Sony recently launched two new additions to their highly popular NEX lineup of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras, the NEX 6 and the replacement for their hugely successful NEX 5N – The NEX 5R. But does the 5R advance the series forward enough to warrant an upgrade from the NEX 5N? Here’s a nice video from The Digital Digest comparing the new Sony NEX 5R with the camera it’s replacing, the NEX 5N, which is one of our favorite cameras of the last year. And it seems like TDD feels the same way. Here’s what they had to say >> One [More]
Here’s the Fuji Guys in a Super Secret (at least, before September 6th 2012) Video going over the selling points of the new Fuji X-E1, the little brother to their flagship mirrorless camera, the X-Pro1 – and comparing it to the competition.   Namely, the Sony NEX 7 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5, two other high quality and extremely popular mirrorless cameras in the same price range. We’re really excited about the X-E1, which borrows a lot of technology from it’s big brother, the X-Pro1 – which we LOVE –  and the X-E1 shares a LOT of that camera’s features, including [More]
OK…  So the video above has nothing to do with this post, other than that they’re both about the new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5, but the BesteProduct girl is cute.  Too bad we don’t speak her language…  Oh well, ; ) On to more important news.  43Rumors just put up a post about Dynamic Range testing on the E-PL5, and surprise surprise, it actually did better than Olympus’ flagship Micro 4/3 Camera, the much celebrated OM-D E-M5. Here’s what 43Rumors had to say: Our polish friends at M43.eu are the first to compare the image quality of the new E-PL5 [More]
(Test Video Above shot with the Panasonic Lumix LX7)  ePhotozine compared the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 and the Samsung EX2F in a head to head matchup. Who came out on top?  See their verdict below…   Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Samsung EX2F Features In terms of megapixels, the Samsung EX2F offers slightly more at 12.4, whereas the LX7 has 10.1 megapixels. The LX7 has more optical zoom, it’s 3.8x offering is a 35mm equivalent of 24-90mm, the 3.3x optical zoom lens on the EX2F is an equivalent of 24-80mm, so they are both as wide, with the Panasonic reaching further at [More]
Even though it’s over 2 years old, the Panasonic Lumix GH2 still packs a powerful punch, especially in the video department. In fact, this little (at the time of this posting) $679 (body only) wonder recently stood up to, and even bested, some major competition as it’s video quality was chosen to be better than pro-cam giants like the RED Epic and the Arri Alexa by none other than Hollywood legend Francis Ford Coppola (among others).  We at Mirrorless Central also watched the videos and took the test ourselves, and sure enough, the GH2 was one of our top 3 [More]
Marco Solorio of OneRiverMedia puts his Canon 5D Mark III on the same rig as the new Black Magic Cinema Micro 4/3 Lens Mount Camera. Although Marco says that this is not a “shoot out” or head to head contest, the results are undeniable… The Black Magic Cinema Camera blows the 5D Mark III out of the water in virtually every category. Most of the major advancements in imaging are now coming from the mirrorless camera realm, with major releases from Panasonic, Olympus and Sony, and small companies like Black Magic Cinema pushing the envelope even further. Even Marco says [More]
From 4/3 Rumors – The Phoblographer pits the Fuji X-Pro 1 against the Olympus OM-D E-M5 to see which camera has the fastest autofocus speed. The Fuji just got a new firmware upgrade that has greatly enhanced it’s AF speed, but is that enough to keep up with the blazing fast speed of the OMD? Watch and see… The X-Pro 1 and the OM-D E-M5 are two of our absolute favorite mirrorless cameras, and both of them produce STUNNING QUALITY IMAGES that rival (and even surpass) just about any DSLR out there. You really can’t go wrong with either system, [More]
MirrorlessReviews pits the Olympus OM-D E-M5 against the SONY NEX 7 in a head to head comparison. Part II focuses on Video Recording and Menus. In our opinion, the OMD, wins in movie mode, hands down. Don’t get us wrong, the NEX 7 does record stunning quality video, but there have been numerous reports of overheating issues in video mode, and the 5 point IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) on the E-M5 is just superb! They’re pretty much neck and neck in pricing, but if you tack on another $300 and go for the extra battery grip for the E-M5 [More]
MirrorlessReviews pits the Olympus OM-D E-M5 against the SONY NEX 7 in a head to head comparison. Part I focuses on handling, size, build quality, screens and EVF. In our opinion, to get the most out of the OMD, from a handling standpoint anyway, you really need to check out the battery grip. It adds a substantial amount to the grip surface as well as the battery life. The E-M5 and NEX 7 are two of the big boys in the mirrorless camera arena, along with the Fuji X-Pro 1 and the 2 year old (but pro and indie video [More]
MirrorlessReviews compares the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 vs. Panasonic Leica 25mm 1.4 on Olympus OM-D EM-5 Micro Four Thirds camera. As we’ve said before, one of the greatest things about Micro 43 cameras is that there is a TON of available lenses for you to use, and a lot of them are really HIGH QUALITY GLASS! The equivalent lenses on full size DSLR can cost a LOT more, and the M43 lenses are just as good, if not better in many cases. Olympus and Panasonic are the main players in the Micro 43 arena, but third party manufacturers are catching on [More]
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews talks about the Samsung NX series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Just what is the difference between the 3 models? Favorite quote from this video… “OOooo, distracted by a pretty girl!” ツ Here are the 3 cameras discussed in the video: While all three of the Samsung NX series are great cameras, we recommend that you also compare them to cameras like the Panasonic Lumix or Olympus PEN cameras below. You can save a few bucks, they produce high IQ in both stills and HD video are micro 43 cameras, so there’s a TON of available lenses [More]
