There is some weird rumor about a "special" NX1 edition. The source told me Samsung is testing such a camera and still checking if it makes sense to bring it to market. It's basically a lower megapixel version of the NX1 with those specs:

1) 10% lighter body compared to nx1, slightly different grip
2) 60fps at 4k, full sensor readout
3) swivel display
4) 1.5 stop better dr and high iso compared to nx1
5) A Samsung led video lamp is also in development to bundle with nx1-lx

What do you think of it?

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  • March 31, 2015 17:25, tecnoworld said:

    Oh wait..is this an april's fool in advance???

  • March 31, 2015 10:28, Andrej said:

    Those reviews were about video (scaling was to 4K). Lower than expected high ISO video performance can not be the fault of the sensor as NX1 high ISO performance for stills is excellent. So it is probably the algorithm issue i.e. the H.265 codec i...

  • March 31, 2015 10:22, Tony Anastasi said:

    here's an example for current NX1 users, can I get your option on how you think the NX1 would handle this lighting environment, which is where I am shooting my documentary here in china..

    it's a dark room with ultra bright red lasers in a h...

Samyang launched a new teaser on facebook to "prepare" for the new 100mm macro lens. This one will come for all digital mirrorless systems like Sony E, Samsung, Fuji X and MFT.

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  • March 30, 2015 23:57, AlexisH said:

    They may sell more at higher prices, but they may still not make enough profit to cover the expense of designing AF lenses, manufacturing them, and then maintaining them.

  • March 30, 2015 17:28, DigitalDave said:

    Doubt it. It will be FF.

  • March 30, 2015 17:27, DigitalDave said:

    AF doesn't fit their business model. They probably have less then 1% defect returns, they don't need to squabble with vendors for parts. They machine and build everything themselves to keep the costs low. I would seriously be surprised if they eve...

Sony and Panasonic will not launch a new 4K system camera at NAB this year. The only interesting new camera will come from Canon. A fixed lens 4K camera with 1 inch sensor and 24-240mm f/2.8-5.6 lens. Here are two images showing the camera.

 

via CanonWatch.

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  • March 31, 2015 18:25, Trinavi said:

    I fully agree, it's good to know the technicalities so you can make an educated decision on what camera to choose for your intended purpose. After the fact it doesn't matter if you are satisfied with the technical quality of your images. The equip...

  • March 31, 2015 18:18, Trinavi said:

    Agreed, I was just trying to make the point that if you feel the need to calculate equivalent aperture for crop sensors, then you should also do the same each time you crop an image in PP, even if you only crop from 3:2 to 5:4 or 1:1 for artistic ...

  • March 30, 2015 17:11, Simen1 said:

    Most people use the zoom ring and don't even know or care about the real or ff-equivalent focal length. People don't _need_ to calculate equivalents. Its only relevant when you want to compare different sensor formats.

    If you _want_ to compa...

Enjoy watching :)

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  • March 27, 2015 08:11, Greenbananana said:

    uhmm biased to..... which brand?

  • March 26, 2015 22:57, Stephen Dexter said:

    It was amusing and, in a light hearted way, said something about the market. Don't understand people who like to gripe over a bit of fun. And it was quite clever.

  • March 26, 2015 18:14, AlexisH said:

    Very funny! Perfect video for starting a day.

That's what I got today. The new Sony A7rII will be announced after the NAB show and have:

- Same 36MP sensor as the A7r
- Improved autofocus system
- Same EVF and LCD
- 5 axis stabilization
- Shutter silent mode (and overall a bit more silent shutter)
- Similar A7II sized body
 

The A9 E-mount PRO camera is due for a later release than expected/hoped....probably coming second half of the year only...

 

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  • March 25, 2015 22:35, Linda Stirling said:

    Bodies are typically not the real money-makers { long term } for camera companies .The A7 series has been very competitively priced the real money is in lenses, so surely the best strategy for Sony is to produce a wider selection of native lenses ...

  • March 25, 2015 10:21, stevedexteruk said:

    I would love the silent shutter but that would be one heck of an achievement if it was to work with 36MP pixels and at higher ISO speeds on a full frame sensor - its just so much information to process in the blink of an eye...(assuming we are ta...

  • March 24, 2015 07:14, Hubertus Bigend said:

    They would really need to do something to make that 36 MP sensor work better with legacy wide-angle lenses, especially rangefinder-mount wide-angle lenses. Especially when they can be used with stabilization which will make the option even more at...

We have a couple of new mini rumors to share:

Sony:
Sony should announce a new A7rII and a new 50MP A9(?) camera soon.

Fuji:
Fujirumors reports about a Fuji interview. New 2x converter could come and a new sensor has to be designed to make 4K video possible.

Olympus:
The E-M1II could have a new 1/32.000 electronic shutter (Source: 43rumors).

Sigma:
Sigma Rumors reports that a new 24mm f/2.8 ART lens will be released in September.
 

 

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  • March 22, 2015 09:09, giuseppe forzano said:

    Dear ,Ale, the Admin
    as every mirrorlessers should, I appreciate all your efforts and I am grateful to you for informing us at the best, assuming that be honest and impartial has a big cost, especially if you work free.

  • March 21, 2015 15:54, Zony said:

    Admin, first you slowed down / stopped updating this site on the weekends, now you are regurgitating very old rumors/ news from other sites. Step up your game.

For the first time the new Samsung NX500 is in Stock and shipping at Amazon US (Click here). And there are also plenty of new camera tests to read:

review at Photographyblog.
Preview at ePhotozine.
First impressions at ThePhoBlographer.
Image Gallery at Dpreview.
Shooting with the NX500 at EosHD.