Earlier on in the year, we saw some hacked Sigma DP cameras that were modified by a Chinese company to accept Leica M lenses. But according to a new report, the company may be coming out with a Micro Four Thirds camera of some sort. Years ago, Sigma joined the Micro Four Thirds coalition and a rumor about this also came about. They were quickly proven to be false, and the company has since been supporting the system with lenses and even refreshes to those lenses (see our Sigma Prime Lens Guide).
If the company has been considering an ILC system, then they’re going to have to target at the higher end and studio spectrum unless they can come out with an absolutely kick ass sensor that does well in low light. When we reviewed the DP3, we were thrilled with its performance. The camera’s sensor resolves so much detail and the high ISO results when converted to black and white are beautiful. But another problem holding them back in Adobe’s lack of more support for the Foveon sensor despite how excellent it is.
Who knows: maybe they’ll come out with something like the OMD.
The Sony A7r is available in stock in Germany, Italy, Spain and many more EU countries. We are very fond of the Sony A7r and happy that our European friends get to have a chance at this camera. May our European friends rejoice in this new age of mirrorless cameras.
At the moment, Sony has a very limited selection of lenses that can natively be used with the full frame E mount A7 and A7r cameras. But if you want to start transitioning into the system from your older one, there are a couple of lenses that we really recommend that you try to go for first to deal with some of the system’s shortcomings.
Some of these lenses we even had the opportunity of testing during our time with the camera. Here are just a few.
Oh man, it really looks like that Nikon DF is real after all. After loads of rumors about it spilled onto the web, Amazon is now showing a pre-order link for the body only. According to the specs, it will be a 16.2MP CMOS FX sensor (same as in the D4), be released with a special edition 50mm f1.8 lens, house an EXPEED 3 imaging processor, boast ISO 100-12,800, and more.
With today’s announcements of Sony’s A7 and A7r cameras, folks might surely be confused about a lot of things. For example, one has a lot of megapixels but not as advanced autofocusing as the other. One camera also costs much less than the other and is currently the most affordable full frame camera on the market. The A7 will go for $1698 while the A7r will sell for $2298.
Nikon today announced the D610, their latest entry-level full-frame (FX-format) DSLR, which succeeds the popular but flawed D600. With the D610, Nikon apparently tries to make up for the spotty sensor issue that befell many D600 models. We reported about the issue a while back, and it seems as though the shutter mechanism of the D600 was the culprit. The D610 comes with a new shutter that (hopefully) doesn’t exhibit the issue and is also a bit faster, providing 6 fps continuous shooting vs. the D600′s 5.5 fps. In addition, Nikon added a quiet continuous shooting mode as well as the D800′s weather sealing. Head past the break for the full specs.