Rumors from others: Sony mirrorless cameras in May. Samsung-Schneider deal.


It is really quiet on the MicroFourThirds front. We received rumors about the next Olympus MFT camera but we need some time to double-check the infos we receive. FourThirds rumors are completely on hold until Olympus strategy will be more clear.
But as I told you previousely there will be soon new mirrorless cameras from the competition.

SAMSUNG
K-rumors learned from his own sources that Samsung signed a partnership deal with Schneider.
This are details of the deal:
1) Schneider reissues M42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 Lenses design with NX mount, new coating and construction.
2) Expect the release of four new Schneider lenses during the next months.
3) Those lenses would be designed by Schneider but built in Korea by Samsung/Optron-Tech with Schneider supervision and quality control.

SONY
SonyAlphaRumors reports that two Sony mirrorless cameras will be announced on late May. The new system will be called NEX.

I am curious to know what the big ones (Nikon-Canon) want to do….

Panasonic AG-AF100 Specs and Design subject to change!

Our friend Dracore told us that “the design(and specs?) shown is not final and could potentially change. Panasonic will evaluate the responses they get from NAB. The rep suggested to contact Panasonic and let them know what you think about it.“.

Comment this post to suggest your improovements on the AG-AF100 MicroFourThirds camcorder. In few days I will create a POLL with your ideas and 43rumors reader will be able to choose the most important features! I am sure Panasonic is listening you :)

(FT2) UPDATED -> Panasonic camcorder with m43 lenses to be on NAB?

UPDATE -> NAB Press conferences will take place from April 10 (tomorrow) to April 15. I will follow the event and keep you updated.

As you may know on April 12 the NABshow starts. The NABshow is a dedicated Broadcasting event.

And we just received a rumors from a new source (so we can’t say if the rumor is more or less reliable or not):

Confirming that Panasonic Pro Video dep. will present at NAB a VCR with micro 4/3 optic.
It will enter the market late Nov 2010.
Its have a non DSLR shape, more shaped like Hasselblad.
No more detl. known now, its still parts of it that is work in progress.
OBS
its outside consumer products but thist focus on the bright future of the Micro 4/3 lens system.

If that rumor turns out to be true this will be indeed awesome news! Would you not love to use your MicroFourThirds lenses on a deicated camcorder? Wow!