Posts Tagged ‘mirrorless’

Photographer Bernie DeChant Takes the New Panasonic GX7 for a Spin in Japan

Earlier this month, Panasonic unveiled the new Lumix GX7: a rangefinder-style Micro Four Thirds camera that the company packed full of Panasonic firsts. Since Panasonic is hoping the camera appeals to professionals and consumers alike, the folks over in advertising decided to put together a series of videos dubbed “Shooting Impressions” in which they get professionals to use the GX7 on assignment and talk about the features they liked best.

The video above features photographer Bernie DeChant and his recent trip to Kyoto, Japan where he photographed the “erikae” ceremony through which a “meiko” (an apprentice geisha) becomes a full-fledged geisha. Read more…

Sigma Teaser Website Gets the Internet Buzzing with Speculation

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It’s not uncommon for photography companies to launch strange teaser campaigns that get folks wondering what the company has up its sleeve. In the past, we’ve seen everything from bags of walnuts to mysteriously worded ads. The latest from Sigma falls into the second category, and has the entire photographic community buzzing with speculation and excitement. Read more…

Images of Panasonic’s Rangefinder-Styled GX7 Leak One Month Early

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Earlier this month, we told you that Panasonic was planning to jump onto the retro-style bandwagon sometime in August with the release of its GX7 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera.

At the time we only had a few illustrations and some preliminary specs, but now that we’re about a month out from the announcement, some official photos and a more comprehensive spec list have both surfaced. Read more…

The Interchangeable-Lens Camera Market is Now Bigger Than Point-and-Shoots

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It’s official — the point-and-shoot market is dying, while DSLRs and other interchangeable lens systems champion the cause for standalone cameras.

A new report from retail researchers NPD tallies U.S. sales of $2.1 billion worth of interchangeable lens cameras between June 2012 and May 2013, an increase of 5 percent over the same period a year ago. U.S. sales of compact cameras, meanwhile, plunged 26 percent, to $1.9 billion. This is the first time interchangeable lens cameras have surpassed the sleek-and-shiny segment.
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Canon’s 11-22mm f/4-5.6 Wide Angle for the EOS M Will Not be Coming to the US

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About a month ago, almost every Canon website announced the release of the brand new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM wide angle for the company’s mirrorless EOS M. We say almost because, at the time, no pricing or release date details had come down the pipe from Canon USA.

As it turns out, that’s because the new lens for Canon mirrorless aficionados won’t be arriving stateside at all. Read more…

Humorous Samsung Video Takes on the Perception that Bigger Cameras are Better

When it comes to cameras, is bigger always better? Samsung didn’t try to answer that question, but the company did shoot a funny video that shows pretty clearly that the general public seems to think the answer is “yes,” even if there’s no difference at all. Read more…

What the Upcoming Fujifilm X-M1 Looks Like Next to Other X Series Cameras

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Fujifilm’s upcoming “entry-level” X-M1 X Series mirrorless camera was outed today after photographs of the camera were leaked onto the Web. We now know what the camera will look like, but many of the camera’s specs and features are still unknown. The size and weight of the camera haven’t been revealed yet, but it’s actually possible to determine the relative size of the camera to other X Series mirrorless cameras using just the leaked photos.
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Samsung Announces the Galaxy NX: An Android-Powered Mirrorless Camera

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Samsung today officially announced its new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, the Android-powered mirrorless camera that leaked onto the web one week ago. The Galaxy NX is the world’s first interchangeable lens camera that features 3G and 4G wireless connectivity.
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Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless Camera Photos Leaked, Show Android OS

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We reported earlier today that Samsung’s CEO recently said that his company’s next “mirrorless” camera would be Android-powered, but that it wasn’t clear whether it would actually be an interchangeable lens NX mirrorless camera or simply a point-and-shoot. Turns out it’s the former.

Photographs of an upcoming Samsung Galaxy NX leaked onto the web today, confirming that Samsung will soon be launching an Android-powered mirrorless camera.
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Pentax Unveils the K-50, K-500, and Q7: Two DSLRs and a Baby Mirrorless

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Pentax had a big announcement day today, unleashing three new cameras on the world of photography. The K-50 and K-500 are new mid- and entry-level DSLRs (respectively), and the Q7 is a new mirrorless camera that carries on the pint-sized tradition started by the Pentax Q back in 2011.
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