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Rather than browse from site to site, PhotographyToday.net has done the work for you and offers the latest nuggets. Keep in mind that most of these items are based on unsubstantiated claims made by unnamed sources. PhotographyToday.net takes no responsibility for the veracity of the content.

Sony to replace A5100 this summer

Create: 07/06/2016 - 17:55

Sony Alpha Rumors says the A5100 will be replaced and says the new model, which it is calling the A5300 or "A5xxx," will be announced this summer. An anonymous source told the site that the new model will use the same sensor as the A6300, but it won't have an electronic viewfinder. Instead, it will have a "selfie touchscreen."
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Canon EOS 5D IV to have two types of memory card slots

Create: 07/06/2016 - 17:48

Canon Rumors reports that the upcoming Canon EOS 5D IV will be fitted with two different types of memory card slots for CFast and SDXC UHS-II. This means that photographers who want to take advantage of both card slots will need to carry two different types of memory cards. CFast slots can only accept those types of memory cards and are not compatible with CompactFlash.

Canon EOS 5D IV reportedly being field tested

Create: 05/26/2016 - 17:34

Canon Rumors said that “more than a few” photographers have been testing the upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The camera reportedly will have 4K video that records at 120 frames per second.
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Photo posted, reportedly taken with upcoming Olympus 30mm macro

Create: 05/26/2016 - 17:32

43 Rumors has posted a photo that supposedly was taken with Olympus’ upcoming 30mm macro lens. The site said it removed the image’s EXIF information to protect the identity of the photographer, who broke his or her non-disclosure agreement.
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Canon’s EF 70-300 zoom replacement will use USM

Create: 05/26/2016 - 17:31

Canon Rumors reports that the next version of Canon’s EF 70-300 IS USM zoom will again have an ultrasonic motor and not a stepping motor. The site expects the lens to be announced before Photokina 2016, which is held in September.
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A f/2.0 23mm lens and 2X teleconverter for Fujifilm's X series

Create: 05/17/2016 - 18:13

Fuji Rumors says in a rather disjointed post that Fujifilm is developed an f/2.0 23mm lens for its X Series cameras. The lens supposedly will be announced in September. Meanwhile, the site also said a 2X teleconverter will be announced this month (May 2016). Better hurry. Just two weeks left in May.

Some Pentax cameras might be out of production

Create: 05/17/2016 - 18:11

Pentax Rumors reports that three Ricoh and Pentax cameras might now be out of production. The Ricoh WG-M1, Pentax Q-S1 and Pentax 645D, according to two different posts.

Fujifilm X100T successor won't have a wide-angle lens

Create: 05/13/2016 - 21:00

Fuji Rumors says a source who was correct in the past must be correct again in stating that the successor to the Fujifilm X100T will have a 23mm lens and not an 18.5mm lens, which the site earlier reported.
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