I got some tidbits about two more features that Samsung plans to add on the NX1 via future firmware upgrades:

1) raw lossy compressed files (ala sony) selectable to increase buffer size and reduce file size in general. The compression has been studied to retain 95-99% of sensible information, while reducing of 15 to 30% the file size.

2) cropped 4k (along with the already existing downscaled 4k).

I have no detail about when exactly the next firmware will be released but I have been told it's "very soon".

The "mini X-T1" could arrive sooner than expected. Trusted sources at Fujirumors report the X-T10 will be announced around June already!

The full rumored specs list so far is: (SRP = source right in the past / NeS = New Source)
– Name: X-T10 (SRP + NeS)
– cheaper version of the X-T1 (SPR + NeS)
– no weather sealing (SRP)
– smaller EVF (SRP)
– same sensor of X-T1 (NeS)
– coming late spring/early summer (SRP

Sony announced four new FE lenses and two converters. You can find specs, price info, image samples and preorder options on those links:

Preorders:
In USA at:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 24-240mm FE at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Sony Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 Adorama (Click here).
Sony Fisheye Converter for E 16mm F/2.8 and E 20mm F/2.8 Adorama (Click here).
Sony Ultra-Wide Fisheye Converter for E 16mm F2.8 and E 20mm F2.8 Adorama (Click here). I
n Europe at:

Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
Sony 24-240mm FE at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
Wide Angle converter at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
Fisheye converter at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.

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  • March 04, 2015 21:13, Matus Kalisky said:

    I agree that image quality (wide open) will be part of the reason and possibly the way AF is implemented. There are plenty (manual focus) full format lenses (Leica M mount) that cover the same format and are much smaller (Zeiss Sonnar ZM, 50/1.5, ...

  • March 04, 2015 20:01, AlexisH said:

    It could be justified by image quality. The latest Sigma primes are also very big. And people have predicted that lenses for a FF MILC will be large.

    There is no going around it. If size is important to you and you don't need the advantages ...

  • March 04, 2015 19:01, Matus Kalisky said:

    I am glad to see more photos for the full frame Sony cameras (and the 24-240 could be a great travel lens if it delivers), but I am a bit stunned by the size of the 35 and 90. I did not expect miracles as these lenses do cover full frame and have ...

The US store BHphoto (Click here) launched a very long list of deals on plenty of mirrorless cameras, lenses and accessories. Check it out because there is really a lot to find!

It took quite some time but at last they are here. Seven months after the Photokina announcement the four new FE lenses are on preorder at Amazon US:

Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Amazon (Click here).
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Amazon (Click here).
Sony 24-240mm FE at Amazon (Click here).
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Amazon (Click here).

UPDATE: Amazon now removed the preorder links. probably because those links were supposed to go live on 5-6 am London time on March 4. That's when those lenses will be officially announced by Sony.

4K is one of the new Big words camera manufacturers cannot ignore. So it will not surprise anyone here that both next Panasonic and Fuji cameras will have 4K video recording:

1) The Panasonic GX7 successor (GX8?) will be announced in May and certainly feature 4K recording

2) The Fuji X-PRO 2 scheduled for a late 2015 release should become Fuji's first camera with 4K recording (says Fujirumors). It will be interesting to see how Fuji will fix the X-trans weakness on the video front...

P.S.: Also Sony should announce a new E-mount 4K camera soon...

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  • March 04, 2015 11:24, ronin said:

    GX8 sounds good, but I'd wait a year or so after launch when it's less than half the launch price, per the GX7.

  • March 04, 2015 00:52, Pol Tin said:

    It would be great to see Fuji X-Pro 2 with over 24MP.

  • March 04, 2015 00:52, Pol Tin said:

    It would be great to see Fuji X-Pro 2 with over 24MP.

The Taiwan agency NCC registered a new and yet unanounced Leica Q Type 116 camera. There is yet no other info about the specs of the camera.

via Digicameinfo.

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  • March 03, 2015 11:28, ronin said:

    But they make rangefinders, which certainly have mirrors. And they make compact point and shoot, which are not mirrorless.

  • March 02, 2015 23:57, gummyrabbit said:

    Aside from the Leica S medium format cameras, they don't make any other SLR cameras.

  • March 02, 2015 19:52, ronin said:

    But we know it is a mirrorless?