Ricoh and HOYA, press Transfer of the Pentax brand (DC.watch.impress)
Leica M9 review by Gianni Galassi.
FinePix X100 review at Digitalcamerareview.
New Samsung patent describes sensor with transparent pixels (Image Sensor World)
Panasonic G3 real world image samples at Outbackphoto.
DxOMark Sony NEX C3 Review: “a great sensor in a tiny camera“.
The Download Center from Samsung already had the NX20 and NX200 in the database since weeks! But finally a trusted source told us when we will see the new Samsung camera for real! We expect Samsung to announce them between July 11 and 17! Both cameras should feature the new 18 megapixel sensor. We got a few tidbits about the NX200. It should have 1080i60 recording but without full manual control (much like Panasonic G3).
P.S: Some new sources told to me the NX20 could be announced later (take that with a grain of salt).
In September 2010 Nikonrumors found that image. After a couple of days we were all pretty sure that this was a joke. In the meanwhile Pentax announced their Pentax Q mirrorless rumor and the memory of the Nikon leak cam back in our minds. Now the German Systemkamera-forum contacted me to say that trusted sources confirmed them that Nikon will indeed launch their Q system that uses exactly the same Pentax Q sensor! Suprised?
P.S.: Check the Pentax Q specs at BHphoto.
Image on top: A Canon mirrorless concept design (not a real camera!)
Finally we can give you some mirrorless news from the Canon front! According to the Reuters agency “the world’s largest maker of digital cameras, is exploring the possibility of launching a mirrorless model, featuring many of the capabilities of an upmarket single-lens reflex camera in a more compact body, a senior company executive said.”
Masaya Maeda, head of Canon’s camera division said “We are considering the technical aspects…We will launch an interesting product next year“.
Wondering if Canon will make an ultrasmall sensor mirrorless camera like Pentax or go for APS-C. Let’s see!
Takeshi Higuchi, head of the company’s camera division, said in an interview with Reuters on Monday that “The launch of a mirrorless camera, which has an electronic viewfinder, making it lighter and more compact than a professional-style single-lens reflex camera, would be an extension of Fujifilm’s effort to move upmarket and would put it in direct competition with Sony.”
And: “in digital still camera unit sales, Fujifilm says it is currently in fifth position behind Canon, Sony, Nikon and Samsung, but adds it is confident that its plan to boost sales 25 percent to 14 million units this financial year will gain it the No. 4 spot.“
Within one month the new minaturization war “produced” the the (pictured on top) and the . And according to a new source Samsung will join the competition! Take it with a grain of salt until our trusted sources can confirm or deny the specs.
The source saw a poster of a new Samsung NX1000 camera. The poster had the script: “Small, thin and light… technology with a smart touch“. The camera that was described is a small NX DualView with a 4″ AMOLED touch screen and front 1.8” LCD, WiFi and UI SmartMotion.
A wonder if a camera can be small if it uses a 4 inch(!) screen. Unless it has no buttons at all on the back of the camera!
Sony NEX-C3 images, specs and price at .
Panasonic GF3 images, specs and price at .
Olympus E-PM1 images, specs and price at (not availale yet for preorder!).