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05-06-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Sony RX200 Rumors: Pop-Up Viewfinder & 5x Zoom f/1.4 Lens

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The Sony RX100 is hands-down the best pocket zoom camera you can buy right now. Sony knocked it out of the park with a 20MP 1″ CMOS sensor and 1080/60p video capture in a camera that fits in your jeans pocket.

New rumors suggest a successor to the RX100 in a new RX200 model due in June. Moreover, the specs and features being tossed around include a 28-140mm equivalent zoom lens that has a variable f-stop range of f/1.4-2.2 (which would blow away the RX100 at 29-105mm f/1.8-4.9). Additionally, a built-in pop-up viewfinder is rumored to be a part of the RX200.

The lens specs alone are mind-blowing if they turn out to be true. Of course, the RX200 would have to have a substantially larger lens to offer f/2.2 at the long end (roughly 45mm actual focal length, and 140mm equivalent).

Before we completely dismiss those specs, however, it would serve us well to recall what kind of unicorn physics Sony conjured up to make the RX1 full frame compact camera. And, considering what Sigma just served up with its ridiculous 18-35mm f/1.8 lens, Iím not counting those lens specs out just yet.
Sony RX200 Rumors: Pop-Up Viewfinder & 5x Zoom f/1.4 Lens

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Impressive! hope it comes along
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I really doubt it, but wouldn't that be something.
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There is no way they can squeeze a 28-140/1.4-2.2 lens in such a small body, unless they cut the sensor size to a much smaller one.

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Instead of a pop-up view finder I wish they'd find a way to smush my phone on the back and make it a phone-camera. When I am not carrying my K-5 around, I often have my smart phone in one front pocket, and my RX100 in the other...
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There is no way they can squeeze a 28-140/1.4-2.2 lens in such a small body, unless they cut the sensor size to a much smaller one.
It could be made like the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50 compact superzoom that has a 30x 24-720mm focal equivalent lens .


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It could be made like the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50 compact superzoom that has a 30x 24-720mm focal equivalent lens .
Yeah, with a 1/2.3 inch sensor

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Yeah, with a 1/2.3 inch sensor
It is a good example of the physical length they can make the lens.
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Yeah, with a 1/2.3 inch sensor
A 5x 28-140mm eqiv is not the same as a 30x 24-720mm eqiv lens since the 5x @140mm eqiv on 1" sensor is only about 45mm actual FL vs 129mm actual FL on 1/2.3" sensor for the 30x @720mm eqiv. Do the math, you need a slightly larger objective for 129mm @F6.3 than 45mm @F2.2.

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