New Look at the Sony NEX-6

Sony NEX-6

Here’s yet another leaked image of the upcoming Sony NEX-6.  Note the electronic viewfinder that can be seen on the back left corner of the camera.  Some readers had asked about it in prior posts.

The Sony NEX-6 is due to be announced on September 12 as a mid-range mirrorless camera situated between the Sony NEX-5R and NEX-7 in the lineup.  As a refresher, the expected specifications are listed below. [Read more…]


Sony NEX-6 Specs Leak Out


Ahead of the September 12 expected launch of the NEX-6, several detailed specifications have leaked out for the new mirrorless camera.  The camera should be situated neatly between the new NEX-5R and the top-end NEX-7 in both price and features.

We’ve been expecting a 16MP APS-C sensor with phase detection pixels built into the senor, but check out the rest of the specs below. [Read more…]

Nikon D600 Updated Specs

Nikon D600 Rumors

All the recent leaks and rumores for the Nikon D600 are pointing to an almost certain release of the full frame DSLR prior to Photokina 2012.  That is, expect it sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Additionally, some new specs have leaked out on the D600 that add even more excitement to the upcoming full frame little brother to the D800. [Read more…]

Pentax K-5 Photo and Rumored Specs

Along with above image that’s rumored to be a leaked shot of the new Pentax K-5 uncovered up by Lens Tip, additional rumors have surfaced about the Pentax K-5’s specifications. A poster over in the Pentax forums provides detailed specifications passed along from a retailer.

Pentax K-5 Rumored Specs

  • 16.2MP CMOS Sensor
  • 18-point AF
  • ISO 50-25600
  • 1920 x 1080 25p, 30p
  • External mic output
  • Magnesium body
  • Weather sealing
  • $1699 retail price

The Pentax K-5 is rumored to be announced on September 22.  Full spec list is below. [Read more…]

Nikon D3X Announced

Nikon has officially announced the Nikon D3X, a 24.5 megapixel DSLR.  Nikon is now upped the ante for Canon, which just launched its 21.1 megapixel 5D Mark II.  Canon’s flagship DSLR also sports a “mere” 21.1 megapixels and is now playing third fiddle to the Nikon D3X and the Sony A900.  Oh yeah, the D3X will run you about $8,000.

Full details on the D3X can be found in the press release below. Expect more news, reviews and other info on the Nikon D3X in the coming days.  Stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Nikon D3X Reviews and Resources for the latest. [Read more…]

Canon 5D Mark II Rumor Update

The rumor mill is in full swing after the announcement of the Nikon D700. A poster on DPR, claiming to have “inside” info has posted “spoiler” specs of the Canon 5D Mark II. With a big grain of salt in hand, take a look at the following info:

– Will be announced Monday, September 8, 2008
– MSRP: $2,399.95 (SSP: $2,199.95), body only
– 16MP FF sensor
– 6 FPS
– Max ISO 25,600 (for what it’s worth…it’s more for marketing)
– Full weather sealing

– VGA-resolution display (from same supplier Sony uses for their new Handycams, except in 4:3 aspect ratio here)
– Pop-up flash
– Anti-dust features
– NO Live View
– NO pro AF from 1D (although all points are cross-type)
– NO video mode whatsoever (silliest rumor I’ve ever heard)
– NO compatibility with EF-S lenses (physically impossible anyway)
– NO electronic crop mode for faster shot rate
– NO HDMI-out
– NO UDMA CF support

As you can see, it’s by no means ground-breaking. It’s not going to out-do the Nikon D700 in performance or features (although overall IQ will be very close or indistinguishable). But it will be significantly cheaper. It’s aimed at the more “manual” shooter.

Original 5D will continue to be sold at $1,799.95 (SSP) without any rebates until stock is depleted.

[via DPR forums]

For the latest word on the Canon 5D Mark II, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II page.