Next-gen Canon EOS M mirrorless camera specs and price leaked
Canon will replace its current EOS M mirrorless camera by the end of the year. Launched in June 2012, the EOS M was not exactly a deal breaker. The company has decided to start working on a new shooter, which should become available soon. Meanwhile, the specs and price of the new EOS M have been leaked.
Sony NEX-3N 16.1-megapixel mirrorless camera officially announced
After weeks of speculation, the Sony NEX-3N is finally here. The company introduced the NEX-F3 replacement as the world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor and built-in flash, weighing only 210 grams without batteries. It will become available in March along with a 16.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor.
Sony A58 and NEX-3N price and specs unofficially revealed
The Sony A58 and NEX-3N cameras are the worst-kept secrets in the industry. After the cameras’ press photos were leaked on the web, an inside source has managed to get hold of the specs and final retail prices. The announcement date is no longer a secret as well, with Sony launching the new gear on February 25th.
Sony NEX-3N, Alpha SLT-A58, and three A-Mount lenses leaked photos
Sony is preparing to reveal the new PlayStation 4. The gaming console will be announced on February 20th during a special event. However, the Japanese company will have enough time to announce two new cameras and three new lenses at the same event. The photos of the digital imaging equipment were leaked on the web.
“Try Before You Buy” brings you a Panasonic Lumix GH3 for 48 hours
Panasonic has decided to promote its “most advanced camera system” with an uncommon campaign. The so-called “Try Before You Buy” service will allow users to borrow the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 for 48 hours. However, at the end of the trial period, customers will not be forced to purchase the mirrorless camera.
Pentax Q10 firmware update 1.01 now available for download
Pentax has decided to give Q10 users a special treat on Valentine’s Day, by releasing the 1.01 firmware update for the mirrorless camera. Although it is just a minor update, it will improve the performance of the Pentax Q10 compact system camera, allowing the users to focus faster when taking photos.
Nauticam releases NA-NEX6 underwater housing for the Sony NEX-6 camera
Nauticam has announced a new underwater housing for oceanographers. Users who want to take their Sony NEX-6 mirrorless camera underwater can perform this action thanks to the NA-NEX6 housing. The manufacturer also confirmed that the underwater housing for the NEX-6 is available as of today at select retailers.
Olympus denies that it is reducing DSLR investments
A report recently published by Japanese media organizations said that Olympus will be forced to significantly reduce DSLR investments. The company redirect all its attention towards the mirrorless camera segment. However, Olympus issued an official statement saying that the reports are false.
Olympus to reduce DSLR investments, focus on mirrorless instead
All digital imaging companies have been affected by smartphone sales. The image sensors found in high-end mobile devices are attracting potential compact camera and DSLR customers. Olympus is one of the companies which have taken the biggest blow and, as a result, it has announced that it will reduce DSLR investment.
Rumor: Canon EOS M firmware update to be released soon?
2013 is going to be a busy year for Canon. The company has already opened its first experience center, called Image Square, and has announced firmware updates for several cameras. Although it is rumored to launch a new EOS M mirrorless camera, Canon is actually preparing a firmware update for the original EOS M.
Price details of upcoming Sony cameras and lenses revealed
2013 will be a very important year for Sony. Some would call it a “decisive” year and the company is looking to repay the faith of long-time fans and to attract new customers. Besides a new PlayStation gaming console, Sony will also announce new cameras and lenses, whose prices have been leaked by a Japanese source.
Sony NEX-3N image leaked on the web
Sony is going to be very busy towards the end of the month. The company is going to hold a PlayStation-centric event on February 20th, when the PlayStation 4 will be revealed. During the same event, the company is expected to announce a new mirrorless camera, the NEX-3N, a shooter whose image was leaked on the internet.
Nikon 1 V1 1.21 and Capture NX 2.4.0 updates available for download
Nikon has decided to update the firmware of the 1 V1 interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera up to 1.21, in order to fix a bug which annoyed users even since the camera’s introduction. The Capture NX software has also been update to version 2.4.0 to add support for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system.
Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 becomes world’s fastest lens for mirrorless cameras
Many people would have never believed it to be possible, but IBE Optics and Kipon have announced world’s fastest lens for mirrorless cameras with an impressive aperture as large as f/0.85. It will be released in the near future for mirrorless cameras under the name of HandeVision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85.
Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC super zoom lens announced
Tamron has announced the first Micro Four Thirds super zoom lens in the company’s history and only the third high-power zoom lens for mirrorless cameras. The Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC lens is aimed only at mirrorless cameras, offering an equivalent of 28-300mm for the 35mm full-frame format.
Kodak-branded Micro Four Thirds camera to be released in Q3 2013
China was witness to a new Kodak-branded camera which was shown off at a press conference in Peking. The new Micro Four Thirds camera is planned for release in late Q3 of 2013. Made by JK Imaging, the new Micro Four Thirds camera is going to have a built in WiFi transmission function.
Canon launching new EOS-M body and three lenses soon?
Canon introduced its first mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens in June 2012, in order to compete against other mirrorless camera makers like Nikon. The company is rumored to reveal an EOS-M successor in the coming months, along with three new lenses.
New Nikon J3 and S1 mirrorless cameras are not using an AA filter
Nikon is not using an anti-aliasing filter in its latest mirrorless cameras, called J3 and S1. The two interchangeable lens cameras, unveiled at CES 2013, are lacking an optical low-pass filter and are using a different technology, which has been introduced for the first time in the big-megapixel Nikon D800E DSLR.
Samsung NX300 mirrorless camera revealed alongside 20.3MP sensor
In anticipation of the 2013 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung has revealed the NX300 mirrorless camera. This device uses a Hybrid AF technology and a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor to capture beautiful photos in a quick, silent, and simple manner. The device will be on-display at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.