Rumor Roundup February 20, 2019

Canon

According to Canon Rumors, a G5 X Mk 3 is in the works. The site reports that the new camera is “finally on the way” but does not provide specific information or an estimated release date. The current G5 X came out in 2015 . It features a 20.2 MP 1″ sensor.

In pro-camera-body news, Canon Rumors also reports that field testing of the 1Dx Mk III is underway.

Leica

Rumors about the Leica Q2 are heating up, with some predictions that it will be announced in March. According to Leica Rumors the Ginza store confirmed the camera.The current Leica Q and Leica Q-P feature a 24.2 MP sensor. Some rumors suggest the Q2 could have a 47MP sensor as well as improved weather sealing.

Olympus

Olympus is likely to announce the follow-up camera to the Olympus PEN-F. The PEN-F is already listed as discontinued on Olympus Japan’s web site.

Ricoh

The Ricoh GR III should be announced this week according to Photorumors.com. It replaces the Ricoh GRII.

Tokina

Tokina will announce new a new Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF DSLR lens for Nikon F and Canon EF mounts in March. The lens follows the 50mm f1/1.4 FF Opera lens and debuted at Photokina 2018.

Olympus Announced OM-D E-M1X along with FL-700WR Flash, Wireless Commander, and 1000mm (equivalent) Lens

Olympus OM-D E-M1X with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO Lens
Olympus OM-D E-M1X (back) Product Photo

Olympus announced the OM-D E-M1X mirrorless camera. The camera targets professional photographers. It features two TruePic VIII processors and Olympus claims “vastly improved AF with new subject detection autofocus technology.” Furthermore, the camera features a massive 7.5 stops of image stabilization.

Additionally, it features dual UHS-II card slots, shoots 4K video in OM-Log, and can achieve a 15fps frame rate, and a weather-sealed body.

To read more about this new camera, check out Olympus’ press release and their product page.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro
Olympus Product Photo of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro Lens

In addition to the new camera body, Olympus announced development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro. This lens has an equivalent focal length of 300-800mm that reaches 375-1000mm with the built-in teleconverter. Read DPreview’s article here.

Olympus Product Photo of FL-700WR Flash Unit
Olympus Product Photo of FL-700WR Flash Unit

There’ More: Today’s announcement included a weather-resistant flash unit, the FL-700WR. It’s dust, freeze, and splash proof and occupies the spot between the brand’s FL-600R and FL-900R. Read DPreview’s article here.

To complement the new flash, Olympus also announced the FC-WR Wireless Radiowave Flash Commander.

But that’s not all, Olympus also announced a new 2x teleconverter and updated their Micro Four Third roadmap. More on both here.