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New Samsung, Olympus, Canon, Pentax and more


  • Canon Specs are updated for the 750D and the 760D (read more)
  • Canon Specs, early press release and additional images are up for the Canon 5DS and 5DS R (read more)
  • Rumors of a new Canon 50mm f/1.8 with STM and 49mm filter size, existing 50mm f/1.8 has a 52mm filter size
  • Rumors of a new Canon 70-300 - no further details.


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Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

  • 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DRIMe V Image Signal Processor
  • 4K HEVC Video Recording at 24 fps
  • 3.0" 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen Monitor

Preorder at B&H Photo- $799


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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless

  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 2360k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" Tilting OLED Monitor
  • Full HD 1080i Video
  • 40MP High Res Shot
  • Built-In WiFi
  • 5-Axis VCM Image Stabilization
  • 10 Frames Per Second
  • Dustproof and Splash-Proof Construction

How do they manage a 40MP shot from a 16MP Sensor?The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II takes high-resolution imaging to a whole new level. In addition to the exceptional 16-megapixel stills you’ve come to expect from OM-D, the E-M5 Mark II captures 40-megapixel images*2 using an innovative pixel-shift technique that is facilitated by the voice-coil motor IS unit. The 40-Megapixel High-Res Shot mode captures eight sequential images, moving the sensor by 0.5-pixel steps between each shot. Then, the E-M5 Mark II compiles those images to produce a super-high resolution shot that rivals those captured with a 40-megapixel full-frame camera.Preorder at B&H Photo- $1099 (body only)Other Olympus News - EM-1 Owners will soon be able to update to 3.0 firmware giving you 9 fps,better continuous tracking and ability to use smartphone to control video. Read MoreOlympus Announces Development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8MM f/1.8 Fisheye Pro Lens Read MoreScreenshot 2015-02-05 09.20.11Olympus Announces the 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II Lens. Read MoreThis is the 35mm Equiv of 28-300.Screenshot 2015-02-05 09.23.27Preorder at B&H Photo $599.99


Pentax Tease and Pro LensesPentax will have a k-Mount full frame camera on display at CP+. No specs are available and availability by the end of 2015.Two new lenses from Pentax. Look over the specs, what is missing on lenses at this price?

Pentax HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens

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  • K-Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • 105-300mm (35mm Equivalent on APS-C)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • HD, SP, and Aero Bright Coatings
  • Direct Current AF and Quick-Shift Focus
  • Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Resistant with 13 Seals
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Coming Soon - Preorder now from B&H Photo $2296.95

Pentax HD PENTAX D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 DC AW Lens

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  • K-Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • 225-675mm (35mm Equivalent on APS-C)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/27
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • HD and Super Protect Coatings
  • Direct Current AF and Quick-Shift Focus
  • Focus Preset Modes and Range Limiter
  • Weather-Resistant with 21 Seals
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Coming Soon - Preorder now from B&H Photo $2496.95Missing- Any type of stabilization (IS, OS, VC). This is because Pentax bodies offer the stabilization and it is not needed in the lenses.  I would think that would allow them to keep the costs a little lower but looking at these prices I guess not.Nikon D7200 Rumors (we should have an official announcement in the next 24-48 hours)

  • New 24MP APS-C sensor
  • Nikon D750 styled body with a tilting screen
  • Expeed 4 processor
  • MultiCAM 3500DX2 autofocus system
  • 51 AF points
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 6fps
  • Buffer: 16 RAW+JPG
  • Video: 1080p @60 and 720p @120 (not sure about 4k)
  • Video aperture will be adjustable during live view

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High Megapixel Canon Camera - Coming 2015

53mpThis has been rumored for months and now confirmed with a recent Interview. Photorumors has the complete details of the interview with a Canon Exec.  The auto translation from Japanese to English is rough but a fluent reader on DPreview has summarized nicely. Highlights of the interview:

