Sony RX10 Gets $300 Price Drop Thanks to Pressure from Panasonic FZ1000

Sony RX10-2

Shortly after Panasonic announced its new 4K-capable FZ1000, Sony dropped the price of its Cyber-shot RX10 to $998. Recall that when the RX10 was initially announced it cost $1300.

The Sony RX10 and FZ1000 are both a new breed of hybrid/bridge cameras with large, one-inch sensors and fast, super-telephoto zoom lenses. Panasonic introduced the FZ1000 for just $899 and offers most of the features of the RX10. It also one-ups the RX10 by offering 4K video recording.

It makes sense then that Sony drops the RX10 price in order to stay competitive with the new FZ100. You can find the reduced Sony Cyber-shot RX10 here at B&H Photo.

Is Sony Making a Much Faster Lens in the RX200?

Sony RX100 Cutaway

A recently published patent application reveals a new 10-36mm f/1.8-2.8 lens designed for Sony’s 1″ sensor cameras, which results in a 28-100mm equivalent zoom range. The current RX100 and RX100 II feature a 28-100mm equivalent lens; however, the variable max aperture ranges from f/1.8 at the wide end to f/4.9 at the long end. [Read more...]

Canon PowerShot G17 Rumored for May Unveiling with Bigger Sensor & Massive Lens

Canon PowerShot G16

The Canon Powershot G16 is rumored to get a refresh in May 2014, which is a rather short life for a camera just announced in August 2013. That said, the G16 was a minor upgrade to the G15.

If an upgrade for the G16 is coming this quickly, it should be something significant. And, if there is truth to the rumored specs, it will be. Check them out below. [Read more...]

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Finally Official and It’s a Beast of a Camera

Sony RX10

Along with the new Sony A7 and A7R full frame cameras, Sony officially announced its new Cyber-shot RX10, which is basically the superzoom cousin to the very popular RX100.

The RX10 features a 20.2MP 1″ CMOS sensor and a 24-200mm equivalent fixed lens that sports a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. Let that sink in for a minute. [Read more...]