AS CP+ is underway in Japan, scoops, rumors, and product teases are everywhere. Here’s a brief summary of what’s getting attention:
Canon Rumors reports on Canon’s concept cameras on display at the show. Everything from action cameras to brightly colored kids cameras is on display (sourced from Japanese site DCWatch).
Nikon Rumors reports on a new Nikon Z camera coming for the consumer market. Additionally, Nikon demonstrated improved eye autofocus coming in a future firmware upgrade for Nikon Z cameras. Check the video below.
Also on display: New Nikon lenses and Techart showed off the new TZE Nikon Z-mount to Sony E-mount adapter.
Meanwhile, News Shooter published more info on the Nikon Z 58mm F/0.95 S Noct lens. See the video below for more info.
Finally, in the L-mount arena, check out this video about the Leica, Sigma, Panasonic partnership:
Pentax announced that the company will exhibit reference models of the HD Pentax-D FA 85mm F1.4 lens and Pentax KP Custom DSLR at CP+ later this month. The KP Custom is a special edition of the Pentax KP. It features a wooden grip. Read the Ricoh press release here.
Ricoh is on a product announcement spree. Today, the company announced the Theta Z1, a compact 360-degree still camera with 23MP resolution form a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The device will be on display at CP+ 2019. It is currently available for preorder with an April 2019 ship date. Read Ricoh’s press release here.