SoundImagePlus continue their evaluation of the new Panasonic Lumix GH3, this time pairing it with the fantastic new f/2.8 Zoom Lenses, the 12-35 and the 35-100. Is this powerful camera and lens combo ready to tagle with the big boys of the DSLR world? Here’s what SoundImagePlus have to say:  The two f/2.8 “pro” spec.lenses are presumably intended as a set to go with the GH3 to give a versatile high quality outfit which can be seen as Panasonics attempt at a scaled down version of the standard DSLR “workhorse pro zoom” pairing, which in 35mm terms is 24-70mm f/2.8 [More]
EOSHD posted a video by Ryan Mancuso the compares the Panasonic Lumix GH3 with the Canon 5D Mark III. Here’s Ryan’s notes on the video comparison:  This is a non scientific test of how these two camera’s perform. Aperture, Shutter, ISO, White Balance, and Focal Length (converted for crop) were matched numerically on both cameras. Focus points were also matched. GH3 Panasonic 12-35 2.8 Standard Profile, ALL-I 0,0,0,0 5D Mark III Canon 24-70mm 2.8 (Version I) Standard Profile, ALL-I 0,0,0,0 No color-correction or post sharpening applied. Tried to keep flares under control as much as possible. A few shots have [More]
endgadget posted their review of the Sony NEX 5R (above). Here’s what endgadget says:  By some accounts, Sony botched the NEX-F3. Positioned as the successor to the fantastic C3, it replaced that camera’s slim profile with a bulkier build, but sacrificed basic display tilt functionality in favor of a front-facing model. Image quality was fine, but focusing speeds fell short.  Fortunately, the company has redeemed itself with the $700 NEX-5R. The mirrorless camera you’ll read about today represents everything a successful update should: performance has been improved all around, the touchscreen tilts in every which way and the design has [More]
WhatDigitalCamera have posted their Sony NEX-5R Review, and are impressed with what the new camera has to offer. The NEX 5R is the replacement to the NEX 5N (which we love) and fits into the NEX lineup between the NEX F3 and the new NEX 6 (which was released at the same time as the 5R). It has a 16mp CMOS APSC sized sensor, run by Sony’s Bionz Processor, and it brings everything we loved about the 5N (namely, great image quality in stills and video) and adds Wi-Fi and Sony’s all new Hybrid Autofocus system (a combination of Contrast [More]
EOSHD Takes a look at the new GoPro Hero3 and it’s functionality with the GoPro iPhone App. From EOSHD:  I recently picked up the Hero 3 Black Edition. It’s a great overall point-of-view camera not just a favourite of sports shooters. The size of a matchbox and it does 2.7K and 4K video all at a pretty high bitrate of around 45Mbit. Since a couple of days ago (Dec 14th) it has a new firmware update and iPhone app which gives you smooth wireless 24fps monitoring on the iPhone so I thought I’d give it a try. The Hero 3 [More]
The gang over at CheesyCam Studios have posted a phenomenal video test featuring the Panasonic Lumix GH3 with the new 12-35mm f/2.8 lens attached, and the results are simply stunning – even WITH YouTube compression.  This video is even more amazing when you consider the fact that it was shot completely handheld.  That’s right, kids…  no tripod here. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Panasonic Lumix GH3.  It’s the best hybrid camera in existence right now as it has the equal ability to produce stunning quality stills and video, and I’ve been singing it’s praises since it [More]
We’re seeing more and more test footage from the GH3 as the impressive new Panasonic Lumix Flagship Camera makes it’s way into the hands of Photovideographers around the world, and 43Rumors have posted a nice collection of the latest. Video above shot with the Panasonic GH3 aboard the Cinestar 6 multirotor. from GravityShots.com on Vimeo. Here’s more videos from the roundup: Skateboarding Documentary shot by EOSHD using the Gh3 Here’s another GH3 video posted on EOSHD Monterey Pier Video by DigitalOutbackPhoto Finally, a little Astro Photography from Twills: “Here are some sample Astro Photographs I took with the GH3. I [More]
SoundImagePlus have now posted their full, 3-Part Review of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, and once again, this new camera has not failed to impress. SIP writes:  Its pretty obvious that there has been some serious input into this by photographers, something that hasn’t always been in evidence with some previous Panasonic m4/3 cameras. Those dark days of the GF2 and my fears that cameras like that were going to be the future of m4/3 are long gone now and Panasonic have shown themselves capable of responding to what people who are serious about photography want. Its also gratifying to see [More]
