Today a new premium grade lens for M4/3 format announced by Panasonic – LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm F1.7 ASPH, the lens features a bright F1.7 aperture and 15mm focal length, So we have a total of 4 premium grade prime lenses available in M4/3 system by Panasonic & Leica
- LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm F1.7 (availability TBA)
- LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH (available at Amazon | B&H)
- LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S (available at Amazon | B&H)
- LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 (available at Amazon | B&H)
Panasonic also announced that they are developing new LUMIX G VARIO telephoto zoom lens of 35-100mm, the compact lens will become a best match for the Panasonic GM 1 camera.
Samsung NX Mini few sample images available, the NX Mini have one inch sensor inside and features ISO range upto 12800, the NX mini images look quite good, the price range is $549 and available for pre-order on B&H, Amazon
Samsung NX Mini | 1/15 sec | f/5.6 | 25.0 mm | ISO 160
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As we have told you few weeks ago that Samsung NX mini aka NF1 is coming with a 1 inch sensor, we already published the detailed specification and images.Samsung NF1 Leaked Image and Full Specification|| Samsung NXF1 Price and other details
NF1 Major features
- 20MP back-illuminated 1″ CMOS sensor
- 9-27mm lens, 9mm thick
- DRIMe 4 processor (DRIMe IV New Image Engine)
- 1/16000s maximum shutter speed
- 3-inch swivel LCD screen similar to the MV800
- Built-in flash
- 22fps continuous shooting
- ISO range: 160-12800
- 1080p/30p video capabilities
- Micro SD memory card
- Super continuous shooting capability
- Very slim design
Now we have again have some leaked images and specification information leaked vai European press event, take a look at the images information provided by the source below…
The specification surfaced is 100% same as we have published above few weeks ago see here No price info is available, official information is expected to be announced anytime soon.
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We have selected some of the best lenses available for APS-C sensor based mirrorless camera, the Sony A600 is announced by Sony in Feb , 12 2014 and now available in Stock are Major online retailers such as Amazon and B&H
Sony A6000 Recommended Lenses
The 16-50mm power zoom lens is available with the Camera body (with A6000 and A5000), hence we didn’t mentioned that Lens.
Recommended Lenses for Sony A3000
Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 E-Mount Lens
The 18-200mm lens covers a very long range, the lens focuses fast and Image stabilization works very well, the lens is very compact and light weight, highly recommended for those who want a perfect travel lens.
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Sony 20mm F 2.8 – Best Wide-angle Prime Lens
This lens is bit better than 16mm lens in terms of optical quality, we recommend you to buy this lens if you are a street shooter.
Buy from Amazon | Amazon UK
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 – Best Zoom Lens for Sony A5000 and Sony A6000
Best Zoom Lens and much lighter and faster than SONY SEL18200 E-mount, + the lens is Cheaper, the price is reasonable.
Buy Sony E 55-210mm Lens from Amazon | Amazon UK
Sony 50mm f/1.8 – Best Portrait Lens for Sony A5000 and Sony A6000
Best portrait lens for Sony A3000, the lens does very quick and Silent AF, images are very sharp and bokeh is creamy, also recommended for video recording purpose.
Buy from Amazon | Amazon UK
Sony 30mm f/3.5 e-mount Macro Lens – Best Macro Lens for Sony A5000 and Sony A6000
The Lens is lightweight and captures very sharp images, made with High-quality aluminum alloy for maximum durability, highly recommended for macro shooting.
Buy this Lens from Amazon | Amazon UK
Just like Nikon V1 and V2 models Nikon optimized its newly developed Expeed 4 image processor for the mirrorless system and the newly developed processor is known as Nikon Expeed 4a, the 4a will be used on upcoming Nikon V3 mirrorless camera, take a look at the more details below
Nikon V3 Rumoured Specification
- New 18 MP 1″ inch Sensor with better low light performance
- Expeed 4a imaging processor
- 180° swivel LCD screen
- Optional optical viewfinder / some other sources also saying the Nikon 1 V3 will have a optional EVF too
- New design (same as above)
- External grip with extra shutter button but will not take any extra batteries
The camera is expected to arrive on 2nd or 3rd week of march 2014, Nikon may also introduce some new Nikkor 1 lenses with v3.
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In a recent interview published at dpreview website Fujifilm manager Toshihisa Iida said
” Q.Will X-Trans sensors get bigger, in the future?……. Answer: At the moment we’re focusing on the APS-C format but in the longer term, after we’ve completed our lens lineup… I can’t deny the possibility. ”
It would make perfect sense for Fujifilm to release a FF X-Series camera since Sony already announced it at the end of 2013 and it is beyond any doubt that it is possible to do since Fujifilm is a expert in doing innovating things beyond consumer or competitors expectations.
I have a strong hope that we will soon see Fullframe compact and mirrorless camera from Fujifilm possibly at the end of 2014 or at the beginning of 2015.
We are writing this post to aware our users that there are lot of affordable options available in the market if you want to buy a big sensor digital camera, the camera listed below are not only affordable but will also give you better image quality than your pro compact camera and comes within the pro-compact price range.
So if you are thinking to buy Canon G16, Nikon P7800, Panasonic LX7….others, please take a look at the affordable high-quality options below.
Take a look some of the best deals available under $500
BEST APS-C sensor based Mirrorless / DSLR camera Under $500
Fujifilm X-A1 Kit with 16-50mm Lens
Fujifilm X-A1 Kit with 16-50mm Lens (Black) Price – $449 — Buy at Amazon | B&H
The Fuji X-A1 is newly announced entry level mirrorless camera from Panasonic and features APS-C sensor and Hi-Speed EXR Processor, support for a maximum ISO of 25,600 and a titling screen for beautifully composing your images.
Sony NEX 3N camera with 18-50mm Lens
Buy Sony NEX 3N available at $298 Amazon | $319 at B&H
Sony NEX 3N Compact camera with APS-C sensor and 18-50mm kit lens available under $300, the camera features 16.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor, ISO range from 200-1600, New SELP1650 lens with motor zoom lever and body control and 180° tilting LCD screen.
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