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Sony upgarded also the RX100 line. The new model is called RX100 Mk V. This is the fifth generation of the RX100 in around 4 years. Also with this model, everything is better, faster and.... more expensive.

The price tag is 1.200.- Euro (1.000.- USD). We are heading now in the price region of fullframe DSLRs with a 1 inch sensor and no possibility to go beyond 70mm or to exchange lenses.

So you better think about it, whether this is really what you want to have. It might make more sense...
Sony just announved their third camera in the new E-Series. Beside the A6000 and A6300, there will now also come a model called A6500 in December. It shall be better in AF, fps and antishake.

But the price is something to swallow. 1.700.- Euro for the body only (1.400 USD)....

If Sony and others are increasing more and more the prices with the newer models, soon Medium Format looks cheap compared to that...

Here is the official press release:...
Dear users,

the Photokina also brought bad news. I visited the Zeiss booth to meet like always Dr. Hubert Nasse. But as I was informed, he passed away a few weeks ago. Suddenly and unexpected in August 2016 at the age of 64.

Dr. Hubert Nasse was working at Zeiss and was a globally renowned expert in the field of photography.

I met Dr. Nasse many times over the last 14 years to exchange ideas, views and discussing technical questions. Both, in Oberkochen and also at other various events....
I have been at Photokina this year for 2 days only. Just too much other stuff to do. But two days are enough, if you are selective in what you want to look at.

In contrast to other news and test sites, Camera-info.com is only looking at things we find interesting ourselves for our own hobby, not what makes money through advertising or clickrates.

This makes everything more relaxed and fun and you get better straightforward information and unbiased advice.

So this Photokina was a kind of a...
PhotographyBlog had a quick interview with Nikon Germany and they made clear, that they will continue to offer the Nikon 1 product line also outside of the Nikon DL P&S. The J5 is very successfull...

Quote:

How is the Nikon 1 system doing in Europe? Is it still being promoted?

The Nikon 1 system will definitely still be be around in the future - there are no plans to withdraw it from the market, as you can tell by our stand which has a large Nikon 1 area. The Nikon 1 J5 camera is...
Also on Tuesday, I visited the Olympus booth. They showed really nice images dispaying on the walls. Everywhere was advertisement for the announced EM1 MkII. But you could not get it in your hands just like that and I had no time anymore for a direct meeting behind the curtain...

What they told me is that AF speed shall be significantly improved. But without seeing it with my own eyes, I would be caustios with these statements.

What you could easily see is that Olympus is very smart in...
On Tuesday I visited also the Sigma booth. But no real news regarding Foveon sensor or new Sigma cameras. I was a little bit disappointed that they did not show as many images anymore like in the past. The few on the back of the booth (why do they hide them?) were not really impressive and by far not as good as the Merrill images of the Photokina a few years ago.

The DPquattro and SD Quattro is not comfortable in the hand. Man, how I miss the Merrill cameras and their image quality...

Here...
Since Hasselblad changed its strategy and product focus ("back to the roots"), this Photokina, the Hasselbald booth was very interesting. It showed of course the new X1D 50c and H6, but also older models to show where they are coming from. IMHO they want to give a signal to old Hasselblad users, that they are back in town and commited to deliver products their users wants to have.

The fact that the X1D was already sold out until end of 2016, only 48 hours after the announcement in July...
Well, I did not make many snapshots at Photokina. This time stuff I am personally more insterested in or users asked me for.

With Canon the main interest and a few PMs from users asked me about the Canon EOS M5. I was impressed by the size of this cam with an APS-C sennsor. It feels really good in my hands and the buidl quality is very good.

One snapshot side by side is with my Nikon J5 to compare the size of 1 inch sensor body vs. APS-C sensor body. Of course the main difference in size...
Nikon 1 system seems not to be dead...

There is a lot of buzz on the internet about the Nikon 1 system. Some users fear, that because of the announcement of the 3 Nikon DL P&S, Nikon would drop their ILC system, which uses also 1 inch sensors.

Well at the Nikon Photokina booth the Nikon 1 system got still enough attention IMHO. They showed the system (mainly several J5 models) and the available lenses. I could test the lenses and shoot with it (wow, this Nikkor 32/1.2 is really great!)....