Olympus cameras and lenses announcement. Samsung is next!

I am sure you didn’t miss any rumors and news I posted on 43rumors. You can read a list of all news and reviews go here: http://www.43rumors.com/continually-updated-olympus-new-pen-and-lenses-announced/.

So can we finally enjoy a free time without rumors and announcements? No! Samsung will announce the new NX20 and NX200 cameras in July. I still don’t knwo when but I will knwo it soon for sure! Stay tuned!

Mirrorless market share analysis in Japan (Olympus does well!)

The Japanese website BCNranking displayed the latest data about the Japanese camera market. 31% of all sold interchangeable cameras in May were Mirrorless! And those are the detailed results

Most sold cameras with interchangeable lenses:
The first two position are held by the two entry level cameras from Nikon and Canon. But on position three you can already find the first mirrorless camera the E-PL2 with 6.4% of the whole volume share. The Panasonic GF2 is on Position 5 with 6.2%. The is on Pos. 7 with 5.3%. And on position 9 you can find the in Japan only available E-PL1s.

Mirrorless Market Share (January to May 2011):
Olympus volume share is 37.95% of the whole mirrorless camera. Right behind you find Sony (32.02%) and than Panasonic (30.03%). The year 2010 ended with following shares Panasonic (38.7%), Sony (32.2%), Olympus (29.1%). As you see Olympus made a huge step forward.

Market share for all interchangeable cameras:
If you count the all interchangeable cameras (Mirrorless and DSLR) than Canon leads with 29.3%, followed by Nikon (27.4%), Sony (15.0%), Olympus (12.7%) and Panasonic (9.7%). Canon and Nikon both loosed market share during the last months.
P.S.: Those are the links to the Amazon TOP 20 cameras:
Amazon US rankings (Click here)
Amazon DE rankings (Click here)
Amazon UK rankings (Click here)
Amazon FR rankings (Click here)
Amazon IT rankings (Click here)

Mirrorless news roundup.

Quick video test made with the new Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens.

Ricoh GXR System Camera test at Outbackphoto.

Fujifilm FinePix X100 First Look (Digitalcamerareview).

Fuji FinePix X100, una pequeña joya en un envoltorio irresistible (Microsiervos).

Leica X1 vs Fuji X100 by Alex Koloskov (Link1 and Link2 via Noisycamera)

Test terrain du Fujifilm X100 (Photopassion.fr)

Cámaras sin espejo y objetivos antiguos: una combinación con muchas posibilidades (Quesabesde).

Ricoh GXR+A12 verus GF2+14mm F2.5 versus Leica X1 versus Fuji X100 at Zol (Chinese).