April 6, 2010
Posted in news

Thom Hogan talks about the camera future

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This is a must read! Thom Hogan talks about the future of digital photography: http://bythom.com/design2010.htm.

According to his predictions DSLR sales will slowly decrease in favor of the new mirrorless camera segment. And the new Cellulars phones will eat the reduce the compact camera sales.

But there are also very interesting considerations about social network integration and video recording!

April 6, 2010
Posted in Rumors

UPDATED-> for small sensors -> Panasonic Image Sensor Roadmap (Let’s join the Megapixel race)

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Image Sensors World just found the new Panasonic sensor roadmap! The most interesting graph is the one I posted above. Click on the image to see it at originial size.
But what is coming in 2012? A 20 Megapixel sensor! Don’t get too excited, this is just a roadmap and as pointed by the ISW Blog roadmaps can change…

The pdf is available for download here at http://www.semicon.panasonic.co.jp/en/catalog/cat/pdf/A00006NE.pdf (Yes it is an official Panasonic document!)

April 6, 2010
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Panasonic G2 preview by quesabesde.

The preproduction G2 tested by quesabesde (image copyright by quesabesde)

Our friend Iker Morán just posted the new Panasonic G2 preview on Quesabesde (google english translation). They hade a pre-production model so things can change a little bit. They also have some image samples available for download and videos.

Interesting:
- There is a small pointer included! Didn’t know that.
- The 14-42 mm lens shows an excellent autofocus performance when recording video sequences

P.S.: No preorders are available on Amazon or BHphoto

April 5, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Competition is fighting back. 2 new mirrorless cameras from Samsung.

Via K-rumors.com:
There will be two new Samsung NX cameras between April and June. The first will be the NX5 we already told you about on k-rumors. The second camera will be the NX100. The NX100 will be released sometimes in May-June and be the first very compact NX model. It is aimed to compete “against” the Panasonic GF1 and Olympus PEN cameras.

Both camera will use the same NX10 sensor.

Please follow K-rumors.com if you are interested to see all rumors regarding Samsung next mirrorless cameras.

April 5, 2010
Posted in news

Noktor news…

Noktor pre-orders are now closed but you can still visit the product page and add your email address to be notified when the lens will be in Stock.

In the meanwhile we have some new Noktor news for you:

1) New image samples are available on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/syf0n/sets/72157623669052808/
2) Noktor added a new FAQ page: http://noktor.com/faq.php
3) Ken Rockwell talks about the Noktor marketing strategy.

The only (pre-)reviews to date have been made by Philip Bloom and Steve Huff

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