Fuji announces the X-E2

Earlier this year I tested and fell in love with the Fujifilm X-E1. Today Fuji announced the latest camera in the series, the X-E2. With a 16 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and serious upgrades to it’s autofocus speed and video capabilities the X-E2 looks like a winner.

The Fujifilm Canada release is here.

B&H Photo has announced they expect to receive stock in November and are accepting pre-orders. If you’re looking for one, please consider using the links below – I receive a small commission if you purchase that way.

Fujifilm X-E2 Digital Camera (Body) – Black

Fujifilm X-E2 Digital Camera (Body) – Silver

Fujifilm X-E2 Kit w/18-55mm Lens – Black

Fujifilm X-E2 Kit w/18-55mm Lens – Silver

Nikon releases a waterproof Nikon 1 system

This morning Nikon Canada announced the release of the world’s first waterproof (up to 14.9m) and shockproof (up to 2m) interchangeable lens camera, the Nikon 1 AW1. The camera will feature a 14.2 megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and a built-in GPS. They are also releasing two waterproof lenses. Products are scheduled to be available in October 2013.

The Nikon 1 AW1 kit with a 11-27.5mm lens will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $849.95.

The Nikon 1 AW1 two-lens kit with the 11-27.5mm and 10mm lenses will have an MSRP of $1,049.95.

The 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lens will have an MSRP of $329.95.

Nikon is in the process of developing the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight to compliment the system.

Panasonic announces the DMC-DF3

For those wondering what’s next in the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) format, wonder no longer. Earlier today Panasonic announced the LUMIX DMC-GF3.  According to Panasonic the GF3 is their smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a built-in flash, has a body size comparable to a smartphone, and weighs 222g (body only).

“Panasonic’s LUMIX GF3 is extremely small and its newly-designed rounded body is quite attractive, which we expect to be popular among users wanting to step-up from a point-and-shoot,” said Doug Borbath, senior product manager, Imaging, Panasonic Canada Inc. “While the size and weight has been greatly reduced, Panasonic does not compromise what is at the core of every LUMIX camera, which is exceptional photo and video quality with an easy-to-use

The specs certainly look impressive, I’m looking forward to testing one out!

Welcome to MPS 2.0!

Regular visitors will notice that our site looks a bit different today.  While MovableType served me well for years, it simply hasn’t kept pace with the features, themes, and plug-ins available for WordPress.  Importing a few years worth of work isn’t without hiccups — if you notice any broken links, missing images, or misformatted posts please don’t hesitate to let me know.