Samsung shows its serious side by introducing a pro staple lens: a fast intermediate telephoto.
The third-party lensmaker's new supertelephoto won't cost much more than an earlier 200-500mm model with no image stabilization.
When it ships, the new lens will offer long-range sports and wildlife shooters some new competition, but it's not as fast a supertele as some rivals.
Not to be left behind in the supertelephoto zoom department, Sigma literally one-ups one of its main rivals with the announcement of two different 150-600mm zoom designs.
A built-in 1.4x extender pushes Canon's forthcoming 200-400mm zoom to a maximum of 560mm. Also: higher prices but lower weights for new 500mm and 600mm supertelephotos.
The Japanese SLR powerhouse plans to endow its 300mm and 400mm telephotos with preset points with motorized focusing. Also: expect lighter 500mm and 600mm superteles.
A new prosumer run-and-gun-style camcorder has tons of entry-level pro features -- it's just missing the three sensors.
Thought that gigapixel images were all the same? Microsoft has planted a few surprises in its latest panorama from Seattle.
A 7-14mm f2.8 lens and 300mm f4 lens are due to arrive in 2015 for Olympus Micro Four Thirds shooters. Expect quality, but not a bargain.
Sometimes size matters, and bigger telephoto lenses make photos of distant animals possible. Nikon's 800mm f5.6 lens will doubtless have a big price tag, too.