Reminder: Panasonic and Blackmagic will announce new products at NAB!

Quick reminder:

  1. Panasonic will have a press conference on Sunday at 2pm Las Vegas time. I haven’t heard of any new MFT mount camera to be announced on that event. But we can expect Panasonic to announce new camcorders
  2. Blackmagic will announce new products on Monday. Still not sure if there will be a new BlackMagic MFT Pocket Cinema Camera.

Panasonic announcement in a few hours…

Image of the new Leica 8-18mm lens by Digicameinfo

We have two upcoming Panasonic announcements: One in a few hours (at around 6am London time) and one on Sunday (at 2pm Las Vegas time).

P.S.: Nothing is coming from Olympus yet. But we will not have to wait much time for that to happen ;)

(FT5) Panasonic 8-18mm MFT lens and TZ90 images and specs leaked

On top you can see the first image leak of the new final production version Leica 8-18mm MFT lens. Here are the lens specs:

Lens composition: 15 groups of 10 lenses (3 aspheric lenses, 1 aspheric ED lens, 2 ED lenses and 1 UHR lens)
Shortest shooting distance: 0.23 m
Maximum shooting magnification: 0.12 times (converted to 35 mm format 0.24 times)
Filter diameter: 67 mm
Maximum diameter × length: 73.4 mm × 88 mm
Weight: Approx 315 g
Nano surface coating
Dustproof / drip-proof specification, low temperature (-10 ° C) compatible
Metallic exterior
Expected release date: May 25, 2017
Suggested retail price: 158,000 yen + tax (around $1450)
Mass store sales price: around 136,500 yen (including tax)  which is around $1250


And here are the images of the new TZ90 compact camera:


  • Available in Black or Silver
  • Newly developed 20.3 M high sensitivity MOS sensor
  • 24mm Wide angle with Optical 30 times Leica DC zoom lens
  • Touch panel type and 180 tilt-degree LCD screen
  • Built-in viewfinder equivalent to about 117,000 dots
  • “4K Photo” “4K Selphie” “Focus Select & Focus Composite”
  • Expected release date: June 15, 2017

Both the lens and the TZ90 will be announced tomorrow (April 19) at around 6am London time!

via Nokishita

(FT5) Panasonic will announce the new 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 lens on April 19

Panasonic will announce the new 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 lens and the TZ90 compact camera on April 19! The lens is Leica branded. Pricing is still unconfirmed but the lens will ship sometimes this summer.

Panasonic will also announce new camcorder this Sunday (April 23) at 2pm Las Vegas time.

via Nokishita

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