Top 10 PhotoRumors posts for May and June 2015

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DxO-One-camera-for-iPhone DxO-ONE-camera-with-1-inch-sensor Pentax-full-frame-DSLR-camera
Hasselblad-Lusso-E-mount-mirrorless-camera Sigma 24-35mm f:2 DG HSM Art lens 2 9
The top 10 PhotoRumors posts for June, 2015:

  1. Venus Optics announces the Laowa 15mm f/4 – the world’s widest 1:1 macro lens
  2. Sony a7R II camera announced
  3. First leaked picture of the Ricoh GR II camera
  4. The upcoming DxO ONE camera has 1″ sensor and attaches to your smartphone
  5. This is the new DxO ONE camera that will be announced tomorrow
  6. Tamron rep: the new full frame Pentax DSLR camera will have a 42MP sensor from Sony
  7. Hasselblad Lusso is just another Sony rebadge
  8. Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art full frame lens confirmed for tomorrow
  9. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens review
  10. The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art full frame lens officially announced

Fujifilm X-T10 Mirrorless Camera with XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens Tokina-AT-X-24-70-f2.8-PRO-FX-full-frame-lens Fujifilm-X-T10-mirrorless-camera
Canon-EF-50MM-f1.8-STM-lens Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz-Trioplan-100mm-f2.8-lens Panasonic G7 mirrorless camera
Ricoh-GR-II-closeup-2 Fuji X-T1 Fujifilm-X-T1-camera
These are the top 10 PhotoRumors posts for May, 2015:

  1. Fuji X-T10 camera to be announced soon, detailed specs leaked online
  2. Tokina released details on their AT-X 24-70 f/2.8 PRO FX full frame lens
  3. This is the Fujifilm X-T10 mirrorless camera
  4. This is the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens
  5. Meyer Optik Goerlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens coming soon
  6. This is the Panasonic G7 mirrorless camera
  7. Ricoh GR II camera to be announced soon
  8. Fuji X-T10 vs. Fuji X-T1 camera specifications comparison
  9. Next week Fuji will release a major new firmware update v4.0 for the X-T1 camera
  10. Another picture from a Sony ILCE-7RM2 camera appeared on flickr
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Panasonic talks about 8K video again (ready by 2020)

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The Japanese website nikkan.co.jp reports that Panasonic will have cameras with 8k video recording capabilities by 2020. The company is currently working on the development of next-generation image processing large-scale integrated circuit (10th generation high-speed image processing Venus Engine):

Panasonic has developed a digital camera and broadcast business camera the number of pixels corresponding to the "8K" video shooting of 16 times the full high-definition, sequentially released in 2020. Toward 8K correspondence, it was undertaken on the development of next-generation image processing large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) "10th generation high-speed image processing Venus Engine".

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Fuji explains why they do not have a full frame camera

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In this interview, Takashi Ueno from Fujifilm explains in details why Fuji decided go with an APS-C sensor in their cameras and not with full frame that would eventually provide better image quality:

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Sony raising money to concentrate on developing image sensors, pulls away from consumer goods

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Sony Corporations is planing to raise nearly $4 billion with issuing new shares and bonds in order to invest in stacked image sensor R&D and production while pulling back from consumer goods where they lost money in the past:

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Sigma reports live view issues when using some of their lenses on the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5DsR cameras

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In addition to the service advisory from Tamron, Sigma also reported a live view issues (images are not being displayed) when using the following lenses with the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5DsR cameras:

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Olympus AIR A01 smartphone camera module officially announced in the US

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As I reported earlier today, Olympus officially announced their AIR A01 smartphone camera module (aka "clip camera") in the US. The AIR A01 is basically a stand-alone unit that works together with Olympus OA app - this allows you to use your phone as internal memory and display, or upload your photos directly to the cloud (currently Amazon Cloud Drive), or share them, as well as use digital filters and effects on your images through the app, while shooting with  interchangeable micro 4/3 lenses. The announcement also includes a M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens to go with the new Olympus AIR camera body. Here are the different options available and the corresponding pricing:

OlympusAIR A01 highlights:

  • 16MP LIVE MOS M4/3 Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 10fps
  • F.A.S.T. AF
  • 1/16,000s Shutter

Full press release:

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Today Olympus will announce the AIR A01 “clip camera” in the US

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Today Olympus will officially announce their AIR A01 smartphone camera module aka "clip camera" in the US. Additional information on the AIR A01 can be found here. Check out also this “rocket launcher style setup”.

Update: the Olympus AIR AO1 is now officially announced in the US.

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