The product roadmap for August/September

Based on the rumors floating around the web this could be the upcoming new mirrorless products. As you can see Sony will announce a huge ammount of cameras and lenses! As usual on the roadmap…Canon is missing!

Samsung NX200 to be announced on September 5th!

According to three of our very trusted sources Samsung will finally announce the new NX200 compact camera on September the 5th! One of the sources said the camera looks a bit like the EX-1 compact camera. Another source told us that Samsung delayed the NX20 announcement from July to September because they wanted to implement a new 20 Megapixel sensor (instead of the rumored 18 Megapixel sensor).

Another source wrote: “It could be release on Android Market and Samsung Apps with the NX200 and would allow the NX camera control through the Android/Bada phones/tabs like the P&S SH100, so it could suggest the NX cameras would come with WiFi connection.

Stay tuned! This is going to be a very hot rumor time (Sony, Nikon, Panasonic and Samsung will annoucne mirrorless “stuff”).

Nikon mirrorless camera coming in September with three lenses (says Thom Hogan)

Thom Hogan (Click here) just posted new tidbits about the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera: “‘I’ve now been told by three different sources it will launch before CES, probably in late September, and it’ll launch with three lenses (wide angle prime, kit zoom, telephoto zoom). The lenses are reportedly “quite small” in nature“.

As you know the sensor will be smaller than the one used for the Micro Four Thirds cameras. So it will be much easier to produce very small lenses. From the size point of view the new system looks very promising. But will the sensor be good enough?

New Sony NEX cameras and lenses leaked!

There is an incredible ammount of new NEX stuff coming by end of Augst! And some of those new cameras and lenses can be seen on the image on top:

XGA-external OLED viewfinder
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8
Sony 55-210mm f/4-6.3 OSS
Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Surprised? Now that’s a hell of an announcement!

Leica mirrorless system to be priced in between the Leica X1 and Leica M9.

Will there be a sort of interchangeable camera?

Leica UK’s Richard Swan gave some very vague tidbits about the future Leica mirrorless (non rangefinder!) system. He talked with the guys over at Techradar (Click here) saying that the camera will fall between the compact X1 and the full-frame M9. And: “Swan expected that any future interchangeable lens cameras from Leica would be compatible with M-mount lenses. As the X1 uses a fixed prime 24mm lens, perhaps we could see an X1 styled camera with removable lenses.“. We can speculate with a price range somewhere in between 2.000 and 3.000 Euro.
Check the Leica X1 sprecs an price at .
Check the Leica M) sprecs an price at .

In a previous interview Kaufmann (the big chief from Leica) confirmed the new system will at least sue an APS-C sensor (if not larger) and be announced at Photokina 2012 (in September).

P.S.: There is a very first Leica M9-P hands-on at PocketLint (Click here).

More info about the russian NX200 leak…

One of our readers made a correct translation of the russian NX200 rumor:
I have used a Samsung NX200 today: my first impressions are very positive. The AF is very fast indeed (in nothing inferior to Panasonic G3). NX200 looks stylishly and professionally, it is also appreciably more copact, the grip is more comfortable, although a bit too small for my hands. The screen is traditionally good. With respect to design I like it best of the whole Samsung collection (the NX100 is a far cry from the NX200). Together with the new 18–200 lens it looks quite solid. I could not still evaluate the image quality as I had a preproduction sampler in hand. I to get a production item in two weeks and hope to be able to compare it to (Sony) NEX, G3 and D7000.
The 18-200 is expected to have the best price among branded lenses of its class compared to its DSLR and mirrorless rivals (I am speaking about Canon/Nikon/Sony, not Sigma/Tamron/Tokina), this making the kit noticeably more competitive. The price of a Sony 18-200 discourages many potential buyers (the size of the Samsung lens being practically the same).

Some more info from that user:
1. No built-i EVF.
2. The screen is fixed (not tilting, not articulating)
3. The screen does not have touch capabilities

New Samsung NX200 rumors (again from Russia!)

It looks like Russia is the main source to find Samsung leaks! There is a new one at forum.ixbt (no google translation available).
They claim to have tested the new NX200 and it has a very easy and fast focusing. It has a more professional look, new comfortable grip and it is smaller than the current NX100!


If some of our russian readers could help us a bit with the translation we would really appreciate it! Thanks!