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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.