Expected shipping schedules for new camera and lenses from Olympus, Fujifilm, Pentax, Sony, Canon, and Nikon 0

Camera manufacturers bombarded us with a lot of announcements in the first quarter of 2012. The compact system camera seems to be the new trend as Olympus, Fujifilm, Pentax, and Canon unveiled the OM-D E-M5, X-Pro1, K-01, and G1X, respectively.

In the DSLR department, Nikon recently announced the D800 and D800E. Nikon is also reportedly going to release three more DLSRs in the coming months.

Canon, which is rumored to release the much-anticipated 5D Mark III and 5DX cameras, announced three new lenses: the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM and Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM. While Sony unveiled its new 500mm f/4.0G lens.

Here are the expected shipping dates of the recently announced cameras and lenses:

March 2012:

5th – Canon Powershot G1X
20th – Fujifilm X-Pro1
22nd – Nikon D800
29th – Pentax K-01

April 2012:

10th – Olympus OM-D E-M5
12th – Nikon D800E
17th – Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens
23rd – Sony 500mm f/4.0G lens

June 2012:

17th – Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM and Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM lenses