Image source: Leicaforum
Leicaforum owner Andreas Juergensen got an official invitation for a Leica event in Berlin (see image on top). I am pretty sure they will announce the new Leica Mirrorless System which has been developed with Panasonic. The camera and the zooms will be built by Panasonic (and branded as Leica). The prime lenses will be made by Leica.
And it’s also save to say that this will NOT be a Micro Four Thirds camera. This will be a completely new Leica system!
Thanks Leicaforum for breaking the news!
Nikonrumors is pretty confident that the rumored new V3 and 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD VR plus 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR zooms will be announced next week!
These should be the V3 camera specs suggested by NR sources:
No optical viewfinder
Optional, external 2.4MP electronic viewfinder (EVF) that will attach to the hot shoe
Standard hot shoe – you will be able to use regular Nikon Speedlights and the built-in flash could act as a wireless commander(I reported that back in November last year)
Several new interesting video features (sorry)
New external grip will not take any batteries, but it will have a shutter button and front dial
Expeed 4a imaging processor
Completely new camera design similar to the drawings of this recently filed patent and it will be all black (not sure if they will offer different colors)
Very fast everything
Eye sensor and a button to switch between LCD and EVF
180° swivel LCD screen
Let me catch up with some mirrorless related news:
1) The team from Akihabaranews interviewed Sigma manager about the DP Quattro (video on top)
2) Samsung issued a new fw update for the NX300 (download here).
3) Short Sony 24-70mm test at Leica Boss.
4) Zeiss Touit hands-on by ePhotozine.
5) Leica X Silver eidtion launched (Photographyblog).
– NEX-6 sells for 818 Euro in Europe (via Dealsrunner).