It’s that time of the year when we all wanted a present under the tree. If you were good you may have gotten a new camera or a lens. If you were bad, you probably got socks and undies. For some people though, the gift that keeps on giving may just be the latest rumours surfacing about their favourite camera manufacturers.
So here’s the latest skinny on what’s coming in the mirrorless department from Nikon, Canon and Sony:
Nikon is set to release two new mirrorless bodies during CES 2013. Those being the S1 and the J3, however don’t expect too much change in design or functionality…
Key features of the J3 include:
– 14MP sensor
– Improved specs
[blockquote client_name=”JL”] two new mirrorless bodies during CES 2013 [/blockquote]
Key features of the S1 include;
– 10MP sensor
– Low cost
There isn’t too much info for the other two major players, but what I’ve managed to scrounge up is listed below:
Coming sometime in the second half of 2013, the new EOS-M is rumoured to have a built-in electronic viewfinder. Something that Canon omitted in the current EOS-M… Hopefully there will be a few spec upgrades as well to satisfy the trolls…
After the market shake up that is the RX1 full-frame compact released in September, Sony is apparently working on a full-frame mirrorless NEX model. This will, unlike the RX1, feature interchangeable lenses. Something that a lot of photographers will be very thankful for and may have the Canon and Nikon fan boys making a switch over to the dark side.
[blockquote client_name=”JL”] it’s sometimes a shlep to carry around because of it’s size [/blockquote]
Personally, I’d love to see the full-frame offering from Sony come to fruition. I’ve loved using my FF, but it’s sometimes a shlep to carry around because of it’s size, especially at events and parties where the last thing you want to do is be bogged down by an expensive camera that needs to have a constant eye kept on it or if you’d prefer to be low-key and not singled out because of the monstrosity in your hands.