As if the first round of dolled-up Sony RX100 cameras wasn’t enough, Hasselblad has unveiled 3 additional “special edition” models for the ripe price of $3175 each. Yes, the cameras perform virtually identical to the Sony RX100, but cost 6x the price. While the RX100 is a great camera, it’s not $3175 great.
More pics and complete details from Hasselblad via the official press release below. [click to continue…]
The new Fujifilm XQ1 was introduced alongside the Fuji X-E2 mirrorless camera. The XQ1 is a compact camera that features Fuji’s unique 12MP X-Trans II CMOS sensor, albeit at a much smaller 2/3″ sensor format. Even though it has a smaller sensor, the XQ1 should stand as a direct competitor to the popular Sony RX100. [click to continue…]
Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 4.09, which adds RAW image compatibility for the Olympus E-P5 to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11.
It also includes changes that:
- Restore lens correction to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 images
- Address a white balance issue with some Nikon images that were modified by third-party applications
You can download the update from Apple’s website.
B&H has the Sony RX100 for $598 (reg. $648) now through August 17. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Hasselblad Stellar with olive wood grip
Hasselblad is, unfortunately, continuing its fall from grace with the upcoming Hasselblad Stellar compact camera that appears to be a straight-up rebadge of the popular Sony RX100. As with the nonsensical Hasselblad Lunar, the Stellar appears to have no significant features to differentiate it from the RX100 aside from the Hasselblad name and exotic wood grips. [click to continue…]
Sony’s new full frame RX1R and advanced compact camera, the RX100M2, have leaked out ahead of their official release dates. The RX1R will feature a full frame 24MP sensor without an anti-aliasing filter.
As you can see, the new RX100M2 adds a hot shoe to the camera, which was something that was missed on the excellent RX100. It also adds a tilting LCD screen, as opposed to the fixed LCD on the RX100. Otherwise, the RX100M2 sports the same 1-inch 20MP sensor and 28-100mm equivalent zoom lens.
In addition to these images, the specs also leaked out. Check them out below. [click to continue…]