The video above features actor James Franco showing off all the cool wireless features and capabilities of the new Samsung Galaxy Camera, which has Wi-Fi and is powered by the Android Jellybean Operating System. Watching all the cool things that Franco does in the video gives you glimpse at the shape of things to come.  Because in the not too distant future, I believe that ALL cameras will be “connected” wirelessly to the internet and other devices; and we’ll see an endless stream of innovative apps that will give your camera nearly limitless capabilities. Witness the way that Wi-Fi and [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]
Here’s a look at the Fujifilm X-E1 from a couple of different reviewers. First up is WhatDigitalCamera (video above), whose verdict on the X-E1 is as follows:  While it may appear to be simply a stripped down, more affordable X-Pro1 to tempt more people into Fujifilm’s CSC family, that would be doing the X-E1 a great disservice. Similar in size to the X100, and combined with a similar premium finish that won over so many fans to Fujifilm’s retro-inspired compact, the X-E1 manages to feel more refined and balanced as soon as you pick it up compared to the rather [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
The Phoblographer has posted their review of the new Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Fixed Lens Compact Camera, the successor to their XZ-1, which is a great alternative for the photographer who wants to travel while leaving all their interchangeable lenses at home.  But between the time that the XZ-1 and XZ-2 were released, a lot more competition has joined the field, including the likes of the Panasonic Lumix LX-7, the Fuji XF-1 and the Sony RX 100 (recently named as one of Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2012”). So how does the XZ-2 hold up against such stiff competition? Here’s the [More]
Steve Huff of SteveHuffPhoto.com takes a look at the Sony NEX 5R and NEX 6, the newest additions to the NEX Lineup, and while he stops short of calling them “revolutionary”, he does call them “evolutionary” – even stating that he believes the NEX 6 to be a better camera (that offers better image quality) than the flagship of the line, the NEX 7. Some of the strong points of the evolution… Wi-Fi New Hybrid Autofocus System (Blends Contrast Detection and Phase Detection) Great High ISO Performance Here’s some highlights from Steve’s Review: Are the new NEX’s worth an upgrade [More]
ISO…  AWB…  F-Stop…  Bokeh…  It can be a lot to take in (and downright confusing for the new photographer).  But Never Fear…  Kai from DigitalRevTV is coming to the rescue, explaining Photography Terminology, A to Z. Consider this an open thread…
DPReview have a production Fuji X-E1 in hand and have posted an extended preview (leading up to their full review in January). Here’s the summary of their first impressions:   The X-E1 is to all intents and purposes a smaller version of the X-Pro1 with the optical viewfinder removed, and a fully-electronic one used in its place. The sensor and image processor are the same, and control layout and user interface near-identical. So you can get a pretty good idea of what it’ll be like from reading our in-depth review of that camera. However there are key differences in the firmware, [More]
Just in time for Christmas!  Olympus has reduced the prices of some of their most popular micro 4/3 cameras.  You can now save $50.00 on the flagship OM-D E-M5 and $100 on the new PEN Lite E-PL5 and PEN Mini E-PM2.  The latter two cameras share the same sensor and image processor as the highly celebrated OM-D, so you can expect to get incredible quality stills photos and videos from these cameras. We don’t know how long this price drop will be in effect, but if you’re seriously considering any of these cameras, this is a phenomenal deal and we [More]
ePhotozine posted their review of the new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5, the camera that sits squarely in the middle of the PEN series, but inherits the same sensor and image processor (and other features) from the OM-D E-M5, the Olympus flagship M43 camera that is a strong contender for 2012 camera of the year. Here’s ePhotozine’s Verdict on the Olympus E-PL5:  The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 features an updated tilting 3inch touch screen, with better handling than the previous Lite E-PL3. The camera doesn’t feature a panoramic mode, but does include a built in HDR bracketing mode, although unfortunately this [More]
