Image of Sony First APS-C Compact Camera "DSC R1"
Sony is expected to announce a APS-C Compact camera this summer (before August 25, 2012), the camera will feature a APS-C Sensor and a fixed Zoom Lens. same as DSC R1 (see Sony DSC R1 at Amazon)
…About Sony E-A Mount Hybrid Camera.
Sony rangefinder style Full-Frame Alpha in 2013
According to latest rumors the Sony Hybrid Alpha-NEX Mount will arrive after 2012, the Hybrid camera will feature built-in compatible E-mount (no-external adapter needed!), NEX lenses will work in “crop mode”.
via – sonyalpharumors.com
canon mirrorless concept camera by david – see more images here
According canon rumors Canon 650D is expected to announced soon with a new AF system, Few days ago we have published that Canon 650D for Dummies – book now available for pre-order. The book will be released after May 7.
According to latest rumors that we are getting the Canon Mirrorless system and 7D mark II is expected to be announced at photokina 2012
Panasonic on canon mirrorless
even Panasonic expects Canon to launch its first CSC in 2012. (see interview here)
Canon 7D mark II Rumored specification
- 26MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Digic V image processor
- continuous shooting @ 12 fps
- 3.2 inch OLED screen
- Wireless flash control E-TTL III
- Environmental sealing
- 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
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First leaked image of Sony NEX-F3 surfaced over the web today, the Sony NEX-F3 comes with 16 megapixel sensor same as Sony NEX-C3, new BIONZ image processor for fast fps and low noise in JPEG & Video output, the NEX-F3 have built-in flash and 180 degree tiltable LCD screen. The camera is rumored to be announced on 2nd or 3rd Week of May with Sony A37.
More Leaked Images of Sony NEX F3
In 2011 Canon won 3 and Nikon 2 TIPA awards, this year Canon won 6 and Nikon 3 only, TIPA award started from 1991 and this year at the TIPA General Assembly 29 member magazines and the Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC) of Japan voted for the best product in each category. The General Assembly selected the best photo and imaging products in 2012 in 40 categories.
The panel selects and acknowledges the outstanding imaging products from the previous 12 month period, and this year awarded prestigious accolades to the following products:
Canon Wins Six TIPA Awards:
- Best DSLR Professional: Canon EOS-1D X
- Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon G1 X
- Best Professional DSLR Lens: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM fisheye
- Best Multifunction Photo Printer: Canon PIXMA MG8250
- Best Video DSLR: Canon 5D Mark III
- Best Professional Videocamera: Canon C300 Digital Cinema Camera
“It is a great accolade to have received six awards from TIPA. This past year has been exceptional for Canon, with a range of ground-breaking product launches, including the landmark EOS C300 and the much awaited EOS 5D Mark III,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The phenomenal reception from the TIPA judging panel highlights Canon’s commitment to imaging excellence and the impressive consumer and professional products we have developed.”
Nikon Wins Three TIPA Awards The TIPA honours have been awarded to the Nikon D5100 (Best Entry-Level DSLR), the Nikon D800 (Best Expert DSLR), and the Nikon SB-910 (Best Professional System Flash)
Fuji Wins Three TIPA Awards for The company has won three awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA)
Sony Won three TIPA Awards
Panasonic Wins Two TIPA awards
Best CSC Advanced: Panasonic LUMIX GX1
Best CSC Expert Lens: Panasonic LUMIX G X Vario PZ 14-42mm
Olympus Wins Two TIPA awards
- Best CSC Entry Level: Olympus PEN E-PL3
- Best CSC Fixed Focus Lens: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm 1:2.0
Best Premium Camera: Leica M9-P
Best Imaging Innovation: Nokia PureView technology
Best General Compact Camera: Samsung MV800
Third Party Lenses
Best Entry Level DSLR Lens: Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM
Best Expert DSLR Lens: Sigma APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Best CSC Entry-Level Lens: Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
Sony about to make a new product announcement within few weeks, according to latest rumors from SAR, Sony will announce A37 and NEX-C3 successor soon (within few week). We have no specification details or announcement date yet, we will update you soon as we get any information.
Sony may also show its Full-Frame SLT prototype to the world, like they did with the A77 months before the real announcement.
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On march 13th Sony announced Sony A57 SLT, for more visit this page
Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Sony NEX 7 vs Olympus EM-5 Specification comparison review, all these three camera are the most popular mirrorless camera of today.
First See a quick Specification Comparison
Low-Light performance and Dynamic range
From the specification comparison it is clear that Fujifilm X-Pro1 have big APS-C size sensor and 16 megapixel resolution , the Sony NEX 7 have a high resolution 24.3 megapixel APS-C sensor and Olympus OMD EM-5 have small 4/3 format sensor with 16 megapixel resolution.
From the specification comparison it is clear that Fujifilm X-Pro1 will perform better in low-light condition, bigger the pixel is, the lower the noise : The size of the photodiode and this has a big impact on the dynamic range and low light performance.
Sony NEX7 offers Full HD at 60 and 24 fps, Olympus EM-5 also offer Full HD at 60 fps (but no 24fps) and Fuji X Pro-1 Full HD video recording limited to 24 fps only.
A Image (JPEG) comparison test between Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Sony NEX 7 vs Olympus EM-5 done at focus-numerique (french website), see the result of test below
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 JPEG from camera look clear and usable upto ISO 3200, Sony NEX 7 performance is also good but I am really disappointed by Olympus EM-5 High ISO performance.
Conclusion: Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Sony NEX 7 both are excellent performer, buy any one of them.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 from Amazon
Sony NEX 7 from Amazon
Olympus EM-5 from Amazon
See more Specification Comparison Review
Panasonic GF3 vs GF5 – FIRST High ISO Test done optyczne.pl (polish website google translated), due to new and more strong Noise Reduction circuit / algorithm of GF5 Panasonic GF5 HIGH ISO performance is looks better but the GF3 base ISO image look more sharp and clear.
Will you buy new GF5? See GF3 quick buy links at the end of the post
Panasonic GF5 vs GF3 at ISO 6400
Read more about Panasonic GF5 (samples etc.,) or
Buy / Pre-order GF5 at Amazon OR Buy GF3 with 14-42mm zoom lens @ $522 at Amazon