Mr. Hamada from Hoya-Pentax says about mirrorless: “we would like to release products with an individuality that shines through”

Mr. Hamada from Hoya-Pentax provided an interesting market overview:

•    Inventory is still accumulating in Europe. Production and shipments are higher than the momentum of consumption. This year, SLR cameras will grow by 15-20% over the previous year in terms of production, shipment and sales but inventories of compact cameras seem to be building all over Europe. We are keeping careful watch on the situation.
•    In Japan, in particular, the mirrorless camera market is growing and is positioned to capture approximately 30% of the SLR market.
•    Overseas, mirrorless cameras are selling to some degree in the United Kingdom. Manufacturers may not have got around to sales yet but one way or other the mirrorless cameras are starting to catch on, and all companies will be focusing on sales from now. I think they will have about 30% of the global SLR market within two years or so.
•    We have looked carefully at the situation but since sales are not good even when we release the same products as other companies, we would like to release products with an individuality that shines through.”

Oh yeah Pentax is coming soon with their mirrorless camera!

The new Samsung NX100

PREORDERS: (coming soon)


– 14,6 Megapixel, 649 Euro with lens, available in September (yes now!)
– Samsung NX100 Rival Comparison (Photographyblog)
– Samsung NX100 test photos at Letsgodigital!
– Samsung NX100 Preview at DPreview!
– Samsung NX100 Hands-on Photos (Photographyblog)
– Hands On Review: Samsung NX100 (ThePhoBlographer)
– Samsung NX100 preview (ePhotozine)


Samsung NX100 (Photographyblog)
Samsung unveils lenses lineup for NX system (Asia CNET)
Objektiv-gesteuert: Samsungs NX100 mit i-Funktion (Photoscala)
NX100 at Dkamera
Samsung NX100: A more compact NX-series SLD (Imaging Resource)
Samsung NX100 photo gallery (Letsgodigital)

The brown Samsung NX100 gets leaked!

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Here it is the new Samsung NX100 with the new 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. It features the same NX10 sensor (14.6 Megapixels), a 3inch Amoled screen, it has an optional external electronic viewfinder, ISO 100-6400, 3fps, sound picture (you can record 10sec sound with a picture), 720/30p video and it has an optional GPS module. The camera comes in Black, White or Brown!

The killer: Canon EIS 22Megapixel Mirrorless Camera?

A concept desgin (not a real Canon camera)

Canonrumors just published the following rumor. It is not from one fo their trusted soruces but from a forum entry… so take it easy!


* Electro Image System (EIS)
* Sensor : CMOS 18mmx12mm (2X) 22MP back-illuminated CMOS (5760×3840)
* Continuous shooting : 22MP – 6fps / 5.5MP – 20fps
* Movie clips :1920×1080 30p/24p/25p
* ISO : 100-6400
* Expansion options : 25 – 25600
* KIT – 12-75 f2.8-4.0 IS Macro (1:2) & 75-300 f3.5-5.6 IS


* 5mm f4.0 fisheye
* 8-25mm f4.0
* 14mm f2.0
* 25mm f1.2
* 45mm f1.5
* 60mm f2.0 Macro

Google Translation for Canon EIS
EIS is in English “Electro Image System” in the acronym, as distinct from the “Electro Optical System” (EOS), is focused on the integration of photography video series cameras.

First EIS 60 cameras will be developed using the latest Canon 22 million pixels of small size back-illuminated CMOS, sensor size is the whole site is just 1 / 4 of that 18mmX12mm, the relative coefficient of 135 1:2 lens, the image resolution of striking 5760 * 3840, starting the auxiliary lens 12-75/2.8-4 IS macro (through the button to switch to 1:2 magnification, the equivalent of full-size 1:1) and the 75-300/3.5-5.6 IS. Are retractable lens.

Pixel-wide continuous shooting speed of machine 6fps, 5.5 megapixel continuous shooting speed of up to 20fps, the new design of CMOS support for pixel sampling merger, 5.5 million pixel sampling can get excellent high sensitivity degree of effect, iso 6400 into practical use.

Video sample support 1920 * 1080/30P/24P/25P, video sampling with three times the pixel fusion, nine points for each integration point as a sample, as were the direct hardware support, so fast, the camera video effects than ever before.

Pixel-wide sampling of native ISO 100, pixel and video modes combined native ISO of 400. 2 * 2 pixels to support the merger and the merger of 3 * 3.

ISO support 100-6400, extension mode support 25.50 and 12800,25600

Canon will launch a series of EIS camera lens, known to include R & D program, including the lens 5mm / 4 fisheye ,8-25mm / 4 wide-angle zoom lens, 14mm / 2 biscuit head, 25mm/1.2 biscuit head, 45mm / 1.5 standard biscuit head, 65mm/2.0 Macro (1:1, 2:1 is equivalent to full-size)

Canon will launch an EF-EIS adaptor to support autofocus on EF lenses.

EIS series of cameras designed for dual SD memory card, double the shutter button, each for storing video and photos, supports video capture video capture process at any time without video capture still photos, video and photos of different buttons.”

Panasonic team leaks the GH2 on the beach!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We have been requested to remove the picture and DVXuser reference :(

The GH2 looks similar to a [shoplink ”]G2[/shoplink], but got a flash card door on the right like the [shoplink ”]GH1[/shoplink]!

The Panasonic GH2 (along the 14mm, 100-300mm and 3D lenses) will be announced on Tuesday September 21 (the first day of Photokina). It will have a new 18 Megapixel multi aspect sensor. Like the Canon 7D and Canon T2i (550D) this is the highest resolution sensor available for non-fullframe cameras (APS-C or FourThirds). But because it is a multi-aspect sensor the effective resolution will be 16 Megapixel. It is the highest resolution sensor ever used for a (Micro-)FourThirds camera. The new Olympus E-5 (to be announced on September 14) will not use that sensor.

In the meanwhile the GH1 is becoming cheaper and cheaper almost eveywhere ([shoplink ”]Click here to check the current price[/shoplink]). But keep in mind that the Gh1 hack doesn’t work anymore with the newest Panasonic firmware!

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