SoundImagePlus have just posted one of the most entertaining camera reviews I’ve read in quite a while, chock full of one liners that gave me a serious chuckle.  But the camera to which these one liners refer to is no laughing matter whatsoever.  The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a bad mutha (SHUT YO MOUTH!) of a camera – and all the members of our team who have gotten their hands on it have raved about it’s performance and capabilities. Well, it seems like SoundImagePlus are equally impressed. Here’s some highlights and one liners from their review:  Lets get one thing [More]
Griffin Hammond of IndyMogul does a nice head to head comparison between his new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and the Lumix GH2.  What are the differences between the celebrated GH2 and the camera that’s replacing it? Above, Griffin makes several observations on the upgrades between these two Panasonic Flagship Cameras.  Below is an ISO comparison. Check out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Here
Video slider dollys are great for creating cinematic camera moves with everything from your iPhone to your DSLR… and their table-top roller clad cousins make it easy and affordable to improve the production value of of your videos by introducing movement; use side tracking, push or pull dolly shots, and 360 degree rotating shots using this table skater camera dolly. Nate “Blunty” Burr (aka Blunty 3000) puts one of these Skater Style Dollys to the test(with an iPhone, Canon 60D DLSR, Nikon 1, Pentax Q & Olympus PEN E-P3). Here’s Blunty’s Take:  From your Smart Phone, to Compact Point and [More]
Stuart, one of the readers over at DiscoverMirrorless.com, submitted a question to MC Contributor Will Crockett to help him choose between a Panasonic Lumix G5 and a Lumix GH3. Here’s the question:   Will, I watched your review of the G5 and was somewhat discouraged.  You mentioned that it was not a good replacement for a GH2 owner, so here is my concern.  I am looking for a camera that will be used 85% of the time for still photography, but still want good video capabilities.  I am not doing anything professional, but am transitioning from a D7000, so image [More]
Marlene Hielema (ImageMaven.com and one of our Hybrid Hero Colleagues on DiscoverMirrorless.com) reviews the SevenOak 47″ Video Slider. Sliders can add a highly professional look to your videos, and the best news is, they’re fairly easy to use. In this video, Marlene will show you: sideways panning slides a push in slide (you can also do a pull out slide) a slide from ground level and a portrait slide Tip – Attach a Ball Head to the Slider and you can add the follwing shots to your repertoire: vertical slides diagonal slides …all while keeping the camera in alignment with [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) answers reader questions about the Panasonic Lumix GH3.  This time, it’s all about autofocus. Here’s the question: Hi Will, I’d be grateful for your help with a question regarding the Panasonic DMC-GH3. I currently own a Canon 650 (T4i) with a 15-85 and 70-200 f/4L and am considering replacing this equipment with a GH3 initially with a 12-35 and later a 35-100. My main photographic interests are landscape photography and sometimes airshows in the United Kingdom. My concern is that the GH3′s continuous autofocus won’t be able to track and quickly lock focus on aircraft [More]
(Via The Camera Forum) –  When Panasonic asked Austin, Texas based wedding filmmaker Joe Simon to take a pre-production Lumix GH3 into the field to put it through it’s paces, the timing happened to coincide with a planned trip to Italy.  So Joe took the opportunity to shoot a wedding, Italian Style…  and the resulting video is called  Amore Mio (above – which is Italian for “My Love”).  Judging by this excellent wedding production done by Simon, that love certainly shines too. Joe’s thoughts?  Well, the quality of the production above speaks for itself.  In the Behind the Scenes:The Making [More]
Two Pro Photographers (MC Contributor Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com and his good friend and colleague Wayne Ross), both of whom are VERY familiar with Nikon and Panasonic Cameras, take a new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and a Nikon D800 out for a day of shooting to compare their functionality in real world conditions. Will writes:  As photo and video professionals, we need to be as efficient as possible with our time when shooting hybrid. I want to be comfortable and confident when it comes to recording the moment in still as well as when to use the video button, but shooting [More]
