Pentax announced the Prestige Edition variant of last year's flagship K-3 DSLR from the company's ranks. This limited edition offering includes a D-BG5 grip with auxiliary battery kit, to match the gunmetal color scheme of the 24.35-megapixel camera.
Canon rolled out its freshest stock of compact mirrorless cameras, led by the EOS M2. The interchangeable lens camera builds on the design and image quality we've come to expect from last year's EOS M, but with improvements made to AF and processing speeds.
In addition to the Cyber-shot RX-10, which comes with an interesting mix of sensor- and lens aperture-sizes, Sony launched an important mirror-less, full-frame line of cameras to its product-stack, the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R. The two are stunners, on paper.
Canon's new EOS 70D introduces a game-changing new auto-focus technology called Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, which the company claims is as fast and accurate as the most skilled hands with the lens. It includes several other improvements over its predecessor, the EOS 60D.
Samsung is close to unveiling the first proper DSLR with the 'smartness' of Android, the Galaxy NX. Backed by a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, and support for NX lens mounts, this contraption features a large 4.3-inch screen, Android 4.2.2, and a boatload of imaging apps.
Sigma opened up its latest 18-35 mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens for pre-orders, with a street price in the U.S., of $799.99. The lens, according to Sigma, is designed for DSLRs with APS-C sensors, which translates to 27-52.5 mm focal range on 35 mm shooters.
Leica launched its X Vario ultra-compact camera, which has been in the news as the "Mini-M," and was teased with that name earlier this week. Whatever the name, this premium ultra-compact gives a formidable 16.2-megapixel APS-C lens + 28-70 mm 35 mm lens combo.
Pentax Ricoh has announced the pocket-sized Ricoh GR compact digital camera with a newly developed APS-C-size CMOS image sensor. An attractive competitor to Nikon's Coolpix A, the Ricoh GR can be had for $300 less and will be available in the US in May.
Sigma rolled out the first 18-35 mm class zoom lens with an aperture that breaches the f/2.0 "barrier" that no lens maker succeeded in. The new 18-35 mm DC HSM from Sigma offers a staggering f/1.8 aperture, advanced thermally-stable materials, and a hypersonic motor.
Nikon announced a relatively inexpensive alternative to full-frame point-and-shoots twice its price bracket, with the Coolpix A. Featuring a 16.2-megapixel DX-format sensor, an 18.5 mm f/2.8 quick AF lens, the Coolpix A promises DSLR-like image quality and DOF.