Preorders: A5100 specs and price at Amazon (Click here).
Press release: Dpreview, Photoscala (German), ThePhoBlographer,
First impressions and previews: First impression at Dpreview. Hands-on at Dpreview.
Preorders: A5100 specs and price at Amazon (Click here).
Sony is going to create quite a buzz at Photokina and therefore they decided to split the product announcements to make it easy for you and the press to learn more about the new stuff.
The first camera to be announced is the A5100 which is coming on August 19 already. These are the images and specs are on courtesy of Digicameinfo:
- 24,3 MP APS-C sensor
- Full HD, XAVC-S, AVCHD and MP4 video recording
- Max bit rate is 50MPs in XAVC-S
- Hybrid AF (same as A6000) with 179 AF points (25 of them are contrast AF points)
- 3 inch and 920.000 dot Touch LCD. 180 degree tiltable
- 1/4000-30 sec shutter. 1/60 syncro. Electronic front curtain shutter
- ISO 10--25,600
- Built.in Flash
- Wifi NFC
- APP support
- SD card
- The battery is the NP-FW50. 400 shoots autonomy
- The size is 109.6mm x 62.8mm x35.7mm
- 224 g Weight (body only)
Well, sometimes companies help us out doing our rumor work by un(?)intentionally leak out information in unexpected places:
Olympus latest financial report discloses the release time of the next three pro zoom (see picture on top).
Sony is showing the A5100 picture on an official Honk Kong press site. The camera will be announced n August 19 and feature the same A6000 sensor.
The heavy Sony stuff (Full Frame RX and maybe E-mount) will be announced right before Photokina!
These are the full specs of the upcoming new ultracompact, ultrafast and first curved sensor camera! It will feature a 2/3 inch curved sensor and use a damn compact 20mm f/1.2 lens.
The new sensor has the same signal to noise ration of a Canon 5DmarkIII. Quite amazing!
That image doesn't look exciting at all but it's precious because it's actually the first photo taken with a Sony curved sensor!
It has been shared by Sony to Nikkei.jp. NIkkei reports the sensor are production ready and while the sensor has plenty of advantages (no vignetting, allows faster and compact lens design and so on) it has also one huge issue. Sony said it's very difficult to design zoom lenses for it.
Sony is rumored to launch such a sensor with the next RX1 fixed lens successor!
We saw it only as a sketch on Sony patents before. But now we have it in real! This is the new Sony curved sensor and it comes in two variations: Full Frame (43mm) and for Mobile Phones and Tablets (11mm).
The Full Frame sensor is likely to find his way in the new RX2 because this is also what Sony patent were showing us: a FF curved sensor used along a 35mm f/1.8 lens.
As far as we know Sony is the only company offering such a sensor and Sony also said at the 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits event that they developed a special production technique to produce it in mass.
At the end what matters is that: With such sensors corners become 2x more sensitive and have a lot less of issues. And lenses can be designed in a more compact way.
This is a world first: The new Sony RX100M3 is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here). Grab it...or wait for the LX8 with 4K? :)
If you think Sony is done with releasing new Full Frame E-mount camera you might be wrong! The Indonesian agency Postel registered the name of a new Sony interchangeable camera having the code “WW024382“. That sort of code was used in the past for the Sony A7 cameras. Sony could release that new model in August. No specs are known yet.
And Olympus is said to release a new firmware update for the E-M1 that adds 4K video recording. Is it really that easy? We will see it soon...
Hybrid viewfinder lovers will be happy to hear that Fuji is likely going to announce a new X-PRO2 and X200 camera at Photokina in September. Both will feature a new APS-C X-Trans sensor. No guys, these will not be organic sensors (they will come in two years from now).
The specs of the cameras are yet unkown. But before the two big guys Fuji will also announce the new X30 compact camera with 1 inch sensor.
Really a great time for Fuji fans!
Image on top shows the current NX400
I got more details about the two NX400 and NX400EVF cameras:
Presentation beginning 2015
Two versions: nx400 and nx400-evf
Former with optional tiltable evf and flippable display, latter with embedded tiltable evf and tiltable display
1/8000 mechanical shutter
28mp sensor with ospdaf II
6/8fps full res
Tripled buffer compared to nx300
Expected prices: 650$ and 850$
Back in January Samsung unveiled that a new NX1 flagship camera would come this year (article here). And now Photorumors reports that this camera will shoot 4K video and feature a new 28 Megapixel APS-C sensor.
After the GH4 and Sony A7s this would become the third mirrorless camera shooting 4K. But I think more companies (Canon, Olympus for example) will announce 4K cameras at Photokina.
I am a bit surprised to hear the camera will feature a 28 MP sensor. It would become the highest resolution APS-C camera to date. And unlike the GH4 and A7s such a sensor could show more moiree and issues on 4K videos. Or did Samsung find a way to solve that problem?
After many months of work and lot of issues to solve our first beta of the new MirrorlessRumor theme is online.
The first thing you have to know is that this isn't just a redesign. We completely rethinked the way a rumor site should work!
What I learned from these years on MirrorlessRumors is that:
1) There are many mirrorless camera owners that have the knowledge and passion to share interesting news. They can finally do that directly without having to contact the administrators!
2) For me (the admin) it is impossible to be online 24h per day. And with your help I can avoid to miss important news or rumors. This will keep the site always up to date.
From now on this becomes a community where everyone can post directly news and rumors! To do so you are kindly invited to become a member of this site. Check out what you can do by clicking on the Member Panel you see on top right of the site (it shows only after your registration and login).
How it works and what you can do:
1) You can submit articles that will be reviewed by our admins (for now this is just...me). If approved they will get online.
2) You can comment articles
3) You will get votes for approved posts (100 points) and 1 point for every like on your posts or comments (or -1 point if someone dislikes)
4) If you want and I can trust you...than you can ask to become an admin. As admin you can write posts without my moderation and review other members articles.
What do you gain by joining the community?
1) You can promote your work, your sites and let the community know who you are! You are free to write post and link back to your Blog and Portfolios. Use MR to get known!
2) Less trolls. Now only approved members can comment and heavy trolls will be first warned and eventually kicked out if they don't follow the very basic rules of respect.
...and many more "reasons" to join will be online soon!
This is just a very early beta. We need to launch the site as it is to check out if everything works fine before we do keep adding features. So please, join the site, try the features and I hope you will like what we have done so far!
Thanks a lot!
Peter, Andrea, Ale, Doug, Patrick, Stefan
P.S.: today there will be problems with signup from facebook and twitter until the domain propagates well.