After a preliminary unveiling at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Panasonic are announcing the release of their newest flagship micro 4/3 camera – the Lumix GH4. Like it’s predecessor, the Lumix GH3 (which will remain available), the GH4 is designed as a “Hybrid Camera” that is ideal for shooting both top quality still photos and stunning HD video files, this time with 4k capability.  Panasonic have really upped their game in the video department with the GH4, and this is no small feat considering that video is an area where they are already at or near the top of the [More]
The Panasonic Lumix G5 is one of the best cameras to be released in the last year, and it would easily be the flagship model in many company’s product lines.  Had it not been for the subsequent release of the Lumix GH3, it more than likely would’ve garnered a lot more attention.  Consequently, the G5 is probably one of the most overlooked cameras of the last year as well, and according to the folks over at 43Rumors, although the G5 was only released a scant 9 months ago it appears that Panasonic are on the verge of announcing the release [More]
Metabones created quite a buzz in the industry a few months ago when they announced their new Speedbooster adapters, which are purported to adapt legacy lenses to your Sony NEX and (soon) micro 4/3 cameras…  and to make those lenses faster and brighter in the process.  So it’s no small wonder that photographers are licking their chops at the prospect of getting their hands on one of these little beauties. Also of little surprise is the latest rumor posted on SonyAlphaRumors that a copy may be in the works. SAR Report… “Metabones created an amazing adapter called the Speed Booster [which [More]
I’ve been trying to spread the love around with featured camera deals and stories, etc.  But honest to God, Panasonic have been offering such HUGE DEALS on some great cameras lately (I actually just received my Lumix LX7 that I snapped up for only $298 USD!) and they’re just too good to not share with our readers, especially considering that many of these deals are gone as soon as we can post them. Here are 3 deals I came across on the Lumix GX1, a tremendous camera that sold for anywhere from $700 to $900 USD just a scant year [More]
When I read this news report, I found myself checking the calendar.  After all, April 1st is fast approaching, and when you really consider what Canon look to be doing, you are left with the feeling that you’re being punked.  Even Canonwatch seem to be skeptical as they bold the words “appears to be real” in their article. Canonwatch Reports… The extra-small DSLR Canon is working on appears to be real. A very trustworthy source sent me a list of specifications, and it appears that there are already prototypes out in the wild undergoing testing. The spec list I got: [More]
Ever since it was announced a few months ago, the Metabones Speed Booster Adapter has been creating quite a buzz, and now micro 4/3 users are licking their chops, because the M43 version is due out in April. According to 43Rumors… Metabones will launch the new Speed Booster adapter for MFT in April and not in March as previously reported. There’s still no definitive word on which lenses will supported, but “I have been told the adapters will be manually only (no electronic support). Price may be around $399 (still no final decision yet).” Officially the Nikon, Leica R, Contax [More]
(Video above is endgadget’s review of the original EOS M mirrorless camera from Canon – It’s here to server as a reminder of the numerous reasons why we consider the EOS M to be a very forgettable camera). Looks like Canon may have an update their first entry into the mirrorless camera market.  Canon Rumors is reporting that a new EOS M could be in the works. Rumored Specs Include… 24mp APS-C Sensor New generation AF system DIGIC V Removable Electronic Viewfinder (Very high resolution) Optional grip attachment 5fps Slightly larger than the current EOS M Introduced with 3 more lenses [More]
(via 43Rumors)  “Nippon Camera” published their camera roadmap for 2013, which is based on a combination of existing rumors and their own speculations.  If they’re right, then 2013 will mark the release of successors to some of the most popular cameras of the last few years – truly some exciting releases  for fans of micro 4/3 and 4/3 cameras.  It gives me the same feeling I had when I first saw the video above (for the release of the Panasonic Lumix GH3). Nippon’s Guesses for Panasonic and Olympus: Olympus: E-P5 in April E-M7 and E-7 in August Panasonic: GF7 in [More]
Rumors were swirling at the end of last year that the launch of the next generation Panasonic GX series camera was imminent (early reports had targeted November).  But November came, and no GX2.  Then December.  Then CES, PMA, CP+ – and still, no GX2. Now 43Rumors is reporting that, according to their reader Zetton who was at the CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, we may not have to wait much longer as he told 43Rumors the following… “While talking with the Panasonic staff, I have been told that  Panasonic will release the next GX1 soon” The GX1 is one of our [More]
We recently announced that legendary camera company Eastman Kodak are entering into a co-branding arrangement with American Camera Supplier JK Imaging to produce cameras under the Kodak moniker – and 43Rumors is now reporting that the Kodak Camera will be micro 4/3. According to 43 >>  PConline just posted these images disclosing a new Kodak branded (and JK manufactured) Micro Four Thirds camera! It’s named “Kodak S1” and has built WiFi transmission function. The camera will be released in the 3rd quarter of this year! Kodak officially presented the camera in a Press Conference in Peking. The bloggers at PConline [More]
PetaPixel posted an article stating that Fuji are touting their new X20 and X100S cameras as having the “World’s fastest autofocus”, but seem to partially retract that claim in an update at the end of the article, downgrading it to rumor status, stating that Fuji have removed the claim from their website.  (Read article on PetaPixel – video above from Oscar50Channel) My 2 Cents I’m hoping that the rumor turns out to be true.  Fuji make some phenomenal stuff, most notably their X-Series Compact Digital Cameras (which we have recognized as the best stills cameras of 2012), but they are [More]
