Photography Gear News & Reviews Roundup – January 12, 2015

Lots of new compact cameras and rumors, but not much in terms of stuff for serious amateurs over the past few weeks. The coming weeks, ahead of a major trade show in Japan, should be more interesting with new gear rumored from Canon, Sony and Olympus, among others.

Nikon introduced the D5500, the smallest DSLR to date. It’s DX format, has a touchscreen, 24 mp and will cost $900.

Nikon announced the world’s lightest fixed focal length (prime) telephoto lens with a focal length of 300mm and maximum aperture of f/4.

Fujifilm announced the pro-oriented X-mount XF 16-55mm f/2.8 lens. It’s weather-resistant, will cost $1200 and ship in February.

Nikon issued a service advisory for the flare problem in some D750 DSLRs.

Sony issued a firmware update for the new A7 II.

The Phoblograper reviewed the Fuji X100T. They like it, but don’t think it’s enough of an update to upgrade from the X100S.


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