New Samsung interview at Megapixel (1000mm lens, new Pentax adapter and new sensor!)

Megapixel (Click here) had a small talk with Sungrok Kim – Samsung’s regional product manager for Digital Imaging (Middle East & North Africa). There are a couple of interesting notes:

1) “We have the technology to develop a medium format cameras but we are not going to do that because this is not our market.“..:”What you see in the image was developed for internal purposes in order to look into future technologies.”.  My question to our readers, would you develop a medium format camera just for fun? :)

2) And again read that: “we developed a 1000mm lens for astronomical use – but again just for internal purposes.”. Looks like Samsung employees are big fans of astronomy ;)

3) “We are also working on an adaptor for Pentax lenses although it currently does not support autofocus.

4) “Samsung is currently developing a new generation of APS-C CMOS sensors with higher resolution for its future line of compact system cameras. We defiantly have plans to expend both the exiting lines and create new ones.”

I suggest you to read the full interview at Megapixel (Click here) to learn more!

E-P3 versus G3 versus NEX-C3 at DxOmark

DxOmark was very quick in reviewing the sensor performance of the three latest Mirrorless Cameras! The surprise here is the not so good performance of the E-P3. It has more noise than the G3 even if it has less Pixels. And Sony once again confirms that they are making the best sesnors (better than Canon and Nikon too!).

Samsung NX100 officially discontinued (and discounted)

Say by bye to the Samsung NX100! It has been officially discontinued at the largest photostore in US…BHphoto (Click here). At the same time there is an Instant Savings of $150.00 (Offer ends JUL 30 ’11). The same deal is also ongoing at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

As you know we first thought the NX200 could be announced in July but as we heard from ours sources the announcement has been delayed to end August/ early September.

Leica confirms again: Coming with new mirrorless system in 2012

There could be soon a interchangeable version of the ! Leica once again re-confirmed that they will announce a new mirrorless system in 2012. It will be a NON-rangefinder system with APS-C or larger sensor.

British Journal of Photography talked with Mr Shcopf from Leica: “It’s more than an idea,” says Schopf. “You will see something at the next Photokina.” The new system will use an “APS-C sized sensor at least,” says Schopf.