Rumors

 

First Photo of the Long-Awaited Canon EF 100-400mm Version 2 Appears Online

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Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM debuted in 1998, and over a decade and a half later we’re still waiting for a replacement. But we might not be waiting very much longer at all. In fact, recent rumors now backed up by the first leaked image indicate that this lens will arrive this month. Read more…

Rumor: Olympus Set to Announce ‘Exciting’ New OM-D Camera In January

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Olympus has been quiet on the OM-D front for a while now. Ever since the E-M10 was released in January, the only real addition to the line was the silver E-M1 and a major firmware update in September. But that looks to be changing soon.

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Rumor: Canon to Use Sony-Made Multi-Layer Sensors in Two Upcoming Pro-Grade Cameras

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There’s no doubt on the rumor mill that Canon is planning to release several cameras in 2015, including some that might be quite revolutionary, but there is some doubt about who will be making the sensors in those cameras. Read more…

Sony Rumored to Be Working on an 8K Mirrorless Full Frame Camera That Will Arrive by 2016

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The phrase “megapixel war” has been thrown around for quite some time now, but could we be seeing the beginnings of a “K war”? Sony is rumored to be working on a mirrorless full frame camera that captures footage at a staggering 8K resolution.
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Nikon Patent Shows a Vibrating DSLR Shutter Button That Helps You Track Moving Subjects

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Cameras have many different methods of guiding photographers toward capturing quality shots, but physical feedback isn’t really one of them… yet. In addition to providing useful visual and auditory information, DSLRs in the future might actually guide photographers through their sense of touch.

A recently published Nikon patent shows a DSLR that helps photographers capture moving objects without having to look through their viewfinder. Instead, the camera uses vibrations to guide the shooter.
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Rumor: Canon Working on a ‘Modular’ DSLR that Will Let You Swap Out the Viewfinder and More

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Here’s an interesting rumor from the Canon camp. You know that ‘modular’ phone Google is working on that will let you swap out pieces of it — say, the camera, or the processor — by removing and attaching different pieces? Well, fresh rumors suggest Canon is thinking of doing something similar with a forthcoming DSLR. Read more…

Canon 6D and Sony RX1 Listed as Discontinued by Some Online Retailers

Update: According to Amateur Photographer, Canon has clarified that Amazon UK “got it wrong.” The 6D is not discontinued, although Amazon UK plans to stop selling it.


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When a manufacturer officially discontinues a model, it’s like a teaser trailer for what’s to come. You might have no idea what’s going on, but you know that something new is coming. Well, as of today, both the Sony RX1 and the Canon 6D have been marked as discontinued on different online retailers. Read more…

More Specs Surface for Sony/Mamiya Medium Format Rangefinders, Might Feature Magnetic Lens Mount

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A few weeks ago we shared the rumor that Sony and Mamiya were teaming up to release two medium format rangerfinder-style cameras in 2015.

Today, we have a few extra details on that exciting rumor as more sources come forward to share some of the specs we will supposedly see if and when these cameras become a reality. Read more…

Rumor: Sony a7000 Will Feature 4K Video, Weather Sealing, and 1/8000 Shutter Speed

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New whisperings in the rumor mill are giving fans of Sony’s E-Mount APS-C cameras (you know, the ones that used to be called NEX) something to look forward to in 2015. No, it’s not the a6100, we’re talking about a true-blue followup to the NEX-7, supposedly called the a7000. Read more…

Canon Patent Suggests Feature That Would Choose Between JPEG and RAW For You

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In the future, “Auto” may be an option for choosing between JPEG and RAW on Canon DSLRs. A recently published patent reveals that the company has tinkered with the idea of a feature that could automatically choose which photos to save in RAW and which ones to save as JPEG only.
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