New Panasonic X 35-100mm F2.8 Lens Image Leaked

Panasonic

Written by mel Monday, 17 September 2012 09:24

Here is the first production version photo of the Panasonic X 35-100mm f2.8 mFT mount lens.

 

Canon G15 and S110 Images and Some Specs

Canon

Written by mel Monday, 17 September 2012 08:35

Canon G15 and S110 Images

Canonpricewatch published photos of Canon Powershot G15 and S110 compact cameras, successor to the G12 and the S100 respectively. It is strange that Canon skips G13 and G14 and jumps to G15, but I am sure they have an explanation for this.

If the image is not fake, the new G15 has a f1.8-2.8 lens compared to f2.8-5.8 lens of G12, this alone is a huge improvement. This is a bit suspicious though cause the physical size of the lens is very similar to that of G12's and it is hard to understand how they managed to have such a fast aperture range without significantly enlarging the front element of the lens (assuming the sensor size stays the same).

It also looks like the ISO dial and Exposure Compensation dials are missing on the G15, but lets wait for the other photos to be sure of it. This will be sad if true because the top dials for direct access was one of the main attractions of the recent G-series.

The other major change is the pop-up flash on the G15.

 

Canon G15

Canon S110 has the same 24-120mm f2.0-5.9 lens of the S100 according to the image below.

Canon S110

There is no price or availability info so far.

 

Panasonic GH3 Images and Full Specs

Panasonic

Written by mel Monday, 17 September 2012 06:02

 

Panasonic new flagship mFT camera, GH3's first specs and images are leaked. The body is significantly larger than the GH2, almost in the APS-C sensor DSLR territory. I hear some people complaining but Panasonic clearly stated that this camera is aimed for professionals so I don't think there is anything wrong with the size increase as long as it improves handling and increase the full physical controls on the body. The vertical grip is also a nice addition in this regard.

Panasonic GH3 Specs:

Effective Megapixels 16.05 Megapixels
Megapixels 17.20 Megapixels
Image Sensor Live MOS/17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Sensitivity 200 – 12800
Storage Media SD Secure Digital
Compatible Memory Card SD, SDHC, SDXC
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Lcd Monitor Type OLED Monitor with static touch control
Lcd Screen Size 3.0 in.
Computer Interface USB 2.0 High Speed
Lens Focal Length Multiplier Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000
Exposure Modes Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Shutter Speeds 60 – 1/4000th
Builtin Flash Yes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh)
Dimensions 132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm / 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23 in
Weight Approx. 470g / 16.58 oz (Body only)
Auto Focus Contrast AF system
Flash Type TTL Built-in-Flash
Red Eye Reduction yes
Continuous Shooting Speed 6 fps
Weather Proof no
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, 2, Color temperature setting
Video Resolution 1080 Full HD
 

Olympus XZ-2 Compact Camera Photos and Specs Leaked

Olympus

Written by mel Monday, 17 September 2012 05:34

The Olympus XZ-2 compact camera, successor to the Olympus XZ-1, is expected to be announced tomorrow.

XZ-2 features a 1/1.7" 12MP backside illuminate sensor, a bright 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 lens, a 3-inch 920k-dot resolution articulating, touchscreen LCD and dual IS. In the photo below, we can also see that the XZ-2 will come in different colors (the grip at least), and an underwater case and a leather-like case will be available as accessories.

The competition is fierce among advanced compact cameras like Panasonic LX-7, Canon S100 and the Sony RX100 with its 1" sensor so things will not be so easy for XZ-2 for sure.

Olympus XZ-2 Specs:

  • 1/1.7? 12MP BSI CMOS sensor
  • 28-112mm equivalent zoom lens at f/1.8-2.5
  • 3-inch 920k-dot resolution articulating, touchscreen LCD
  • Full 1920 x 1080 HD video
  • SDXC UHS-I compatible
  • Dual IS
  • Olympus Art Filters

 

 

Canon 6D Images and Specs: Direct Competition to Nikon D600

Canon

Written by mel Monday, 17 September 2012 03:38

Canon 6D Images and Specs: Direct Competition to Nikon D600

Finally we have some low resolution images and the detailed specs of the long rumored Canon Full frame camera, EOS 6D. Rumors include a new 20.2MP CMOS sensor which is a bit odd since Canon already had a 21MP sensor that is used in EOS 5D Mark III and Mark II. Other features worth mentioning are built-in Wi-fi and built in GPS.

 

Canon 6D Specs

  • 20.2MP Full Frame CMOS sensor
  • 1080p HD video capture
  • DIGIC 5+ processor
  • ISO 100-25,600 (ISO 50-102,400 w/ expansion)
  • 11-point AF w/ center cross-type point
  • 4.5fps frame rate
  • 1/180s sync speed
  • 30s to 1/4000 shutter speed
  • Shutter rated to 100k actuations
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Built-in GPS
  • Smaller, APS-C sized body
  • Weather sealing
  • SDXC Card slot (UHS-I support)

The Canon 6D is rumored to be announced next week and have a competitive price, my guess is somewhere around $2.100 if the specs are right. 5D Mark III already lost some ground against the 36MP Nikon D800 and the newly announced D600 at $2.100 will definitely cut 5D Mark II sales, so Canon really needs this camera bad.

