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Sony A7 and A7R Specs / Photos Leaked

The upcoming Sony event scheduled for Wednesday will no doubt reveal two full-frame E-mount cameras, the A7 and A7R. For those who aren't interested in waiting for an official announcement, there have been plenty of rumors circulating. Now decent photos are also in the mix of leaked information. Pictured below is the A7R in all its glory.

Sony Alpha A7R leak

If the new cameras trigger memories of the Olympus OM-D, that's because Sony has integrated an electronic viewfinder onto the top of the body. Eye tracking autofocus capability is another highlight. While both models will feature full-frame image sensors, the A7 will clock 24 megapixels with the A7R beating this at 36 megapixels.

Nikon Shows Off Rugged AW1 Interchangeable Lens Camera

The Nikon 1 lineup has a new, rugged addition to its ranks ready to take on the great outdoors. The AW1 is a digital interchangeable lens camera that's shockproof, freezeproof and waterproof, with similar specs to the Nikon 1 J3. Nikon claims the AW1 is the "world's first" and will offer two equally rugged lenses to match, including an 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom and a 10mm f/2.8 wide angle.

Nikon 1 AW1

The extreme capabilities of the Nikon 1 AW1 include shock protection for drops from up to 6.6 feet and waterproofing down to 49 feet underwater. Operating temps go as low as 14 degrees fahrenheit. Besides all this, the AW1 sports several adventure-specific features such as built-in GPS, compass, depth gauge, altimeter, and horizon indicator. The AW1 even has a waterproof pop-up flash.

Pre-Order the Mirrorless Canon M

As expected, Canon announced today its new series of mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the Canon M. In an ambitious attempt to combine the imaging quality of a DSLR with the convenience and portability mirrorless cameras are renowned for, the Canon M features an 18 Mp APS-C sensor, Canon's DIGIC 5 image processor, and a 3.0" 1,040k-dot touch-screen LCD. The M comes bundled with a 22mm f/2.0 STM lens featuring continuous and quiet autofocus.

Canon M mirrorless camera

According to Canon's Yuichi Ishizuka, "The EOS M includes a unique feature set making it an ideal movie-making tool, while also offering incredible still image quality on its APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. The camera's size, image quality, advanced video capabilities and the versatility of Canon's full lineup of lenses make the EOS M another great option to help our customers record and capture their creative vision."

More Canon Mirrorless Camera Rumors Surface

It has been rumored that Canon is working on a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to be released this summer. Canon Rumors posted an update claiming that an announcement could be made in the next 30 days. Canon was originally expected to announce the camera in June, followed by a second camera announcement in September.

Canon Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

According to Canon Rumors, the unnamed camera will use the same sized sensor as the G1 X, and be launched with at least 3 lenses. Canon is also expected to announce a "consumer" model, and possibly a professional model at a later date. The camera could also feature a new mount but still be compatible with EF lenses.

Canon Mirrorless Camera Announcements Coming Soon

More information is now circulating about Canon's upcoming entry into the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market, and the first of two announcements could be right around the corner. Canon Rumors reports that the first of two cameras could be revealed before summer, which is sooner than previously expected.

Canonet 28 by Alf Sigaro Flickr

A second camera announcement would follow in September, if the sources are correct. The first camera has been described as an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with image quality that approaches Canon digital SLR models. The body would ship with an 18-45mm kit lens with several other lenses available at launch.

Where to Pre-Order the Fujifilm X-Pro 1

Pre-orders for the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 are now being accepted by B&H and Adorama. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) looks like a retro-style rangefinder, but it's packed with many advanced features.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 features a die-cast aluminum top and base, leather like finish and a snug fitting eyepiece to give it a comfortable feel. Its advanced digital features include an APS-C 23.6 x 15.6mm X-Trans CMOS sensor, EXR processor and 3-inch RGBW LCD monitor. The X Mount helps attach the available FUJINON XF lenses to the X-Pro 1 body and keeps rear lens elements as close to the sensor as possible.

Olympus OM-D Camera: Leaked Photo Revealed

We've already heard that the Olympus OM-D camera is scheduled for an official announcement on February 8th. More information on specifications and a photo of the OM-D shutter release button have leaked out ahead of the official Olympus event. The photo is shown below and is the first of its kind to be revealed by 4/3 Rumors.

Olympus OM-D preview leak

Although only a small portion of the OM-D is visible, it looks to be finished well. The model pictured is black, however Olympus is expected to follow the trend of retro styling seen in other cameras such as the Fujifilm X-Pro1. This would be a fitting tribute to the long line of Olympus OM film cameras.

Mirrorless Fujifilm X-Pro1 Set to Impress

Fujifilm's latest entry into the digital camera market comes with the same sharp, retro styling seen in the Fujifilm X10 and X100 models. The X-Pro1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) that will launch along with three specially designed lenses in February.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

Even though the X-Pro1 may look like a rangefinder from decades ago, Fujifilm has packed advanced technology into this camera including the X Mount lens mount, which communicates information between the body and lens. Framing lines are adjusted automatically when switching to a different lens, and a hybrid viewfinder makes it easy to switch between optical and electronic settings at will.

Tamron Launches Sony NEX-Compatible Zoom Lenses

Sony offers several lenses for its mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) series, otherwise known as NEX. The New E-mount Experience (NEX) consists of several popular cameras including the Sony NEX-3, NEX-5 and NEX-7. Third party lens manufacturers are starting to hop on the E-mount bandwagon, and Tamron is the latest entry into the NEX lens market.

Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC

Tamron is known for its compact high ratio zoom lenses, and produces high-quality lenses for several different lens mounts in the digital camera industry. When it comes to the NEX 18-200mm lens model just announced this week, Tamron is competing directly with the Sony E 18-200mm lens.

Fujifilm LX Mirrorless ILC Body / Sensor Leaks

It seems that digital camera manufacturers are having a hard time keeping their newest creations under wraps lately. This week we saw leaked images of the highly anticipated Nikon D800 DSLR, and now Fujifilm's upcoming entry into the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) segment has been revealed.

Leaked photo 1 Fujifilm LX MILC

From the photos, it appears that the Fujifilm LX will share some of the design characteristics of the X100 and X10, both of which have a retro flair. In addition to a universal hot shoe, the LX appears to have several manual controls on the exterior of the camera. These include a separate shutter release and exposure compensation dial.