The product roadmap for August/September

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!

Samsung NX200 to be announced on September 5th!

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 GXR M-mount module now officially launched.

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.

More news abou the Ricoh module at:
Amateur Photographer

Nikon mirrorless camera coming in September with three lenses (says Thom Hogan)

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?

New Sony NEX cameras and lenses leaked!

There is an incredible ammount of new NEX stuff coming by end of Augst! And some of those new cameras and lenses can be seen on the image on top:

XGA-external OLED viewfinder
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8
Sony 55-210mm f/4-6.3 OSS
Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Surprised? Now that’s a hell of an announcement!

Mirrorless news (Ricoh firmware, Paper Leica and more).

The video on top shows how you can make your own Leica :)

Revised Fujifilm X100 review at Dpreview.

Fuji X100 Review at PhotographyBay: “Finally, someone made a camera that looks cool and also performs well. It has competent autofocus, a nice and fast lens, insane flash sync speeds and overall solid image quality. No doubt, the X100 is shaping up to be the camera of the year in my book.”

High ISO Test: Olympus EP3 vs Canon 5D Mk II vs 7D (ThePhoBlographer).

There is a new Ricoh GXR firmware Upgrade 1.37. It fixes a bug with the autofocus system (Donwload and Info at

Leica M9-P and f/0.95 Noctilux-M Hands On Preview (ePhotozine).

Samsung NX10 vs. Samsung EX1 (Systemkameraforum).

Light of the night: testing Leica’s Noctilux-M f/0.95 (British Journal of Photography).