Fuji X30 compact camera officially announced

Fujifilm officially announced the previously rumored X30 compact camera. The price of the X30 is $599.95 (available for pre-order in black and silver). Sample images taken with the X30 can be found here.

Additional details:

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New Zeiss Photokina teaser, “Loxia” manual focus lenses for full frame mirrorless cameras expected

Zeiss has a new Photokina teaser on their blog - it looks like they will be announcing several new lenses. The lens on the top left seems to be for a mirrorless camera, while the big lens on the lower left I think is the new Otus (see Photokina 2014 rumors roundup).

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Casio to announce a new EX-FR10 camera with detachable LCD screen/remote control

Update: the camera is now officially announced.

Casio will soon announce a new EX-FR10 action camera with a detachable LCD screen that can be used as a remote control. Here are the specifications:

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Another one bites the dust: Fujifilm GF670 medium format rangefinder is now discontinued

Fujifilm GF670
Another one bites the dust: Thephoblographer reports that the Fujifilm GF670 medium format rangefinder is now discontinued. The camera is currently listed as backordered at Adorama and B&H and the prices are already going up on Amazon and eBay.

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Fujifilm X30 camera leaked in online ad: world’s fastest AF, real time EVF

Fujifilm X30
The above screenshot (found on dpreview) shows an online ad for the upcoming Fujifilm X30 camera by the UK retailer Jessops. The specs read: 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor, real time viewfinder, 3" 920K dots premium clear tilting LCD, world's fastest AF at 0.06.

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New Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC V-DLSR lens announced

Update #1 - there is also a "photo" version of this lens (50mm f/1.5 AS UMC):


Update #2 - US pricing announced: $549 (available in Canon EF, MFT, Nikon F, Sony E+A mounts).

Not very exciting news unless you are a filmmaker - Samyang officially announced their 50mm T1.5 AS UMC lens (check pricing and availability):

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Photokina 2014 rumors roundup *UPDATED*

Update: this post has been updated multiple times to reflect the latest Photokina rumors.

As you have probably already noticed, I do not post every single rumor that circulates on the Internet for the very simple reason that many websites just post unreliable information and in many cases just plain nonsense. Here is a quick recap on what to expect for Photokina from the major camera and lens manufacturers:

For now I can only confirm a new Nikon D750 DSLR camera and SB-500 flash. New compact camera with a larger sensor is also a possibility.

For a full lists of rumored/expected Leica products at Photokina, check this post.

For now there are rumors only for a new Pentax K-S1 camera. It seems that the Pentax full frame DSLR is dead - I have not seen any rumors for months.

Update #1: new Pentax WG-M1 camera rumored.

Update #2: Pentax K-S1 camera announced.

New 50mm f/1.2 lens is rumored to be announced on August 28th. Samyang will probably also officially announce that they will start producing autofocus lenses. Update: already announced.

Adobe Lightroom 6 is rumored to be announced this summer.

Sigma is rumored to announce new 85mm f/1.4 and 24mm f/1.4 Art lenses at Photokina. After the success of the 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.4 Art version, this would be the next logical step. Previous rumors indicated also a new 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM and 135mm f/1.8 DG OS lenses. Sigma is also rumored to start producing cinema lenses.

Many rumors here, here are the possibilities: a new Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L lens, EOS 7D Mark II, 1″ compact Powershot camera, new 24mm pancake and a possible 800mm f/5.6 Development announcement.

Update: Canon to announce three new lenses at Photokina.

Probably a new 85mm f/1.4 Otus lens (a new 24mm f/1.4 Otus lens is also a possibility).

Update #1: Zeiss is rumored to announce a new product line called "Loxia” for manual focus lenses designed for full frame mirrorless cameras.

Update #2: Zeiss never introduced their promised ZM lens from 2012 - maybe they will announce it at this Photokina show.

Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera and new NX lenses.

New Fuji X30 camera, no reliable information for a new X-Pro2 camera, but still a possibility. Fuji tries so hard to promote their APS-C sensor that I doubt they will come up with a full frame camera any time soon.

Update#1: I forgot to mention the new Fuji X100T camera that was leaked by David Hobby.

Update#2: the Fuji X30 is now officially announced.

I expect a new Panasonic LX8 camera. Panasonic is also rumored to announce a new GM2 MFT camera and another compact with a 4/3 sensor.

Sony QX30QX1 cameras, new 35mm f/1.4G and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G A-mount lenses are rumored for Photokina. Thera are also rumors for a new a99II camera, but nothing reliable at this point.

Olympus PEN E-PL7 MFT camera is coming for sure. The M-Zuiko Digital PRO lenses will be released later. Also: a new Silver Olympus E-M1 camera and a possible 4k video firmware update.

Update: the Olympus E-PL7 is now officially announced.

Expect the official announcement of the Tokina AT-X PRO SD 24-70mm f/2.8 (IF) FX lens.

Lytro is rumored to announce a new Android based camera.

Casio to announce a new EX-FR10 camera with detachable LCD screen/remote control

Other Photokina news/rumors/expectations:

This is all for now - I will be updating this post in the next few weeks, stay tuned for additional coverage. If I have missed something, please post a comment to this post or contact me.

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