Sony ILCE-5000 (A5000?) Leaks Out


A Sony ILCE-5000 camera has been registered on the Taiwan National Communication Commission website, which likely points to the upcoming release of the camera. CES 2014 would be a good time frame to see it show up.

The Sony A3000, A7 and A7R all carry the “ILCE” moniker in their technical product number. While we all refer to the cameras with an “A” prefix, they are technically the Alpha 3000, Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R – or more precisely (using the symbol) α3000, α7, and α7R. It would be logical then that the ILCE-5000 follows the new “Alpha” branding (“NEX” is dead) and carries the product name α5000 when it officially arrives. [Read more...]

Canon 100x Superzoom Camera Patent

Canon SX50 HS Front

Canon may step up the 50x optical zoom of the PowerShot SX50 HS with a 100x optical zoom sooner or later. The current SX50 offers an equivalent field of view of 24-1200mm.

However, a recently published patent application from Canon shows that Canon has developed an optical formula that would provide a superzoom camera using the same sensor size with a reach of an equivalent field of view of 20-2000mm on a full frame camera. That works out to a 3.6-340mm actual focal length for the 1/2.3″ sensor size.  [Read more...]

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G FX Lens Coming in January

Nikon 35mm

Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens

New rumors suggest that Nikon will announce a 35mm f/1.8 lens for FX format cameras for CES 2014. This lens would serve as a complement to the 35mm f/1.8G DX lens (pictured above) and sit under the higher-end 35mm f/1.4G FX lens. It also may mark the end of the old 35mm f/2D, but I doubt the price stays around the $360 mark of the 35mm f/2.

[via Nikon Rumors]