Everything goes small: Sony NEX-C3, Panasonic GF3 and new Olympus PEN light!

In June there will be a triple announcement from Sony, Panasonic and Olympus. And all three companies are going to compete for the smalles mirrorless cameras race. So fix those dates in your calendar:

On June 3 Sony will announce the Sony NEX-C3. Smaller than the actual Micro Four Thirds cameras. It will have a new 16 Megapixel sensor but with HD recording only. But the biggest issue with Sony is that they don’t have an ultrasmall pancake like the Panasonci 14mm f/2.5 lens. So camera and lens combo will still be bigger than the Olympus and Panasonic smallest cameras.

One mid June Panasonic will announce the GF3. 15% smaller than the current GF2 and with the same G3 16 Megapixel sensor. Very touchscreen oriented, almsot no buttons.

On late June Olympus will announce the PEN light (name still not leaked). I don’t know yet if it will have in body image stabilization or not. If yes the than the camera will be probably thicker than the Sony and Panasonic cameras. And it sounds liek it will use an “upgraded” 12 Megapixel sensor.

That’s going to be abig battle! Who will be the winner? Hmmm, let’s not forget there is still a Samsung NX200 to come in July!

The Samsung 300mm f/2.8 is a REAL lens. And first 60mm macro samples.

Samsung confirmed to Amateur Photographer that the 300mm f/2.8 lens “leaked” inside an official Samsung video is a working prototype. And a spokesman for Samsung’s head office said that “there is no definitive plan to launch this lens into the NX system“.

P.S.: A beta tester of the NX 60mm/f2.8 Macro lens posted quick review with some pictures: http://www.slrclub.com/bbs/vx2.php?id=newproduct_samsung&no=2737

Is the Samsung medium format mirrorless camera coming for real?

One of our trusted Samsung sources just sent us that image which includes some description about the Samsung camera prototypes. The real AMAZING news is that Samsung is really working on a large format sensor system! Those cameras are more than prototypes! The source told me that Samsung will release both leaked models, the Leica X1 styled and the Hasselblad styled cameras. The source couldn’t give me specs of the [shoplink 100117 ebay]Hasselblad[/shoplink] styled camera but told me that “it will be a very simple system, with AF/MF option and Auto mode, so simple maybe means that it will be cheaper than other MF cameras.”. Samsung would be the first manufacturer to produce a larger than MFT/APS-C sensor sized mirrorless camera!

Stay tuned on MirrorlessRumors! We hope to learn more about the medium format camera soon!

P.S.: For the record. See the Hassleblad cameras and lenses on [shoplink 100117]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].


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!