Monthly Archives: December 2010

4K firmware hack for Canon EOS cameras?

Update: nothing was released at 11:11, this rumor is busted. There is a rumor about a 4K firmware hack for Canon EOS cameras that should be released on 01/01/2011 at 11:11pm EST. Here are all the details from

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The first RED Epic camera got stolen, $100,000 reward announced

It was just 10 days ago when the first RED Epic-M camera got shipped and now it’s stolen. The above is an actual picture of the stolen camera. The founder of RED Jim Jannard announced a $100,000 reward for the safe return of the camera and conviction of the thieves: “While it is not usually […]

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Full list of Sony cameras for CES 2011

This is the full list of cameras to be announced by Sony for CES 2011: Cybershot DSC-W510: 12MP, 2.7 in. screen, sweep panorama function Cybershot DSC-W530: upgrades to a 14MP sensor Cybershot DSC-W560: adds SteadyShot and 720p HD video Cybershot DSC-W570: adds 16MP, 5x zoom (25mm on the wide side) Cybershot DSC-WX9: high end model, […]

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Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA and 16mm f/2.4 NX lenses

After the Samsung 85mm f/1.4 NX lens that showed up online few days ago, two more lenses made an appearance on dpreview – the Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA:

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all PhotoRumors readers! When I started this blog year and a half ago, my main goal was to be informed on the latest photo equipment outside of Nikon and Leica territories (I have separate sites for those). In terms of traffic growth, PhotoRumors is following closely the steps of NikonRumors for which I thank all of you […]

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New Olympus accessories for the E-PL2 and ZX-1 cameras

In addition to the E-PL2 and the ZX-1, Olympus will also release five additional point and shoot cameras and the following PEN accessories at CES 2011: The Olympus ZX-1 will probably be compatible with most of the existing (and new) PEN accessories but it will have its own underwater housing:

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This is the new Samsung 85mm f/1.4 NX lens

This is how the previously rumored Samsung 85mm f/1.4 NX lens will look like. The details: One low dispersion glass 67mm diameter Focus distance indicator Two rings (focus ring in the front and iFn ring in the back) SSA motor

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Olympus XZ-1 compact camera with a fast f/1.8 Zuiko zoom lens

Judging to this picture, the new the Olympus XZ-1 compact camera will have a 6-24mm Zuiko zoom lens (28-112mm equivalent) with f/1.8-2.5 aperture range. This model will give some serious competition to the Panasonic LX5 and Samsung TL500. The camera will have HD video, 10MP sensor, 3in. OLED display. The camera identical to the earlier prototypes shown by Olympus earlier […]

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