DPReview: Olympus/Panasonic/Sigma/Leica New Year’s Resolutions

DPReview put together a wishlist article about what they would like to see from each manufacturer in 2019. Here is what they had to say about the m43 alliance and L-Mount alliance partners.

Olympus – in 2019 we wish you would…

  • Start making small cameras again. Maybe an updated PEN-F?
  • Update the OM-D E-M5 II.
  • Simplify your cameras’ menu systems, please!
  • Add PDAF to your lower-end PEN and OM-D cameras.
  • Add a large sensor to the TOUGH range. You already make the best rugged cameras, why not go one step further?

Panasonic – in 2019 we wish you would…

  • Ditch field-sequential EVFs, for good.
  • Either fix DFD for video, or use PDAF instead.
  • Now that you’re in the L mount alliance, how about making a full-frame 4K video camera?

Sigma – in 2019 we wish you would…

  • Calm down a bit with the ‘biggest, heaviest and fastest’ primes thing and create a range of compact F2 lenses.
  • Try again with the 24-70mm F2.8 Art.
  • Follow Tamron’s example and develop some native Sony FE lenses.
  • Reverse-engineer the Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts and show them how it’s done.
  • Create a range of full-frame Merrill compacts.

Leica – in 2019 we wish you would…

  • Stop with the special editions already – this isn’t the 90s.
  • Make a Q2 – maybe even with a 35mm lens…
  • Say goodbye to 1950s technology and make an M-mount camera with an EVF.
  • Give your customers their moneys’ worth and turn camera repairs around in days, not months. It’s not impossible – everyone else can do it.

You can read the rest of the article here.

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