New Sony a7s full frame camera with 12MP sensor and 4k video to be announced on Sunday

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Sony is going to announce a new a7s full frame mirrorless camera on Sunday during the NAB show that starts tomorrow. The new model will most likely have a new 12MP sensor and 4k video recording capabilities and faster/improved AF system.

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This is the upcoming Leica T type 701 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

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A quick update from LeicaRumors: this is the upcoming Leica T type 701 camera. For additional details see this post:

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Ricoh introduces a limited edition Pentax Q7 camera kit with four lenses

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New Pentax Q7 limited edition set with four lenses:

New Pentax Q7 Kit Features Four High-Performance Lenses, Special Accessories and Exclusive Packaging

DENVER, CO, April 2, 2014 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation  (Ricoh Imaging) is pleased to announce the PENTAX Q7 Premium Kit, featuring the world smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera system, four high-performance lenses and a host of accessories all wrapped up in an exclusive package.

Available in a limited quantity of 1,000 units world-wide, the PENTAX Q7 premium kit includes the following items:

  •  PENTAX Q7 camera body (Color: black x black)
  •  PENTAX-01 STANDARD PRIME (Color: black)
  •  PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM (Color: black)
  •  PENTAX-06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM
  •  PENTAX-08 WIDE ZOOM
  •  MH-RB40.5 Metal Hood for 01 (Color: black)*
  •  PH-RBB40.5 Plastic Hood for 02
  •  PH-RBA40.5 Plastic Hood for 06
  •  PH-RBF49 Plastic Hood for 08
  •  PENTAX -100 PL Polarizing filter**
  •  O-CB133 Camera Bag
  •  Special kit box

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Previosuly rumored GoPro accessories officially announced

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The new GoPro accessories I reported about last week are now officially announced:

GoPro Blackout Housing

GoPro Blackout Housing

  • Non-reflective, matte black finish ensures low visibility
  • Perfect for special ops filming or capturing footage without drawing attention to the camera
  • Includes LCD concealment stickers to eliminate light reflection from the LCD window
  • Waterproof to 131’/40m

GoPro The Frame
GoPro The Frame

  • Smallest, lightest way to mount your GoPro
  • Minimalist design for compact, low-profile mounting
  • Enables optimal audio capture during low-speed activities
  • Allows full-time access to all camera ports for convenient data offload, live-feed video and charging
  • Integrated latch makes removing the camera quick and easy
  • Extendable support arm allows you to easily attach an LCD Touch BacPac or Battery BacPac (sold separately)
  • Includes a glass Protective Lens to help guard the camera lens from dirt, dust and scratches

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Pentax Z medium format camera countdown teaser

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Ricoh China has started a countdown teaser for the announcement of a new Z camera which I believe is the replacement of the Pentax 645 mediums format camera that was announced in February:

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Top 10 PhotoRumors posts for March 2014

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RED-Epic-Dragon-camera-vs-Nikon-D800-DSLR Fujifilm partners again with Globe-Trotter for exclusive cases and camera sets
Fujifilm-X-T1-camera Sony a3500 camera
These are the top 10 PhotoRumors posts for March 2014:

  1. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens to be released in two months
  2. Calumet delayed paycheck last week, announced immediate closing of all US stores today
  3. Samsung NX mini SMART camera announced
  4. New Samyang lens to be announced on March 21
  5. Fujifilm Neopan 400 PRESTO and Fujicolor PRO 400 to be discontinued
  6. RED Epic Dragon camera got an epic DxOMark sensor score of 101
  7. Fujifilm partners again with Globe-Trotter for exclusive cases and camera sets
  8. New Fujifilm mirrorless X camera coming “very soon”
  9. Fujifilm Japan promises to fix all X-T1 light leaks
  10. Sony α3500 camera leaked online
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Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet in the next 24 hours

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Several websites are reporting rumors that Panasonic may abandon Micro Four Thirds cameras to concentrate on mobile devices. There are even rumors of potential acquisition by Canon. Keep in mind that in some parts of the world it's already April 1st...

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