New Cameras and Lenses in 2015 (only serious or interesting)

This reference post is a summary of new cameras and new lenses [these two links jump DIRECTLY to the new gear listings below)], featuring only serious and/or interesting products (judgment call; please feel free to make a case for/against specific products). Unlike before, this will NOT cover every single freaking camera squirted out of a marketing department’s twisted pretzel logic 😉 The exact format will develop over time as very few new products have been announced so far in 2015.

Latest Update: 2015 is over, this post covers 2015 cameras only… For newer cameras, check the New Cameras and Lenses of 2016 reference page…

New Cameras in 2015

+ NOV-20: [RF]: Leica M (Typ 262) Rangefinder (24mp FF, $5200)
+ NOV-04: [DSLR]: Sony A68 SLT – UPDATE: also coming to USA market in Spring 2016
+ OCT-20: [MIRR]: Leica SL Typ 601 (FF Mirrorless, $7450)
+ OCT-14: [FIXD]: Sony RX1R II (42mp FF BSP, $3300)
+ OCT-13: [FIXD]: Canon G5 X (1-inch, 4.2x RAWsumer, $800)
+ OCT-13: [FIXD]: Canon G9 X (1-inch, 3x RAWsumer, $500)
+ OCT-13: [MIRR]: Canon M10 mirrorless ($600 w/15-45, $850 two-lens kit)
+ SEPT-11: [MIRR]: Sony a7S II ($3000, E-mount)
+ SEPT-03: [FIXD]: Ricoh Theta S Spherical (360 degree, $350)
+ AUG-27: [MIRR]: Canon M3 mirrorless (24mp, $680 body, $800 w/18-55)
+ AUG-25: [MIRR]: Olympus E-M10 Mark II ($650 body, $800 w/14-42)
+ AUG-03: [MIRR]: Fuji X-T1 IR ($1700, infrared)
+ JUL-16: [MIRR]: Panasonic GX8 (20mp, M43, $1200)
+ JUL-16: [FIXD]: Panasonic FZ300 (12mp 1/2.3″, 24x f2.8 constant, $600)
+ JUN-18 [FIXD]: Canon G3X (1″, 25x optical, $1000)
+ JUN-17 {FIXD]: Ricoh GR II (16mp APS-C, 28/2.8, no low pass, $800)
+ JUN-10 [MIRR]: Sony a7R II (35mmFF, $3200)
+ JUN-10 [FIXD]: Sony RX100 IV (1″, 24-70, $950)
+ JUN-10 [FIXD]: Sony RX10 II (1″ 24-200 CZ, $1300)
+ JUN-10 [FIXD]: Leica Q (35mmFF fixed lens, $4250)
+ JUN-09 [FIXD]: Panasonic CM1 camera-phone (1″ MOS, Leica Lens, unlocked, Android, $1K)
+ MAY-18 [MIRR]: Panasonic G7 (M43, $800+)
+ MAY-18 [MIRR]: Fuji X-T10 (16mp, $800)
+ APR-23 [DSLR]: Pentax K-3 II (body only, $1100)
+ APR-17 [MIRR]: Olympus E-PL6 (w/14-42, $300)
+ APR-15 [FIXD]: Olympus Stylus 1s ($700, RAW, 28-300 eq, naming confusion)
+ APR-15 [VID]: Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera and Studio Camera 4K (M43rds, $1000, $1300, mid-July)
+ APR-08 [VID]: Canon Cinema C300 Mark II ($16,000 in EF or PL, Sept 2015)
+ APR-02 [MIRR]: Nikon J5 (1″ CX, $500 w/10-30)
+ MAR-02 [DSLR]: Nikon D7200 (24mp APS-C, $1200)
+ MAR-02 [FIXD]: Nikon P900 (83x optical zoom, $600)
+ FEB-10 [DSLR]: Nikon D810A (A for Astrophotography, 36mp FX, $3800)
+ FEB-10 [FIXD]: Nikon Coolpix P610 (16mp 1/2.x”, 60x optical, $500)
+ FEB-09 [FIXD]: Sigma dp0 Quattro (Foveon X3, 14mm f4, no price)
+ FEB-09 [DSLR]: Pentax K-S2 (20mp APS-C, no AA, 5.5fps, $700)
+ FEB-05 [DSLR]: Canon 5DS R (50mp FF, $3700)
+ FEB-05 [DSLR]: Canon 5DS R (50mp FF, no low pass, $3900)
+ FEB-05 [DSLR]: Canon D-Rebel T6s (24mp APS-C, status LCD, $850)
+ FEB-05 [DSLR]: Canon D-Rebel T6i (24mp APS-C, Wifi, NFC, $750)
+ FEB-05 [MIRR]: Olympus E-M5 II (body only, $1100)
+ FEB-05 [MIRR]: Samsung NX500 (28mp BSI CMOS, 9fps, w/16-50, $800)
+ JAN-19 [MIRR]: Panasonic GF7 (16mp M43, w/12-32 f3.5-5.6, $600)
+ JAN-15 [MIRR]: Fuji X-A2 (16mp APS-C, w/16-50 f3.5-5.6 II, $550)
+ JAN-15 [FIXD]: Fuji XQ2 (2/3″, 4x, RAW, $400)
+ JAN-15 [FIXD]: Fuji S9900W & S9800 superzooms (16mp 1/2.3″, 50x OIS (24-1200mm eq), four AA, W=Wireless, $350 and $330)
+ JAN-05 [DSLR]: Nikon D5500 APS-C ($900 body)
+ JAN-05 [DSLR]: Canon 6D w/24-105 STM IS (new official kit, $2200)
+ JAN-05 [FIXD]: Canon SX530 HS superzoom (50x, $430)
+ JAN-05 [FIXD]: Panasonic ZS50 travel zoom (RAW, 30x, $400)

