New High End fixed lens Nikon compact cameras

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Nikon is likely going to try to compete against the Sony RX series by launching new high-end compact can fixed lens cameras at the CP+ show (End of February). Nikonrumors reports there will be three versions of such cameras (unclear what the sensor size will be). These will be the equivalent focal lengths:

• Wide angle: 18-50mm f/1.8-2.8
• Normal range: 24-80mm f/1.8-2.8
• Superzoom: 24-500mm f/2.8-5.6

I am pretty sure the 24-500mm version has a 1 inch sensor. If it’s APS-C I will become a priest :)

Sony is likely going to announce the A6100 (and maybe something else) this week!

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Well it looks like those Sony China teaser where not just a joke! On Wednesday Sony is meeting journalists for a press meeting. There is yet no official word on the invitation about “new products”. but I guess the chances stay good on Wednesday (or after the event on Thursday) Sony will show us the new A6100. There is also word on SAR that there may be a second huge camera surprise…

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Sony plans to “WOW” E-mount lovers with the world’s fastest new 28-70mm f/2.0 lens?

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Sony E-mount owners still lack the possibility to buy some f/2.8 zoom. Sony managers stated months ago that they acknowledge they have to “do something” in that regard. Well, there may be a chance that Sony goes to “wow” us with a crazy lens: The Japanese site Egami found a brand new Sony patent describing what would be the world’s fastest Full Frame zoom yet…a new 28-70mm f/2.0 FE zoom!

Of course this is only a patent yet and we may never see such a lens in a real store. But the fact they patented it means engineers seriously are considering to make it. Here are the patent details:

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-14841
    • Published 2016.1.28
    • Filing date 2014.7.3
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 28.84 45.32 66.50mm
    • Fno. 2.06
    • Half angle of view ω = 36.87 25.52 18.02 °

Damn would it be cool to have such a lens! But it probably would weight and cost a lot too :)