Rumors form others: The Panasonic LX3 gets competition from Samsung, Sony to show the NEX mirrorless cameras

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The Samsung TL500

Just a little update about interesting rumors form direct competitors.

1) The Panasonic LX3 competitor:
The Samsung TL500 has a 1/1.8 CMOS sensorm f/1.8 lens that starts at 24mm.
Source: http://k-rumors.com/k5-four-new-samsung-cameras/

2) The MicroFourThirds competition:
Samsung is ready to launch five more new lenses for the NX system (via k-rumors.com)
SonyAlphaRumors will make a live coverage of the Sony announcements on Sunday (New Sony mirrorless cameras are expected to be shown)

And once let me say again that I am surprised to not see any interesting stuff coming from Nikon and Canon (but Canon has a press conference on FEB 23).

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  • Din

    TL500:
    -SK 24-72mm (3X)
    -f/1.8-2.4
    -1/1.8″ CMOS image sensor
    -AMOLED display
    -FullHD 1080p/30fps

    Price: $449

  • This thing is really ugly! Why must pretty cameras always be the bazillion megapixel models with much too small sensors, and technically decent compacts look very unstylish?

  • Noah

    I don’t want this. I want Panasonic’s reaction to this.

  • Tosh

    Really? I personally like the exterior design. Its good to see that this is not after the MP war too. I might go for this P&S camera if the next Panasonic LX camera didn’t change much (which probably will be not the case) 😉

  • pans

    this is not a happy stuff guys! It seems industrial beast and I would buy it.

  • pans

    disappointment. dpreview says only 640X480 video. what the hell?

  • marcram

    Neat camera, but yeah the video capability seems very weak. I like the front scroll wheel, the recessed hot shoe, and the grippy material.

  • marcram

    … and of course the swivel OLED screen.

  • Eric

    It may not be “pretty”, but it sure looks functional; and for this target market function means a whole lot more than looks. Panasonic will certainly need to step it up because based on raw specs the LX3 has certainly been dethroned (assuming the IQ on this Samsung is up to par). The Samsung has a more useful zoom range while maintaining a slightly faster aperture throughout, has a better LCD that also rotates, and has a front control dial which is incredibly nice for those of us that shoot in AP mode 90% of the time.

    Besides, I kind of find the ugliness of it refreshing. All business, no fluff. I don;t need or want chrome inlays on my cameras think you very much.

  • Woah… F1.8 Lens – tick
    Black mode – tick
    Large sensor – Big tick
    Organic LED – tick
    Full HD movie?! – tick

    Where can I get one?

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