Rumors recap

Here is a recap of what happened while I was gone (next time when on the road, I will bring a laptop with me):

Ricoh:

There are also reports for a new Ricoh camera with APS-C sensor (previously reported here).

Olympus:

  • Olympus Germany claims that there will be no E-3 successor in the foreseeable future (source).
new Olympus Lens 12-16mm F2.8-4.0 SWD, It is still out of stock.
The others information are the Price at € 889,00 and the Lens diameter is 72mm.
  • New Olympus lens 12-16mm F2.8-4.0 SWD (lens diameter=72mm) was listed on an European retailer with a price of € 889,00. After this dpreview post (with a screenshot) the lens was removed.
  • If our previous rumor is correct, Olympus should be releasing the next m4/3 camera on October 31st. Some rumored specs can be found here.

Sony:

  • Rumors of a new full frame Sony sensor:

-High quality in 35mm full size image sensor with 14.6 effective megapixels
-Column-Parallel A/D Conversion method
-Ultra high speed digital output (12 digital channel parallel LVDS output)
-12bit-AD converter on chip
-Multiples readout modes
-Scan mode 15.2 frames/s (12bit)
-Window readout
-Diagonal width 43.3mm (type 2.7)
-Total pixels 4752 (H) x 3213 (V) approx. 15.26M pixels
-Effective pixels 4692 (H) x 3115 (V) approx. 14.61M pixels
-Active pixels 4661 (H) x 3096 (V) approx. 14.43M pixels
-Chip size 41mm (H) x 31.9mm (V)
-Unit cell size 7.91μm (H) x 7.91 μm (V)

  • The November edition of Popular Photography hints about a A700 replacement that will be released soon (source). The exact quote from the magazine: "…may be an oldie, but it’s still a goodie for its rugged build, fine imaging, and thoughtful design. We strongly suspect Sony will bring out a replacement soon."
Will that be the a700 replacement?

Will that be the a700 replacement?

Fuji:

FujiFilm kills the rumors of withdrawing its FP-100B and FP-3000B black and white and FP-100C colour instant film.

Kodak:

Kodak is starting its first brand campaign since 2005 with the slogan "It's Time to Smile". Could this be a preparation for a new product, for which there are already rumors floating around?

Pentax:

More rumors about the possible Pentax full frame sensor.

Apple:

Aperture X Launching in May 2010 (source).

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