Rumors: New mirrorless camera and lens roadmap!


Dear readers, if you are currently planing your vacation this roadmap might be very useful for you! We don’t want you to miss any new product announcement! :)

That graph is based on current rumors we got from our sources. I think the roadmap is correct by a 85-90%.  As you cans ee there is a lot of exciting stuff to come! Stay tuned on our website!!!

Samsung exporting their CMOS to other companies. 18 Megapixel sensor ready. Olympus to buy Samsung sensors?

According to our insider sources Samsung is looking for export their new CMOS technology. A couple of weeks ago there have been a meeting with representatives of digital camera companies. Samsung showed them their last generation sensor. It’s a 18MPx CMOS sensor with 4K support. One of the present representatives was from Olympus. Samsung offered them a 16MPx 4/3 version with 1080p.

Another news. Samsung will start to supply other companies with the new 14MPx CMOS sensor for compact cameras.




One more Samsung prototype image.

Inside the video you can find even more prototype images! A user from the SLRclub forum find the ones you can see on top. They are not particularly attractive (but that’s just my personal opinion). The white model has the rounded design of the NX100 with a built-in viewfinder. The last line of camera shows a massive DSLR like body and a metal Leica X1 designed camera. Samsung, next time let’s take a closer to look to them!

Also Sony goes….pink!

So far only Pentax (with the Kr) and Panasonic (with the GF2) released PINK models. You don’t see them very often and they are also more expensive than the “normal” colored cameras. But now we just received that image of the upcoming new Sony NEX-C3 which we have been told will be available in Black, Silver and Pink! Confess, that’s the news you were waiting for ;)

See the Pink Pentax Kr on .
See the Pink Panasonic GF2 on .

E-PL2 vs GF2 vs NEX-C3 size comparison!

Amazing how small the NEC-C3 is. But I remind you smaller isn’t necessary better. Olympus is much thicker but this happens because they feature they very useful in body stabilization. But I am wondering how small Panasonic will go with the next GF3. Probably sooner or later we will see a camera with the size of the mount only :)

NEX-C3 specs and future NEX lenses.

And here is the (leaked) future of the NEX system! You already saw the pictures of the NEX-C3 and 30mm macro but now we also got the full detailed specs:

16 megapixel sensor,
surprise: 200-12800 ISO (where is the ISO 100?)
HD video recording (why no FullHD?)
25 AF
same 3inch LCD as the NEX-5
The camera will also have the new picture effects (the NEX-3 and NEX-5 will get them with a firmware update)
The battery life has been increased by 20% compared to the battery life of the NEX-5
Price $599

30mm f/3.5 macro
designed with 7 lens elements in 6 groups
one of them is an ED lens and three of them are aspherical
Minimum focusing distance is 10cm
filter size 49mm
weight 138g.
Price 249 Euro

There will be six more NEX lenses to come until 2012 (See picture on top)
A Sony portrait lens 50mm f/1.8
The 24mm f/1.7 Zeiss
The telephoto zoom lens (should be 55-200mm f/4-5.6)
A medium telephoto lens
The Sony G standard zoom
A Sony wide angle zoom.