The Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera is listed as discontinued at Amazon (still available from third party sellers). Rumors for a new Canon EOS 7D Mark II model has been floating around since 2011 (almost as long as the mythical Nikon D400). If this camera doesn't get announced at Photokina this September, I doubt it will ever come out.
A reader contacted Rokinon and asked about the previously rumored 50mm f/1.2 lens. Referring to a Facebook post from February 2014 where Samyang Asia said that they will not release such lens, Rokinon responded that they are still working on a new 50mm lens that will be released "very soon":
A new set of Samsung NX400 camera specifications are floating around the Web:
- Announcement at the beginning of 2015
- Two versions: NX400 and NX400EVF (with EVF)
- Tiltable LCD screen
- 1/8000s mechanical shutter
- 28MP sensor with OSPDAF II
- 6/8fps at full resolution
- Tripled buffer size compared to NX300
- Built-in GPS
- Expected prices: between $650 and $850
The Korea Radio Research Laboratory website has two new registrations for a Sony a5100 and QX30 cameras. Few weeks ago the a5100 model was also registered at the Indonesian Communication Agency website. The new camera will replace the current α5000 and will most likely be announced at Photokina. The QX30 will be a replacement for the current QX10 lens camera module for smart phones.
Fujifilm releases an updated roadmap for their X mount lenses - here are the main updates:
- New XF 90mm f/2.0R lens scheduled for mid 2015
- Next available lens will be the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R OIS WR
- XF 16-55mm f/2.8 WR will be available spring 2015
- Previously announced "High speed wide angle lens" confirmed as being the XF 16mm f/1.4 R
- "Super Tele-Photo Zoom" will be available winter 2015
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Pentax announced a new K-3 Prestige Edition DSLR. Looking at the key features, the new camera is identical to the "regular" K-3 model and it seems to just have a different grey color and matching battery grip. The price is $1399.95.
Pentax already had a similar K-3 Premium Silver Limited Edition camera that is currently $200 off (with free shipping and 4% back in rewards).
In a recent interview with the Japanese website DC.Watch, Canon's representatives hinted again that they are looking forward to a new "high-resolution model of the EOS":