Posts Tagged ‘mirrorless’

Sony May Make A-Mounts Fully Mirrorless in 2014, Working on a A-E Hybrid As Well

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A few weeks ago, we reported that Sony may be in the process of dropping its unique pellicle mirror SLT technology. The rumor claimed that the company would be saying goodbye to the translucent mirror in favor a fully mirrorless A-Mount line. Well, if patents are to be trusted, that rumor has been confirmed just as another exciting Sony rumor hits the mill. Read more…

Charts Comparing the Prices of High-End Compact and Mirrorless Cameras

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Want to see how the prices of various compact and mirrorless cameras stack up against each other? 1001 Noisy Cameras created this handy chart showing the prices of RAW-capable compact cameras on the market.
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Olympus PEN E-P5 Official: Retro Styling and Solid Specs in a Flagship Camera

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After weeks of rumors and leaks, Olympus’ new PEN E-P5 finally became official today. It’s the company’s new flagship Micro Four Thirds PEN mirrorless camera, and features both retro styling on the outside and powerful specs on the inside.
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Samsung NX2000 is a $650 Touchscreen Mirrorless Camera with Wi-Fi

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Samsung today announced its new NX2000 mirrorless camera, a system camera that features a large sensor, a touchscreen, and wireless connectivity. This is the camera that was leaked by an FCC filing a couple of weeks ago, and which people thought might be Android-powered (it’s not).
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Zeiss Unveils ‘Touit’ Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras, Publishes Specs and Samples

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At Photokina 2012 last September, Zeiss announced that it was working on a new family of lenses for mirrorless cameras. This past March, we got a closer look at the lenses, which were outed as a 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/2.8 for Fuji’s X mount and Sony’s E mount.

Today, the company revealed even more details about the lenses, which are branded “Touit,” publishing specs, product pages, and sample photographs.
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More Olympus E-P5 Photos Leaked, Show Revamped UI and New External EVF

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Less than a week after first photos of the upcoming Olympus E-5 leaked onto the web, new photos have emerged showing additional views of the flagship Micro Four Thirds camera.
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Sony’s Revolutionary Pellicle Mirror SLT Technology May Be Going Away

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Back in August 2010, Sony shook up the camera industry by announcing the first pellicle mirror DSLRs, the A33 and the A55. Rather than being called SLRs, the new cameras were labeled SLT, or “single lens translucent”, cameras.

Now, less than three years later, we may be seeing Sony’s big SLT experiment coming to an end. Sony’s A58 announced back in February may be the company’s last APS-C camera to feature pellicle mirror technology.
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Fuji May Announce Entry-Level X-Series Mirrorless Camera with Tiny 2/3 Sensor

Update: It seems that this rumor was off base. The latest word is that there is indeed a 2/3 sensor coming, but it will appear in a new XS2 fixed lens camera. The upcoming entry-level X-Series camera will continue to feature a APS-C-sized sensor. That makes a lot more sense.


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We’ve heard that Fujifilm is primed to make some camera announcements this summer, and according to Digicame-Info one of those announcements may be a new entry-level X-mount mirrorless camera. The camera is expected to be announced in the summer (possibly June, according to PhotoRumors) and made available in the fall for anywhere between $550 and $700.

But it’s not the price, release date, or even the existence of a potential entry-level mirrorless ILC from Fujifilm that has people talking. Instead, it’s the rumor that the camera will come to market sporting a tiny 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS sensor.
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Panasonic GF6 Official Press Photos and Specs Leaked One Day Early

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Panasonic is expected to officially announce its new GF6 Micro Four Thirds camera tomorrow, but the camera has pretty much been outed already thanks to major leaks. Last week a review of the camera made a brief appearance on the Web, and today official press photos and specs were leaked as well.
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Samsung NX1100 Photograph and Specs Leaked Through User Manuals

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Samsung’s upcoming NX1100 has been leaked… by the company itself. Samsung Germany published the camera’s full manual this week. While that download page has since been taken offline, an English version of the manual still remains on Samsung USA’s website at the time of this post. The manual reveals that the camera will be a minor refresh of the NX1000, which hit store shelves less than a year ago in April 2012.
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