Back in March, news surfaced that Panasonic would be pulling out of the plasma TV business, something that was substantiated by sources who spoke to Reuters back in October. In line with its efforts to cut down on businesses that prove unprofitable, the company will be making some drastic changes to its digital camera division in 2014, as well.
Samsung's Tizen has been the source of rumors for more than a while, with some expecting to see a handset hit shelves with the OS. As it turns out, the Korean company doesn't seem too keen on butting heads with Android and iOS, and instead has elected to launch the Samsung NX300M, a digital camera and the first consumer product running Tizen to officially be launched.
Calling it a "modern classic," Nikon has unveiled its new Df DSLR camera, a retro-designed FX-format shooter being targeted towards advanced photographers who need a lightweight FX-format camera. The design is built upon the foundation left by Nikon's F series 35mm film cameras from days gone by, and is accompanied by technologies akin to that of the Nikon D4 DSLR.
Sony has done a little recycling with the RX10 camera, but when it's re-using the 20.2-megapixel sensor from the much-loved RX100 Mk.II we can't complain too much. In the compact, the 1-inch Exmor R sensor targeted street photographers and those who didn't want to necessarily sacrifice image quality despite having a camera that could fit into a regular pocket; in the RX10, as we discovered recently with an extended preview of the soon-to-be-released shooter, it becomes an altogether different beast. Some of that works, some not so much; read on for our first-impressions.
Sales of dedicated cameras may be struggling across the industry this year, but Sony isn't letting the segment go without a fight. Having already impressed us by putting a full-frame sensor in the compact-scale Cyber-shot RX1R, now a similarly huge CMOS has cropped up in the new Sony A7 and A7R, two compelling Alphas that bridge the divide between the mainstream NEX series of interchangeable lens cameras, and Sony's traditional full-body DSLRs. The A7 and A7R aren't set to hit shelves until December, but Sony gave us early access and a few blank memory cards to see just how innovative pair really are. Read on for our first impressions and some sample images.
Only a few hours ago specifications claiming to be on the Olympus Stylus 1 digital camera leaked out. The official announcement confirms most of the specifications that leaked earlier. The official specifications for the camera outline optical 10.7x zoom lens covering a full range of 28 to 300 mm. That lens is a constant aperture F2.8 i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens retracts all the way into the body when closed leaving the camera very compact.
A list of specifications for the anticipated mini-OMD camera Olympus is prepping, the Stylus 1, has been acquired by the folks over at Digicame Info, revealing among other things an 11.2-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. This isn't the first time this camera has surfaced, but this time around we get a long list of specifications to accompany the images we've already seen surface.
In April, Pentax unveiled the Ricoh GR compact digital camera, something that it is releasing in a limited edition model with a production run of 5,000 units. Though the specifications have stayed the same, the camera has scored a new design, with Pentax adding a greenish-blue hue to the shooter and a wave-like pattern.
Following Sony's introduction of the A7 and A7r mirrorless full-frame cameras earlier this month, a Nikon shooter has surfaced suggesting there's a rival device in the works. Though no name for the camera has been leaked, the specifications suggest that it is a full-frame offering (not mirrorless, unfortunately), and that it'll have a retro-centric design akin to the Nikon FM2 featured after the jump.