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]
MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) continues his evaluation of the Panasonic Lumix GH3. In this video, Will tests the Live Link between the Lumix GH3 and his iPhone using the Free Lumix Link App. This looks cool! Don’t forget, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here<< Watch all of Will’s GH3 Test Videos on DiscoverMirrorless.com Check out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Here
Here’s MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) with a test video using the Panasonic Lumix GH3 at 2000 ISO at night. Camera was set to color +3, SCENERY picture setting, 60i, using the 12-35mm f 2.8 zoom Don’t forget, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here<< Watch all of Will’s GH3 Test Videos on DiscoverMirrorless.com Check out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Here
MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) continues his tests of the Panasonic Lumix GH3. In this video, Will fiddles with the Wi-Fi functions on the new camera, and wow, does it look awesome! Don’t forget, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here<< Watch all of Will’s GH3 Test Videos on DiscoverMirrorless.com Check out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Here
The Camera Store‘s Chris Niccolls and Dave Paul put the Fuji X-E1 and the Sony NEX 6 to the test in a head to head shootout! The Camera Store writes:  If you’re looking for a small mirrorless camera with a viewfinder, the Fuji X-E1 and Sony NEX-6 are two of the best options out there. But which is the better choice for your style of shooting? Editor’s note:  Looks like the Camera Store guys came to the same conclusion that we did.  The X-E1 is a better stills camera while the NEX 6 is better for video and all around [More]
A day in Montmartre – [Panasonic Lumix GH3] from emeric on Vimeo. From 43Rumors – A little news about the Panasonic Lumix GH3: Our friends from Hybridcams shot that nice video with the GH3. Thanks for sharing! And our reader Twills sent me this: “The Panasonic GH3 specs page is being constantly updated as the firmware is finalized. The shutter duration spec did not specify a “Bulb” mode time limit before. Now it says it goes up to Approx. 60 minutes. That is great news as the GH2 is limited to 128 seconds in Bulb mode: Still Images: 1/4,000 – [More]
DigitalCameraInfo.com posted their review of the new Panasonic Lumix GH3. Here’s Some Highlights: The Panasonic GH3 is the Micro Four Thirds system all grown up, and it’s hard to argue that it’s not the best mirrorless system camera to date. While we’ve seen impressive performance from other bodies like the Sony NEX-7, and incredible styling and control in the Olympus OM-D E-M5, the Panasonic GH3 brings all of that together with some exceptional video quality to boot. The GH3 is smaller than a traditional entry-level DSLR, but only by a few millimeters here and there. In our opinion, though, it’s [More]
EOSHD conducted a mini camera shootout and pitted some of today’s big names mono a mono a mono, and the video above features all the cameras listed below over the soundtrack of “True Faith” by New Order (Get it HERE from iTunes).  Can’t go wrong! Here’s the skinny from EOSHD: In a joint shootout with Slashcam in Berlin, EOSHD put the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a bear pit against all rivalling cameras between $500 and $4000. It was a clear day and the results are just as stark. Download the full 2.5K shootout video. Here’s my verdict on which camera you should [More]
MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) is putting the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 through it’s paces all this week. In this video, Will takes a walk through all the menus that the new GH3 has to offer, and since Will is VERY familiar with the GH2 (He has 10 of them that they use for video shooting), he points out the upgrades and new additions to the menus and the cameras capabilities. Don’t forget, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here<<  See all of [More]
Hey Gang, MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) now has a new Panasonic Lumix GH3 in his hands and is testing it all this week. Best of all, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) answers another reader question, this time about the Panasonic Lumix GH2, which you can now get for about $750 USD with a kit lens ($650 Body Only) – this is a HUGE BARGAIN! Here’s what Crockett says:  The Lumix GH2 that we are so fond of here in my studio is being replaced by the highly touted GH3. That means the GH2 is now priced at closeout and really is a bargain. Our take:  The Panasonic Lumix GH2 has been one of the most celebrated cameras of the last two years since it debuted in [More]
The reviews of the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 keep rolling in.  The latest one is pretty in depth and comes from TJ Donegan at DigitalCameraInfo.com. Here’s TJ’s conclusion: The Panasonic GH3 is the Micro Four Thirds system all grown up, and it’s hard to argue that it’s not the best mirrorless system camera to date. While we’ve seen impressive performance from other bodies like the Sony NEX-7, and incredible styling and control in the Olympus OM-D E-M5, the Panasonic GH3 brings all of that together with some exceptional video quality to boot. Mirrorless system cameras are typically quite compact, but [More]
The new Panasonic Lumix GH3 is making the rounds.  This time, it lands squarely in the hands of The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls, who put’s the camera through it’s paces in a hands on review. Here’s what The Camera Store says:  The Panasonic GH2 was enormously popular for its great still abilities, combined with astonishing video quality for the price. The new GH3 ups the stakes again, but with so many very capable competitors, can it still stand out? The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls takes a look at how the latest Micro 4/3 camera holds up. Our take:  On the [More]
43Rumors posted some tasty little tidbits about some future M43 releases from Panasonic. According to their sources, we may have to wait until next fall for the new GX2 to be released (vs this month via earlier rumors). Here’s the skinny from 43Rumors:  Yesterday Panasonic announced the new MFT videocamera. So while the rumor about an early November Panasonic announcement were correct we are still missing the release of the new GX2. There is a weird silence around that product. Back in Spring Panasonic itself said that: “We will define more clearly what GH and GX means this year, so [More]
Andrew Reid of EOSHD.com posted his Real World Test of the Panasonic Lumix GH3. It’s a very in depth hands on review, but keep in mind that the camera he was using was a pre-production model (without the latest firmware), so any issues of moire and aliasing that are mentioned should be measured with a grain of salt until the final production model is tested. Here is Andrew’s summary: The Panasonic GH3 is a 90% successful update to the Panasonic GH2. Here’s a provisional list of significant pros and cons relative to the GH2. Better stills Better colour and dynamic range [More]
SoundImagePlusBlog posted an excellent review of the Panasonic G5. It looks like they concur with our assessment that the G5 is an excellent camera that might be getting lost in the shuffle with all the fanfare surrounding the new camera launches at Photokina in September and PhotoPlus just this past weekend. Here’s SoundImagePlusBlog’s conclusion: I have no hesitation in recommending the G5 and would suggest that, if possible, you give it a try before thinking about one of the “sexier” m4/3 cameras like the OM-D and the upcoming GH3. I would suggest also that you might just find it surprisingly [More]
(Video above from Daniel K – shot with a Panasonic Lumix GH2 and the 20mm F1.7 Pancake Lens) (Hat Tip to 43Rumors) Looks like Amazon has a discount going on right now for one of the lenses that we at MC consider an “Essential Micro 4/3 Lens” – the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 Pancake Lens. The Panasonic 20 1.7 lens is bright and fast, especially for a pancake lens.  It will allow you to achieve shallow depth of field (so you can get those creamy blurred backgrounds that everyone loves) and because of it’s small size, it’s GREAT for street photography/videography [More]
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]
43Rumors posted a great article by DSLRMagazine (Translated version here) comparing the performance of the new Panasonic 35-100 mm x Power Zoom micro 4/3 lens and the highly renowned Canon 70-200 mm lens. Is it really necessary for a photovideographer to lug around all kinds of huge gear and large, expensive glass, or can a relatively small micro 4/3 lens hold it’s own against one of the big boys? It’s David vs Goliath… Camera Style! Here’s DSLR Magazine’s Conclusions (Translated – sometimes, not so well ~_^): From our point of view, after the collection and evaluation of all technical data [More]