The Olympus PEN E-P5 is about to be launched, and Nate “Blunty” Burr is back to put it through it’s paces, Blunty style.  In this video (above), Blunty gives an excellent overview of the E-P5 Hardware as well as taking it’s new WiFi and App system out for a spin. The PEN E-P5’s retro styling is inspired by Olympus’ classic PEN F SLR camera. The PEN E-P5 boasts in impressive array of specs… Inherits the impeccable 16mp sensor and image processor from the highly celebrated OM-D E-M5. Also shares an updated version of the OM-D’s breakthrough 5 point IBIS (In [More]
“The Best Camera is the one you have with you…” Say it with me now, folks.  I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before, but it bears repeating because the best (or at least, the most popular) camera in the world is in fact, the one you have with you. Case in point, Apple’s iPhone is now the most used camera in the world.  Just go to any concert or public event and you’ll be sure to see hundreds of people with their iPhones held high above their heads snapping pictures or rolling video (note:  if you’re rolling video, [More]
WiFi is the future, and the future is now! 2012 saw thew advent of the WiFi enabled camera.  We believe there are a lot more to come in 2013 and fully expect the technology to develop rather quickly over the next 12-24 months.  Personally, I’m excited about this because it opens up infinite possibilities for new and innovative creative effects that can be produced right in camera! Although there are still relatively few WiFi enabled cameras today, Sony boast 2 of them in the form of the NEX 5r and NEX6, and the company has just released 2 new apps [More]
Here’s a great video that walks through the basic set up and function of Transcend’s new Wi-Fi SD Memory cards. The Transcend Wi-Fi SD card is easy to set up, and you can use it to instantly add wireless capability to your digital camera.  When used in conjunction with the Free Transcend Wi-Fi SD Mobile App for iPhone or Wi-Fi SD App For iPad, you’ll be able to instantly view photos on your iOS devices, share on Facebook or email them to friends (also available for Android devices). The Transcend Wi-Fi SD card operates in 2 modes: Direct Share Mode [More]
In this video, Ed from theDigitalDigest takes a look at the Sony NEX-5R and does a great hands on walkthrough of it’s Wi-Fi and Smart Remote Control App systems (which are also available on the Sony NEX-6). Sony’s smart remote control app allows you to use your iOS or Android device as a real-time preview monitor and shutter control for your NEX 5R/6. Ed states that “While this may seem like a simple function, it is nothing short of revolutionary.” Sony proves WiFi isn’t just for sharing when it comes to the NEX-5R/6L. Enjoy! -TDD Although this video was posted [More]
Angela Nicholson from DigitalCameraWorld gives a quick demonstration of the Wi-Fi functions of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, as she controls the camera with a smartphone via the Lumix Link App. The best part is that you don’t have to be on the internet for this to work, as the camera and smartphone will establish their own local network to link together and function. Wi-Fi and apps are in their infancy where photography is concerned.  That being said, Panasonic have done a great job with the Lumix Link App, which is well thought out and functions very nicely, but it should [More]
Isn’t technology wonderful?… These days, it seems like there’s nothing that your smartphone can’t do, provided that it’s armed with the right app – and the smartphone is now extending it’s influence into the world of photography. 2 iOS photography apps that act as remote triggers/intervalometers/multi-purpose controllers for your camera have risen to prominence in the last year, so we thought it would be fun to match ’em up, mano e mano, to see which one would come out on top. In the blue corner, from the same guy who made the Orbis Ring Flash,  it’s ioShutter™PRO (video below); and [More]
Adobe Photoshop is one of the most powerful image editing suites ever produced.  I’ve personally been using it since 1995, and I still don’t know everything it can do.  No doubt that Photoshop is excellent and a great tool for those who know how to use it, but it’s also quite expensive and has a steep learning curve.  But is there an alternative for those who don’t have the time to learn Photoshop or the money to afford it?  Out good friend, street photography ninja and MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com and DiscoverMirrorless.com) has compiled a list of not one, [More]
Ed from theDigitalDigest is back with another excellent in depth review, this time, of the Sony NEX 5R. The Sony NEX 5R is a 16.1MP, APS-C based mirrorless camera that replaces the celebrated NEX-5N, and in doing so, Sony take several steps to ensure that it should be referred to as a legitimate upgrade from the previous generation. The NEX 5N was one of our favorite cameras of last year, and it’s still one of the best cameras that you can get within the price range.  However, the NEX 5R does indeed represent an upgrade to the 5N, most notably [More]
