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Panasonic Lumix GM5 unveiled sporting electronic viewfinder

09/15, 6:48pm

Lumix GM5 has 16MP sensor, Snap Movie mode

Panasonic's third Photokina camera launch is another addition to the company's collection of compact mirrorless Micro Four Thirds devices. The Lumix GM5 is a small 16-megapixel interchangeable lens camera similar to the Lumix GM1 launched last year, except the biggest change is the introduction of a 1.16M-dot electronic viewfinder.

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Samsung NX1 mirrorless 28.2MP camera has 205 phase-detection AF

09/15, 1:03pm

High number of AF points gives Samsung NX1 15fps continuous shooting capability

Samsung has launched its rumored mirrorless camera at Photokina. The NX1 extends the NX range with a 28.2-megapixel BSI APS-C sensor combined with an updated NX AF System III, an autofocus system using 205 phase-detection points and 209 contrast AF points, with the camera able to perform continuous shooting at up to 15fps while tracking focus.

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Samsung invites media to Photokina event for possible NX1 launch

09/02, 8:21am

Premiere invitation images allegedly show Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera

Samsung has started to tease a "Premiere" event Photokina later this month, one which could be for the launch of a new device in Samsung's NX camera range. The rumored Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera, shown in brief glimpses on the invitation, will allegedly include a 28-megapixel APS-C CMOS ISOCELL sensor combined with a DRIMe image signal processor.

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Nikon prepping Android-based Coolpix S800 with GPS, Wi-Fi?

08/08, 10:19am

Company may be first to bring smartphone OS to camera

Nikon may be the first company to release a point-and-shoot camera powered by a smartphone OS, with a formal announcement expected at Photokina. A filing with the Indonesian Communication Agency points to an unannounced Coolpix, labeled the S800c, that is claimed to be powered by Android 2.3, according to details posted by NikonRumors.

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Pentax prices, dates 645D medium format cam for US

09/23, 4:45pm

Pentax 645D to cost $10,000, out in December

At Photokina this week, Pentax announced its belated 645D medium format digital camera will begin shipping in December in both the US and the UK. Stateside, the body only will be priced at a nice, round $10,000, while UK buyers will have the option to buy body for the equivalent of $14,150 or in kit form with a DFA 55mm 645 SDM lens for about $15,700. The camera has a 40-megapixel, 44x33mm CCD sensor and a 3-inch LCD with a 921k resolution.

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Sigma brings 15.4-megapixel SD1 DSLR to Photokina

09/22, 8:25am

Sigma SD1 keeps Foveon X3 sensor, 11-point AF

Japanís Sigma Corp. has today taken the covers off its flagship Sigma SD1 15.4 megapixel DSLR at Photokina. It adopts a lightweight, weather-proof, solid magnesium alloy body to house its 1.5X crop Foveon X3 sensor. The technology enables the camera to capture all primary RGB colors at each pixel location rather than use a Bayer filter and leads Sigma to make a questionable claim to a 46-megapixel sensor.

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Leica outs two rebadged Panasonic digital cameras

09/21, 5:00pm

Leica dresses up Panasonic cameras for Europe

At Photokina on Tuesday, Leica added two new compact cameras in the V-Lux 2 and D-Lux 5. The two are luxury versions of existing cameras from Panasonic, namely the Lumix FZ100 and LX5, respectively. The former has a 14-megapixel CMOS sensor and 24x optical zoom and can record 1080i video at 60fps, while still photos can be taken at up to 11fps in rapid capture mode, just like the FZ100.

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Sony shows future Alpha A camera, updates NEX

09/21, 2:20pm

Sony shows new camera gear at Photokina

At the Photokina show that kicked off on Tuesday, Sony showed off many new products, chief among them a new Alpha A-series DSLR along with software updates for the NEX-series cameras. The latest Alpha A-series on display could be the company's upcoming A77 camera, which is believed to have the ability to shoot HD video in AVCHD and have an optional vertical grip. It will use a translucent mirror, like the A55 and A33, while sporting an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor.

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Minox unveils camera with glasses-free 3D

09/16, 6:50pm

Minox to bring out 3D camera at Photokina

Minox, a German camera, binoculars and other optical gadgets maker said it will bring its PX3D camera to the Photokina show next week. The camera is said to be capable of capturing images in 3D that can be viewed without special glasses, though how it will accomplish this is not yet revealed. It could involve either a digital frame of some sort or lenticular prints.

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Olympus E-5 rumored for Photokina

08/25, 7:20pm

DSLR extends features beyond flagship E-3

Olympus may be preparing to announce a new flagship DSLR, the E-5, at the Photokina expo next month in Germany. The camera will reportedly retain the 12-megapixel sensor of the current E-3, along with the 4/3 lens mount, an unnamed source has told 4/3 Rumors. Olympus reportedly designed the E-5 to compete directly with Nikon's D300s and Canon's 7D.

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Sony to show two digital Pellix cameras in September?

06/01, 4:50pm

Sony to show Pellix cameras in September?

Sony will unveil two models of a new type of digital cameras at the Photokina show in September, says one rumor. The design is dubbed Pellix, and includes both a semitransparent and fixed mirror, according to SonyAlpahRumors. The two new Sony cameras, A55 and A33, will use the same APS-C sized sensor as the NEX-3 and NEX-5.

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Canon may launch 5D Mark II at Photokina

09/05, 12:10am

Canon may launch 5D mk II

Canon is expected later this month to unveil an updated EOS 5D Mark II at Photokina, with insiders predicting a 21-megapixel sensor and HD movie capturing, like the recently unveiled Nikon D90. CNET reveals that Canon said it would replace a "long overdue model" of SLR, potentially indicating the three year-old 5D. Some think that the D90-style additions would stray too much from Canon's focus on quality, rather than loading down its camera with extraneous features.

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