B&H has some solid deals in the form of a $150 rebate on the Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3 when you pick up the two-lens kit with the 16mm and 18-55mm lenses.
Hit the links below for the deal that ends this month:
This will perhaps make the camera a bit more subtle for those who want to draw less attention. I know that I continually drew comments from random people on the street when testing the E-P1.
The blacked out E-P2 kit carries an initial retail price of $999.99 and should be available in October 2010. Check availability at B&H Photo.
Sony Japan has announced that the NEX E-Mount 18-200mm lens (which is packaged with the Sony NEX-VG10) will be available in September 2010 for 99750 yen for other NEX-format cameras; however, US pricing should be in the neighborhood of $800-900 as a best guess.
Is a Pentax mirrorless camera just around the corner to compete with the lineup from the likes of Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and Samsung?
If CitiGroup’s recent report on Pentax’s parent company, Hoya, is to be believed, then the answer is: Yes.
The following quote appeared in the CitiGroup report at issue:
“Hoya plans to release a mirrorless camera under Pentax brand that is distinct from models already on the market.” – CitiGroup
With Photokina 2010 just around the corner, we could see this new camera sooner rather than later.
Right now, you can get the Panasonic G1 with a kit lens for $499 at Amazon while supplies last.
It’s in the $600 or so range elsewhere. The G1 is the predecessor to the new G2 (it’s over $700 now). But even though this is last year’s model, it’s still a solid deal on a well-performing mirrorless camera.
Here’s the product link to the G1 again.
Recent leaks and rumors suggest that the Samsung NX100 will launch just before Photokina 2010. Photo Rumors is pegging this camera as a higher end camera to the mainstream Samsung NX10, which was recently reviewed here.
And that makes sense, given that the NX5 (not launched in the US) is a stripped-down version of the NX10.
The Sony NEX-5 is a 14.2MP interchangeable lens camera with a mirrorless design. What makes the NEX-5 so special is that image sensor is the same physical size of those found in DSLRs like the Nikon D300s or Canon 7D. This sensor format is often referred to as APS-C format, which results from the sensor being roughly the same size and aspect ratio as the old (as in “1996 old”) Advanced Photo System type-C film.
Canon’s head of the Image Communication Products division, Masaya Maeda, recently confirmed in an interview with Reuters that it is aiming to compete directly with Sony, Panasonic and Olympus in the mirrorless camera market. [Read more…]
The Samsung NX10 is 14.6-megapixel camera offering an interchangeable lens design. The NX10 follows the Micro Four Thirds system from Olympus and Panasonic as a DSLR-like design without a bulky mirror and optical viewfinder. The NX10 uses a larger APS-C format sensor (with a 1.6x crop factor) as opposed to the Micro Four Thirds cameras (with smaller, 2x crop factor sensors).
The Samsung NX10 does a lot of things right in both form and function. To see how it stacks up against the competition, read on. [Read more…]