CES 2013 (aka, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV) is now history, and lots of cool new gadgets, toys and innovations were released (see the video montage above, courtesy of Blunty3000).  Unfortunately, not many groundbreaking releases came from the world of photo-videography. Since 2012 was an on year for the biennial Photokina Photo and Video Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany, as well as the PhotoPlus Expo in New York, which was also held in late autumn, it seems as though most of the Camera Companies chose last year to unveil their latest releases.  Indeed, we saw some amazing [More]
2012 was an incredible year for mirrorless cameras and hybrid photography.  It was a year that saw the launch of several breakthrough cameras and lenses as well as serious advancements in sensor technology, lighting and innovations such as Wi-Fi.  The world of photography is changing, folks…  Hybrid isn’t just coming, it’s already here, and as we look back on 2012 a few years from now, we just might recognize that THIS was the year that started it all. The following are the favorite cameras, lenses and technological breakthroughs in 2102 of the MC contributors and Hybrid Heroes on DiscoverMirrorless.com.   There [More]
Following on from our review of the Sony NEX-6, Angela Nicholson of DigitalCameraWorld takes a quick look at its video and app functionality. The Sony NEX-6 is one of our favorite cameras of 2012 and it’s one of the first of what will surely be many Wi-Fi capable cameras.  Look for Wi-Fi and Apps to become the norm on cameras in the next two years, as I predict wireless “Smart Cameras” will transform the industry in much the same way as they did mobile phones. At $998 USD (with 16-50mm power zoom lens), this camera is aimed squarely at enthusiasts [More]
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]
Here’s a collection of some of the Best Photo Apps for your iPad. Some really cool stuff here 1. CameraBag The New York Times says “If you buy just one filter app, make it CameraBag.” – Dramatically enhance your photos using the many classic camera and film simulations in CameraBag. It’s like having a dozen unique cameras all in one app! CameraBag focuses on emulating styles and processes from some of the most interesting cameras of the past to enhance the mood of an image, and the results are stunning.The cameras included in CameraBag are:”Helga” – Square-format toy camera with [More]
The Phoblographer just posted a review of the iPad Mini and it’s applications (no pun intended ~_^) for use by a Photo-Videographer.  While I haven’t yet splurged on a Mini (or a 3 for that matter), I LOVE my iPad 2 and have found it to be tremendously useful for so many things, from productivity, to time management, to photo-video portfolio, to entertainment (I’ve passed many hours in airport terminals reading or watching something on Netflix).  But can they pack all that goodness into a Mini Package? Here’s some highlights from the Phoblographer:  The Apple iPad Mini turned lots of [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]
(Video above courtesy of Snapheal) SnapHeal is an excellent photo touch-up app for the Mac that you can get at the app store for only $20 USD (now on sale for $9.99).  This is an ideal solution for someone who doesn’t want to shell out $800 plus USD or go through the steep learning curve that it takes to learn a full editing suite like Photoshop (Heck… I’ve been using Photoshop for over 10 years, and I STILL don’t know everything it can do). SnapHeal is definitely not a replacement for Photoshop, which is a full editing suite that offers [More]
With the speed and sensory technology of a DSLR, the NEX-5R from Sony is an award-winning interchangeable lens camera that fits in your pocket. Take professional level photos from any angle, thanks to the 180 degree tilting LCD screen and large 16.1 megapixel sensor. Including Wi-Fi and HD video capabilities, this camera fits a massive amount into its tiny body. Despite its small size, the camera’s large 16.1 megapixels sensor captures more of the image and more of the light, resulting in expert looking photos with less noise in low light settings. Taking up to ten frames per second with [More]
CNET takes a first look at the SONY NEX 5R. With a new sensor and redesigned autofocus system that combines phase detection and contrast technologies, and built-in Wi-Fi with support for downloadable apps via Sony’s Play Memories service, this really is a major upgrade over its predecessor.
The Sony NEX-5R along with the NEX-6 has been leaked. Featuring a new 16MP sensor, 180-degrees tilt, WiFi support, Apps, Web Browsing & phase detection autofoucs. Earlier this month we heard rumors of the next entries in Sony’s NEX line of mirrorless cameras, and now that information has been corroborated by photos purporting to be of the models in question. Chinese site VR-Zone has several alleged images of the NEX-5R and NEX-6, and both cameras look like they’ll break some new ground in Sony’s hardware design. The NEX-5R is said to be the follow-up to the NEX-5N and follows the [More]