As you know there always have been rumors about two different Mirrorless systems coming from Pentax. The first was the Pentax Q with tiny sensors. According to Quesabesde (Click here) there is a good chance that soon pentax will announce the second mirrorless system with ASP-C sensor. This is a bit a suprirsing news because after the beeing acquired by Ricoh most would have expected that a direct Ricoh GRX competition would no more come from the Pentax division.
The SamsungImaging website (Click here) posted the very first image samples taken with the new 16mm f/2.4 pancake. Anyway, it’s to early to give a final judgment about the optical quality. And DSLRmagazine (Click here) wrote the very first preview with all four new Samsung lenses (16mm, 60mm macro, 85mm portrait lens and 18-200mm zoom). As you know you can already preorder the Samsung pancake at BHphoto (Click here).
And according to Redcrow the NX200 wood mockup you can see at SLRclub (Click here) looks very close to the real NX200!
The Korean Radio Research Agency registered the Samsung NX200 camera. Usually it means the camera will be on market soon (in Korea). That is the very first bulletproof evidence the NX200 is real. According to our sources the camera should be announced around September the 5th. The same agnecy registered the 16mm f/2.4 lens. No surprise here, you can already preorder it on BHphoto (Click here).
A phantasy Samsung NX200 designed by a SLRclub forum user.
A couple of sources gave me sent me some info about the upcoming Samsung NX200 that should be announced on September 5. The NX200 will be smaller than the actual NX100 (but not as small as the NEX-C3 or GF3). It has a less curved design and a small grip. Redcrow at Dpreview (Click here) wrote that the image you see on top is “They look very close from NX200 except no built-in flash and analog gauges. NX200 has its mount projected like NEX. The body is thinner than those pictures and bigger grip.“.
Reminder: Another sources told us the NX200 will have a 20 Megapixel sensor.
Unlike Sony Nikon isn’t leaking any bit fo info about their upcoming mirrorless cameras. Our friends over at Nikonrumors can give us only some bits of info about the camera:
“There is a good chance that more than one version/model of the new mirrorless camera wil be announced at the same time
The camera body will be very small, very compact, with a clean industrial design
Built-in high resolution EVF
Many video features
Compatible with F-mount lenses
The sensor will be slightly smaller than Micro Four Thirds (probably 17mm in diameter, 2.6x crop factor)
Four lenses to be released, one of them will be a pancake, the second will be a super zoom
Phase and contrast-detect AF
Camera code/project name: X810“
P.S.: My bet is that the camera will be called Nikon Coolpix Pro ;)
Sony cannot keep one single secret! Now even full size images of the upcoming three NEX lenses have been leaked! Click on the images to enlarge. As I already told you the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 will cost around $999, the 55-210mm f/4-6.3 OSS will cost $299 and the 50mm f/1.8 OSS will cost $349.
There is also a nice size comparison (Thanks PaulPI!):