Mirrorless latest news and reviews roundup.

Quesabesde (Click here) posted the Fuji X100 review. Diglloyd (Click here) updated the Fuji X100 review. And Photocomment (Click here) posted a new review. All three articles come more or less to the same conclusion. Nice design, lens and sensor, But lots of practical flaws (like the autofocusing issue). The good news is that Amazon (Click here) is back accepting preorders , May a good sign that there is a new shipment of X100 cameras coming in Northamerica.

Ricoh GXR image samples at Outbackphoto (Click here).

Apple (Click here) updated the Digital Camera RAW software. It now supports the Fujifilm FinePix X100 and the Olympus E-PL2.

NEX with Minolta 90mm Rokkor-M Lens Test (SonyAlphaNex).

How to transform your NEX-3 in an infrared camera (Alpha Numerique).

Wanderlust pinwide tested at Dslrmagazine (Click here).

Street shooting with micro 4/3 – by Andre Delhaye (Click here).

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!

Also Sony goes….pink!

So far only Pentax (with the Kr) and Panasonic (with the GF2) released PINK models. You don’t see them very often and they are also more expensive than the “normal” colored cameras. But now we just received that image of the upcoming new Sony NEX-C3 which we have been told will be available in Black, Silver and Pink! Confess, that’s the news you were waiting for ;)

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See the Pink Pentax Kr on .
See the Pink Panasonic GF2 on .

Fuji X100 gets tested at DPreview!

Dpreview posted their 24 page long Fuji X100 review! Click here to read it: http://dpreview.com/news/1105/11051610fujfilmx100review.asp. The X100 gains an overall score of 73%: “The X100 is an exasperating conundrum of a camera, combining excellent image quality, solid build and a superb viewfinder with sluggish operation and eccentric, buggy firmware. If you’re prepared to put up with its numerous oddities and faults then it will repay you with superb results.“. The real problems for the X100 is that: “perhaps the biggest problem for the X100 is that it’s competing in today’s marketplace with the new breed of compact Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras, and it’s not exactly cheap in comparison.

Another real problem is to find the X100 in Stock. Amazon UK (Click here) changed the X100 delivery status in “Usually dispatched within 3 weeks.” And many other stores do not have it even available for preorder. Check at [shopcountry 100018].

E-PL2 vs GF2 vs NEX-C3 size comparison!

Amazing how small the NEC-C3 is. But I remind you smaller isn’t necessary better. Olympus is much thicker but this happens because they feature they very useful in body stabilization. But I am wondering how small Panasonic will go with the next GF3. Probably sooner or later we will see a camera with the size of the mount only :)