Sony’s (and maybe Olympus) answer to the dying compact cameras: The QX Lenscameras!

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You still remember the Sony-Olympus joint press release saying they would work together on the digital dying compact camera market? This is how they are going to revive it….make “Lens-Cameras” directly for smartphones!
The New Sony QX cameras are already available for preorder at Amazon US (Click here to see them)! Here are all direct links to the two different cameras and colors and accessories:
Black QX100 (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 (Click here).
Black QX10 (Click here).
White QX10 (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 (Click here).

These QX cameras are based on current Sony compact camera tech. And It’s easy to guess that Olympus will launch them soon too. Just take some compact camera sensor and lens, get rid of the classic body and sell them as QX. Is that the future?
I really would like to hear opinion on that, because as a classic photographer I cannot imagine this would work for me…

 

Do you think these QX concept will be successfull?

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Olympus unveils new E-M1 will be announced on September 10 at 14:00 Taipei time.

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Digicameinfo shared the image of an invitation sent by Olympus Taiwan. It confirms that the new E-M1 and 12-40mm lens will be announced at 14:00 (2pm) Taipei time on September 10. To make it easy for you these are the other time zones for major cities:

22:00 (10pm) September 9 in Los Angeles
1:00 (1am) September 10 in New York time
7:00 September 10 in London time
8:00 September 10 in Berlin time

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Panasonic GH3, G6, GF6, G5 camera reviews.

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I guess most of you already forgot that there is a new GF camera. And many months after the official release the camera still isn’t in Stock in USA (see Amazon or BHphoto). And than companies complain that mirrorless isn’t selling well :)

Anyway, there are new GF6 review to read. Not only, there are actually new reviews on all G cameras:
Panasonic GF6 review at CameraLabs, Trustedreviews and Pixinfo.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Review by DigitalPhotographySchool.
Panasonic G5 review at Photographic Central.
Panasonic GH3 review at Imaging Resource.

Reminder: one more new GX camera will come within the next few months! And I am certainly not talking about the just announced GX7 :)

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Gosh! BestBuy selling the Panasonic 45-200mm lens for $99. G5 with lens for $349.

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What a price! You can grab the Panasonic 45-200mm zoom lens for $99 at BestBuy (Click here). UPDATE: I have been told you can’t buy this online. You have to pick it up in a local BestBuy store :(
And the G5 with kit lens sells for $349 at BHphoto (Click here).

Found via DealsRunner.com (more deals here).

Reminder: the Olympus US deals are back!

Superkits:
$50 off on the E-PM2 and E-Pl5 superkits at Amazon (Click here).
E-M5:
$150 off on the E-M5 with 12-50mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
E-PL5:
$50 off on the E-PL5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PL5 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
E-PM2:
$50 off on the E-PM2 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PM2 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses:
$50 off on the 45mm prime lens at Amazon (Click here).
$100 off on the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on the 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds accessory:
$75 off on the Olympus FL-600R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

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(FT5) E-M1 video specs

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I finally received the E-M1 video specs. here they are:

MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG):

Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 24Mbps (MOV)
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 16Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 12Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 8Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 30 frames per second (AVI Motion JPEG®)

Not really a Panasonic GH3 killer :(

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