Sony is expected to launch a hybrid Alphanex mount camera, combining the best of its Alpha and NEX series. Reports suggest the camera, designed like the NEX-7, will have built-in compatible E-mount with no need for external adapters, a full frame sensor and the new generation OLED viewfinder. Though details are awaited, there are reports that Fuji will also launch similar cameras under the X series. There will be more competition in the compact segment with Canon also expected to follow Nikon and Pentax into this realm of interchangeable-lens, mirrorless cameras. In India, Nikon 1 J1 and V1, both highly versatile cameras with snappy autofocus and super-fast shooting speed, will be available in the second quarter of the year.
“The move from 2D to 3D is almost as significant as the shift from black & white to colour,” explains Seiji Hamanishi, Assistant Director, ICP, Canon India. “Stereo photography has existed for a long time, but it is difficult to create and view the images. In 2012, 3D will come home with more and more manufacturers jumping onto the 3D bandwagon.”
There will also be indestructible memory cards that can withstand sudden impact, drops, water and extreme range in temperature.