Photokina 2012 Press Day Announcements Round-Up

September 17, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photokina 2012 | Comment |

Over the past 15 hours or so we have posted literally dozens of Photokina-related articles - mainly product announcements, hands-on photo galleries and sample images - that quickly filled up our first (and second) pages. So 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 make sense of all the madness we have collected all the relevant info on one page, with links to the detailed articles.

So, without further ado, here’s the recap of today’s most important announcements and related posts/articles, broken down by manufacturer:

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

Fujifilm XF1 premium compact with 2/3-type 12-megapixel sensor and 25-100mm (eq.) f/1.8-4.9 lens

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

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

Phase One / Mamiya / Leaf / Schneider Kreuznach
Phase One / Mamiya 645DF+ and Schneider Kreuznach 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical

Samsung NX 12-24mm f/4-5.6 ED and 45mm f/1.8 lenses

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

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