Sony NEX E-Mount 18-200mm Lens Pricing and Availability

Sony Japan has announced that the NEX E-Mount 18-200mm lens (which is packaged with the Sony NEX-VG10) will be available in September 2010 for 99750 yen for other NEX-format cameras; however, US pricing should be in the neighborhood of $800-900 as a best guess.

No word yet on availability stateside, or official US pricing for that matter.  It’s a good sign that we’ll see the E-Mount 18-200mm lens on NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras soon though.

Pentax Mirrorless Camera Coming Soon?

Is a Pentax mirrorless camera just around the corner to compete with the lineup from the likes of Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and Samsung?

If CitiGroup’s recent report on Pentax’s parent company, Hoya, is to be believed, then the answer is: Yes.

The following quote appeared in the CitiGroup report at issue:

“Hoya plans to release a mirrorless camera under Pentax brand that is distinct from models already on the market.” – CitiGroup

With Photokina 2010 just around the corner, we could see this new camera sooner rather than later.

[Mirrorlessrumors via Photo Rumors]

Samsung NX100 Rumored to Launch in September

Recent leaks and rumors suggest that the Samsung NX100 will launch just before Photokina 2010.  Photo Rumors is pegging this camera as a higher end camera to the mainstream Samsung NX10, which was recently reviewed here.

And that makes sense, given that the NX5 (not launched in the US) is a stripped-down version of the NX10.

[Samsunghub via Photo Rumors]

Sony NEX-5 Hands-On Review

The Sony NEX-5 is a 14.2MP interchangeable lens camera with a mirrorless design.  What makes the NEX-5 so special is that image sensor is the same physical size of those found in DSLRs like the Nikon D300s or Canon 7D.  This sensor format is often referred to as APS-C format, which results from the sensor being roughly the same size and aspect ratio as the old (as in “1996 old”) Advanced Photo System type-C film.

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Samsung NX10 Review

The Samsung NX10 is 14.6-megapixel camera offering an interchangeable lens design.  The NX10 follows the Micro Four Thirds system from Olympus and Panasonic as a DSLR-like design without a bulky mirror and optical viewfinder.  The NX10 uses a larger APS-C format sensor (with a 1.6x crop factor) as opposed to the Micro Four Thirds cameras (with smaller, 2x crop factor sensors).

The Samsung NX10 does a lot of things right in both form and function.  To see how it stacks up against the competition, read on. [Read more...]

Sony Booth Tour at PMA 2010

Sony Booth Tour at PMA 2010

Can’t make it to PMA 2010 to check out the new Sony DSLRs and Cyber-shot cameras?  That’s ok.  In the condensed 10-minute video below, you can see what Sony had on display at PMA. [Read more...]

Samsung NX10 Images Leaked

Samsung NX10

Update #2:  As of 1/4/10, the Samsung NX10 has been officially announced.  For more details, click here.

Update: After this post was published, Samsung contacted me and requested the addition of the following statement: This information was not supplied by Samsung and does not represent an official announcement of the NX10. Final technical specifications and details regarding the camera system will be made available by authorized Samsung representatives at a later date, with the official launch of the product.

It looks like some images of a production model of the Samsung NX10 have leaked out onto the web via DPR forums.  The above image shows the smaller body design with no mirror in between the lens mount and the 14.6-megapixel sensor.

You can also see the video setting on the mode dial in the other images in the DPR forum.  It looks like a pretty nice design; however, not quite as small as you might expect from a mirrorless body.

We’ve been waiting a long time to get hands on a production model from the Samsung NX series.  It looks like we may be getting close to that actually happening.  Hopefully, we’ll see a release by the time CES 2010 rolls around and get to play with this new camera.

[via DPR forum]