This last week, I had the great pleasure of joining many of my fellow writers from other major photo and tech news outlets for a week of fun and photography with Sony in Nashville, TN. Basically, the event gave us all a chance to test out the new mirrorless full-frame a7 and a7R cameras (as well as the RX10, which I’ll hit on in another post) in a variety of situations, with Sony artisans and engineers on hand to answer all of our questions.
A gallery of sample images are coming your way soon, but for now I wanted to outline some of my first impressions of what is good, bad and in-between about Sony’s revolutionary new shooters. Read more…
Rumors have been swirling that Canon is primed to announce yet another DSLR by month’s end. According to Craig Blair of Canon Rumors, Canon’s EOS 70D — the long-rumored successor to the 60D — may finally see its official debut at a rumored April 23rd press event. Read more…
Canon is sending out the above invitation for a press event on July 23rd (translation, anyone?). This date is when the company’s first mirrorless camera(s) is expected to be unveiled. Here are the rumored specs of the new system: two cameras with G1 X-sized sensors offering 14 and 24 megapixels, EF compatibility using an adapter, EVF on at least one of the cameras, and 3-5 lenses initially. Mark your calendars — it’s coming.
(via Canon Rumors via Photo Rumors)
We’re having a hard time deciding whether to laugh or cry. Sony has been on top of the innovation game lately, but today’s announcement is a bit silly — they held a special press event to announce a pink version of the NEX-3 mirrorless camera. Earlier in October rumor sites were already reporting the October 12th press event scheduled to “announce a new mirrorless SLR”. Other websites began speculating as to whether or not it would be a new EVIL model to compliment the NEX-3 and NEX-5. Turns out the answer is no. It’s just a pink NEX-3.
The camera will be available in Japan starting November 19th.