Next bad news for film camera users: Double digit price increase on all Fuji films!

We already had that bad news from Kodak (no more slide films) and now there is the next one. Fuji will increase the price of all photographic films starting from May! it will be a double digit increase. Ok, better that news than the Kodak but I am wondering if soon the time will come where even Fuji will have to quit the photographic film business. Hope this will not happen!

Price of Fuji films on , Amazon (Click here) or Bhphoto (Click here).

via FujiRumors.

Mirrorless news roundup (with a new full frame mirrorless rendering)

A full frame Mirrorless concpet by Vladimir Markov (Click here to see more renderings).

The Wall Street Journal (Click here) wrote an interesting article about the mirrorless camera future.

A new colored case for your Canon G1X at (Click here).

Sony NEX FS100 as a DSLR alternative – first impressions (EosHD)

Canon G1X video review at Photographyreview (Click here).

Canon G1X review at Neilvan (Click here).

X PRO 1 versus NEX-7 versus E-M5 at ThePhoBlographer (Click here).

Nikon 1 with free 16GB SDHC Class 6 Memory Card at Abes of Maine (Click here).

Blackmagic: A mirrorless camcorder with Canon EOS mount.

I like surprises and there was one at the recent NABshow. It is the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera. A mirrorless camera with native Canon EOS mount. For $2995 only you get a 2.5K sensor with RAW video recording(!!!) and 13 stops of dynamic range! And unlike the RED expensive cameras you don’t have to purchase expensive modules to make it work. it already has a huge LCD touchscreen and all necessary outputs. Plus it takes removable SSD drives (no proprietary cards like Panasonic P2 cards!).

I like when new companies launch revolutionary products when older conservative companies just try to bring as less innovation as possible to protect their market. As a filmmaker I cant wait to see the first camera tests!

Meantime you can preorder the Blackmagic camera at BHphoto (Click here).

Samsung NX20, NX210 and NX1000 announced!

Samsung finally announced the three enw NX cameras. The main new feature is that all cameras have Wi-Fi. Here are the links to some press releases (in different languages) and previews:

Press release links: Photographyblog, Focus Numerique, ePhotozine, Photoscala,

Hands-on and previews: NX100 hands-on photos at Photographyblog. NX20 hands-on photos at Photographylog. NX20 hands-on at Dpreview.

Preorders: NX20 at BHphoto (Click here), NX210 at BHphoto (Click here), NX1000 at BHphoto (Click here).

TIPA awards…as usual everybody wins :)

I always find these TIPA awards a bit…strange (Click here to see them). As usual every company wins at least one price. They created so many categories that is is almost impossible to not win something :)

Look at the four(!) mirrorless categories:
Best CSC Entry Level (Olympus PEN E-PL3)
Best CSC Advanced (Panasonic LUMIX GX1)
Best CSC Expert (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
Best CSC Professional (Fujifilm X-Pro1)

Didn’t know a camera can be for “advanced” users, or “expert” users or “professional” users. Somebody can lighten me up the difference?

Guess who won the RED DOT design award…the K-01 :)

The famous RED DOT design award has been won by Marc Newson designed Pentax K-01!  Even if I don’t like the design I am happy that Pentax won it. It’s nice to see companies trying new ways of thinking a camera. Here is the official motivation:

This year, the PENTAX K-01 was selected from 4,515 applications submitted from 58 countries as one of the Product Design winners.
The PENTAX K-01 is a lens-interchangeable digital camera with super-high-resolution image quality supported by approximately 16.28 effective megapixels, a top sensitivity of ISO 25600, and full HD video recording capability. Designed by world-famous industrial designer Marc Newson, its clean, geometric body signifies a bold move by PENTAX to create a truly original and innovative design. By incorporating the K mount — a lens mount extremely popular from the days of film cameras — PENTAX allows the user to mount any one of 214 lenses (as of April 2, 2012) onto the K-01 camera body, assuring endless possibilities in visual expression and creativity.

Source: Photoxels.