Monthly Archives: March 2012

Samsung NX20 and NX210 updates

The above image was taken with the upcoming Samsung NX210 camera. I had to strip the EXIF data in order to protect my source, but here is a screenshot of the main parameters: The Samsung NX210 will be very similar to the current NX200 model ($899) but with built-in WiFi.

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Here is something interesting: patent for an universal underwater camera housing

I came across this patent application 20120008928 for an universal underwater camera housing. Most of the current models from companies like Amphibico, Nauticam and Ikelite are very expensive and made for just a specific camera model – once you upgrade it, you will also need to buy a new housing. From the patent application:

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Canon: “The next evolution is here”

After the first “The story continues” screening invitation, Canon will hold a technical briefing on April 16th during the NAB show in Las Vegas under the slogan “The next evolution is here” Via Definitionmagazine

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Panasonic GF5 announcement on April 5th

Digicame-info is reporting that the announcement of the Panasonic GF5 camera is expected on April 5th, 2012. Shipping will start on April 26th. The G5 model will be released later. Here again are the rumored GF5 specs:

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Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 90mm f/3.5 SL II lens is now discontinued

Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 90mm f/3.5 SL II lens for DSLR cameras ($549) is now listed as discontinued on Cosina Japan website. I guess this lens did not sell that well because it was announced “just” two years ago. Curious to see if Voigtländer will announce a replacement at Photokina.

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Rumor: Hasselblad to introduce a new family of digital cameras at Photokina (digital X-Pan?)

I received a tip that Hasselblad will introduce a new family of digital cameras this year, probably at Photokina. One of the possibilities is a smaller DSLR type camera. The other rumor is for a digital X-Pan camera, which will use a customized sensor in order to provide the wide panorama format. The sensor will […]

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This is the Panasonic G5

In addition to the GF5, Panasonic is also preparing a new G5 camera as seen on this leaked picture. No announcement date or details are known at that point, but my guess is that we will see those cameras before the summer. Here are also two more images of the white and black Panasonic GF5 models:

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Fujifilm partners with Globe-Trotter to release a limited edition suitcase for X-Pro1 mirrorless camera system

Own a Fuji X-Pro1 mirrorless camera system, want to travel in style and have £5695 ($9,000) to burn? Get this Globe-Trotter limited edition suitcase. From the press release:

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