Sony Alpha Rumors is pegging a compact Sony APS-C camera that will go head-to-head with the Canon G1 X. Reportedly, the camera would use a pancake zoom lens to keep the size down.
I think Sony has a great thing going with the NEX line. So, I’m very interested to see what such a camera could add to Sony’s lineup. If anything, I think a fixed-lens camera seems more accessible to a larger market. This isn’t necessarily in terms of price (the Canon G1 X isn’t cheap), but rather in terms of perceived user experience. [click to continue…]
I finally got to get some hands-on time with the new Fuji X-Pro1 at CES 2012. After handing out Camera of the Year honors in 2011 to the Fuji X100, I’ve been itching to see what Fuji had coming for the oft-rumored interchangeable lens lineup. Based on what I’ve seen so far, the Fuji X-Pro1 looks like it won’t disappoint and should easily be in the running for the 2012 Camera of the Year. [click to continue…]
Oh. Sweet. Goodness.
It looks like the upcoming Fuji X-series interchangeable lens camera that’s been hinted at for some time now has finally found its way onto the Internet. [click to continue…]
The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is a new Micro Four Thirds camera that steps up from the GF-series. The GX1 features a 16MP image sensor, 1080/60i AVCHD video capture and a 3-inch touchscreen display. The GX1 offers a sensitivity range of ISO 160-12800 and is compatible with the new LVF2 electronic viewfinder (a 1.44-million dot resolution viewfinder).
The Panasonic Lumix GX1 should be available in December at an initial retail price from $699 for body only, $799 with a standard kit lens, or $949 with an X-series kit lens. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
The Sony NEX-5N is part of Sony’s second go-round at the mirrorless camera format. The NEX-3 and NEX-5 were largely regarded as a success – and for the most part the NEX-C3 and NEX-5N models which followed on a year later have been held with similar regard.
What you need to know up front is that the Sony NEX-5N is not a perfect camera. It’s a solid (bordering on excellent) offering from Sony; however, it has some niggling problems and concerns that take some of the luster off of it. (Update 11/9/11: The core defect appears to have been fixed. See details below.) [click to continue…]
Fuji has been on a roll since the introduction of its awesome X100 fixed lens camera. The Fuji Guys have been teasing what’s to come for the X-Series of cameras on Twitter, citing: [click to continue…]