Very often I can read on the internet, that MFT or other systems with a smaller sensor are not as good as APS-C or other bigger sensor sizes just because of the inherent smaller sensor size. Of course there are differences. Of course bigger sensors have advantages regarding tonality, dynamic range, noise etc.

But the question is, does this matter nowadays at all? And if yes, when?
Today is obviously Fuji day! One announcement after the other. This time it is regarding its new medium format line. There will be a new lens. GF 45/2.8, other new lenses in the new roadmap and there are firmware updates.

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Fuji also announced a new RAW Converter for its X-Trans RAW files. The RAW Converter is called "Fuji X Raw Studio" and will be available at the end of November. With this converter, you connect your camera with your PC and the processor in the camera is making the raw-conversion.

The firmware updates for all current Fuji cameras will bring i.e. 4K video and teethered shooting to the XPro2 etc.
Next to the Fuji X-E3, Fuji also announced a new Macro lens, the XF80/2.8 and a new lens roadmap for 2018.

The 80/2.8 Macro is kind of big and heavy and not really a bargain...But it gets very good reviews... Size is 80 mm × 130 mm, weight is 750 g, filtersize is Ø 62 mm. Price: 1.299,- €, available in November 2017.

In the new lens roadmap for 2018 there is now a XF8-16/2.8 and a XF200/2.0. Discuss this in our Fuji Forum....
Fuji announced today the new X-E3 model. It has a 24MP Fuji-X-Trans sensor and offers also 4K video.

The hardware of the X-E3 seems to be the same as in the Fuji X-T20, incl. the 325-point AF systems. The AF was improved for the tracking of small moving objects. The price in Europe will be 899.- €, in the US also 899$

Available end of September 2017.
Sony announced a new type of camera, which they did not offer in the past. I am not sure whether action cam would be the correct definition. But it has many things in common with an action cam.

It looks like a GoPro, but unfortunately does not have internal 4K video. It has 4K output. In case you have an external 4K recorder, you can connect it to the RX0.

But the specs are really interesting. Especially the sensor size and the lens. It is an 1 inch sensor and a Zeiss FFL of 24mm/F4.0....
So the successor of the OM E-M10 MkII is finally announced. At no surprise, it is called MKIII.

There are some minor improvements but on the whole it rather seems disappointing. For 649.- USD, I would have expected more.

From the outside you will have a hard time to see the differences.
I added recently the Panasonic Lumix GX80 (GX85 in the US) to my photo arsenal. As always, you have to get used to each camera, before ypi can maximize the potential of it.

The problem with mirrorless cameras is nowadays the overwhelming options you have in the menu settings. Fortunately Panasonic is a lot better in structuring the options than Olympus. I would say Panasonic is very close to the way how Nikon is offering its menu settings. You find quite fast the option you are looking for....
Nikon announced today the successor of the D810, the D850. As expected, everything improved. The D850 has now 46 MP, the AF module of the Nikon D5, 4K Video, a tiltable touchscreen and much more. On paper this sounds all good.

Even the price stayed at least in the US the same. In the US, the D850 will cost 3.300 USD, same as the D810 when it was introduced. In Germany though, Nikon increased the price from 3.300.- Euro of the D810 at introduction up to 3.800.- Euro, which leaded to a heated...
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we try always to improve for you and make it even more interesting for you. To be able to do that, we need to know more about your interests in photography and the gear you prefer in different situations.

We are planning to review some smartphones for you. Smartphones that are able to serve you as a "always with you camera" for those situations in which you do not want to schlepp your normal photo gear around.

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