MC contributor Giulio Sciorio has dispatched some of his SmallCameraBigPicture crew to Photo Plus in New York, NY to see what’s up at one of the world’s largest photo/video industry expos, and here’s one of their first field reports. Alberto Lima gets the skinny on the Panasonic Lumix GH3 from Panny’s own Mark Toal (check out Mark on G+). The GH3 looks like it’s going to be an amazing camera for both stills AND video. Here’s Alberto’s report: We here at SmallCameraBigPicture truly believe that mirror-less cameras are not just a passing fad, but a trend that will dictate where [More]
(Test footage above shot by John @ Workstation with the Panasonic Lumix GH3. Note – The camera used for this footage was using firmware version 0.5 and is not a final production model. Hat Tip to 43Rumors for posting the video) Luminous Landscape took the Panasonic Lumix GH3 out into the field to see how the new camera would perform in real life conditions, and the GH3 did not fail to impress. Here are some highlights of their excellent field report: – The GH3 ups the game with a magnesium alloy body and has also been made splash and dust [More]
(Test footage above shot by John @ Workstation with the Panasonic Lumix GH3.  Note – The camera used for this footage was using firmware version 0.5 and is not a final production model.  Hat Tip to 43Rumors for posting the video) PhotographyBlog posted their review of the new Panasonic Lumix GH3, and it seems they’re in agreement with everything else we’ve heard so far – The GH3 is on par with the finest cameras in terms of still image quality and blows everyone else out of the water where video is concerned. Looks like Panasonic have one serious imaging machine [More]
In the video above, Pro Photographer Gordon Laing talks about the beauty of traveling light (read Original Post).  As the editor at CameraLabs.com, Gordon has his choice of virtually any camera in the world with which to travel, but recently he’s become a fan of Micro 4/3 Mirrorless cameras due to their small size, abundance of features, high image quality and great lens selection.  But can a guy who’s carrying around a small camera that’s barely bigger than an iPhone really be taken seriously?  On a recent trip to Antelope Canyon, Gordon finds out the hard way that some people [More]
43Rumors posted this video-interview by Megapixel with Sebastian Drawert from Panasonic. Here are some bullet points from the interview: The huge success of the Lumix GH2 (the predecessor to the GH3) as a video camera was a surprise to Panasonic. The development of the GH3 was at least in part the result of a great deal of feedback from pro videographers. The GH3 abandons the multi aspect ratio sensor used in the GH2 in order to improve image quality according to Mr. Drawert . While the GH2 was a 60% video and 40% stills camera the GH3 is more of a [More]
The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is continuing to turn heads as it gets out into the hands of more and more photographers and videographers.  The new flagship Micro 4/3 offering from Panasonic is fitting right in with the top of the class cameras for still photo quality, while setting the standard for all cameras when it comes to video. (Video above features a GH3 menu walk through) ePhotozine has just published a full review of the GH3 and gave it 4 and a half out of 5 stars, putting it in their “Highly Recommended” category. Here’s their verdict:  The Panasonic Lumix [More]
Here’s a great look at the new Panasonic Lumix GF5 and all the creative options that are built in to this little bad boy. We really love the strides that Panasonic have made in their menu systems, making them so much easier to navigate while building in so many cool new filters and features. Let us know what you think in the comments section, and check out the best pricing on the Panasonic Lumix GF5 below (shown with regular kit lens and power zoom lens):
ePhotozine got their hands on the final version of the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and wasted no time putting it up against the Micro 4/3 Star of the last year, the Olympus OM-D E-M5. The GH3 is Panasonic’s new flagship Micro 4/3 camera, replacing the Lumix GH2, which is one of the most celebrated cameras of the last 2 years, especially for video makers. But just how will the new GH3 stand up against the vaunted OM-D? The video above is a low light test of the Panasonic GH3. Below is the low light test of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.   [More]
Above is a video test of a pre-production Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 captured at a London Zoo Press Event. Trusted Reviews previews the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 (watch their video preview here) and added to the chorus of positive reviews/previews/reports that we’ve been getting about this impressive new camera. In a nutshell, they say that the GH3 is on par with top cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M5 for still photo quality, and it beats all comers for video. Here are some highlights of their preview: We’ve seen a steady improvement in the image quality provided by the micro four thirds [More]
One of the great things about mirrorless cameras is that there’s such amazing and powerful technology being built in to small bodies that fit in the palm of your hand and capture incredible images. GoPro cameras don’t just fit in the palm of your hand though, they also fit on a headband, surfboard, bike handlebar, car, ATV, snowboard, skateboard, hula-hoop (yeah – we’re not kidding) or just about anywhere else you can think of… and these cameras will go anywhere you want to go – whether you’re jumping out of a plane, skiing, surfing, diving underwater, or being blasted into [More]
An introduction to the Panasonic GH3 camera, shot at London Zoo press event. The new Panasonic Micro 4/3 Flagship Camera is slowly getting out into the hands of photo/video pros, and we’re hearing some great things about the GH3 so far. The GH3 boasts some very impressive specs and we believe that it just might live up to expectations, but consider this an open thread until this camera gets into our hands or the hands of one of our contributors.
