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Date: 03/10/2013 | By: Heather

Mirrorless Camera News Round-Up: Full frame NEX, two new Fujis and more!

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Mirrorless Camera News Round-Up: Full frame NEX, two new Fujis and more!

The swirling sandstorm of rumours that has engulfed the mirrorless world over the past few weeks appears to be beginning to settle, which is why we felt a quick news round-up was in order!

On the Sony front, we have just discovered from SonyAlphaRumors that the names of the two new Sony NEX full frame cameras will be A7 and A7R, placing these two cameras into the high-end Alpha category despite not being real A-mount cameras. They will be the same size as the RX1, will have the same grip as the NEX-7, and will feature a viewfinder in the middle like on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 rather than off to one side. Though the two cameras will look similar, the difference will lie in the megapixels. The A7R (the more advanced of the two) will have a massive 36MP sensor whereas the the A7 will feature a 24MP sensor. We can expect to see the full specs and prices of the A7 and A7R in about two weeks time.

Fujifilm, on the other hand, will be releasing the successor to the Fujifilm X-E1 on October 18th 2013, the X-E2. According to Fujirumors, it will have the second generation X-Trans sensor found in the X100s, an improved LCD screen, a WiFi option and a Lens Modulation Optimizer. Along with the X-E2, Fujifilm will also be announcing its newest compact, the X-Q1. It will have the same sensor found in the Fuji X20 (2/3s X-Trans sensor). Both cameras will be announced at the “X-Lover’s Festival” in Tokyo, Japan.

If you’re still interested in picking up an X-E1, it is currently available on at a discount of $200.

Another announcement coming up soon will be that of the Panasonic GM1, an ultra-compact MFT camera close in size to the Sony RX100. If rumours are correct, this may be one of the last low-end compact cameras Panasonic ever produces – it now has plans to step out of the low-end market completely and focus on high-end models. The suspected announcement date is October 10th 2013.

Finally, Olympus is ready to announce two new high-end compacts – one with an OM-D-like body, integrated EVF but smaller sensor size and the other with a Four Thirds sensor. The former will be announced in October while much about the latter is still unknown.

By the way, 43rumors found this really cute Olympus OM-D E-M5 keychain on Amazon. I had no idea these existed until now! There is also one of the Pen E-P5 in white, silver and black. Stocking stuffers, anyone? :-)

What are your thoughts about these upcoming mirrorless camera releases?

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Heather Broster was born in Canada, has lived in Japan and Italy but currently calls Wales home. She is a full-time gear tester at MirrorLessons. You can follow her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

  • Mathieu

    Sorry, that was a typing error. It’s all fixed.

  • T N Args

    It is a bit odd to say the difference between the two Sonys will be the sensor SIZE. They will both have the identical sensor SIZE. The difference is that one will have 50% more pixels of 50% smaller area per pixel.

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