Nikon D600 is Coming Soon…

Nikon D600 Rumors

Nikon D600 Mockup via Outdoormac

The Nikon D600 is a highly anticipated FX format DSLR and, according to Nikon Rumors, it is coming soon – possibly on or around September 13, 2012.  Shortly after the Nikon D800 was announced earlier this year, buzz of a more affordable (rumors are in the $1500-$2000 range) full frame camera started to grow.  And, it looks like the official launch is almost upon us. [Read more...]

Pentax X-5 26x Superzoom Officially Announced

Pentax X-5

After some earlier leaks of the camera, Pentax got official with the new X-5 superzoom camera today.  The Pentax X-5 sports a stabilized 26x optical zoom lens (22.3-580mm equivalent) and a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor.  While its not quite the reach as the massive 40x zoom Olympus SP-820UZ announced today, that’s still a great wide angle to telephoto reach.

The X-5 also features a 3-inch tilting LCD, an electronic viewfinder and 1080/30p HD video capture.  It can capture up to 10fps for a max of 30 images per sequence.

The X-5 is powered by four AA batteries and should be available in September 2012 for $279.95.  You can order the Pentax X-5 here at B&H Photo.

Canon 6D Full Frame DSLR Due in October?

Canon 6D Rumors

The lastest rumors of Canon’s lower-priced full frame DSLR suggests a Canon EOS 6D badge and an October unveiling date. Additional rumors emphasize that the focus is on making the full frame camera not only more affordable but also a smaller overall package.

Previous rumors suggested this camera would essentially work out to be a full frame version of the Canon 7D with a 22MP CMOS sensor and a sub-$2000 price point.

Canon 6D Rumored Specs

  • 7D style AF system (19 pt) and VF LCD
  • 7D metering
  • Single Digic 5+
  • 3.9 fps
  • 3 inch LCD
  • 51200 max ISO
  • sub – $2000 price point at introduction

All of these rumors appear to be leading up to yet another massive throwdown between Canon’s budget full frame shooter and the Nikon D600.  Expect more coverage on the Canon 6D (or whatever it ends up being named) as we creep up on Photokina 2012 and PhotoPlus 2012.

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Nikon D600: A Cross Between the D800 and D7000

Rumors of the Nikon D600 have really been heating up over the past several weeks in the lead up to Photokina 2012.  We’ve already seen leaked images of the D600.  And rumored specs indicate that the D600 will be a 24MP full frame camera.

The latest lot of size and feature comparisons suggest that the D600 will be more akin to the D7000 in size and ergonomics even though it will borrow feature upgrades from the D800 as the junior full frame DLSR in Nikon’s lineup. [Read more...]