Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ricoh to announce Leica lens cartridge for the GXR system

Ricoh is about to announce a new Leica mount cartridge for the Ricoh GRX system. A prototype was already shown at the CP+ show last year. The unit will have a 12.9MP 23.6×15.7mm APS-C size CMOS sensor and a newly-developed focal plane shutter. The unit is expected to be released in autumn of 2011.

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New Pentax RZ-18 Optio compact camera

In addition to the Silver Pentax K-5 and the medium format Pentax D FA 645 25mm f/4 lens, Pentax will also announce one or more new compact Optio cameras for the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Japan (February 9-12, 2011). The previous rumor was about a new Pentax Optio RZ-18 with 3″ swivel LCD, 14MP sensor, […]

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Sony is about to announce two new cameras (HX100V and HX9V)

Update: Amazon is now taking pre-orders for Sony HX9V and Sony DSC-HX100V. In the next two days Sony will announce at two new point and shoot cameras: Sony DSC-HX100V and DSC-HX9V. The specs after the break:

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Kenko to unveil their interchangeable lenses digital camera tomorrow (C-mount) *UPDATED*

Update: Here is diagram of the new Kenko C-mount camera system and its compatibility with other products (click on image for larger view) – it seems that Keno will release a C-mount adapter for existing Tokina lenses: This camera was supposed to be shown at Photokina, but the prototype got lost… DCWatch now reports that this mirrorless camera […]

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Pentax K-x and K-7 now officially discontinued

Pentax K-x and K-7 are now listed as discontinued on Both models were replaced by the Penatx K-r and K-5 in September 2010. The now discontinued K-x and K-7 were announced in September 2009. It will be interesting to see if Pentax will keep this 12 months refresh cycle.

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Tokina to show a new 400mm f/6.3 lenses

Remember the Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 PRO FX lens prototype that nobody covered during Photokina 2010? Tokina will show the same lens again at the CP+ Show in Japan together with a new Kenko 400mm f/6.3 super telephoto lens: Tokina did produce a 400mm f/6.3 lens in the past. Update: the 400mm f/6.3 lens will […]

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More Sony DSC-HX100V leaks

After the back view of the Sony HX100v, here is a full frontal picture: The HX100V camera is expected to be announced on February 2nd together with two other compact cameras from Sony. Some additional HX100V specs: Carl Zeiss f/2.8-5.6 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens Full HD video (AVCHD format) Exmor R CMOS sensor technology (back illuminated) 3D panorama functionality […]

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Pentax D FA 645 25mm f/4 lens (medium format) to be announced soon

I just received this rumor from Asia – Pentax will be announcing a new lens for its digital medium format 645D camera: Pentax D FA 645 25mm f/4. The Google translation is not very clear, but here are some of the mentioned specs: built-in hood lens built-in filter holder weather proof some kind of a special coating/lens element […]

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