Monthly Archives: March 2011

Pentax will bring two new interchangeable lens cameras this summer, only one will be mirrorless

Back in January I mentioned that Pentax is working on two new interchangeable lens cameras. One of them will be the Pentax NC-1 that should be announced in the summer of 2011 and it will be a true “mirrorless solution”. The second camera is rumored to be a digital version of the Pentax Auto 110 camera. The […]

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Fuji X100 camera review

Dan is one of the lucky PhotoRumors readers who was able to purchase the Fuji X100 camera in Hong Kong. Since I have not received mine yet, I asked Dan to share his first impression of what appears to be the most anticipated camera of the year. You can follow Dan on twitter @ZDP189. Here […]

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How much does a FujiFilm X100 cost to a dealer?

I received some information about the FujiFilm Finepix X100 cost to dealers in France where the selling price is 999€ ($1200 in the US). If you add the VAT (almost 20%) on top of 771€ for three X100 cameras, you will see that there is only 75€ profit left for the dealer:

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Prices of photo equipment go up, limited supply in upcoming months

The price of some cameras and lenses produced in Japan has gone up since the earthquake in Japan (see Nikon for example). At the same time, supply is limited and will probably stay this way in the foreseeable future. Most of the factories are open in Japan, but things are still far from being normal. MSRP price and shortages are […]

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Zeiss now shipping Compact Prime CP.2 F & MFT lenses

Zeiss today posted on their Twitter account that shipment of the Compact Prime CP.2 F & MFT lenses will start this week. The CP.2 product line was introduced in September of 2010. The different lens versions cost between $3,900 and $ $4,900. More info from

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Sony NEX FS-100 video camera with E-mount

Sony announced the development of the NXCAM HD camcorder with E mount back in November of 2010. This camera is now “almost” official – the final name is Sony NEX FS-100 and it will have the same sensor as the Sony PMW-F3 camera. The kit will include an E-mount 18-200mm f/3.5–6.3 AF lens. The price will be […]

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Nauticam announces NA-60D underwater housing for Canon 60D

Nauticam today announced NA-60D underwater housing for the Canon 60D DSLR camera. The USA retail price will be $3,000a and the estimated shipping date is March 31, 2011. Full press release and images after the break:

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Is this invisible camera possible?

Updated – this is a 100% hoax since the camera will be “shipped” a week form Friday – on April 1st… This video describes “The Invisible Camera” which is a see-through plastic box with a pinhole that can completely isolate the film from the ambient light and take a correct exposure. What do you think, it this real or […]

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