Photokina Day One – News Round-up

September 15, 2014

The biggest surprise of the day was undoubtedly Panasonic’s new half-phone half-camera, the Android-equipped Lumix CM1, which also sports a 28mm f/2.8 lens and a 20MP 1-inch sensor.

We also saw the ‘big sensor, small body’ Canon PowerShot G7 X. Take a look at Andy Westlake’s first impressions review of this new premium compact.

Panasonic also introduced the Lumix GM5, successor to the matchbox-sized GM1, which we managed to get hold of for a first look.

Canon has revealed the EOS 7D Mark II, its new flagship APS-C camera, five years after the original 7D. We got to play with one for a hands-on first look, and we also sat down with Canon’s Product Intelligence Consultant David Parry, who stressed the importance of the kind of enthusiasts that the 7D Mark II is aimed at.

Elsewhere from Panasonic we saw the LX100, a high-end compact featuring a 16-million-pixel micro four thirds sensor.

Samsung weren’t to be left out, introducing the fast-shooting NX1, with new auto shooting modes designed to capture fleeting action moments.

Olympus debuted a silver version of its flagship OM-D E-M1, as well as a new 40-150mm f/2.8 professional lens and 1.4x teleconverter.

And lastly, Sony introduced a new Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 wide angle zoom lens to its E-mount system.

That’s the main stories for today. There will no doubt be plenty more tomorrow, so keep checking back with us throughout the week for all the latest Photokina coverage.

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