New Lenses in 2015

+ NOV-18: [PRIM]: SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 Lens (E-Mount, $350)
+ NOV-17: [PRIM]: Pentax 35mm f3.5 AL [IF] HD FA645 (645, $1100)
+ OCT-21: [PRIM]: Fujifilm XF 35mm f2 R WR (Fuji X, $400)
+ OCT-20: [ZOOM]: Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f2.8-4 ASPH. Lens (SL system, $4950)
+ OCT-16: [PRIM]: Sigma 20mm f1.4 DG HSM Art (C/N/Sigma, $900)
+ OCT-15: [PRIM]: Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4 ($unknown, Canon, Nikon SLRs)
+ OCT-12: [PRIM]: Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 (Sony E-Mount, $1500)
+ SEPT-23: [ZOOM]: Pentax HD FA 24-70mm f2.8ED SDM WR ($1300)
+ SEPT-21: [PRIM]: Rokinon 21mm f1.4 (M43, Fuji X, E-mount, Canon EF-M, $500)
+ SEPT-21: [PRIM]: Rokinon 50mm f1.2 (M43, Fuji X, E-mount, Canon EF-M, $550)
+ SEPT-10: [PRIM]: Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Milvus ($1843, C/N)
+ SEPT-10: [PRIM]: Zeiss 35mm f2 Milvus ($1117, C/N)
+ SEPT-10: [PRIM]: Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Milvus ($1200, C/N)
+ SEPT-10: [PRIM]: Zeiss 50mm f2 Milvus ($1283, C/N, Macro)
+ SEPT-10: [PRIM]: Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Milvus ($1800, C/N)
+ SEPT-10: [PRIM]: Zeiss 100mm f2 Milvus ($1843, C/N)
+ SEPT-02: [PRIM]: Tamron 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD ($600, C/N/A (Alpha not VC))
+ SEPT-02: [PRIM]: Tamron 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD ($600, C/N/A (Alpha not VC))
+ SEPT-01: [PRIM]: Panasonic 25mm f1.7 (M43rds, $250)
+ SEPT-01: [ZOOM]: Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS (M43rds, $700)
+ SEPT-01: [ZOOM]: Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 MEGA OIS (M43rds, $300)
+ SEPT-01: [ZOOM]: Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II MEGA OIS (M43rds, $250)
+ AUG-27: [PRIM]: Canon EF 35mm f1.4L II (SLR, $1800)
+ AUG-27: [PRIM]: Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM (mirrorless, $250)
+ AUG-27: [ZOOM]: Canon EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM (mirrorless, $400)
+ AUG-27: [ZOOM]: Canon EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM (mirrorless, $350)
+ AUG-09: [PRIM]: Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 (C/N/E/m43/PL)
+ AUG-09: [PRIM]: Rokinon Xeen 50mm T1.5 (C/N/E/m43/PL)
+ AUG-09: [PRIM]: Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 (C/N/E/m43/PL)
+ AUG-06: [ZOOM]: Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di VC II (C/N/A, $250)
+ AUG-04: [FIXD]: Nikon 24mm f1.8G (DSLR, $750)
+ AUG-04: [ZOOM]: Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR (DSLR, $2400)
+ AUG-04: [ZOOM]: Nikon 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR (DSLR, $1400)
+ JUL-02: [ZOOM]: Nikon 16-80mm f2.8-4 DX VR (DSLR, $1067)
+ JUL-02: [PRIM]: Nikon 500mm f4 VR (DSLR, $10300)
+ JUL-02: [PRIM]: Nikon 600mm f4 VR (DSLR, $13330)
+ JUN-23: [ZOOM]: Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 SLR lens (C/N, $1000)
+ JUN-19: [ZOOM]: Sigma 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art SLR Lens (C/N/Sig)
+ MAY-18: [PRIM]: Fuji 90mm f2 R LM WR ($950)
+ MAY-12: [ZOOM]: Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO (M43, $1300)
+ MAY-12: [ZOOM]: Olympus 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO (M43, $1000)
+ MAY-11: [FIXD]: Canon 50mm f1.8 STM (EF, $125)
+ APR-23: [ZOOM]: Sony 24-70mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* ($2100, Sony A-mount)
+ APR-23: [ZOOM]: Sony 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* ($2250, Sony A-mount)
+ APR-23: [PRIM]: Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 (built-in OLED info-screen, E-mount, $1300)
+ APR-23: [PRIM]: Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 (built-in OLED info-screen, E-mount, $1200)
+ APR-16: [PRIM]: Fuji 16mm f1.4 R WR ($1000)
+ MAR-03: [PRIM]: Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA Distagon T* (A-mount, $1600)
+ MAR-03: [PRIM]: Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS (E-mount, $1100)
+ MAR-03: [PRIM]: Sony FE 28mm f2 (E-mount, $450)
+ MAR-03: [ZOOM]: Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS (E-mount, $1000)
+ FEB-24: [PRIM]: Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 OIS (M43, $400)
+ FEB-24: [PRIM]: Panasonic 30mm f2.8 OIS (M43, $400)
+ FEB-09: [PRIM]: Sigma 24mm f1.4 DG HSM Art (C/N/A/Sigma, $850)
+ FEB-09: [ZOOM]: Pentax 18-50mm f4-5.6 DA WR RE DC ($300, new kit lens)
+ FEB-05: [ZOOM]: Canon 11-24mm f4L (EF, $3000)
+ FEB-05: [ZOOM]: Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II (M43, dust-splash, $600)
+ FEB-04: [ZOOM]: Pentax 70-200mm f2.8 HD D FA* ED DC AW ($2300)
+ FEB-04: [ZOOM]: Pentax 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D FA DC AW ($2500)
+ FEB-03: [ZOOM]: Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX DSLR lens (Canon, Nikon, $600, preorder)
+ FEB-03: [ZOOM]: Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 (Canon, Nikon, $4500, preorder)
+ JAN-22: [ZOOM]: Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD (Canon, Nikon, Alpha SLR mounts, $1200)
+ JAN-14: [PRIM]: Rokinon 135mm f2 (nine mounts, $550; also Cine version for $600)
+ JAN-05: [ZOOM]: Fuji 16-55mm f2.8 WR LM R XF (Fuji X, $1300)
+ JAN-05: [PRIM]: Nikon 300mm f4 VR (Nikon F, $2000)
+ JAN-05: [ZOOM]: Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II (Nikon F, $350)

