Ricoh GR Compact APS-C Camera Announced

Ricoh GR

Ricoh has announced the new Ricoh GR, a 16.2MP compact APS-C camera. It features an 18.3mm lens (28mm equivalent) and has no optical low-pass filter.

Ricoh GR Key Features

  • 16.2MP APS-C Format CMOS Sensor
  • GR ENGINE V Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-pass Filter
  • 18.3mm f/2.8 Lens (28mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,230k-dot White Magic LCD Screen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Capture
  • ISO Range of 100-25600
  • High Speed AF and 4 fps Burst Shooting
  • Image Effects and Macro Mode
  • Compact Magnesium Alloy Body

The Ricoh GR retails for $800. Check availability at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Nikon Coolpix A APS-C Format Camera Now In Stock

 Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon’s new fixed lens APS-C camera, the Coolpix A, is in stock and shipping.

Nikon Coolpix A Key Features

  • 16.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) prime lens with f/2.8 aperture
  • Quick AF performance (4 frames-per-second)
  • Multiple Scene Modes
  • Manual controls (P,S,A,M) and ability to capture RAW/NEF image files
  • Wi-Fi accessible with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter

Check it out here at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Nikon Coolpix A is an APS-C Fixed Lens Camera

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The Nikon Coolpix A is a new 16.2MP DX-format fixed lens camera. It sports a fixed 18.5mm f/2.8 lens (28mm equivalent) and offers a more modern design than other fixed lens cameras like the Fuji X100S.

Nikon Coolpix A Key Features

  • 16.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) prime lens with f/2.8 aperture
  • Quick AF performance (4 frames-per-second)
  • Multiple Scene Modes
  • Manual controls (P,S,A,M) and ability to capture RAW/NEF image files
  • Wi-Fi accessible with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter

Several accessories will be available for the Coolpix A including the DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder, the UR-E24 Adapter Ring for attaching lens hoods and filters, and the HN-CP18 metal Lens Hood.

The Nikon Coolpix A is available in black and silver. It retails for $1,099.95 and should be on store shelves later this month. Check availability at B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.com.

Canon EOS M (Version 2.0) Rumors

Canon-EOS-M Rumors

Canon really missed the mark on the EOS M that was introduced last summer. The camera had the potential to be the next big thing in the mirrorless market; however, the sluggish AF system killed any chances of that.

Recent rumors point to a higher spec’d EOS M-style camera that will hopefully deliver in the autofocus department. Check out the rumored spec list below. [Read more...]

New Canon EF-S Lens Rumored for First Half of 2013

Canon Rumors has info that Canon will bring some new EF-S lenses for its APS-C format cameras during the first half 0f 2013 to go along with the rumored Canon 7D Mark II.

Rumored lenses include an EF-S zoom fisheye lens, as well as a new macro IS lens. As noted by CR, the EF-S 18-200mm IS lens is due for a replacement and would be a logical choice to get Canon’s new STM focus motor to play nice with video AF on entry-level DSLRs like the Canon Rebel T4i and its eventual successor.