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]
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]
MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com) takes a detailed look at the Olympus HLD-6 battery grip for the OMD EM5. The battery grip is highly recommended, especially for those with larger hands or who just want to get more images in one charge. It comes in 2 pieces, on which adds substantially to the grip of the camera and makes it much easier to hold, even with one hand. The other attaches to the bottom, adding a large battery and additional shutter release button and controls for shooting in portrait orientation. Check out the OM-D E-M5 and the battery grip 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]
Kai and the gang from DigitalRevTV are back at it, this time with a hands-on review of the new Fujifilm X-E1. Kai puts the camera through it’s paces while goofing around with a guy in a Super Mario suit. The X-E1 looks to be an impressive offering from Fuji, incorporating many of the same features as the X-Pro1, but at a much lower price. The X-E1 lacks it’s bigger brother’s hybrid viewfinder (an optical / electronic viewfinder combo), but it does pick up a mic input. From what we’ve seen, the biggest weakness of the X-E1 is in autofocus speed, [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’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the OM-D EM-5 is one killer camera… and now DxOMark is putting a thick underline beneath that statement! From 43Rumors DxOMark finally published the full Olympus E-M5 sensor test (Click here to read it). And the conclusion couldn’t be any better: “These Olympus high-end compact hybrids achieve scores that approximate those of their APS-C rivals (such as the Sony NEX). Simply put, the OM-D E-M5 is equipped with the best sensor we have ever analyzed for a micro 4:3, and to date the closest to that of the Sony NEX.” Cameras [More]
Nate “Blunty” Burr (aka Blunty 3000) “borrows” a pre-production Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens at an Aussie Trade Show and takes it for a spin around the block. Here’s what Blunty has to say: This High-Grade Portrait Lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras boasts top class quality among all M. ZUIKO DIGITAL Lenses conforming to the Micro Four Thirds System Standard. Please note, my time with the new 75mm lens was also within my first 24 hours with the OM-D E-M5, so this was all “suck it and see” experimentation, the sample video and still photography was more about playing with [More]
Steve Huff of SteveHuffPhoto.com takes a look at the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Micro 43 lens, which is one of our absolute favorites, and it would seem that Steve agrees with us. Steve writes: This is a fantastic lens and now sits up there with the best micro 4/3 lenses. If you own a Micro 4/3 camera, you owe it to yourself to get this lens… and at only $399, it’s well worth it! Check out the lens below along with the others that Steve recommends in this video. We’ll also add links to the Olympus E-P3 as well as a [More]
Matt Granger, aka That Nikon Guy is yet another fan of the Olympus OM-D E-M5, and it’s optional grip. Matt writes: I love the OM-D, but I wouldn’t use it without the handgrip.
The Fuji guys from Fujifilm compare the two Mirror-less interchangeable lens Cameras, the XE-1 and X Pro1
Is this beast a DSLR video killer? The SONY NEX-VG20 (shown here with 18-200mm lens) is an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera in the body of a handicam. It offers some great upgrades over it’s predecessor, the VG10, and it features a powerful, high end SONY DSLR sensor that does NOT suffer from overheating issues like so many other SONY mirrorless cams do – PLUS, there’s no 29 minute video recording limit.
In this video, Kai and the gang from DigitalRevTV take a look at all 3 of the new Fujifilm XF mount lenses for the X-Pro1 camera. We shoot a lady with a box on her head and call it “Danbo”. Model featured: J Leong.
Chris Niccolls from The Camera Store had the chance to spend an evening shooting with the new Fuji X-Pro1. Check out the features, lens options, and hybrid viewfinder while seeing video and low light images from this amazing new camera. Special thanks to Fuji Canada Shot by Jordan Drake Filmed on the Panasonic AF100
DigitalRev TV reviews the new Fujifilm X-Pro1 mirrorless camera with its hybrid viewfinder and interchangeable X-mount lenses. What does Kai think of this neat looking camera? Watch and see…
A hands on look at the Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera. In our opinion, Canon is just dipping their toe in the mirrorless pool with this effort, and have a long way to go to get on par with the likes of SONY, Panasonic and Olympus. Of course, Canon is a leader and is highly invested in DSLR photography, so it will be interesting to see if they warm up to mirrorless imaging as the industry moves in that direction. Canon EOS M Here are some other mirrorless camera systems that we recommend in the same price range (or even [More]
Kai from DigitalRevTV forgets his DSLR battery, so we all get a great look at the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95, one of the hottest micro 4/3 lenses on the market. Numerous camera pros will tell you… skimp on the body, splurge on the lens, and the Voigtländer 25mm lens has become one of the go-to lenses for micro 4/3 enthusiasts the world over.
Steve Huff check’s out the Olympus E-P3 digital PEN and the new “pro” 12mm f/2 lens. This is Steve’s 1st look video after snapping his first few shots… The E-P3 is a “Micro Four Thirds” camera, which means that it is an interchangeable lens camera in the M43 format. One of the strengths M43 cameras is that there is are a TON of lenses available that you can use, from Olympus, Panasonic and other 3rd party manufactures, such as Voightlander Nokton – and many of these lenses are HIGH QUALITY! There are also numerous adapters available that will allow you [More]
Kai and the gang from DigitalRevTV take a look at the Olympus E-P3; the first “pro” body in Olympus’ line-up. What’s new in this successor to the E-P1/E-P2? Is it enough for Olympus to keep at the forefront of the mirrorless camera world? Watch for the E-P5, coming soon!
CNET reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
The new Samsung NX may very well change the we we share our photography with their powerful wifi features, so The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls hit the streets of Calgary to test out the NX210. To check out the video ability, Jordan Drake filmed the test with the Samsung NX20. See how these cameras stack up to other mirrorless systems and how the brilliant wifi functionality works.
The Samsung NX210 sits in the middle of Samsung’s compact system camera. It features a 20.3 million pixel APS-C sensor, 3-inch AMOLED screen and full manual control. Amy Davies takes a look at what this latest camera has to offer over it’s predecessor the NX200.
The Panasonic LX-7 represents a huge jump and improvement over its predecessor, the LX5. The videocobra takes you on a tour of the new Panasonic LX7. 80-12,800 with 100fps high speed video in HD as well as interval shooting mode. 1/1.7inch CMOS Sensor 11 fps Burst Mode 23 point Auto Focus Contrast Detection