For a couple of hours an autor of a british blog posted a rumor about a mysterious Samsung Retro R1 mirrorless camera. He got the specs at an important meeting. The rumor is no more online, probably because he has been “forced” to remove the post.
UPDATE: The author of the “rumor” asked me to remove the original text I copied form his blog. Anyway, the news is all over the web now so I am going to report the key news from the Samsung Retro R1 rumor.
It looks like Samsung is working on an advanced mirrorless camera which is about the size of the Canon G12 (Click here ot see that cam) that looks like the Fuji X100 (Click here ot see that cam). It has a 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor with “retro styling” in black and chrome. It has 10 fps and a max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. The surprise is that it has phase detection AF, swifel screen and costs £616.
Sounds amazing or not? let’s hope this is a true rumor. Specs and price(!) are amazing!