog thread:

https://www.camera-info.com/threads/live-blog-photokina-2018.11383/
Fuji announced today the successor of the Fuji X-T2. Although the modelname does not sounds like a big upgrade, Fuji surprised me with the feature list and improvements over the X-T2 and X-H1.

It looks like the X-T3 is a lot more attractive than the X-H1, although it has unfortunately no IBIS. But the list of improvements vs. X-T2 and X-H1 are impressive. In both worlds, video and photography. See also the videos below to get a first impression.

Better AF (still & sports) better facetracking, better viewfinder, 2 UHSII card slots, better video, etc. pp.

Finally, the Nikon D500 gets also from Fuji real competition.
There are rumors on the internet, that Panansonic will announce end of September a fullframe camera parallel to its MicroFourThird system. As an addition, not as a replacement to the MFT system.

According to these rumors, it will not use the Leica SL lens mount, but rather a new lens mount. Also the sensor seems not to come from Sony.

Do you think it is a good move from Panansonic, to offer next to MFT also a fullframe system?
Canon announced today its new fullframe mirrorless system. Similar to the Nikon Z-system, it will have a new lens mount. All new Canon lenses for this new system will have this new RF-mount.

Thanks to 3 (!) different adapters, all old Canon lenses are compatible with this new EOS-R system.

The first camera in this new system is called EOS-R. It has a fullframe sensor with 30,3 MP and Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Price of the body alone: $2.299. Available in October.
Only a few weeks left before Photokina 2018 starts. Several press announcements showed , that you have the option to go mirrorless with almost all brands and with almost all sensor sizes.

We are curious what your plans are for the next few months. Therefore we start a poll here about what you are planning to do. Which brand, which sensor format you most likely will choose and whether size of a whole system (body and lenses) is very important for you etc.
Finally we get the details, images and first youtube videos about the new Nikon mirrorless fullframe system. The Z7 will have around 46MP and is available end of September. The Z6 will have 24 MP and will be available end of November...
Panasonic introduced today the successor of its Lumix LX100. It looks promising. 20MP sensor, the processor of the GX9 so that we get also the better ooc Jpegs, improved video features etc.
There have been rumours over months now about one or more new mirrorless system of Nikon.

Today Nikon gave us officially a video-teaser about at least one of their new mirrorless systems - if there will be more than one at all. No exact specifications yet available.

As expected, it will be a new Nikon-mount. Nikon will provide/sell an adapter to use all Nikon lenses on this new mount. I guess it will use also all electronic contacts and AF conncentions, similar to the FT1 adapter of the Nikon 1 system...
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