Mirrorless Leica camera shipping next month, has extensive 4K video modes
Leica has followed up the Leica Q it launched this summer with a compact full-frame mirrorless camera, one aimed at the professional market. The Leica SL boasts a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor paired with the Maestro II processor and 2GB of buffer memory, allowing it to have a maximum ISO of 50,000, a burst mode of 11 frames per second at full resolution, 30fps burst at a 4K resolution, and the ability to record 4K video.
Autofocus speed increased, large ISO range retained in upgraded Sony Alpha A7s
[Updated with shipping date and price for the United States] Sony has unveiled a second generation of its existing Alpha A7s, with the successor adding 4K video to the full frame mirrorless camera, without the need for an external recorder. The Alpha A7s II uses a similar 12.1-megapixel sensor with BIONZ X image processing, and matches the original's expansive ISO range of 50 to 409,600, but its video capabilities have been boosted to offer 4K video at 30 frames per second and 1080p video at up to 120fps, allowing it to be used for slow motion recording.
US launch of Canon EOS M3 takes place months after Europe, Asia
Canon has confirmed it will be bringing the EOS M3 mirrorless camera to the United States in the near future, following its launch in European and Asian markets earlier this year. The compact snapper, which houses a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with the DIGIC 6 image processor, will be arriving in the country in early October, with it keeping exactly the same list of specifications as its international counterparts.
Samsung NX1 with 28.2-megapixel sensor available to pre-order.
Samsung is finally releasing the NX1 mirrorless camera in the United States, one which is capable of recording 4K-resolution content. Launched in September, the NX1 has a 28.2-megapixel BSI APS-C sensor, with the updated NX AF System III's autofocus capabilities offering 205 phase-detection points and 209 contrast AF points, and a focusing speed of 0.055 of a second.
High number of AF points gives Samsung NX1 15fps continuous shooting capability
Samsung has launched its rumored mirrorless camera at Photokina. The NX1 extends the NX range with a 28.2-megapixel BSI APS-C sensor combined with an updated NX AF System III, an autofocus system using 205 phase-detection points and 209 contrast AF points, with the camera able to perform continuous shooting at up to 15fps while tracking focus.
Premiere invitation images allegedly show Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera
Samsung has started to tease a "Premiere" event Photokina later this month, one which could be for the launch of a new device in Samsung's NX camera range. The rumored Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera, shown in brief glimpses on the invitation, will allegedly include a 28-megapixel APS-C CMOS ISOCELL sensor combined with a DRIMe image signal processor.
Tiltable touch display, 179-point phase detection points in new Sony Alpha camera
Sony has unveiled another mirrorless camera in its Alpha range, one which it calls the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera. The α5100, effectively replacing the NEX-5T and arriving seven months after the α5000 received an update, has the same 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor paired with a BIONZ X image processor as used by the α6000, though it exchanges the electronic viewfinder for other additions.
Successor to Nikon 1 S1 increases sensor resolution, ISO range
Nikon is expanding its 1-series of cameras with the Nikon 1 S2, a mirrorless camera using a 14.2-megapixel AF CMOS sensor. At the same time, Nikon has announced the pricing and availability of the Nikon 1 J4 camera it initially revealed last month, with both the J4 and the S2 set to ship in the United States over the next two months.
NX mini has 20.5MP sensor, Wi-Fi, NFC, flip-up display
Samsung has launched a new mirrorless camera that it claims is the world's slimmest and lightest. The NX mini's body weighs 158 grams (5.5 ounces) and measures 22.5mm (0.88 inches) thick, but still offers a 3-inch flip-up HVGA touchscreen display that flips 180 degrees, making it useful for "selfie" photographs or, as Samsung terms it, group "wefie" shots.
171-point contrast detection AF in Nikon 1 V3
Nikon has revealed the third generation of its Nikon 1 V-series of mirrorless cameras. The 11.4-ounce Nikon 1 V3 offers an 18.4-megapixel AF CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, up from the 14.2-megapixel version in the V2, the new Expeed 4A image-processing engine, and the ability to shoot at 20fps with continuous AF, pushed to 60 when focus is locked.
Booq's newest Python shoulder bag has capacity to pack mirrorless camera with large lens
Today, accessory creator Booq announced its latest addition to its Python Collection for photographers, the Python Mirrorless. The top-loading shoulder bag has the space to hold either a mirrorless camera with a large lens, or a compact DLSR with a small lens. Comprised of a durable, water-repellent nylon exterior and densely-padded interior, the Python Mirrorless can house an iPad mini or other small tablet with its chargers in the main interior, and has room for business cards, an extra battery and wallet in its exterior side pockets and slip-in back pocket.
Five-axis image stabilization replaced by three-axis version in OM-D E-M10
Olympus has added to the OM-D camera collection with another mirrorless Micro Four Thirds snapper. The E-M10 takes after the E-M5 in terms of its appearance, but it manages to shrink down into a more compact body, and though it could be considered the entry-level camera of the OM-D range, it still manages to add in a few features its two-year-old stablemate does not have.
