The czech manual of the NEX-C3 has been leaked…by Sony itself! On Sony czech website you will find username and password to download the NEX-C3 manual at the following link: http://sony.zstudio.cz/PERSONAL_VIDEO_FOTO-VIDEO/NEX-C3.
Take it with a BIG grain of salt. According to the russian magazine Onliner (Click here) a Pentax company representative (name Anton Melnikov) commented on plans to produce mirrorless Pentax cameras. He said the first camera based on the APS-C sensor will be released in September this year. It is based on the K bayonet. The second mirrorless system is a compact camera with interchangeable lenses and the matrix 1 / 2, 33 inches.
I am sure many of you already saw those nice mirrorless concept videos and images floating around the web. But for those that might missed them here is a short recap. The video on top shows the WVIL camera. It is a concept camera envisioned by Artefact’s award-winning design team. It answers the question: “what’s next for camera design?”. You can read more info at http://www.artefactgroup.com/wvil/.
And there is also that cool Leica i9 concept (See the image on Engadget). It transforms your in a real rangefinder-mirrorless looking camera.
It’s not a secret that Pentax is close to release their first mirrorless camera. The chinese blog Sina (Click here) found that picture (not) showing an upcoming new Pentax product. According to Sina that product is positioned above the P&S cameras. Sounds like the rumors we posted the past few months could be true. Read more at http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/hot-first-pictures-of-the-pentax-nc-mirrorless-system/
Not only the NEX-7 but there is more to come from Sony…the Sony NEX-C3! It has 16 Megapixels but records still HD video only. The design also changed a bit and it looks more elaborated/rugged and in my opinion it’s a very nice camera. I still have no idea when the camera will be announced…