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Just Posted: Pentax K-01 Hands-on Preview

Just Posted: Pentax K-01 Hands-on Preview | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"The advent of mirrorless has offered camera makers the chance to move beyond the film-era definitions of just how a camera should look. And few have embraced this opportunity to defy convention as enthusiastically as Pentax. For a company that makes admirably no-nonsense DSLRs, its two mirrorless offerings are both interesting expressions of creative design. The Pentax Q is easily the smallest mirrorless camera on the market, with a sensor size to match while, with the K-01, Pentax also claims the crown for the largest mirrorless camera we've yet seen."

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Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera

Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Pentax has formally announced the K-01 K-mount mirrorless interchangable lens camera and a revised 40mm F2.8 pancake lens to match. Built around a 16MP APS-C sensor, the camera can mount most of the lenses the company has ever made. It features sensor-shift image stabilization, a 920k dot rear LCD and can shoot at up to 6 frames per second. The rather interesting design is the work of respected product designer Marc Newson and features a logo of his signature on the base of the camera. The K-01 (which the company says should be pronounced 'kay-zero-one'), will cost around $749 body-only and $899 with the 'XS' version of the 40mm lens.

Our biggest concern, based on its dependance on contrast detection autofocus, is the camera's focus speed. Most lenses designed for DSLR-style phase-detection autofocus don't lend themselves to the rapid contrast detection autofocus required by mirrorless cameras. The contrast detection AF on the K-5 works pretty quickly with some lenses but it's not up to the speed of the camera's phase detection focusing, and certainly not a match for the best mirrorless cameras on the market.

And on handling a pre-production version we noticed that, because it features a full depth K-mount, it is a pretty big camera. Below we demonstrate how its size compares to the company's flagship K-5 DSLR."

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More details on the Fuji LX10 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

More details on the Fuji LX10 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"First, here is a mockup of the upcoming Fuji mirrorless interchangeable lens camera based on the leaked pictures from two days ago (source | flickr):I also received some additional details: the model name of the new camera will probably be Fujifilm LX10..." 

Read more on PhotoRumors.com: http://photorumors.com/2011/11/17/more-details-on-the-fuji-lx10-mirrorless-interchangeable-lens-camera/#ixzz1e0PLdKyr

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Fujifilm unveils X-S1 high-end superzoom and confirms Mirrorless intentions

Fujifilm unveils X-S1 high-end superzoom and confirms Mirrorless intentions | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Fujifilm has announced the X-S1 high-end superzoom and confirmed its intention to build a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The X-S1 is an addition to the company’s X-series and is built around the same 2/3” EXR CMOS sensor as the recently announced X10. Meanwhile, company president and CEO Shigetaka Komori said it will create a mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera built around a larger sensor with ‘resolution and low noise [that] will surpass the 35mm full size sensor.’ We’re not taking this to mean it will be a full-frame camera. More details will be announced nearer the Spring 2012 launch. The X-S1 features a 26x, 24-624mm equivalent F2.8-5.3 zoom and will be available from early 2012. (via DCWatch)"

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Olympus: Large sensor Canon CSC would 'miss the point'

Olympus: Large sensor Canon CSC would 'miss the point' | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"A spokesperson for Olympus has said that if Canon introduces its rumoured APS-C size mirrorless camera, it would be a mistake."

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Mirrorless camera roundup 2011

Mirrorless camera roundup 2011 | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
We've rounded-up the latest Mirrorless cameras, breaking them down into user groups and highlighting the standout models. Having used all the current crop of cameras extensively, we summarize their main strengths and weaknesses.
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Fuji interchangeable X system leaked!!!

Fuji interchangeable X system leaked!!! | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"The new Fuji X interchangeable mirrorless X system has been leaked at Xitek. There is no info about specs and sensor size. The design is very close to the Fuji X100! It has an OVF/EVF switch option, metal body, tops shutter 1/4000, universal hot shoe. This could be the lenses: 18mm/2.0 pancake, 35mm/1.4 and a 60mm lens. Sounds like the sensor could be APS-C."

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[Rumor] Picture of Nikon’s mirrorless camera mount

[Rumor] Picture of Nikon’s mirrorless camera mount | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Picture of the mount and sensor of upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera named “X810″ leaked on the Chineses forum Xitek:Brief translation (thanks B.): the new mirrorless demo machine is here, temperatly named X810.
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