Sony RX100 III Unveiled with Fast Lens and Built-in EVF

Sony RX100 III

Sony continues to reign supreme with the advanced compact camera market. It’s most recent camera, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, takes the product line a step further by delivering a fast 24-70mm equivalent lens with an f/1.8-2.8 aperture. That’s a full stop better than what the RX100 II lens delivers at 70mm. Of course, you pay for it a bit in the lens size, which further results in a shorter telephoto reach (compared to the 100mm telephoto reach of the RX100 II). The RX100 III lens includes a built-in 3-stop ND filter. [Read more...]

Canon PowerShot G1 X Successor Leaks Out, Shows Detachable EVF

G1X2

The upcoming replacement for the PowerShot G1 X has leaked out a few days before release. The camera is rumored to have a slimmer body and lighter weight, as well as an external EVF. Most notable, the lens is expected to be improved to a 24-120mm f/2-3.9 lens (compared to the f/2.8-5.8 lens on the original G1 X).

Additionally, the G1 X successor should be equipped with a DIGIC 6 processor and cost around $700 USD.

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Fuji XQ1 is a Compact Camera with a X-Trans II Sensor

Fuji XQ1

The new Fujifilm XQ1 was introduced alongside the Fuji X-E2 mirrorless camera. The XQ1 is a compact camera that features Fuji’s unique 12MP X-Trans II CMOS sensor, albeit at a much smaller 2/3″ sensor format. Even though it has a smaller sensor, the XQ1 should stand as a direct competitor to the popular Sony RX100. [Read more...]

Pentax Q7 Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera Unveiled

Pentax Q7

Pentax has announced its latest Q-mount camera – the Q7. The leading spec from Pentax is that the Q7 will be available in 120 color combinations.

Aesthetics aside, the Q7 features a 12.4MP 1/1.7″ backlit CMOS sensor and captures 1080p HD video at 24p or 30p. Additionally, the Q7 sports a 3-inch LCD at 460k-dot res and a max ISO 12,800 sensitivity setting. [Read more...]