The crucial cameras and lenses announcements of CP+ Expo 2024

The 2024 CP+ Expo is officially over. While our coverage will continue with interviews rolling out over the coming weeks (and some of our staff are still in Japan), the avalanche of product announcements is finished. Here are the biggest, cannot-miss-them announcements from (or at the very least proximate to) the show this year. Most of it is not shipping right this second, but plenty is still available for preorder now. Fujifilm X100VI Launched days before CP+ technically kicked off, the long-awaited Fujifilm X100VI was arguably the star of the show. An update to the always-out-of-stock TikTok darling X100V, the X100VI comes with a new 40MP sensor and in-body image stabilization paired with the same 35mm equiv. F2 lens and a refined but visually indistinguishable body. Read our X100VI initial review Buy now: $1,599 at Amazon $1,599 at B&H Photo $1,599 at Adorama Fujifilm X100VI: Limited Edition For diehard fans who find the new X100VI just a little too easy to get their hands on, Fujifilm also has a limited edition X100VI that comes with a special box, collector cards with historical information, a special strap, and a throwback logo that harks back to Fujifilm's founding 90 years ago. You'll have to inquire at your local Fujifilm dealer to try and get your hands on one. Learn more Sigma 15mm F1.4 DG DN "Art" diagonal fisheye With a 180-degree field-of-view, manual focus lock button, lens heater support and a weather-sealed body, Sigma's 15mm F1.4 DG DN "Art" diagonal fisheye aims to be an astrophotography workhorse. It's available for preorder for E and L-mount bodies today, shipping next month. Learn more Buy now: $1999 at B&H Photo $1999 at Adorama Sigma 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS Sports Along with its 15mm fisheye, Sigma also announced a 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS "Sports" lens, which is remarkably light and compact at 235mm (9.2") long and 1.4kg (3 lbs). This makes it lighter and a fraction shorter than the similar Nikkor lens for DSLR, despite not using the phase-fresnel technology employed by Nikon. It's available for preorder now in E-mount and L-mount favors, with a ship date in March 2024. Learn more Buy now: $2,999 at Amazon $2,999 at B&H $2,999 at Adorama Sony 24-50mm F2.8 G Sony's 24-50mm F2.8 G aims to be a fast, compact walk-around lens, weighing in at just under half a kilo (440g / 15.6oz) and covering the most popular focal lengths for everyday shooting. It's available for preorder now and shipping in May. Learn more Buy now: $1,098 at Amazon $1,100 at Amazon $1,098 at B&H Photo $1,098 at Adorama Fujifilm 16-50mm F2.8-4.8 kit lens At the end of its X Summit Tokyo event where it announced the X100VI, Fujifilm also teased an update to its beloved but decade-old kit lens. We don't know much about it other than its 16-50mm focal length, F2.8-4.8 aperture, and the fact that it's in the pipeline. Learn more Panasonic Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 macro travel zoom With the Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 Macro OIS for L-mount, Panasonic is putting out what it claims is the smallest and lightest long zoom lens (which it defines as 7x or greater zoom range) for mirrorless systems. It's available for preorder now, and set to ship at the end of April. Learn more Buy now: $900 at Amazon $898 at B&H Photo $898 at Adorama Venus Optics Laowa 10mm F2.8 Zero-D FF The first autofocus lens from Venus Optics' Laowa line, the Zero-D FF is, according to its makers, the world's widest F2.8 full-frame rectilinear lens. Available for preorder now, it will ship next month for $799. Learn more Buy now: $799 at B&H Photo $799 at Adorama Sony PDT-FP1 5G transmitter Not itself a lens or camera, Sony's PDT-FP1 5G transmitter accessory, which had already been announced for Japan, is now coming to the United States and other markets. The smartphone-shaped unit (which cannot make calls by itself) can connect to compatible Sony cameras by wire and then beam stills, video, or a livestream back to base over 5G for hours on a charge. It's fan-cooled to provide greater reliability than a smartphone would. Learn more Buy now: $1,100 at Sony

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The crucial cameras and lenses announcements of CP+ Expo 2024

The 2024 CP+ Expo is officially over. While our coverage will continue with interviews rolling out over the coming weeks (and some of our staff are still in Japan), the avalanche of product announcements is finished.

Here are the biggest, cannot-miss-them announcements from (or at the very least proximate to) the show this year. Most of it is not shipping right this second, but plenty is still available for preorder now.


Fujifilm X100VI

Launched days before CP+ technically kicked off, the long-awaited Fujifilm X100VI was arguably the star of the show. An update to the always-out-of-stock TikTok darling X100V, the X100VI comes with a new 40MP sensor and in-body image stabilization paired with the same 35mm equiv. F2 lens and a refined but visually indistinguishable body.

Read our X100VI initial review


Buy now:


Fujifilm X100VI: Limited Edition

For diehard fans who find the new X100VI just a little too easy to get their hands on, Fujifilm also has a limited edition X100VI that comes with a special box, collector cards with historical information, a special strap, and a throwback logo that harks back to Fujifilm's founding 90 years ago. You'll have to inquire at your local Fujifilm dealer to try and get your hands on one.

Learn more


Sigma 15mm F1.4 DG DN "Art" diagonal fisheye

With a 180-degree field-of-view, manual focus lock button, lens heater support and a weather-sealed body, Sigma's 15mm F1.4 DG DN "Art" diagonal fisheye aims to be an astrophotography workhorse. It's available for preorder for E and L-mount bodies today, shipping next month.

Learn more


Buy now:


Sigma 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS Sports

Along with its 15mm fisheye, Sigma also announced a 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS "Sports" lens, which is remarkably light and compact at 235mm (9.2") long and 1.4kg (3 lbs). This makes it lighter and a fraction shorter than the similar Nikkor lens for DSLR, despite not using the phase-fresnel technology employed by Nikon. It's available for preorder now in E-mount and L-mount favors, with a ship date in March 2024.

Learn more


Buy now:


Sony 24-50mm F2.8 G

Sony's 24-50mm F2.8 G aims to be a fast, compact walk-around lens, weighing in at just under half a kilo (440g / 15.6oz) and covering the most popular focal lengths for everyday shooting. It's available for preorder now and shipping in May.

Learn more


Buy now:


Fujifilm 16-50mm F2.8-4.8 kit lens

At the end of its X Summit Tokyo event where it announced the X100VI, Fujifilm also teased an update to its beloved but decade-old kit lens. We don't know much about it other than its 16-50mm focal length, F2.8-4.8 aperture, and the fact that it's in the pipeline.

Learn more


Panasonic Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 macro travel zoom

With the Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 Macro OIS for L-mount, Panasonic is putting out what it claims is the smallest and lightest long zoom lens (which it defines as 7x or greater zoom range) for mirrorless systems. It's available for preorder now, and set to ship at the end of April.

Learn more


Buy now:


Venus Optics Laowa 10mm F2.8 Zero-D FF

The first autofocus lens from Venus Optics' Laowa line, the Zero-D FF is, according to its makers, the world's widest F2.8 full-frame rectilinear lens. Available for preorder now, it will ship next month for $799.

Learn more


Buy now:


Sony PDT-FP1 5G transmitter

Not itself a lens or camera, Sony's PDT-FP1 5G transmitter accessory, which had already been announced for Japan, is now coming to the United States and other markets. The smartphone-shaped unit (which cannot make calls by itself) can connect to compatible Sony cameras by wire and then beam stills, video, or a livestream back to base over 5G for hours on a charge. It's fan-cooled to provide greater reliability than a smartphone would.

Learn more


Buy now: