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  • CIPA's 2019 Camera Market Report
    on 10 May 2020 at 07:45

    I finally got around to looking at the information CIPA was going to present at CP+ earlier this year (they released an online version of the yearly CIPA summary in March, when we were all distracted). No big revelations in the data, though some confirmation of trends we already knew about.  …

  • Nine, Seven, Four
    on 28 April 2020 at 05:15

    That's the number of new mirrorless cameras introduced in the first four months of 2018, 2019, and 2020. According to CIPA, the first three months of 2020 had the Japanese companies making  about a quarter fewer mirrorless cameras than the year previous. …

  • The Canon R5 is the New Sony A9
    on 21 April 2020 at 04:41

    The headline is a bit in jest. But it seems that with each drop of new information about the upcoming Canon R5, the Internet hype world goes a little bit crazy again, just as they did when various Sony A7/A9 models appeared with a tantalizing feature not seen before.  …

  • An Unintended Mirrorless Break
    on 1 April 2020 at 09:07

    Yes, the sansmirror.com site has been a little quiet this past month. What gives? Well, first we have the impacts of COVID-19 virus on new products. While there's been a few cameras announced in February (X-T4, R5), they're not available to me yet. …

  • Fujifilm Announces the New XT
    on 26 February 2020 at 04:41

    Today Fujifilm announced the X-H2...uh, no, that should be: Today Fujifilm announced the X-T4. The X-T4 comes a little earlier than expected, and right on the X-H2's original expected launch timing, so you have to wonder if Fujifilm did a pivot in development, deciding the top of the X-T line was more important to iterate than the X-H line. …

  • The Nikon Z Firmware Wish List
    on 24 February 2020 at 10:10

    We've now had two major drops from Nikon on Z camera firmware updates. While substantive progress has been made on already good cameras, the list of things that Nikon should still do is actually quite long:  Z50: add Z6/Z7 3.00 Subject Tracking changes…

  • The Model Conundrum
    on 24 February 2020 at 05:52

    The recent introduction of the E-M1 Mark III has everyone thinking about Olympus camera models the wrong way (looking backwards, not forward). Clearly, the next model Olympus will bring out should be the E-M10 Mark IV.  …

  • Where's the System?
    on 24 February 2020 at 03:47

    The Japanese camera makers all pretty much refer to mirrorless cameras as "compact systems cameras." So here's a question: what do they think the "system" is? It's clear that everyone understands that a system has bodies and lenses. …

  • 2020 Mirrorless Camera News/Views
    on 2 December 2019 at 06:34

    Mirrorless camera news and views for 2020. The stories in these folders were front page news on sansmirror during the time periods indicated: CIPA's 2019 Camera Market Report Nine, Seven, Four The Canon R5 is the New Sony A9 An Unintended Mirrorless Break Fujifilm Announces the New XT The Nikon Z Firmware Wish List The Model Conundrum Where's the System? Thom Answers Mirrorless Questions And Now in Development, the R5 Olympus Announces the Mark III E-M1 Lenses Let Through Less Light The Nikon Z System, Almost Two Years In Really, Canon? Guessing at Statistics Mirrorless, Without an EVF You Got A Sony Alpha for XMAS. Now What? Mirrorless Cameras, Class of 2019 You Got A Nikon Z for XMAS. Now What? Stop Being a Technophobe

  • 2019 Mirrorless Camera News/Views
    on 25 December 2018 at 09:36

    Mirrorless camera news and views for 2019. The stories in these folders were front page news on sansmirror during the time periods indicated: October-December 2019 News/Views July-September 2019 Mirrorless News April-June 2019 Mirrorless Camera News/Views Jan-Mar 2019 Mirrorless Camera News/Views