Super-Talented Photographer Suzette Allen (one of our colleagues over on DiscoverMirrorless.com)  has just produced one of the best single Hybrid eProducts we’ve ever seen is the new Christmas “eCard” that she made for a client this week. This eCard is exactly what we think photographers should be focusing on (no pun intended ~_^) – and this time next year, we here at MirrorlessCentral.com and our friends and colleagues over at DiscoverMirrorless.com will be sharing this template with you while showing you exactly how to shoot the best possible images to fill it in. Check out the 35 second long eProduct, [More]
Gizmodo took four of today’s leading action cams and put them in a head to head to head to head contest in a “Which Point of View Camera is the Absolute Best” Smackdown. In this test, the Gizmodo boys put the GoPro Hero3, the Drift HD, the Contour +2 and the Sony Action Cam to the test and compare their image quality, image stabilization, slow motion capabilities, audio quality, etc. (Read full article on Gizmodo) When all was said and done, the cameras placed as follows: 4th Place and 3 Stars went to the Drift HD 3rd Place and 3 Stars [More]
GoPro is the little camera company that could.  Witness their meteoric rise from obscurity to the undisputed Kings of the POV Camera World in just a few short years. It seems that there’s nothing that can hold these little cameras back, just like the people who use them.  Case in point – Joe Stone (featured in the video above – to lean more about Joe, you can visit his blog >> joesstone.blogspot.com). In August of 2010, Joe was in a speed flying accident that left him an incomplete c7 quadriplegic. Despite his devastating accident, Joe was determined to regain his [More]
(Panasonic Lumix GH3 vs GH2 – High ISO test from emeric on Vimeo) Via 43Rumors – Our french friends at Hybridcams (translation here) posted the full GH3 review and included a comaprison with the “older” GH2: “Meticulously designed, well thought out ergonomics and obviously excellent performance not only at the video where it was expected, but also in photo.” And because Panasonic is already shipping, you can see first user reviews like these High ISO samples that have been posted on Dpreview forum. Our Take:  The new Panasonic Lumix GH3 has been making it’s way into the hands of MC [More]
MC Contributor Rob Domaschuk (ShootHybrid.com) interviews MC creator Scott Giorgini about the ins and outs of video production in a series of videos taken from a Google + Hangout. Consider this an open thread… Video 1 (above) is the “Pitfalls of Learning Video”. Other videos in the series are shown below: Video 2: What Gear Do I Need? Video 3: How To Record and Sync Audio Video 4: Editing Your Videos Video 5: Quality vs Quantity Video 6: Lighting Your Shots
MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) takes the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and the new Pro lenses for a high society (and high ISO) evening at the art museum. In this video, Will exhibits the low light capabilities of the new camera in the form of a Hybrid eProduct – a combination of still photos, video and audio that is the coming wave in pro photography. Will writes:  Part of my attraction to mirrorless cameras is that they are lots easier to shoot hybrid than DSLRs. Sure, the “smaller  &  lighter than DSLR” element is great, but it’s the image that [More]
MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) has been using the Panasonic Lumix GH2 (actually, 10 of them) for years as his company’s primary video production machine, as well as his camera of choice for product shots.  Now he’s testing the Lumix GH3 (and the new Pro lenses) and he’s considering upgrading all of his studio cameras to the new  offering from Panasonic. In this video, Will (who is VERY familiar with the GH2) weighs his options from a business point of view.  Does the new Lumix GH3 live up to the hype and is it good enough to warrant the expense [More]
Chris Niccolls from The Camera Store takes the new Canon EOS M out into the field to put it through it’s paces. This new offering from Canon has been a hot seller, but is it actually up to snuff with the competition? Watch and see… Here’s what the Camera Store says: [For this field test,], Chris and I headed to Princess Island Park. Chris brought everything we have for the EOS M, the 18-55 F3.5-5.6, 22mm F2 and the included flash. Unfortunately, we were not expecting to shoot outside, so we neglected to bring an ND filter for shooting video. [More]