History of “Latest Update” blurbs
Just in case anyone is interested in the “history” of the “Latest Update” blurbs, I am archiving them here, so the top of the page is more readable 🙂

… Sony A68 coming to USA market in Spring 2016… new Leica M Typ 262 digital rangefinder (35mmFF)… new SLR Magic 50mm f1.1 Cine Lens for E-mount… new Pentax 35/3.5 645 lens… new Sony A68 SLT from Sony Europe… new Fuji 35/2 R X-system lens… new Leica SL camera and 28-90 ZOOM *GASP* lens… new Sigma 20/1.4 SLR lens… new Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4 SLR lens… new Canon G5 X and G9 X 1-inch compacts with RAW… new Canon M10 mirrorless camera… new Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 for E-mount… earlier “blurbs” from this paragraph moved to the bottom of the page to make this more readable… new Pentax 24-70mm f2.8 FA… two new Rokinon “mirrorless” primes… new Sony a7s II full frame E-camera… SIX new Zeiss Milvus SLR lenses for Canon and Nikon… new Ricoh Theta S… two new Tamron 35mm and 45mm f1.8 Di USD primes (stabilized for C/N)… four new Panasonic M43 lenses (one prime, three zooms)… new Canon 35mm f1.4L II SLR lens… Not a hallucination, a new Canon mirrorless camera (the M3) and three new EF-M lenses to go with it… new Olympus E-M10 Mark II m43 camera… new trio of $2500 Rokinon Xeen T1.5 lenses (24, 50, 85)… new Tamron 18-200 APS-C zoom in C/N/A… new trio of Nikon lenses (24/1.8, 24-70/2.8E, 200-500/5.6E)… new Fuji X-T1 IR edition… new Panasonic GX8 (m43rds) and FZ300 superzoomia… three new Nikon DSLR lenses… new Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 (C/N) SLR lens… new Sigma 24-35mm f2 SLR lens (C/N/Si)… new Canon G3X… new Ricoh GR II (yes, a follow-up is finally here!)… new Sony a7R II, RX100 IV and RX10 II… new Leica Q full frame big sensor prime… Panasonic CM1 camera-phone (Android, 1″ Live MOS, Leica lens, unlocked GSM, North America model)… new Panasonic G7… new Fuji X-T10 and 90/2 lens…

7 thoughts on “New Cameras and Lenses in 2015 (only serious or interesting)”

  1. I was excited when I heard the 5ds was being released. I’m still on the fence about whether or not it’s worth the investment though.

    1. yeah, the trade-offs of a new flagship type of a release at the initial early adopter stages, and at early adopter prices. Especially now that there is a long line of 5D* cameras out there.

  2. I’m skipping the 5ds and waiting on the 5d designed with wedding photographers in mind. Nikon consistently seems to be ahead of the game when it comes to low light sensitivity. If didn’t have thousands of dollars in canon I would make the switch quick! Jasmine LI

  3. A lot of people who bought D7000’s loved them. However, many had autofocus problems. I returned two of them. I would not be surprised if some returned D7000’s wind up in the long-past-discontinuation clearance. If you don’t want to spring for a D7100 or D7200, maybe go for the D5300 or D5500.

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