It appears that Ricoh is making the wise decision of not giving up on the Pentax brand, yet. The company is reportedly on the verge of announcing the HD Pentax DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR lens for K-mount DSLR cameras, while the 08 Wide Zoom optic will be announced for Q-mount mirrorless shooters, such as the Q7.
Archives for October 2013
The Canon EOS M2 release date has once again managed to become a main subject of the rumor mill. Apparently, a “major” retailer is holding a big event during the third week of November in order to show off the latest goodies from most camera makers. Among them is Canon and it seems like the EOS M is finally getting replaced.
A Sony NEX-5-like full frame camera is rumored to be in the works, as a patent describing exactly this type of shooter has been leaked on the web. The PlayStation maker is allegedly preparing to launch such a shooter sometime in 2014 around the date of the popular Photokina event, which takes place next September in Germany.
If you own an APS-C DSLR camera, then you might be in for a treat on November 7. According to people familiar with the matter, a new Tamron telephoto lens will become official during the first week of next month. Sources have even leaked a teaser, showing that the “serious” Tamron tele optic is coming soon for APS-C cameras.
Companies manufacturing action cameras will have a hard time in grabbing a piece of the market share from GoPro. The Hero-series shooters are versatile and everybody seems to like them. However, iON will keep on trying and its latest device is called Air Pro 3. The sports cam features built-in WiFi and will be released in November.
Nikon has recently introduced the first digital interchangeable lens camera in the world capable of taking photos underwater without the need of a special casing. The AW1 is a tribute to the Nikonos SLRs, but it does not have too many lenses at its disposal. Thankfully, the Nikkor 1 10-100mm f/4-5.6 lens is on the way, rumors say.
New Sigma 300mm f/2.8 and 400mm f/2.8 as well as other Sports lenses are believed to make an official appearance on the market sometime in 2014. These two will also undergo heavy testing at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, a patent for the 300mm version has been discovered, putting a little more gas on the fire.
After numerous leaks and rumors, the rumor mill believes that it has managed to get a hold of the exact launch date of the new Nikon retro-styled full frame camera. According to inside sources, the Nikon DF release date has been set for November 5, just in time for the “Le Salon de la Photo” event taking place in Paris as of November 7.
The rumor mill is not resting at all, as people addicted to information simply need to catch the latest details from the digital imaging world. As a result, whispers about a new Fujifilm X-mount camera are now circling around the web. These words are pointing towards a January 2014 launch, courtesy of the Consumer Electronics Show.
PhotoPlus Expo 2013 has been the perfect occasion for digital camera and lens manufacturers to show off their latest creations. Sakar has decided to join the party with the most unexpected products of all: three Kodak Micro Four Thirds lenses. The company has revealed the prime optics and has confirmed that they are coming soon.
The rumor mill is back with information about two new Sony SLT A-mount cameras. The shooters should be introduced in early 2014, serving as replacements for the full frame A99 and APS-C A77, which will feature 36-megapixel and 24-megapixel sensors, respectively. The duo will be based on SLT design, unlike previously rumored.
The rumor mill is back with information about a couple of new Pentax full frame cameras. A retro-styled FF shooter is rumored to borrow the design of the legendary LX SLR and to be unveiled in the near future. On the other hand, another Pentax FF is under development and it will be launched officially before or during Photokina 2014.
After being rumored during the past few weeks, the Olympus Stylus 1 has finally become official as a premium compact camera with DSLR-like performance, impressive lens capabilities, and portability. The shooter is scheduled to be released soon in an OM-D E-M5-based design and amazing features for creative photographers.
The month of October has come packed with lots of announcements. It has been a full month with Nikon D610 and D5300, Sony A7 and A7R, Panasonic GM1, Fujifilm X-E2 and more cameras being launched during the past four weeks. In the meantime, more Olympus Stylus 1 specs have been leaked ahead of its October 29 launch.
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 has been rumored to replace the X-Pro1 in early 2014. Users hoping that it will be powered by an organic full frame sensor will be disappointed to hear that company reps have dismissed the claims at PhotoPlus Expo 2013 . Meanwhile, the X200 full frame compact camera is still on track for a 2014 launch.