Photokina 2012 News Round-Up - UPDATED

September 18, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photokina 2012 | 0 Comments |
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Day One of the Photokina 2012 trade show has turned out to be just as busy as Day Zero, so once again don’t blame yourself if you are feeling a little overwhelmed, wondering if you’ve read everything that may be of interest to you. In order to help you find your way around all the announcements, hands-on previews and sample galleries, we have collected all the relevant info on one page, with links to the detailed articles.

This is the recap of today’s and yesterday’s most important announcements and related posts/articles, broken down by manufacturer (today’s posts are denoted as NEW):

Canon
Canon EOS 6D full-frame DSLR Announcement | Hands-on photos | Nikon D600 comparison

Three new Wi-Fi enabled12-megapixel compacts:
- Canon Powershot G15 with 1/1.7” sensor and f/1.8-2.8(!) lens Hands-on photos
- Canon Powershot S110 with 1/1.7” sensor, f/2.0-5.9 lens and touchscreen Hands-on photos
- Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with 1/2.33” sensor and 50x optical zoom(!) Hands-on photos

Two new Pixma Pro series printers
Three new Pixma series printers

Casio
Casio EX-ZR1000 Announcement | Hands-on photos NEW
Casio EX-H50 Announcement | Hands-on photos NEW

Fujifilm
Fujifilm XF1 premium compact with 2/3-type 12-megapixel sensor and 25-100mm (eq.) f/1.8-4.9 lens
Fujifilm XF1 Hands-On Photos NEW
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF18-55mm & XF14mm Hands-On Photos NEW

Hasselblad
Hasselblad Lunar Announcement | Hands-on photos NEW
Hasselblad Partners up with Sony NEW

Leica
Leica M 24-megapixel rangefinder camera with Live View and video
Leica M accessories including an add-on EVF, an adapter for R-mount lenses, and more
Leica M-E “affordable"18-megapixel rangefinder camera
Leica S 37.5-megapixel medium-format digital SLR camera
Leica TS-APO-ELMAR-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. tilt-shift telephoto lens for the Leica S system
Leica Vario-Elmar-S 30-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. “standard zoom” for the Leica S system
Leica Super-Elmar-S 24mm f/3.5 ASPH. superwide lens for the Leica S system
Leica ELPRO-S 180 close-up accessory lens for the Leica APO-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5
Leica V-Lux 4 with 25-600mm equivalent lens and constant f/2.8 maximum aperture
Leica D-Lux 6 premium compact with 24-90mm (eq.) f/1.4-2.3 lens
Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith limited to 1,500 units worldwide
Leica X2 à la Carte - customise your Leica X2 to your tastes
Leica Hands-On photos
Leica M Hands-On Photos NEW
Leica D-Lux 6 Hands-On Photos NEW
Leica V-Lux 4 Hands-On Photos NEW

Lensbaby
Lensbaby Spark Announcement | Hands-on photos NEW

Lexar
Lexar Professional 400x SDXC UHS-I 256GB(!) memory card NEW

Olympus
Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2 with OM-D sensor
Olympus E-PL5 hands-on photos
Olympus E-PM2 hands-on photos
Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Announcement | Hands-on photos
Olympus E-PL5, E-PM2, XZ-2 Comparison Photos
Olympus 15mm f/8 body cap lens Announcement | Hands-on photos
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
Pricing/availability announcement | Hands-on photos
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.8 MSC “street photography” lens
Development notice | Hands-on photos (prototype)
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Special Edition Announcement | Hands-on photos

Panasonic
Panasonic Lumix GH3 Announcement | Hands-on photos UPDATED
Panasonic Lumix G X 35-100mm f/2.8 Announcement | Hands-on photos | Sample images
Upcoming lenses Photos NEW
Presentation showing new fast primes planned for 2013-14

Pentax
Pentax Q10 Hands-On Photos NEW
Pentax K-5 II Hands-On Photos NEW
Pentax-DFA645 Macro 90mm, DA 560mm and DA 18-270mm Hands-On Photos NEW
Pentax X-5 Hands-On Photos NEW

Phase One / Mamiya Leaf / Schneider Kreuznach
Phase One / Mamiya 645DF+ and Schneider Kreuznach 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical
Schneider Kreuznach Micro Four Thirds lenses with AF NEW
Schneider Kreuznach video lenses for full-frame HDSLRs NEW
Schneider Kreuznach SLR lenses NEW

PNY
PNY Unveils CompactFlash Pro-Elite Plus Range NEW

Samsung
Samsung NX 12-24mm f/4-5.6 ED and 45mm f/1.8 lenses Announcement | Hands-on photos NEW

Sigma
New 17-70mm OS, 35mm and 120-300mm OS lenses UPDATED

Sony
Sony A99 Sample images NEW
Sony NEX-6 Sample images NEW
Cooperation with Hasselblad NEW

Vanguard
Abeo Plus Tripod and Quovio Bags NEW



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