Photo News Roundup, 7/23/11

As I was saying…

Ten pounds of news in a five-pound bag…

Olympus firmware update, EP3 and GH2 battery grips, rumors of Fuji Micro 4/3 camera (4/3 Rumors)

Canon EOS 60D firmware update, Holga Canon-mount giveaway, very remote possibilities of new flash system and EF-mount video camera (Canon Rumors)

US court allows LaChapelle’s suit against singer Rihanna to go to trial, Panasonic announces FZ-47 superzoom bridge camera (which, unlike many of the FZ series thus far, does not shoot RAW), X-Rite launches monthly photo contest (DPReview)

Nifty instructions for making a “Leica” pinhole camera (Leica Rumors)

Interview with Samsung bigwig Sungrok Kim, mirrorless shootout at DxO Mark, Samsung NX100 discontinued (Mirrorless Rumors)

New Coolpix cameras in the offing, including one that’s ruggedized; leaked photos of Nikon mirrorless camera ordered taken off of Chinese website; two new FX bodies (reportedly replacements for the D700 and D3) to reportedly be announced in August, in time to begin shipping in the fall (Nikon Rumors)

New Olympus EVF (Electronic View Finder) leaked, this time by Olympus. Sigma hints they can probably make the SD1 do live view without modifying the camera (which begs the question why they didn’t just have it do that in the first place). Contest to win SD95 book. New website launched for 4/3 fans. (Photo Rumors)

Sony and Sigma head-to-head at Luminous Landscape; yes, that is in “fact” a leaked “photo” of the NEX-7 (I still say it looks Photoshopped!); DSC-TX55 compact announced (Sony Alpha Rumors)

Photographer Bostjan Burger faces prison time for taking 360° photos in Slovenia (Steve’s Digicams)


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