Fuji X-E1 and Canon EOS-M Gariz cases coming next week!


If you are going to be a Fuji X-E1 or Canon EOS-M owner than you may be interested to know that next week Gariz will launch the new cases for both cameras. Gariz is well known for making high quality leather cases for mirrorless cameras. You can find a long list of these on Slidoo eBay (Click here and slide / register slidoo to have fulls earch access).

Meantime a new Fuji X-E1 review can be found on Fujirumors.


Japan: Full Mirrorless market analysis


Japan is the one country that leads the mirrorless revolution started by Olympus and Panasonic four years ago. And the latest market analysis released by BCNranking (translation here) shows how 50% of all sold system cameras are mirrorless. And it is expected that the growth will continue at cost of the DSLR systems. The graph on top shows how Olympus leads the market with 28.6% closely followed by Sony (23.5%), Panasonic (17.3%) and Nikon (12.8%). The real winners of the year are Sony and Canon. Sony managed to surpass Panasonic and Canon is actually selling the new EOS-M that well that it almost caught up with Nikon. In October these were the most sold cameras in Japan: E-PL3 (10.6%), NEX-5N (10.3%), EOS-M (9.2%), GF5 (8.9%).


New Canon EOS-M reviews at Lensrentals and Cnet Asia.


The EOS-M is now shipping in every country and reviewers testing the camera do share the same impressions.

Shawn Low from Cnet Asia posted a full EOS-M review: “We were impressed by the EOS M’s excellent low-light performance and fluid touchscreen interface, but were let down by its slow autofocus performance–a factor which prevented us from awarding it with our Editors’ Choice.

Roger Cicala from Lensrentals got his first bunch of EOS-M cameras and says about the camera: “This camera gives me great, great image quality in an amazingly small package. Will it replace an OM-D or SLR for my everyday shooting? Absolutely not; its AF is too slow and there aren’t many native lenses yet.

This is the first Canon mirrorless camera and certainly not a perfect one. But if you can live with the slow AF than this may be the right camera for you. As small as the smallest MFT cameras but with a larger sensor. Not bad. But let’s hope Canon didn’t really mean it when they said that the EVF technology is not that important for their mirrorless system…

In Europe the EOS-M is massively in Stock (just check slidoo ebay). And also some US stores are selling them (again on slidoo ebay).




The next rumor roundup! Panasonic, Samsung, Olympus,Canon and Sony!


Photokina is over and it’s time to a mirrorless forecast. What’s coming next? I collected some rumors from my sources and external websites to write these possible roadmap:

The first camera we expect is the new Panasonic GX2. Very likely coming in November if plan haven’t been changed lately. It features the same GH3 sensor and a likely a built.in electronic viewfinder. These is the rumor part. The official part came from Panasonic back in Spring when they said that they will better define the GX series during 2012. So they have to do something :)
A new MFT videocamera could be announced in January.

Olympus will have some major Camera and Lens announcement within the next 2-3 months. Some rumors said the announcement could be made in early January. All Cameras and Lenses are said to be made for the semi pro market.

If you are waiting to see new Cameras and Lenses for the NEX system than wait until February-March. The NEX-7 successor may be announced around that time.

Canon is set to introduce new lenses by February-March 2013. I have no info yet about possible new cameras.

Samsung completely restructured their Camera roadmap. Android powered NX cameras are likely to be announced in March-April 2013.

I have no detailed info about Nikon, Fuji, Pentax or Ricoh. Drop me a message at mirrorlessrumors@gmail.com if you have some more rumor to share! I am particularly interested inreceiving some Full Frame rumors from Fuji and Sony :)


First E-PM2, Fuji X-E1 and Canon EOS-M in Stock in US.


Three of the new mirrorless cameras are now in Stock in US and European stores:

Fuji X-E1:
You have to pay a $70 extra to grab the X-E1 that is in Stock now at Amazon (Click here). That’s the price for being the first in getting one in US. What’s even more important to know is that Fuji and Adobe are now working together to created an even more integrated RAW support for two X cameras (Source: FujiRumors). Good to know that!

Canon EOS-M:
The Canon EOS-M is in Stock via third party resellers at Amazon (Click here). That time no extra charge has to be paid. And first three user reviews can be already read here.

Olympus E-PM2:
Cameta is the first US store having the small Olympus E-PM2 in Stock via eBay (list here on slidoo).

What about the other new cameras? The E-PL5 and the Sony NEX-6 should be in Stock any time soon in EU and US stores while the Panasonic GH3 will hit the Japanese market in mid December.