Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors, and announcements.
Olympus Announces New Pen-F
We have talked about it for several weeks now, but it was made official today by Olympus. The new PEN-F features a retro rangefinder style design with silver metal and black leather; Hipsters rejoice!
I am actually really diggin’ the look of the new PEN-F, and those specs are nothing to scoff at either. The lack of 4K will be a disappointment to video people, but Olympus has not ever prioritized video on their cameras, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising.
Overall, it looks like a really solid rangefinder-style body for the Micro Four Thirds system.
Olympus PEN-F Specs
- 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor
- TruePic VII Image Processor
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
- ISO 25600 and 10 fps Shooting
- Built-In Wi-Fi, 50MP High-Res Shot Mode
The new Olympus PEN-F will start at $1,199 for the body only, and will be available in two variants (silver and all black). They are available for pre-order now over on B&H (Black Version Here, Silver Version Here) and are expected to begin shipping in ‘early’ March.
Canon Flagship Announcement Coming Next Week?!
Well, the time has come. According to the latest rumor reports, Canon will announce their next flagship camera (assumed to be called the EOS-1D X MkII) next week.
We have all been wondering when Canon would announce its next flagship, given that Nikon dropped the D5 bomb earlier this month at CES, and now it appears that we have our answer. The announcement is expected to take place on Monday the 1st or Tuesday the 2nd of February.
We don’t have any new specs regarding this flagship camera other than what we have shared previously. If the announcement is, in fact, coming next week, though, expect some fairly solid spec leaks to start coming in over this weekend. Stay tuned!
iPhone 7 Expected To Feature New Dual Lens Camera Design
We don’t talk about smartphone cameras often, for obvious reasons, but this new rumor regarding the iPhone 7 caught our attention this morning.
According to a report over on Mac Rumors, the next iPhone is expected to feature some sort of new dual-lens camera technology. The technology was made possible by Apple’s acquisition of LinX last year, and it is expected to offer some impressive improvements over just about every other smartphone out there right now.
“LinX technology offers several improvements the iPhone 7 Plus could benefit from, including multiple sensors for a smaller size, possibly eliminating the need for a protruding camera lens. The lenses would also have better sensitivity to light and greatly improved image quality in low light.”
You can get more details about this interesting technology over on the Mac Rumors report. But as far as what this could mean for smartphone camera technology?
It will be interesting to see how this technology looks once released.
What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!