Posts Tagged ‘rumor’

Rumor Has It: On the Rumor Mill and the Photo Industry

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Rumors, leaks, and sneak peaks dominate headlines in photo gear news. More often than not, the appearance, specs and even price of a new piece of gear (this applies particularly to cameras) is known well before its manufacturer announces it themselves — a fact that should come as no surprise to frequent PetaPixel readers. Read more…

First Photo of the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Lens Finds Its Way Online

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Another leak sprung over the weekend — if, that is, you believe it’s a leak and not a strategic move by the company. This one, however, doesn’t have to do with an upcoming camera, but rather some new glass. It’s the first official-looking photo of the rumored Sigma 24-105mm f/4 lens. Read more…

First Full-Sized Photos of the Sony A7 and A7r Full-Frames Surface Online

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Over the weekend, we got our first official glimpse at what the Sony A7 full-frame E-Mount mirrorless camera looked like. But that uber-blurry image has been replaced by a few official-looking full-sized photos that truly show what we have to look forward to. Read more…

Rumor: Canon May Replace the 50mm f/1.4 with a High-End 50mm f/1.8

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Canon’s 50mm lens lineup is getting crowded… at least that’s what Canon seems to think. According to a fresh rumor, the company has plans to replace the current 50mm f/1.4 USM. But it won’t be replaced by another f/1.4. Instead, Canon might do away with the lens altogether and release a high-end 50mm f/1.8 IS USM instead. Read more…

Rumor: Panasonic to Release the World’s Smallest ILC in October with the GM1

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So far, the title of world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera fell (for the most part) to the cameras in the Pentax Q-series — starting with the Q, then the Q10 and finally the most recent Q7. But that title won’t be held by Pentax (or is it RICOH?) for much longer. If rumors are to be believed, October will see the release of the Panasonic GM1, which will claim the title for itself. Read more…

Leaked Set of Nikon D610 Specs Exactly the Same as the D600′s

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Last month, we reported on a rumor that Nikon’s upcoming D610 DSLR will simply be a D600 clone that fixes the sensor speck issue that some owners grumbled about a while back. Now, a newly leaked set of camera specs seems to confirm that initial report.
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Nikon May Have a ‘Serious’ Underwater Camera in the Works

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Underwater photographer might remember the old 35mm Nikonos waterproof cameras. Originally launched in 1963, the Nikonos underwater system set the standard for underwater imaging for many years until it was ultimately discontinued in 2001.

Nowadays, underwater photography is done digitally using some sort of waterproof housing, but a fresh rumor just cropped up that says Nikon is working on a dedicated ‘serious’ underwater compact camera. Does that mean a digital Nikonos? Read more…

Huge Set of Olympus OM-D E-M1 Photos Make Their Way Online

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On Monday, a massive set of Sony Lens Camera photos leaked online just a couple of days before the official announcement was made. Well, the same thing has happened to Olympus, whose upcoming OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera was just outed in photos that show it from just about every angle imaginable. Read more…

Rumor: Sony to Launch ‘Extraordinary’ E-Mount Camera with a Moving Sensor

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No doubt there are both Sony fans and detractors reading this right now. But if there’s one thing even the detractors can’t say about Sony at the moment, it’s that the company isn’t innovating.

Sony’s upcoming lens cameras (SmartShots?) are so out there CNET didn’t even believe they were real, the rumored full-frame NEX camera has the mirrorless crowd abuzz, and now, it seems the company has yet another “extraordinary” invention on the way. Read more…

More Sony Lens Cam Photos and Details Leaked, Announcement on Tuesday

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It looks like we don’t have much longer to wait until the QX10 and QX100 Sony ‘lens cameras’ actually make their official debut. And just in time for the rumored announcement on Tuesday, we’ve got ourselves some more specs and photos of the groundbreaking system to share with you. Read more…