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews.com compares the new Fuji X-E1 with it’s big brother, the X-Pro1. Matt says “This little beast looks really great. I may just get one for myself! The same styling of the X Pro 1, same sensor and many of the same features, in a smaller body – plus a microphone input jack.” We agree with Matt. Since the X-E1 has the same image sensor as the X-Pro1 (which is renowned for it’s high Image Quality) in a more compact body, plus the addition of the mic input jack, we feel that this is going to be one [More]
The Fuji guys from Fujifilm compare the two Mirror-less interchangeable lens Cameras, the XE-1 and X Pro1
Two of the photo industry’s most respected educators chat about how, when, why DSLRs will be replaced by mirrorless cameras in the near future.  When do you switch over? Why would you? Are these guys nuts? Frederick Van Johnson from thisweekinphoto.com and Will Crockett from discovermirrorless.com are both pro shooters and top photo educators… and they have recorded a recent conversation on the topic that you get to hop in on. Check below to see some of our favorite mirrorless cameras in varying price ranges… Amazon.com Widgets
A lot of people have been wondering whether the Fujifilm X-Pro1 can take a piece of the action away from the Leica M series, more specifically the M8 or M9. The X-Pro1 price is quite similar to the price of a used M8. DigitalRevTV explores these cameras so that you can see which one may be right for you…
With camera manufacturers making their mirrorless cameras smaller and smaller these days, it leads one to wonder why people would consider a compact camera. In this video, Kai and Alamby of DigitalRevTV compare the two cameras while taking their “model” dog out for a walk, and then make some photography wishes at a wishing tree… Check out the links for the featured cameras, plus their new updated versions below:
A form factor comparison of the Fuji FinePix X100 vs Olympus PEN EP-3 versus Sony NEX C3 digital camera. A little additional info: All these cameras will take GREAT PHOTOS, with a slight (VERY slight) advantage possibly going to the SONY, who are renowned for their sensor quality. In video applications, however, that same sensor becomes SONY’s downfall, as they are notorious for overheating issues. You can still take HD quality video with the SONY, but expect to only get a few minutes (5-15 typically, depending on temperature conditions) at a time. All of these cameras also have a 29 [More]
This is a short test in low light against the hacked GH2. The GH2 is set to 1080/24p AVCHD 44Mbit with Auto Quantizer 4. The NEX 5N is set to 1080/25p AVCHD 24Mbit. We’ve included some 1080/50p slow motion footage as well and normally lit scenes shot with the NEX 5N. Lenses: GH2 – Samyang 35mm F1.4, 5N – Canon 50mm F1.2 L. Both set to F1.4 throughout. Later 5N scenes are with the standard 18-55mm kit lens. When comparing these cameras, one factor to consider is the number of available lenses. The GH2 is a micro 4/3 camera and [More]
Hands-on with the SONY NEX-VG20 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2. Bottom line: The GH2 and VG20 are both great cameras. Aside from the form factor, with the GH2 taking on a traditional DSLR-like shape, and the VG-20 more of a video cam style, here are some observations. The VG-20 lacks manual color, contrast and sharpness adjustments, but it has a built-in headphone jack and full manual audio control, it is better than the unhacked GH2 in low light and the factory-set color profile is just fine. The GH2 does handle moire better — but just barely. You will see moire [More]
ALL Handheld video! Steve Huff with a sampling of video quality from the Olympus OM-D camera. Nothing artistic but most of this is in low light areas. Some at ISO 1600. Lenses used were the 12mm f/2 and 45mm f/1.8. The 5-Axis IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) is AMAZING and worked so well. The good news? No shake, no wobbling and no Jello effect! At the end, Steve does a side by side comparison with video from the Fuji X-Pro 1, and the Olympus easily overtook the Fuji in regards to Video.
In this video, the gang from DigitalRevTV look at the low light performance of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and compare it to two other latest mirrorless cameras: the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Sony NEX-7. How do they perform with autofocus in low light and what is the EVF like? We also compare the noise performance of each camera. Special Thanks to Oasis Dance Center – www.oasis-dance-centre.com Belly Dancer – Emmy Abir Best Price on the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 16MP Digital Camera with APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor (Body Only) NEW LOWER PRICE! Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with [More]
Nate “Blunty” Burr (aka Blunty3000) takes the Sony Rx100, the new flagship pocketable point & shoot compact from Sony that many are praising as “DSLR Quality”, and putting it up against the Nikon 1 system camera, the Nikon V1… Why? Well, they both have 1-inch imaging sensor chips inside, and they both are landmark concepts in their respective categories. Inch by inch, shot by shot. As usual for this type of vid; We STRONGLY recommend the 1080p mode & full-screen viewing (or best possible settings for whatever you’re watching on) >>CLICK HERE
Photo innovator Will Crockett suggests that professional photographers may benefit from choosing a non-pro camera as their second shooting system. The image quality of today’s non-pro cameras, like the mirrorless cameras, are as good if not better than big bulky pro cameras. Here are some non-pro level mirrorless systems that can provide you with GREAT Video! Best Price on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3CK Kit 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 14mm Pancake Lens Best Price on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5XK Live MOS Micro 4/3 Compact System Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen and 14-42 Power Zoom Lens, Black DMC-GF5XK The SONY NEX-5N [More]
Looking to break into hybrid imaging with a focus (no pun intended ~_^) on video?  Panasonic mirrorless cameras have long been celebrated for their video capabilities, and by using one of their interchangeable lens options, you can achieve professional quality video AND great still images as well. So how does the new Panasonic Lumix G5 stack up against Panny’s 2 year old flagship model, the GH2?  Watch as individual questions are answered by Panasonic experts during a live talk with online users. At MirrorlessCentral, we believe that you can’t go wrong with either option, especially now that the GH2 price [More]