  • The decline in DSLR sales is coming mainly from the entry level, as the evolution in that segment has slowed. He admits that they have not been able to introduce new entry class products that would spur people to change models (the original statement can be seen as an indictment of either Canon, or the entire DSLR industry). However, he does note that developing countries like Brazil and India are still seeing double digit growths.
  • He speculates that maybe part of the mirrorless needs can be met by high end compact cameras, as the latter type gets more and more zoom range. Canon is trying both options.
  • On the other hand, he also speculates that mirrorless may replace the Rebel line in the future. (I wrote about this with the T6i Rumors I don't think the T6i will be mirrorless)
  • Annual updates of entry class models are no longer likely. (Canon never did annual updates of mid- and high-end models anyway.)
  • He sees electronic shutter as the future, saying "global shutter makes more sense."
  • Canon will apparently stick with "glass" based IS for the time being, and believes it still has room for improvement. (Curiously, the other alternative the interviewer suggested was electronic IS, and neither side seems to talk about IBIS.)
  • Durability against e.g. shock and drop, in addition to "uncompromising optics," is a focus point in developing new EF lenses these days.
  • Full size mirrorless? "Uh, I can't answer that now."
  • Medium format? "The 35mm format has so much potential left. Although I don't deny the merits of a larger sensor, there are many other things we need to be doing right now."


Canon T6i (750D) Rumors and Speculation

Screenshot 2014-10-06 09.28.50Canon has a teaser counting down to the impossible - less than 24 hours as of monday morning.  Doubtful that this is camera related - any major announcements would have happened at Photokina. My experience in the past with Canon's mysterious countdowns and unveiling has always been a let down - sometimes printers, sometimes a new project that has no interest to me- so I refuse to get excited. But, I will keep my eyes and ears open and pass along any info.   This does remind me that we still have no info about the T6i (750D) so I went digging.It has been very quiet regarding the replacement for the Canon T5i- originally released in March of 2013 and offering only a minor upgrade to the T4i- the time for a replacement is due.  There was some speculation that Photokina would be the place and time but that has passed with just the 7D Mark II announcement.   The next show is PhotoPlus at the end of this month but still no credible information and in fact we are starting to hear that maybe nothing until the second quarter of 2015!!  That would make a 24 month release cycle from the T5i which is longer than any previous version and if we count the T4i as the actual release, since the T4i and T5i are nearly identical, we are talking almost three years!! Crazy!  But what might be crazier is the rumour that the T6i will be the first rebel to feature an electronic viewfinder (EVF) This means it won't be a dslr. No mirror box, no optical viewfinder. it will be a MIRRORLESS CAMERA!!T6i Specs (rumoured)

  • Mirrorless Camera
  • 20mp Dual Pixel AF Sensor (updated version of 70D sensor)
  • Digic 6
  • Articulated Touchscreen
  • WiFi

I slapped a T6i on an EOS-M (Canon's currently Mirrorless)Many have said that it is just a matter of time before more and more cameras become mirrorless - the design of a DSLR is ancient but has some advantages - many of those advantages have been erased or at least equalled with the advances of technology.  Dual Pixel focus and Digic 6 should allow this to be a fast performing camera and having access to Canon's huge lens selection is always important.   BUT! I have two questionsWill users looking to upgrade their current camera care that this isn't a DSLR?NO, I doubt many users will care if what they upgrade to has a mirror or EVF.  If it has the Canon logo and decent reviews(they don't even need to be stellar) they will buy when they are looking to upgrade.  I have evidence based on the hundreds of questions I get a week about which camera to upgrade to, many choose Canon despite there being a better option(performance, features and value) from other camera manufacturers.Is it too little too late to join the mirrorless race?This is a bit more difficult to answer- past the point of fashionably late to the party(probably always debated by the one who is actually late) but Canon has the lenses and within the camera space the brand Canon carries a huge amount of weight(see the first question above) . When people start to consider upgrading from their P&S or smart phone cameras many seem to consider Canon and Nikon and not much else.  An argument for "too late" - The Sony a6000(my review) is selling well and right now offers everything that the T6i probably will offer.  By the time the T6i actually comes to market we will probably have an a6100 and I wouldn't be surprised if it offered 4k video. Sony doesn't have the lens selection but they are working on that and with many higher end models photographers buying into the system at the a6000 level there is reason to see hope and room to grow.What about Canon's current mirrorless offering - the EOS-M and EOS-M2(sold in Japan) - The autofocus system isn't snappy enough to set it apart from P&S cameras and more importantly they used a different mount, making the huge lens selection argument null unless you use an adapter- something you can do with the a6000 or many other models.  The EOS-M was a half hearted attempt at the mirrorless market as was the Canon SL1 - the world's smallest DSLR - these were poor bluffs at the mirrorless market and it is time for Canon to go all in on mirrorless. Taking the rebel line mirrorless would be just that - all in!I'd love to know your thoughts. If this is really going to be a Q2 launch - April 2015 at the earliest, too little too late? Always time for Canon? Come back kid (if they aren't even really down yet)?  Leave a comment or sound off on my Facebook Page