Compared to regular digital cameras, mirrorless cameras tend to be on the slightly more pricey side, especially when you take into consideration devices like the Sony NEX-7 whose photo quality and features could almost rival that of a DSLR. In any case if a more affordable mirrorless camera is something you’d like to see, the 25th of June is said to be when Fujifilm could be announcing a new entry-level X interchangeable mirrorless camera, along with a new set of lenses and new camera firmware.
According to the rumors, the new entry-level X camera is said to be even cheaper than the X-E1, which as it stands will cost photographers around $800 for just the body-only. The full specifications of the entry-level X camera remain unknown, but so far some are speculating that it could feature a tiltable LCD display and no viewfinder. Either way take it with a grain of salt for now, but check back with us on the 25th of June to see if the rumors pan out.
Leica cameras do not come cheap, so you can only imagine how much it will cost if Leica were to do some sort of collaboration and release a special edition camera. Well for those who have the money to spare, Leica has announced a special edition D-Lux 6 camera and have teamed up with clothing manufacturer, G-Star RAW, for its design. So what so special about this camera? Well in terms of camera features, it is expected to remain exactly the same as the D-Lux 6, with the main difference being in its aesthetics. The special edition will sport “a new dot structure on the leather body trim”, a leather case, and an exclusive carrying strap. G-Star seems pretty pleased with this collaboration, claiming that it is a natural one since both brands stand for high quality products and durability. Make what you will of this, but this special edition Leica D-Lux 6 is expected to come with a price tag of $1,300 and will be available via Leica stores worldwide.