Is Leica Gaming the Rumor Mill? Will the Leica Mini M Be Awesome?

Leica Mini M Rumors vs Truth

When Leica first teased the Mini M, I was ready to bet big on an APS-C mirrorless camera that accepts M-mount lenses. Then came the supposed leak that everyone pretty much took as gospel. It sure looked legit anyway.

The latest tease on the Leica website, however, casts doubt on the previous “leak” of the Mini M, which purportedly revealed its specs with a fixed lens in the 18-46mm range and a rather slow variable aperture of f/3.5-6.4. All in all, it was underwhelming and left many of us scratching our heads. [Read more…]

Canon PowerShot S200 and New Superzoom Cameras Leak Out

Canon PowerShot S200

A pair of new Canon cameras surfaced in some Taiwan government filings, complete with photos of the new models.

The Canon PowerShot S200 showed is expected to replace the PowerShot S110. As can be seen in the image of the S200, it will feature 5x optical zoom lens (24-120mm equivalent), which is the same lens found in the current S110. [Read more…]

Olympus XZ-10 and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens Coming Soon

New leaks point to a new Olympus XZ-10 compact camera and 75-300mm Micro Four Thirds lens coming next week during the CP+ show in Japan.

The XZ-10 is rumored to be a high-end compact camera that will likely serve as a replacement or companion model to the Olympus XZ-2.

The new lens will be the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Micro Four Thirds lens that will be a 150-600mm equivalent zoom lens. The first version of this lens is already listed as discontinued.

[via Photo Rumors]

Polaroid iM1386 Android 4.0 Camera with Interchangeable Lenses Coming to CES 2013

Polaroid appears to be set to launch a new mirrorless camera at CES 2013, the iM1386, that will be powered by the Android operating system and bear a striking stylistic resemblance to the Nikon 1 J2. Leaked specifications point to an 18.1MP sensor, Android 4 OS, a 3.5″ touchscreen LCD and built-in WiFi. [Read more…]