 

Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2 Announcement and US Pricing

Panasonic

Written by mel Monday, 17 September 2012 03:19

The new Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2 cameras and the compact XZ-2 are expected to be announced tomorrow.

E-PL5 and E-PM2 will sport a 16.05MP Live MOS sensor, (probably the same one that is used OM-D EM-5), TruPic VI image processor, a 460k-dot res touch screen display with touch AF and Olympus Art Filters.

The Olympus E-PM2 with 14-42mm kit lens will be priced at $599 and the E-PL5 with 14-42mm kit lens will be priced at $699 in US.

Olympus E-PL5

 

Olympus E-PM2

 

Sony RX1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera!

Sony

Written by mel Monday, 10 September 2012 06:01

Could this be true? If so, this may become the biggest surprise of the year for sure. Photoprice Canada leaked two pictures of the new Sony RX1 compact Full Frame camera with Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens. It looks like the RX100 in many ways but is hard to understand if it is a fixed lens or not.

 

Sony RX1

 

First Sony A99 Image is here!

Sony

Written by mel Sunday, 09 September 2012 07:03

Here is the first photo of the Sony A99 24MP Full Frame camera leaked just before the official announcement on September 12th [via SonyAlphaRumors]. Contrary to the leaked specs, I can't see the built-in flash on this photo.

Sony A99 FF Camera Specs:

  • 24.3 Mpx Full frame CMOS Exmor sensor
  • SLT technology
  • New Bionz imaging engine
  • 14 bit RAW recording
  • 10 fps
  • ISO 100 up to 25.600
  • 50 ISO extended (with lower dynamic range)
  • 102 AF point AF (11 cross).
  • AF range
  • MF assist
  • Dual Phase detection system (with AF phase pixels on sensor)
  • 30 sec and 1/8000 maximum shutter speed
  • Time Lag 0.05 sec.
  • Shutter life guarantee of 200,000 cycles
  • Built-in flash with guide number of 12
  • 2.360k OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 3?921k LCD with same tilting system of the A77
  • Full HD video recording at 1920×1080/50p (US: 60p) AVCHD 2.0 format.
  • Clean HDMI output
  • Built-in stereo mic
  • Auto HDR capability
  • New multi-segment low pass filter
  • Photodiode expansion technology
  • Light concentration technology
  • Selective noise reduction
  • Ultrasonic anti dust system
  • In body image stabilization
  • Two memory slots: SD and SD+MS cards
  • USB: 2.0
  • Available in stores in late October 2012
  • New accessories to be released with the a99: battery grip, flash, remote control, microphone etc.
  • Very light, weather sealed magnesium alloy body (730g)
  • Price around $2800
 

Sony NEX-6 Specs Leaked Out

Sony

Written by mel Monday, 03 September 2012 20:10

The new NEX-6 is expected to be announced on September 12th along with A99 and other accessories. NEX-6 is placed between NEX-7 and NEX-5R and will be priced around $1.000.

Sony NEX_6

Sony NEX-6 Specs

  • 16.1MP APS-C Exmor sensor
  • BIONZ processor
  • ISO range: 100-25,600
  • 2.369k dots XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3? 921k dots tiltable LCD screen
  • Max shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • New camera apps
  • Auto HDR functionality
  • Built-in flash with guide number of 6
  • New multi interface hot shoe
  • New hybrid AF with phase detection and contrast detection AF points
  • Stereo mic
  • 1920×1080 60i/60p/24p video recording capabilities
  • Price: $1000

[via Photo Rumors]

 

Upcoming Sony Cameras, Lenses and Accessories on september 12th

Sony

Written by mel Monday, 03 September 2012 20:02

Finally we have the full list of cameras, lenses and accessories that will be announced on September 12th:

Sony SLT and NEX Cameras:

  • Sony A99: 24MP Exmor CMOS full frame sensor,  ($2799, Available in mid October)
  • Sony NEX-6: 16MP Exmor CMOS APSC sensor, ($1000)

Sony Lenses:

  • Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II lens: Nano AR coating, weather sealed, SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), focus hold button. Price: $7500, to be released in October, 2012.
  • Sony 10-18 f/4 OSS: available in November 2012 for $850.
  • Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS: available in December 2012 for $450.
  • Sony 16-50 f/3.5-5.6 OSS (kit lens): available in January 2013 for $350.
Sony Accessories:
  • Sony HVL-F60M flash: guide number: 60, built-in LED light, price: $550.
  • Sony HVL-RL1 ring flash: priced around $350.
  • Sony VG-C99AM vertical grip for a99: weather sealed, price: $380.
  • Sony XLR-K1M audio input terminal: price: $800.
  • Sony RMT-DSLR2 remote control.
  • Sony LCS-BP3 back pack.
Sony Camcorders
  • Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder: interchangeable lens HD camera with 24MP Exmor CMOS full frame sensor, 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p, 3? LCD, XGA OLED EVF, price: $3,300.
  • Sony NEX-VG30/VG30H camcorders: 16MP Exmor APS-C sensor, BIONZ processor, 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p, 3? LCD, XGA OLED EVF, available in November from $1,800.

 

[via PhotoRumors]

 
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