Posts Tagged ‘rumor’

Leica Mini M “Leaks” May Have Been Part of a Clever Marketing Scheme

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It wasn’t very long ago that Leica began teasing its Mini M camera on the homepage of their website. Purported leaks of Mini M began to surface, including photographs and specifications.

Slowly but surely, the black box labeled “Mini M” on the Leica website began to open up as the rumors continued to flow through the blogosphere. Some sources had confirmed that the rumors and images were, in actuality, the real deal. Others, on the other hand, were convinced the leaked images and specs were fakes.
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Leica M Mini Teased on Leica’s Website, Announcement Coming on June 11th

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The iPad mini and the Mac mini. Those are two “minified” products Apple has released to give its customers a choice for products that are cheaper and more portable. It appears Leica is planning to take a page from Apple’s playbook.

The camera company’s website has begun teasing a new Leica Mini M, a camera that will presumably be a smaller (and possibly cheaper) version of the Leica M flagship digital rangefinder.
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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…

Adobe Thinking About a Creative Cloud Bundle Geared Toward Photographers

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Adobe caused quite an outcry from the photography community yesterday after announcing that its future software offerings will only be available through subscription plans to its Creative Cloud service. The main gripe was that the $50/month cost for all the programs in the CC suite–or $20/month for just Photoshop–didn’t make financial sense for independent photographers and smaller photo studios.

Well, the sound of grumbling has reached decision makers over in the San Jose-based company. In a post published on the Photoshop.com blog yesterday, the company revealed that it’s thinking about introducing special Creative Cloud packages geared specifically at photographers.
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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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Leaked Photos Appear to Show a Beastly Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Lens

Update: Sigma has officially announced the lens!


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Could an f/1.8 fixed aperture appear inside an 18-35mm zoom lens? That’s what photographers on the web are now debating after the emergence of a pair of photos that appear to show a not-yet-announced Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens.
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Rumor: iPhone 5S Will Have 12-Megapixel Sensor and Better Low-Light Shooting

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Apple’s next iPhone release may come with enticing upgrades to the phone’s camera, including a 12-megapixel sensor, improved low-light capabilities, and HDR photography.
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Ashton Kutcher is Reportedly Out as the Face of Nikon, Company Denies It

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One of the most prominent celebrity endorsement deals in the camera industry has been actor Ashton Kutcher serving as the face of Nikon. Since 2009, Kutcher — a guy who boasts over 14 million Twitter followers — has been appearing in commercials and print ads hawking Nikon digital cameras. In 2012, TIME voted the partnership as a top 10 celebrity tech endorsement.

There have been strange rumblings in the camera industry over this past weekend regarding the relationship between Kutcher and Nikon, with a rumor suggesting that the relationship has gone sour and is over.
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Android-Powered Samsung NX Spotted in Leaked Photograph?

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Samsung is a pioneering the smartcamera market with its Android-powered Galaxy Camera, and the company may soon be introducing the “smart” concept to its mirrorless cameras.
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