A review of the year 2020, by Andrew Reid

Top new cameras of 2020 (My picks)

  • Sony A7S III // 4K 120fps
  • Fuji X-T4 // King of APS-C
  • Panasonic S5 // Value for money
  • Leica SL2-S // Best Leica ever made for videography

2020 has been a very challenging year for us all, made worse by celebrities parading around on social media trying to help us feel better. Some of us lost our livelihoods this year, and after seeing Wonder Woman 1984, some lost the will to live.

Here at EOSHD, I like to think of 2020 as being an unqualified success. I have been sat on the sofa since March.

And after a few more months I finally found the motivation to write this blog post, looking back on all the completely useless cameras released amid a pandemic.

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Camera industry is in crisis. What happens next?

Camera manufacturers are in a race to diversify, gradually leaving behind the traditional camera business. We’re in for a bit of a rollercoaster ride next year.

Although sales have bounced back in China already after the Coronavirus pandemic, Japanese analysts have predicted a massive 40% decrease in shipments for 2020 compared to 2019. This comes on the back of several years of lower shipments already.

What happens next to your favourite camera company? EOSHD takes a look at the main players, how they are changing, and what they may do next –

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Canon to supply other companies with CMOS sensors, joining Sony

TowerJazz CMOS sensor wafers

For a long time, Canon’s in-house sensor division has made CMOS sensors for Canon’s camera business but now the company has set up a business website for a selection of image sensors they’re selling to external customers. Two APS-H sensors of very high megapixel counts could see scientific use. A global shutter sensor (small 2/3 inch) and a 1/1.8″ HDR sensor join the party.

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Christopher Nolan’s fury at Warner in streaming controversy – “They didn’t tell anybody”

Nolan - The Dark Knight premiere

The cinema industry is set for a huge shake-up.

Coming to a sofa near you – Matrix 4. Wonder Woman 1984 (although not in 4K). Soon there will be no reason to leave the house. Oh wait – there isn’t already! Now cinema has been dealt a massive blow by one of the largest studios themselves. A classic case of shooting themselves in the foot. According to Nolan, none of the Warner Bros. talent were consulted on the move to bring top cinematic releases to streaming service HBO Max, leaving cinemas for dead. And let’s face it, this failing service isn’t even Netflix.

Christopher Nolan has even put his future relationship with Warner on the line by describing it as the “Worst streaming service” and flagship movies as “loss leaders” in a “bait and switch”.

It’s a full blown crisis in the cinema world.

What happens next?

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