An unknown source from the chinese forum XITEK (Click here) posted the first image of the X810 Nikon mirrorless camera. As previously rumored the sensor is relatively small (1/2.33 inch?). A wonder if it really uses the same Pentax Q sensor!
Megapixel (Click here) had a small talk with Sungrok Kim – Samsung’s regional product manager for Digital Imaging (Middle East & North Africa). There are a couple of interesting notes:
1) “We have the technology to develop a medium format cameras but we are not going to do that because this is not our market.“..:”What you see in the image was developed for internal purposes in order to look into future technologies.”. My question to our readers, would you develop a medium format camera just for fun? :)
2) And again read that: “we developed a 1000mm lens for astronomical use – but again just for internal purposes.”. Looks like Samsung employees are big fans of astronomy ;)
3) “We are also working on an adaptor for Pentax lenses although it currently does not support autofocus.“
4) “Samsung is currently developing a new generation of APS-C CMOS sensors with higher resolution for its future line of compact system cameras. We defiantly have plans to expend both the exiting lines and create new ones.”
I suggest you to read the full interview at Megapixel (Click here) to learn more!
The guys over at Egami (Click here) found the next Canon patent with hints about the upcoming Canon mirrorless system. The patent descirbes a new adapter with a built-in aperture for a new single reflex camera that has no mirror(!).
There could be soon a interchangeable version of the ! Leica once again re-confirmed that they will announce a new mirrorless system in 2012. It will be a NON-rangefinder system with APS-C or larger sensor.
British Journal of Photography talked with Mr Shcopf from Leica: “It’s more than an idea,” says Schopf. “You will see something at the next Photokina.” The new system will use an “APS-C sized sensor at least,” says Schopf.
Oh guys! That camera could kick the [shoplink 100018]Fuji X100[/shoplink] in the butt! You are now looking at the first NEX_7 pictures which has a built-in OLED viewfinder (3 million dot resolution). It features a 24 Megapixels sensor and has plenty of manual controls (although not as nice as the [shoplink 100018]Fuji X100[/shoplink]).
This is a REAL picture of a prototype. So there might be small changes but I have been told this is how the new NEX will look!
Even at the prestigious Amateur Photographer magazine Fuji confirmed they will may re-enter the interchangeable lens market. Now let’s hope it will not take that long. The FUji Guys alreayd promised us some surprise product in September and tehre are alreayd rumors about Fuji rady to join the m43 system.
Since days there are rumor floating around the web saying the NX20 has been delayed till early 2012. Now I just got the info from reliable sources saying that also the NX200 would come a bit later than expected (and not in July). I have been told that also the lenses would come on market a bit later than expected because they are undergoing some last minute design changes. I don’t know yet the reason for the delay of the camera.
I now expect the NX200 to be announced in late August/early September only!