PetaPixel are citing numerous sources who say that there may be a mirrorless successor to the Olympus E-5, thereby ending the Olympus DSLR line.  The new camera is rumored to be larger than the OM-D E-M5, but smaller than the E-5.  This would put it right in the size range of the Panasonic Lumix GH3.  You don’t suppose?… Anywhoot…  PetaPixel Reports:  In a recent interview with Quesabesque, Miguel Angel Garcia, the CEO of Olympus Spain, dropped another “official” hint at what the camera company is cooking up to replace the E-5. The subsequent article, which initially said that the camera [More]
43Rumors is reporting that there could be a new Olympus Micro 4/3 Camera Launching by the end of January.  Also (and maybe by no coincidence), the popular Olympus PEN E-P3 (which has only been out for about a year and a half) is now listed as “Discontinued” on B&H Photo’s Website. According to 43Rumors:  Trusted sources could confirm that one single new Micro Four Thirds cameras will be announced “soon”. They didn’t unveil any specs or other details, but It’s easy to guess that the camera will be announced in late January for the CP+ show in Japan. The only [More]
Looks like Nikon is ready to throw more toys into the mirrorless pool. Petapixel just posted an article about 2 new mirrorless cameras that Nikon are planning to launch at CES in 2013. PetaPixel Reports:  Nikon is going to add not one, but two new mirrorless cameras to its Nikon 1 line at CES 2013.  Earlier this year we reported that Nikon was ranked fourth of the five major companies currently duking it out in the mirrorless ring, barely besting Canon who has only one mirrorless offering to begin with. Perhaps the two new cameras — a J3 replacement for [More]
Ever since Sony launched the RX1 (featured in the video above), touted as “the worlds first full frame compact camera”, we’ve been wondering out loud how long it would be until they made an interchangeable lens version.  The RX1 is an impressive little beastie and the Carl Zeiss lens that’s attached to it is first rate, but with a price tag approaching $3,000 USD, this camera serves a very specialized niche – and you had to know that it was only a matter of time before Sony would incorporate the RX1′s impressive sensor technology into a camera that could use [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]
According to 43Rumors, there may be three new micro 4/3 cameras unveiled in the next several months.  The first is pretty much a foregone conclusion as the price of the Panasonic Lumix GX1 has dropped dramatically over the last few months amid speculation of the impending launch of the new GX2, maybe as early as November.  43Rumors list this as an FT4, meaning that there’s a 61-80% chance that this is true. Here’s what 43Rumors has to say: I am working on the next bunch of rumors and all I can say for now is that it is very likely [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]
43Rumors reports that there may be a new Black Magic Micro 4/3 Camera coming out next year that will feature full electronic support. In other words, all the power features on your Micro 4/3 lenses will work with the new camera! 43Rumors labels this one as an FT4, meaning that there’s a 61-80% chance that this is true. Here’s the skinny from the 43Rumors Report: I got multiple mails from different sources saying that Black Magic is working on a new version of their Micro Four Thirds mount camera. Unlike the current model (available here on BHphoto) this one will [More]
Looks like there are more and more hints about a possible release for the new Panasonic GX2, as early as this November (2012). 43Rumors.com lists this as an “FT4″, meaning that there’s a 61-80% chance that this is going to happen. Here’s what they have to say: Months ago I already published rumors about a possible GX1 successor coming after Photokina. Now rumors are getting stronger. According to multiple anonymous sources a Panasonic announcement is scheduled for the first half of November. One of the sources said that the GX2 has some “major differences” from the current GX1 and has [More]
Photokina is just a few days away, and the highly anticipated launch of the all new Panasonic Lumix GH3 is rumored to be this Monday, Septemeber 17th! The GH3 is probably the “hottest” new Micro Four Thirds product. Numerous sources have reported that this is an incredibly nice camera, and very likely the first [mirrorless] camera that can be considered as “pro” level camera. It is aimed to compete against all high end DSLR, APS-C cameras like the Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. We’re looking forward to the first hands-on impressions that should be coming next week. Stay Tuned to [More]
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com discusses what he sees as a shift in the Pro and Enthusiast Photography World. Are DSLRs on the way out in favor of smaller and less expensive yet highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems with BIG Image Quality and HD Video Capability? Will writes… We have been nice and busy here working on a few really inspiring consulting projects with the “new breed” of camera systems. We are mezmorized by their small size+low cost+BIG image quality. Dunno if you have noticed, but the mirrorless (aka Compact System Cameras) are making impact with consumers and starting to get [More]
From 43Rumors… Both, Olympus and Panasonic will announce their new Micro Four Thirds stuff on Monday September 17th. Yes, exactly in one week (and one day before Photokina, 2012 in Cologne, Germany)! Panasonic will announce the GH3 (full specs here), the 35-100mm f/2.8 X lens and very likely show 2-3 more prototype lenses behind a thick glass. One of them should be a fast tele lens. Olympus will announce the E-PM3 and E-PL5 PEN cameras with same E-M5 sensor. There will be a 15mm f/8.0 lens-cap, the 60mm macro and a 12mm Black limited edition lens. May more prototype lenses [More]
OK…  The video above is actually for the Panasonic Lumix GH2, which to this day is still one of the most powerful film-making machines on the market, and the camera of choice for numerous pro and indie film makers.  This is all the more reason why we are so excited about the imminent launch of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (expected to launch at or before Photokina, September 18th in Germany). 43 Rumors has obtained some specs for the new camera, and it looks like it’s going to represent a great leap forward in Hybrid Imaging! Check out the specs below: [More]