Nauticam is a company that makes underwater housings for a wide variety of cameras. In the video above, a Sony RX100 fixed lens mirrorless camera is fitted with a Nauticam Housing and taken into the blue. We already know that the RX100 produces jaw dropping quality video (out of tiny, tiny body), but just how will this little wonder fare among the fish? Watch and see (and be sure to watch this in full screen mode). Editor’s Note: The RX100 is an impressive little camera and I am blown away by the clarity, vibrant colors, and even the bokeh that [More]
With all the fanfare surrounding the numerous camera launches a Photokina 2012 about a month ago, we thought it would be a good time to revisit one of our favorite cameras of the year, The Panasonic G5. No doubt, there were several impressive cameras that debuted in the last few weeks, including the Panasonic GH3, the Olympus PEN Lite (E-PL5) and PEN Mini (E-PM2), the Sony NEX 5R, NEX 6 and RX1, the Fuji X-E1, etc. Yep… there are a lot of shiny new toys to distract you, but the G5 is a great little image making machine that still [More]
Hat Tip to MirrorlessReviews for posting this video that underscores just how awesome the 5 point IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) works on the Olympus OM-D E-M5. These OM-D videos are shot handheld at 150mm (300mm equivalent) lens at Fenway Park. In body image stabilization is turned on and off for each scene for comparison. Lens used is Olympus Zuiko 14-150mm Micro Four Thirds lens. Just another example of the impressive technology that’s being developed and put into mirrorless camera systems. Check out the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and it’s optional battery grip (recommended, especially for those with larger hands) below:
(From DiscoverMirrorless.com) Ira Block is an internationally renowned photojournalist, teacher, and workshop leader who has produced over 30 stories for the National Geographic Magazine and its affiliates – N.G. Traveler and Adventure – and recently, Ira was tasked with testing the all new Panasonic GH3. So he headed out into the Utah desert to put the camera through it’s paces. Ira captured some stunning images during his time in the desert (see the video of Ira’s expedition here), and they all looked great when viewed on a computer screen. But would the images captured on a small micro 4/3 sensor [More]
With all the fanfare surrounding the launch of the Panasonic Lumix GH3 just a few weeks ago, it’s worth noting that the camera it’s replacing at the top of the Panasonic lineup, the Lumix GH2, is STILL a KILLER video-making machine. Yes, the GH3 looks like an incredible camera, and judging from all the early reports coming in, it IS an incredible camera. But until it gets widely released sometime over the next few months, the Lumix GH2 was and still is the King of the Video Hill – and it’s the Go-To camera of numerous pro and indie video [More]
DigitalRevTV take a look at the new Panasonic Leica lens for the micro four thirds system – the 25mm summilux – and see if it lives up to the name. Plus, Kai spends a load of money on a new suit. Our take… This is another great option in the arsenal of Micro 4/3 lenses. Check out the lens bundle below:
Malaysian Photographer Ming Thein got his hands on a new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and wrote up a great review on the new camera. Here are some highlights below: The OLympus OM-D E-M5 clearly demonstrated that the image quality potential of Micro Four Thirds could be taken quite a bit further without entailing any compromises. After enjoying a period of exclusivity to that body, the same sensor and imaging processor has now made its way into Olympus’ lower end offerings – the E-PL5 Pen Lite and E-PM2 Pen Mini, both recently announced at Photokina. I was given the opportunity to [More]
Great test footage in the video above from TrustedReviews! And as the Panasonic Lumix GH3 is getting into the hands of more and more photo/video pros, we’re hearing more and more positive things about this new camera. Looks like Panasonic has a winner on their hands… Here’s a couple of the latest blurbs about the GH3: First Impressions from CNET UK >> The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is the most serious challenger yet to dSLRs in the large-body professional camera market. Its low-light performance has to be seen to be believed and the choice of lenses now covers all but the [More]
Aussie website PhotoReview.com takes an in depth look at the new Olympus PEN “Lite” E-PL5, and not surprisingly, the new offering from Olympus doesn’t fail to impress. After all, the E-PL5 has an impressive pedigree as it shares the same sensor and TruePic VI dual-core processor as the much celebrated Olympus OM-D E-M5. Here’s Their Conclusion: The E-PL5 is a nice little camera and would be an excellent choice for photographers who want a small and light interchangeable-lens camera with superior overall performance. Olympus has a wide choice of excellent lenses to match it and, if you can’t find precisely [More]
We generally try to steer clear of company produced videos here on MC, but we though this one was worth posting because the iA+ features on the Panny cameras are VERY cool. It’s almost like your “get out of jail free” mode that you can use whenever you’re stuck on what to do with your camera. Just fire up the iA+ and the camera will do all the heavy lifting for you. Here’s the company schpeil >> The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5 offers iA+ Mode offers easy control of colour and brightness, as well as a defocus control so that you [More]
EOSHD got their hands on a pre-production model of the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and had a lot of interesting observations when comparing this camera to the ones that were displayed at Photokina 2012 just weeks ago. EOSHD reports: Thanks to a chance encounter I was able to very briefly try a GH3 this week in Barcelona. The camera was on loan from Panasonic and not available to the public to try, it was part of the private beta test program but they very kindly let me give my impressions of it after a brief 20 minute play with the camera [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]
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews takes a hands-on look at the new Sony NEX VG900, handycam style interchangeable lens camera. The new VG900 comes in at the top of Sony’s VG lineup, over the VG10, the VG20 and the soon to come VG30. We have had our hands on a VG20 and it produces impressive results, bot in video quality and surprisingly good audio from the on board quad stereo mic system. Judging from this video, the VG900 will not disappoint in either of those areas either. Since the VGs are ostensibly video cameras, they’re not hampered with the 29 minute continuous [More]