Nikon EVIL Surprise, Colorful Olympus E-PL1, and the latest on the Canon 60D

February 2, 2010

As the industry prepares for the PMA in Anaheim, CA, the rumors are flying.

Nikon Rumors

Nikon Rumors is speculating on the future of the Nikon EVIL camera: Hiroshi Takashima (General Manger of Imaging Division at Nikon) said in an interview that Nikon has some surprises up it’s sleeve this year. Stay tuned for more.

Pre-PMA, Nikon is scheduled to make an announcement February 3.  What about? No new DSLRs apparently. Nikon Rumors reports that four new CoolPics cameras will be released. Two lenses, the AF-S 24mm f/1.4 prime and the AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR zoom lenses could be announced, as well as two new teleconverters.

The new Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II lens has been reported  in stock. Check your favorite online retailer for more info.

Olympus Rumors

The Olympus world is whispering about the Olympus E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds camera. The new micro 4/3 will feature a built-in flash, be easier to use, and be available in four colors. Woot. See the specs below from

Olympus E-PL1 Specs from

Olympus E-PL1 Specs from

Canon Rumors

Canon-ites are rabidly discussing the expected 60D and a 550D or 600D. The new bodies are expected to have articulating screens and shoot HD video. A February announcement has been discussed with the new cameras released in May.

The possible Canon 60D specs (from Canon Rumors) are

  • body similar to 50D
  • 15.1mp APS-C Sensor
  • 720p/1080p Video at 30fps
  • Electronic Level
  • New grip & battery
  • approx. $ 1190

The 550D or 600D could be smaller than the 500D and have 720p video at 30fps.

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