EXCLUSIVE: Nikon to launch a mirrorless system in April (with Sony sensor).

[shoplink 100105][/shoplink]Image on top: The analogue [shoplink 100105]Nikon S2[/shoplink] rangefinder

According to our veeeeeery good sources Nikon will unveil their new mirrorless system in April! Nikon developed a very advanced (and expensive) pro system not meant for the amateur market. Nikon chose to go “pro” for two reasons:

1) They wanted to enter the market by offering the very first professional mirrorless system. Current mirrorless systems like the , and most Micro Four Thirds cameras (only exception may be the Panasonic GH2) are competing in the advanced beginner or amateur market.

2) Nikon believes an amateur mirrorless system would not have appealed current mirrorless users and only cannibalize their very good selling entry level DSRL market.

We are currently investigating the possible specs of the first camera and lenses but one of our trusted sources already told us that Nikon will use some kind of “tweaked” Sony sensor. Nikon tested two sensors, a 16 megapixel and a 24 megapixel sensor. We don’t know yet if Nikon will use only one of those or both sensors!

We hope to can give you more details soon…

Nikon to launch a professional mirrorless system in March?

For months we were hearing tons of rumors about Nikon developing a mirrorless system with small sensors (smaller than Micro Four Thirds). But according to the latest rumor from DSLRmagazine this is not true. They had a talk with a “trusted source” which claims to know that Nikon is ready to launch the most professional mirrorless system on market today (NX, NEX and M43). The first camera and lenses should be announced in March 2011!

Now that’s a news. usually DSRLmagazine is well informed about what’s coming next!

Samsung keeps leaking new lenses…

Watch out X-rumors because now we have two more NX lenses leaked by anonymous sources. There is a 16mm f/2.4 and a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens! If that’s the way Samsung wants to start the 2011 I don’t know what to expect from the rest fo the year :)

Canon, Nikon, Samsung and Pentax mirrorless rumors

According to Nikonrumors “Nikon’s Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera could be announced at CES 2011” and they also found more mirrorless patents.

Meanwhile Canonrumors says that we will not see any new mirrorless system from Canon before 2012.

K-rumors said that Pentax will announce a new APS-C mirrorless system in February.

According to X-rumors Samsung will announce a new NX camcorder within a few months.

Ricoh photographer do confirm the existence of a Micro Four Thirds module for the GXR?

Image courtesy: Photoscala

Mobile01 went to the GRD 5th Anniversary Party in Tokyo and they interviewed many RICOH employees and photographers. Unofficially they got the information that RICOH will launch the new Micro Four Thirds sensor module for GXR system during 2011. Their goal is to move Micro Four Thirds fans to the [shoplink 100059]RICOH GXR system[/shoplink].

This is not the first time we hear that RICOH is preparing a Micro Four Thirds module. Ricoh has already shown a “mysterious” Expansion Unit on their road map but without specifying what kind of mount it will use.