“Luxury” Fuji Mirrorless Cameras Coming Soon

Fuji’s camera division head honcho spoke out in an interview with Reuters, noting that the company has some lofty goals to be the No. 3 camera maker ahead of Samsung and Nikon.  To get to that point, Fuji will re-enter the interchangeable lens camera market with new “luxury” mirrorless models and dedicated lenses developed in house. [Read more...]

Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3 and E-P3 Unveiled

Olympus has opened up its Micro Four Thirds line of cameras to three new cameras.  The Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3 and E-P3 (shown above) essentially make up the small, medium and large categories for the series.  Of course, “large” is a relative term with respect to the Olympus Micro Four Thirds line as a whole.

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Samsung NX11 Announced

The Samsung NX11 is a follow-up to the Samsung’s first NX-series camera, the NX10.  The new NX11 features a 14.6MP CMOS sensor, a 3-inch AMOLED screen, and can capture 720p HD video.

The NX11 also features the new i-Function, which was introduced in the recent, more compact NX100 model.  The NX11 is packaged with an 18-55mm i-Function kit lens.

Alongside the NX11, Samsung is introducing two new i-Functions lenses:  a 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens and a 20mm f/2.8 prime.

The Samsung NX11 kit carries an initial retail price of $649 and should be available in February 2011.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Olympus E-PL1s Announced, But Only for Japan

Olympus Japan has announced a new E-PL1s Micro Four Thirds camera as a slight tweak to the popular E-PL1.  The E-PL1s adds an ISO 6400 sensitivity setting and now comes in a red body.

Along with the E-PL1s, Olympus announced a new 14-42mm II f/3.5-5.6 kit lens with improved internal focusing for faster and quieter AF.

[Olympus Japan via Photo Rumors]

Panasonic GF2 Announced

The Panasonic GF2 is a follow-up to the popular Panasonic GF1.  The GF2 packs a 12.1MP Live MOS sensor, shoots Full HD at 1920 x 1080 at 60i in AVCHD format, and covers a sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400. The new camera also adds a touch-sensitive 3″ LCD at 460k-dot resolution and a built-in stereo mic.

Like the GF1, the GF2 includes a pop-up flash, along with a hotshoe for an external flash.  The GF2 is available as a kit with either a 14mm f/2.5 or 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.

The GF2 will be available in red, black and white, and is expected to ship in January 2011. We should know the retail price next month (expect it to be in the $800-$1000 range depending on the lens).  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]