There’s been a lot of talk about new full frames making their debut in the next year, Nikon and Canon monopolizing most of the news with their rumored entry-level offerings, but one company that might slip in under the radar is Pentax. Rumors of Pentax’s K-3 full frame have been circulating for some time, but Photo Rumors recently reported on a few updates including possible announcement and release dates. Read more…
Fresh off the rumor mill: Sony will be announcing a new large sensor compact camera in the following weeks. The interesting thing about this camera is that it breaks the mirrorless trend — taking a step back towards high-end compacts. Hopefully that step will correspond with a drop in price without much loss in quality.
According to Japanese website Digicame-info, the new Sony CyberShot DSC RX-100 will feature a 1″ CMOS sensor (same size as the Nikon 1 mirrorless) with 20.2 effective megapixels, a 3″ 1,229,000 dot LCD display, 30-108mm f/1.8-4.9 built-in lens, ISO range of 125-6400 (expandable to 25600), 1/2000 max shutter in manual and 1080p AVHD video.
(via Digicame-info via Photo Rumors)
According to Photo Rumors, in addition to working on several rugged advancements to their camera line, Pentax is also planning to add a 360-degree camera to their repertoire. This is a camera that would be capable of creating 360-degree panoramas with the push of a button. The idea isn’t entirely new — Tamaggo demoed their 360-imager at CES — but this would mark the first major photography company to create a similar product.
(via Photo Rumors)
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