We already know that Kodak financial results are getting worse and worse. In an meeting with Wall Street analysts on Feb. 3, Kodak CEO Antonio Perez told that Kodak will likely sell its CMOS image sensor business, which is based in Rochester. Is that another good reason why Leica is shopping for a non-Kodak sensor for their fullframe mirrorless system? Anyway, that news makes the Sony-Leica sensor partnership rumor even more credible…
I was wondering why Samsung didn’t show anything new at CP+. But here they are the upcoming new NX lenses. Form left to right you have the 50-200mm, 18-200mm , 85mm f/1.4, 60mm Macro, 16mm f/2.8 and the Silver 20mm and 20-50mm lenses. You can find more pictures at SLRclub here and here. Those are all nice lenses but my question now is: Will there be third party lenses too? Sony and Micro Four Thirds just got the support from Sigma, Zeiss and Cosina. So will Samsung do everything alone?
There is a new and unexpected player in the mirrorless market, Gizmon! The name of their camera is Half-D and you can find more about it at gizmon-image.com. The camera has three different apsect ratio, landscape, square and vertical. Ten different color modes (like sepia) and it can take videos. It comes along a macro lens, three fisheye converters and a “tunnel-effect” lens. If google translate didn’t fool us than the camera shoulg have 2 Megapixels, a 1,5 inch LCD, ISO 100-400, VGA video. And look at the image below…it’s so small! And yes, it really looks like a mini copy of the ! Image samples are available here: cameratalk.jp.
What do you think about it?
Nikon is again dropping short pieces of messages about their upcoming mirrorless launch. In an Interview at ORF (Austrian television) Wolfgang Lutzky from Nikon Austria said that Nikon would enter the mirrorless market and they could give more news about that at the next presentation of financial results in March. P.S.: Nikon’s financial year ends on March 31, 2011.
That statement fits perfectly with what our sources told us. The new mirrorless ystem will be launched in April!
Also Kenko had his nice place at the CP+ show in Yokohama!
With all those CP+ news we missed to post an important new Ricoh GXR firmware update that has been posted two days ago! This update includes the firmware for :
•GXR body (ver. 1.31)
•GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5 (ver. 1.31)
•GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO (ver. 1.31)
•RICOH LENS S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC (ver. 1.31)
•RICOH LENS P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC (ver. 1.31)
The update corrects a few bugs. You can read more about that and download the firmware here: http://ricoh.com/r_dc/download/firmware/gxr/
What an “easy” leak ;)
Click here to the Samsung Download Center and select “Camer” +”Digital SLR. Scroll and you see it! That should be the 50-135mm f/2.8 lens that is on this roadmap (Click on image to enlarge):
Only a mistake? Only time will tell….
It’s always interesting to see video of the photoshow booths! The video above shows the Ricoh M-module that has been displayed today at the Cp show in Yokohama. And below we have the Sony booth video. To bad that stuff is not available yet. I guess we have to wait a few months before to see them in Stock. Source: Akihabarenews