Samsung Russia says the NX20 and NX200 with more Megapixel will be announced within 2011

In a Question and Answer session at forum.ixbt a russian Samsung representative said that:
1. New NX cameras will be announced close to summer and will be on sale on the second part of year.
2. There will be no more new GX system cameras.
3. New NX cameras will have more MP than NX10/11/100.
4. Weather-proof NX is not planned

Samsung is currently offering three NX cameras:
The most popular NX camera is the NX100 .
The first NX camera was the NX10 at .
and than the slightly modified NX11 at .

Fuji will announce a mirrorless X300 in summer 2012?

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Bob Todrick, a pro photographer from Edmonton, Alberta wrote (Source: Dpreview Forum): “Have had my [shoplink 100018 ebay]X100[/shoplink] for a week now … puts any of the 4/3 compacts out their to shame. Pretty sure they have a winner here…and Fuji has confirmed an X300 next year that will have interchangeable lenses.

Bob also said that “I’m in the pro photo supply biz…this is from Fuji. They have decided to pursue what they call the serious prosumer market. The plans are that in the fall they will release an X200…a simplified ‘p&s’ version of the x100. If these cameras do well they plan on the interchangeable lens version sometime next year.

In the past Fuji already said that they are “very interested” in making an interchangeable lens system.

The Fuji X100 is now available on [shoplink 100018 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].

Nikon says mirrorlress is taking away market from compact cameras, not from DSLR’s.

Image on top: The rangefinder camera.

Amateur Photographer (Click here) got another interesting statement from Nikon. Simo Iddon (Product Manager og Nikon UK) said that: “The success of compact system camera sales is taking away from the compact camera market, not from digital SLRs” because “if you want a DSLR you want what a DSLR stands for’ and that isn’t a compact system camera.

That statement backups the rumors saying that Nikon will announce a small sensor size Nikon Coolpix Pro mirrorless system. The sensor could have a 2.5crop factor making it smaller than the Micro Four Thirds sensor.

What the hell? General Electrics will eneter the mirrorless market!


CNET Asia talked with a spokesperson from General Electrics who said that “GE is looking to introduce its first Micro Four Thirds-like camera before the end of 2011“. Interesting that they said “Micro Four Thirds like” and not “mirrorless” or “CSC” or “ILC”. General Electrics is already producing digital cameras (the GE cameras). There are no details about the future mirrorless cameras.

HOT: First pictures of the Pentax NC mirrorless system!

We were told by our sources that Pentax will announce their “Pentax NC” mirrorless system in May/June. We got our hands on the first picture of the camera and lenses. As you can see from the image it really looks like the digital version of the popular and very tiny . Pentax goal was to create the smallest mirrorless system of the world. That’s why the sensors has a 1/2,33? size (that’s the size of the sensor in most compacts). It’s a 14 Megapixel 5.6x crop sensor. It can also record HD h.264 movies. Two lenses will be released along the NC-1. There will be a prime 8.5mm f/1.9 (almost 47mm equivalent) and a zoom 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 (28-80mm equivalent)! As you see from the pictures above those are very small lenses.  We don’t have the exact size measures yet. The new Kenko mirrorless system also uses a 14 Megapixel 1/2,33? (crop factor 5,6). And we were told that Kenko worked very close with Pentax to create the system.

But here comes the even bigger news. Pentax will create two different mirrorless systems! The second system will feature a much larger APS-C sensor (Sony?) and be compatible with current K-mount lenses. That system should be introduced this summer. So if you want an incredible small mirrorles ssystem you can get the NC-1, if you want a mirrorless system with high image quality you can get the large sensor camera. Easy or not?

P.S: Check out images and lenses of the Pentax Auto 110 on


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Canon: Does it really matter if a camera has a mirror or not?

Image courtesy: Quesabesde

Richard Trestain (left) and Richard Shepherd from Canon Europe had a one hour talk with Iker Moran from Quesabesde (Click here to read the google english translation).

Those are the key points of the INterview:

– “We do not need CSC (Compact System Cameras ) because our current range covers all fields. In the future we’ll see.
–  “It is not just in size, but of balance between performance and ergonomics. I dare not say that the is the smallest that we can build.
– And regarding the [shoplink 100018]X100[/shoplink] Canon said: “$ 1,000 is a lot of money for a compact,”

DxOmark tests the Samsung NX11 sensor. Better than the GH2 but not as good as the NEX-5

DxOmark (Click here). tested the Samsung NX11 which scored a final 63 point overall score. That puts the Samsung between the Sony NEX-5 and the Panasonic GH2. A bit disappointing that the Samsung larger sensor delivers a worse ISO result compared to the smaller Micro Four Thirds sensor. Let’s see if the next generation Samsung sensor can get much closer to the current top Sony sensors.