Sony probably made the very first big step that will bring the DSLR world closer to the new Mirrorless system. The image here on top shows the upcoming new LA-EA2 adapter with built-in translucent mirror. This will allow you to use all A-mount lenses with fast phase detection autofocus on your NEX camera. Usually autotofucus speed was considered one of the main advantages of the DSRL system over the Mirrorless system. But the recent improvement made by Panasonic (with the ) and Olympus () and the new Sony adapter are closing the gap.
Right before the leaked on Xitek has been taken down Photorumors catched those two images of the NEX-5N. Below you can read the specs of the upcoming camera:
16.1 MP Exmor sensor (Same us Sony NEX-C3)
1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD 2.0 video recording
Can take over 430 shots with one battery
Same AF speed as the GH2
While Sony was hooting a new commercial for the upcoming Soy NEX-5N a chinese Xitek forum user spotted the camera and took some pictures. To bad there was no sign about the NEX-7!
Based on the rumors floating around the web this could be the upcoming new mirrorless products. As you can see Sony will announce a huge ammount of cameras and lenses! As usual on the roadmap…Canon is missing!
According to three of our very trusted sources Samsung will finally announce the new NX200 compact camera on September the 5th! One of the sources said the camera looks a bit like the EX-1 compact camera. Another source told us that Samsung delayed the NX20 announcement from July to September because they wanted to implement a new 20 Megapixel sensor (instead of the rumored 18 Megapixel sensor).
Another source wrote: “It could be release on Android Market and Samsung Apps with the NX200 and would allow the NX camera control through the Android/Bada phones/tabs like the P&S SH100, so it could suggest the NX cameras would come with WiFi connection.“
Stay tuned! This is going to be a very hot rumor time (Sony, Nikon, Panasonic and Samsung will annoucne mirrorless “stuff”).
Ricoh officially launched the new GXR A12 M-mount module. You can see a very first preview at DPreview (Click here). As you know it has a 12 Megapixel APS-C sensor. To bad, would have loved to see a fullframe sensor on it. The Ricoh GXR A12 will be available in September, priced at $649. A very intruiging feature is the electronic shutter option that works from 1/8000th to 1 second. It makes the camea extremely silent! And you can create your own user-defined distortion, vignetting and corner color correction, recordable for multiple lenses.
Thom Hogan (Click here) just posted new tidbits about the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera: “‘I’ve now been told by three different sources it will launch before CES, probably in late September, and it’ll launch with three lenses (wide angle prime, kit zoom, telephoto zoom). The lenses are reportedly “quite small” in nature“.
As you know the sensor will be smaller than the one used for the Micro Four Thirds cameras. So it will be much easier to produce very small lenses. From the size point of view the new system looks very promising. But will the sensor be good enough?