Mirrorless news roundup…(G1X, K-01, E-M5, X PRO1, NEX-7)

50mm prime battle at 3Dkraft.

There are so many new mirrorless camera reviews it’s time for a roundup!

E-M5 at EosHD, Cnet US, Camerazealot, DCresource, Macworld, Trustedreview, Photoreview Australia
X PRO 1 at Cameralabs, Gianni Galassi, Soundimagesplus,Fujifilmpro.livejournal.
NEX-7 at ThePhoBlographer.
NEX-FS100 at Philip Bloom.
Canon G1X at Imaging Resource.
Pentax K-01 at Focusmedia.
Panasonic 12-35mm lens at Camerastuffreview, Photographyblog, ePhotozine, SLRgear and DSLRmagazine.
50mm prime battle at 3Dkraft.

On the rumors front we have the quite time before the Canon storm :)  No leaks at Canonrumors or Canonwatch yet. There will be soon news on the Samyang and Sony front (New NEX-F5!).

Olympus announces the new 75mm f/1.8 lens. Fuji the new M mount adapter!

UPDATE: You can right now preorder the lens at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Today Olympus announced the new 75mm f/1.8 lens ($899). You can read all about the lens at Dpreview, Systemkameraforum (german), Full Lens PDF at Olympus Australia and Image samples at Olympus Japan. A great but also a bit expensive lens (compared to the 45mm f/1.8).

And Fuji just released the new M mount adapter you can already preorder at Adorama (Click here).

What’s coming next are 1) Panasonic G5 announcement 2) Samyang X lens announcement and 3) Canon announcement. Stay tuned!

New Panasonic 12-35mm announced and reviewed (Olympus 75mm 1.8 coming soon).

Finally the first of the two bright Panasonic zoom prototypes has been announced. The 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS lens. You can right now read the full review at Dslrmagazine.com (Click here) and Click here for the google english translation. There is no info about the second 35-100mm X lens. I guess it’s coming much later only. And ina couple of days Olympus will launch the 75mm f/1.8 portrait lens too!

Other mirrorless system really have to do a lot to catch up or at least get close to the Micro Four Thirds Lens offering!!!

Mirrorless news roundup… (X100 ripped after saltwater contact)

Saltwater is a great enemy for all electronic devices. James Mahrer (Click here) had an accident and the X100 got washed by seawater. The camera didnt’ work anymore so he ripped the camera in 1000 pieces to see what’s inside :) Now you know it…use dry bags when you go on sea!!!

And here you have more Mirrorless news:

Samsung 20mm f/2.8 NX iFunction Pancake Lens Review at ePhotozine (Click here).
Samsung NX210 first impression review at Digitalcamerainfo (Click here).
Samsungs new cameras got a price at Adorama:
Samsung NX20 at Adorama
Samsung NX210 at Adorama
NX1000 at Adorama

Pentax K-01 field test images at Outbackphoto (Click here).

Previewing the new Leica M Monochrome by TheInvisiblePhotographer (Click here).

Panasonic 14-140mm lens review at ePhotozine (Click here).
Olympus 75.300mm lens review at Photoreview (Click here).
Olympus Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED Lens Review at Photoreview (Click here).

Lori Grunin from Cnet USA (Click here) posted the first full Sony NEX-F3 review: “Though it doesn’t wow us for any particular aspect, the Sony Alpha NEX-F3 is a nice overall package for photographers looking for something with better photo quality and more flexible than a point-and-shoot.

New Sony NEX-F3 and 18-200mm lens announced!

This is certainly not a spectacular product announcement but a really interesting one for the mass market. Sony released that nice little new NEX-F3 camera and a new 18-200mm super zoom lens. Here is a list of useful links to learn more about the new stuff:

NEX-F3 is available for preorder at BHphoto (Click here)
Sony 18-200mm NEX lens preorder at BHphoto (Click here).

NEX-F3: Dpreview, Techradar, Focus Numerique (French), Imaging Resource, ThePhoBlographer,

Image samples:
NEX-F3: Dpreview, Imaging Resource, Flickr Australia.

Press release:
NEX-F3: Dpreview, Focus Numerique (French), Photoscala (German), DC.watch (japanese).


Samsung will slowly abandon compact camera development in favour of mirrorless!

The Wall Street Journal (via Engadget) reports: “Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business at Samsung Electronics, and uncovered an interesting fact: the company is in the process of converting production lines at its main camera plant in China. Lines that once produced fixed-lens cameras will instead turn out compact system cameras, as the company aims to expand its presence in the more profitable mirrorless market.

I guess this is a good move from Samsung because the smartphone market is eating up the compact camera sales. I hope Samsung can release some great stuff at Photokina. Unlike Canon/Sony/Nikon they have nothing to loose by releasing super featured cameras for a decent price!