From MikeTheMentor:  The Canon Mirrorless M is touted as a baby T4i. It has the same 18MP sensor, the same processor, the same awesome touch screen monitor and it even costs about the same price as a Canon Rebel T4i. So what is different about the two? Which one is better for what kind of shooter? What are the M’s strengths and weaknesses? Are the focusing systems really that bad? All these questions are answer by Michael, who has been shooting with both cameras for a while now. Our take: The T4i, just like the T3i and T2i before it, [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]
The Phoblographer posted their review of the new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5, and added their voice to the chorus of those who are highly impressed with this new camera. Here are their conclusions:  The Olympus EPL5 is a really excellent camera and the company got a lot right in its creation. The excellent image quality combined with its awesome autofocusing abilities and the beautiful LCD screen make this a real winner in my book. However, the menus are still a bit too thick for my liking, as is the camera. The EPL5 is significantly thicker than previous pen cameras, and doesn’t even fit in [More]
The Verge posted an excellent review of the new Samsung Galaxy Camera, Samsung’s Digital Camera/SmartPhone Mashup that’s powered by the Android Jellybean Operating System.  I really love the concept of a “Smart Camera” and wholeheartedly believe that the future of photography lies in devices like this, where you have connectivity, sharing features and photo/video editing applications loaded right on to your camera – but is this the camera that’s going to make that leap? The Verge sums it up with the following:   As a proof of concept, the Galaxy Camera is one of the most effective I’ve ever seen. Almost [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]
Steve Huff of SteveHuffPhoto.com has just posted his 2-part review of the Sony RX1, and it is plain to see that he is mightily impressed with the revolutionary new Sony Compact, calling it his camera of the year for 2012.  Be sure to take a peek at Steve’s Review as it’s very thorough and there’s no doubt whatsoever that he has a passion for photography – but he never sacrifices when it comes to giving you the good, the bad and the ugly about any camera. Here’s Steve’s Pros and Cons of the RX1 Pros Small but built well Fast [More]
CameraLabs recently posted a review of the new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and in their verdict section, they compared it to the Canon EOS M. No surprises here. Although CameraLabs seem to like the EOS M a little bit more than we do, they share our conclusion when putting Canon’s first mirrorless against the Olympus. The PEN Lite smokes it in just about every way. Here’s CameraLabs’ comparison: From the point of view of a compact upgrader, the Canon EOS M and Olympus E-PL5 offer two very different propositions. Despite the different sensor size – the 18 Megapixel APS-C sensor [More]
m43.eu posted a great side by side autofocus speed test of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs the new Canon EOS M.  Canon have arrived late to the mirrorless party and the EOS M is a hot seller, but the camera itself is less than impressive in a lot of ways – particularly it’s pitiful autofocus performance – and has become a bit of a joke in mirrorless circles (witness the hilarious video below from The Camera Store in Calgary, Canada). The EOS M is a decent camera, and in some ways, it does show some promise.  But when you stack it [More]
PhotographyBlog have posted their review of the new Nikon V2, the 14mp mirrorless offering from the DSLR Giant. PB Concludes:  Nikon have made some big changes to the original V1 to make this new model more appealing to keen enthusiasts, and in most regards they’ve succeed in making the new V2 a much more serious proposition. The new handgrip, shooting mode dial and control dial in particular make the V2 quicker to use, while the pop-up flash makes it more versatile, albeit at the expense of the V1’s stylish and slimline appearance. We’re also pleased to see the high image [More]
PetaPixel have posted their full review of the Fuji X-E1, Fuji’s latest addition to the X-Series and little (and less expensive) brother to the X-Pro 1.  Like us, PetaPixel love the retro styling of this camera as well as the incredible quality of the images it produces. Here’s PetaPixel’s Verdict:   In our opinion, the Fujifilm X-E1 is one of the most — if not the most — beautiful digital cameras on the market today, on par with the X-Pro1 and the X100. Someone clearly forgot to tell Fujifilm that digital cameras aren’t supposed to look this good. The X-E1 is [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]