The leaks are indeed true and Sony has finally fully revealed the selfie-centric Cyber-shot DSC-KW1. This strange, not to mention expensive, digital camera is clearly targeted at women in China who love perfurme bottles as much as they love selfies and who have the cash to throw around for such a rare oddity.
Perfecting the camera strap is tough. Photographers are demanding: in an ideal world, they want a strap one that offers quick length adjustment, a fast and easy method of disconnecting from the camera, versatile design, and for it to be made from quality materials. Peak Design (PD) isn’t expected to ship its Slide camera strap until October of this year, but I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one and have been testing it over the past week. Already, I’m convinced it could be the last camera strap you’ll buy and the only one you’ll need for everyday shooting.
Sony, who makes cameras and smartphones among other things, seems to be bent on appealing to the nascent selfie generation. This time, however, it might just be taking things a bit too far. Leaked photos coming from China betray the fact that the OEM is working on yet another selfie-centric device, but with a rather ridiculous looking design.
With unusual cameras like the A7 and A7R, Sony's A6000 ran the risk of being overshadowed. Elevated from the NEX range to sit alongside Sony's full DSLRs with the Alpha prefix, the A6000 builds on the NEX-6 with a new 24.3-megapixel sensor and a flashy autofocus system the company claims is a record-setter. Big claims, then, and a big spec list, but can the A6000 live up to expectations?
Pentax has had a fairly steady, if infrequent, number of leaks this year, and latest among them is the rumored model K-S1. Unfortunately, we don't know anything about this camera's specifications -- what we do have, however, are a handful of press images said to feature the upcoming model, and from them we can glean a few details.
Earlier this month, rumor surfaced that Nikon is planning to launch a full-frame camera at Photokina, the name for which wasn't revealed at the time. Details followed the original leak, including that this shooter won't be a replacement for the D610 model, but the name was still nowhere to be found. That changed today, with Nikon Rumors reporting that it is the D750.
Although we're none the wiser about its actual launch date, the next Olympus PEN camera might already be ready to take the spotlight. A leaked photo of what is believed to be the E-PL7 is now making rounds over the Internet, hinting that press materials might already be ready for a big unveil.
Thanks in no small part to smartphones, digital cameras today need to compete not just in raw power but also in portability. To fill its shelves with such products, Sony is launching the new A5100 which boasts of features that would sing to more serious photographers but still comes in a lightweight, ultra-compact package that won't make you feel like you're lugging around half your studio around with you.