Mazda6 Rumored To Get Straight-six And Rear-wheel Drive

Mazda6 rumored to get straight-six and rear-wheel drive

Last June, Japan's Best Car magazine laid out what we considered a whopper series of rumors about future Mazda developments. The mag said it had been speaking to a Toyota source on an unrelated matter, and found out that Mazda's work on a straight-six Skyactiv engine was predicated on that engine's use in Toyota Group vehicles, including Lexus models. Car and Driver has apparently consulted its own sources, and in a new report utters many of the same pronouncements as Best Car. The next-generation Mazda6, due around 2022, will molt out of its transverse engines on a front-driver platform, and be the first home for the longitudinally-mounted straight-six on the automaker's new rear-wheel drive "Large Architecture." 

The gas-powered Skyactiv-X six-cylinder, a shade under 3 liters of displacement, will get help from a 48-volt hybrid system, and top output could hit 350 horsepower. A second straight-six will come in an oil-burning Skyactiv-D flavor, and PHEVs are certain to eventually factor into the equations.

Canon Eos R L Mirrorless Camera With 75mp Sensor Rumored To Be In Development

Canon EOS R L Mirrorless Camera With 75MP Sensor Rumored To Be In Development

A rumor from earlier this year seemed to suggest that Canon could have a “pro” grade camera of its EOS R mirrorless lineup in the works. The rumors claimed that the camera in question could have a 100MP sensor, although according to recent rumors, we’re hearing that there could also be another high megapixel camera in the works as well.

The camera in question is rumored to be known as the Canon EOS R L, with the L apparently standing for “landscape”, suggesting that this camera could be aimed at those who enjoy shooting landscape photographs – basically photographs that might not necessarily have a lot of movement and could benefit from things like long exposure and whatnot.

Sony Rumored To Be Working On A Phone With A Roll-up Display

Sony Rumored To Be Working On A Phone With A Roll-Up Display

You have heard all about foldable smartphones so it’s time to give rollable smartphones some attention. A new rumor claims that Sony is working on a smartphone that will have a roll-up display. What this would mean, at least in theory, is that the display could be rolled out to offer increased real estate. This is said to be a prototype currently so it’s unclear whether the device will ever make the cut.

Smartphone manufacturers are trying out different things as they look to set the tone for the future of mobile devices. Companies like Samsung and Huawei have already shown their foldable smartphones. It has previously been reported that Sony has a foldable smartphone in the pipeline as well.

Mitsubishi Rumored To Plan A Revival Of The Lancer Evolution

Mitsubishi rumored to plan a revival of the Lancer Evolution

To the dismay of countless hardcore enthusiasts and JDM fans, Mitsubishi long ago announced that it killed off its sports cars, such as the Eclipse and the legendary Lancer Evolution, to focus more on electric vehicles, hybrids, and SUVs. Rubbing salt in the wound even further was the fact that Mitsubishi repurposed its coveted Eclipse nameplate to a crossover. But now, there could be a light at the end of the tunnel.

AutoCarUK reportedly received word that Mitsubishi could be bringing back the Lancer Evolution. There's no official word with the outlet citing anonymous sources, and there's still a cloud of doubt hovering, given Mitsubishi made its near-future trajectory fairly clear. But there could be a smidgen of hope that all is not lost with the tiny Japanese automaker.

Rumored Fujifilm X-pro3 Specs Hint At In-body Image Stabilization

Rumored Fujifilm X-Pro3 Specs Hint At In-Body Image Stabilization

Back in 2016, Fujifilm launched one of their latest flagship mirrorless cameras in the form of the X-Pro2. We imagine that following the success of their X-Pro series of cameras amongst those who prefer the rangefinder style, Fujifilm will probably at some point in the future launch the X-Pro3.

Now according to a report from Fuji Addict, they claim to have heard from a source who has since revealed some of the alleged specs of the X-Pro3. This includes the use of a 24MP/26.1MP X-Trans CMOS sensor, the X-processor 4 that comes with a quad CPU, the ability to record 4K video at 60fps, and also weather sealing in a magnesium alloy body.

These Are The Rumored Specs Of The Canon Eos 90d

These Are The Rumored Specs Of The Canon EOS 90D

While mirrorless cameras are all the rage these days, we understand that there might be some photographers who still prefer the heft, size, and features of a DSLR. If you’re looking for a new DSLR and want something less expensive than a professional-grade camera but want something better than an entry-level device, then Canon might have something for you.