NFC, Wi-Fi connectivity features in new Samsung cameras
Samsung has revealed two cameras it will be presenting at CES next week. The Galaxy Camera 2 is an Android-based point-and-shoot device that appears to offer a few upgrades when compared to the original device, while the NX30 mirrorless camera appears to be more a successor to the NX20 rather than the NX300, and is accompanied by a couple of new removable lenses.
Upgrade to Canon EOS M retains sensor, adds Wi-Fi
Canon has launched a revised version of its EOS M mirrorless camera. The upgraded EOS M2, announced in Japan, retains the appearance of the original but manages to improve its autofocus speed to approximately 2.3 times as fast as its predecessor, as well as using its Hybrid CMOS AF II to scan over 80 percent of what the viewfinder is able to see.
Galaxy NX mirrorless camera heads closer to US release
The Samsung Galaxy NX has been spotted passing through the FCC with support for AT&T's LTE and HSPA mobile networks. The filing strongly suggests that Samsung's Android-based mirrorless camera, one that it launched in June, will be making its way to the United States with its cellular network connection intact.
Maximum 40fps burst mode, ISO 25,600 in compact retro Lumix GM1
Panasonic has added another retro-styled compact camera to its Lumix line, in the form of the Lumix GM1. The mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera sports a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor with Venus Engine image processing, which offers a maximum ISO of 25,600, shutter speeds of between 60 seconds and 1/16,000th of a second, and claims of sharp images in low-light situations.
Retro-styled camera mimics X-M1, retains most functionality
Fujifilm has launched another mirrorless camera in its retro-styled X-series, just three months after launching the X-M1. The previously-leaked Fujifilm X-A1 is lower in price when compared to earlier releases in the range, and though it loses some of the high-end components, it still manages to retain the styling and many of the features of its more-expensive counterparts.
Accompanying launch press release suggests official announcement imminent
Fujifilm is preparing to launch another retro-styled digital camera in the near future, if leaked images and a document are to be believed. A press release proclaiming the launch of the unannounced X-A1 mirrorless camera states that it will have a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, with its general appearance mimicking that of the X-M1, launched in June.
Uses 20.3MP APS-C sensor, 25,600 ISO, Android 4.2.2
Samsung has used its London media event to show off the new Galaxy NX camera, one that was leaked last week. Following on from the Galaxy Camera and the newly-introduced Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Galaxy NX is a mirrorless camera claimed to be the first camera in the world with interchangeable lenses, uses Android, and has LTE connectivity.
Samsung chief interview mentions camera reveal at June 20th event
Samsung may be revealing a new camera in the near future, this time joining its existing NX range of shooters instead of being a direct replacement of the Galaxy Camera. A photograph of a camera allegedly called the Galaxy NX has surfaced, along with a confirmation from Samsung chief JK Shin that it will be showing off a new mirrorless camera at its launch event in London on June 20th.
K-500 DSLR ignores color choice, opts for AA power
Pentax Ricoh has introduced two K-mount DSLRs and one mirrorless camera. The K-50 and K-500 DSLRs both improve on the K-30, while still using the same sensor 16.5-megapixel APS-C sensor, while the mirrorless Q7 uses a larger 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor than the Q10, though maintains the same 12.4-megapixel resolution.
Sources suggest E-P5 to be announced on May 9th, 10th
Images for an upcoming mirrorless camera from Olympus have leaked online. The shots of the PEN E-P5 camera have also been supplemented by a separate leak describing its specifications, including its 16-megapixel sensor being similar to the E-M5, and improvements made to its autofocus and five-axis stabilization.
Panasonic adds Wi-Fi, NFC connectivity to cameras
Panasonic has revealed a pair of new cameras in the Lumix line. The Lumix DMC-LF1 is a 12-megapixel compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, while the Lumix DMC-G6 is a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds shooter capable of a high-speed burst mode at 7 frames per second, and a half-second booting time.
OM-D bodies continue to shrink
Olympus has introduced several products, including two PEN mirrorless cameras, a Micro Four Thirds macro lens, a body cap lens and a new color option for an existing lens. The PEN E-PL5 and E-PM2 represent the evolution of the company's compact system cameras, utilizing the same 16.1-megapixel OM-D sensor and TruePic VI processing engine as the E-M5 but in smaller bodies characteristic of the PEN series.
Image shows front view of NEX-6, offers few clues
Another image of the Sony NEX-6 has leaked online. Photography workshop director Vincent Kang put the images on Weibo.com, with the mirrorless camera posed next to three lenses, one being 24mm, another 50mm. Although the top section including the dedicated function key near the shutter has been seen before, the photograph gives a better view of the camera's final front-facing appearance.
Pop-up flash, digital viewfinder possibly included
Photos of an unannounced Fujifilm mirrorless camera have surfaced online. Japanese site Digicam Info published leaked images of the X-E1, a camera that looks similar to the Fujifilm X-Pro1 high-end model, complete with classic retro-inspired styling and a pop-up flash on the top. The model replaces the "hybrid" optical and electronic versions on the X-Pro1 and X100, respectively.