According to a report from Canon Rumors, they have managed to get their hands on the alleged specs of the upcoming Canon EOS 90D. This is the successor to the EOS 80D which was launched back in 2016, which means that now is as good a time as any for Canon to introduce a new camera to its mid-range lineup.

Nikon D6 Rumored To Sport Built-in Sensor Stabilization

Nikon D6 Rumored To Sport Built-In Sensor Stabilization

Nikon DX series of cameras have always been aimed at professional photographers or discerning hobbyists who have the cash to splash. However, if there was ever a feature missing from its lineup that we’re sure many photographers could appreciate, it would be sensor-based stabilization (also known as in-body stabilization).

The good news is that according to a report from Nikon Rumors, they have heard from a source that the upcoming Nikon D6 is expected to remedy that with built-in sensor stabilization. For those who are unfamiliar, image stabilization for cameras typically comes in either sensor stabilization or lens stabilization.

Sony Rumored To Be Considering Take-two Acquisition

Sony Rumored To Be Considering Take-Two Acquisition

Take-Two is a company that some gamers might be familiar with. For those who aren’t, they are the publisher and parent company behind other developer studios such as 2K Games and Rockstar. Now it seems that there is a chance that Take-Two could be acquired by none other than Sony.

This is according to a report from Market Watch (via Game Informer) who claims that Sony is currently in negotiations to take over Take-Two. Details about the acquisition are scarce and all the publication had to say is that Sony is in “advanced board level discussions to acquire Take-Two Interactive in a mostly cash deal.”

Canon Powershot G5 X Mark Ii Rumored To Be In The Works

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Rumored To Be In The Works

Canon is known for their cameras, and not just their DSLRs either. The company actually has a pretty decent reputation for creating solid compact cameras aimed at enthusiasts as part of their PowerShot G series. For those who loved the PowerShot G5 X, you will be pleased to learn that a successor to the camera could be in the works.

This is according to a tweet by Nokishita Camera (via Canon Rumors) who claims that a Canon prototype with the model number PC 2355 was spotted at certification agencies. Apparently, this is the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II which suggests that Canon is working on the camera and that we could possibly expect an announcement this year.

'major' Canon Announcement Rumored For February

'Major' Canon Announcement Rumored For February

Last year when Canon announced their EOS R camera, it represented a major change in the company’s strategy for mirrorless cameras. However yet it still seemed to lack a certain something that Nikon had when they announced their Nikon Z series. However there is a chance that could change next month.

A report from Canon Watch has revealed that Canon apparently has plans for an announcement that will be taking place mid-February. This has been teased to be a “major” announcement, although exactly what it will be about remains to be seen, but hopefully it’ll be a new camera announcement.

Sony Mobile Rumored To Be Considering Southeast Asia Exit

Sony Mobile Rumored To Be Considering Southeast Asia Exit

While Sony makes pretty decent smartphones, it is obvious that they aren’t holding up so well against the competition like Samsung, or Chinese OEMs such as Xiaomi and OnePlus where they are offering smartphones at incredibly affordable prices. This is why it didn’t come as a surprise when Sony decided to reduce their focus in the US, China, and India back in 2016.

However it seems that Sony could be considering pulling out of more markets, at least according to a report from Malaysian tech publication Soya Cincau. The report claims that Sony had previously been quick to launch their new phones in the Malaysian market, but they have yet to launch anything new.

Nikon D760 Rumored For 2019 Release

Nikon D760 Rumored For 2019 Release

Full-frame mirrorless cameras are usually perceived as being expensive because generally speaking, professionals are the ones who can probably appreciate the full-frame sensor more than the average hobbyist photographer. However if an entry-level full-frame camera is something you might be interested in, Nikon could have something for you in 2019.

According to Nikon Rumors, they have heard that Nikon could be planning on launching a new DSLR in 2019 in the form of the Nikon D760. This camera is said to act as an entry-level full-frame camera (no word on how much that will cost) and will come with features like 4K video. Considering that the Nikon D750, the predecessor to the D760, costs close to $1,400, we imagine that the D760 won’t stray too far from that price.