The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5 features a newly integrated 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine to render clear, crisp images in both photo and video recording. “Featuring a compact, lightweight body with built-in flash, the G5 boasts ultra-high mobility while offering users powerful camera performance which achieves spectacular image quality.” The camera can record full HD 1080p video at up to 60fps. The G5 is now available, in body only and in two kit options: with a 14-42mm standard lens or with a 14-42mm power zoom lens. The G5 is one of our favorite new cameras, and has been [More]
This is a short test in low light against the hacked GH2. The GH2 is set to 1080/24p AVCHD 44Mbit with Auto Quantizer 4. The NEX 5N is set to 1080/25p AVCHD 24Mbit. We’ve included some 1080/50p slow motion footage as well and normally lit scenes shot with the NEX 5N. Lenses: GH2 – Samyang 35mm F1.4, 5N – Canon 50mm F1.2 L. Both set to F1.4 throughout. Later 5N scenes are with the standard 18-55mm kit lens. When comparing these cameras, one factor to consider is the number of available lenses. The GH2 is a micro 4/3 camera and [More]
Hands-on with the SONY NEX-VG20 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2. Bottom line: The GH2 and VG20 are both great cameras. Aside from the form factor, with the GH2 taking on a traditional DSLR-like shape, and the VG-20 more of a video cam style, here are some observations. The VG-20 lacks manual color, contrast and sharpness adjustments, but it has a built-in headphone jack and full manual audio control, it is better than the unhacked GH2 in low light and the factory-set color profile is just fine. The GH2 does handle moire better — but just barely. You will see moire [More]
Will Crockett previews a new hybrid LED video light from Manfrotto that can also be used as a flash.  Cool stuff for your mirrorless and M43 systems! Here are some of the latest LED offerings from Manfrotto:
Photo innovator Will Crockett suggests that professional photographers may benefit from choosing a non-pro camera as their second shooting system. The image quality of today’s non-pro cameras, like the mirrorless cameras, are as good if not better than big bulky pro cameras. Here are some non-pro level mirrorless systems that can provide you with GREAT Video! Best Price on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3CK Kit 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 14mm Pancake Lens Best Price on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5XK Live MOS Micro 4/3 Compact System Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen and 14-42 Power Zoom Lens, Black DMC-GF5XK The SONY NEX-5N [More]
In this video, Kai (of DigitalRevTV) and Graham Uden take the Nikon V1 out for a test. But of course they both have very different opinions and also different subjects in mind. Best Price on the Nikon 1 V1 10.1 MP HD Digital Camera System with 10-30mm VR and 30-110mm VR 1 NIKKOR Lenses (Black) You may also be interested in the EP-3 Best Price on the Olympus PEN E-P3 12.3 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 14-42mm Zoom Lens (Black)
Looking for straight forward info about the Panasonic Lumix GX1 mirrorless camera? Photo innovator Will Crockett is known as one of the top educators on the globe and in this video he presents the info you really need to decide if this is the right camera for you. 
He’s one of the pros that thinks mirrorless cameras will replace the DSLR as we know it today and is taking the smarter road to his own Migration to MIRRORLESS. Will has actually tested numerous different mirrorless cameras. The technical specs are online everywhere, but they don’t tell you how this camera [More]
Is the pricey Sony NEX 7 worth the money? This review skips the tech talk and reveals the real life strengths and weaknesses you will encounter when using this top-of-the-line NEX mirrorless camera. Photo innovator Will Crockett is known as one of the top educators and product reviewers on the globe, and in this video he presents the straight forward info you need to decide if this is the right camera for you for creating both photo and video files. Will is one of the experts that thinks mirrorless cameras will replace the DSLR as we know it today and [More]
This video is not in English, but you still get a good look at the menu system on the new SONY NEX-5R and it’s wireless connectivity with other mobile devices, as well as apps, such as Facebook. The SONY NEX-5R allows you to shoot and share DSLR-quality photos online, straight from the camera. With built-in Wi-Fi®, the Alpha NEX-5R even lets you download camera apps for endless creative possibilities. And the 16.1MP APS-C size sensor lets you shoot breathtaking stills with pro-grade defocused backgrounds. Get all this and more in a camera that’s about half the size of a DSLR. [More]
Rob Skeoch from Sony Canada joins Henry’s TV host Mark Shannon to talk about the all new Sony NEX-5R. The seventh generation camera in the NEX line from Sony, the NEX-5R includes many features that fit right into our digital lifestyle. The SONY NEX-5R allows you to shoot and share DSLR-quality photos online, straight from the camera. With built-in Wi-Fi®, the Alpha NEX-5R even lets you download camera apps for endless creative possibilities. And the 16.1MP APS-C size sensor lets you shoot breathtaking stills with pro-grade defocused backgrounds. Get all this and more in a camera that’s about half the [More]
Amy Davies gives a brief preview of what to expect from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji and Samsung at Photokina 2012 in Germany.
With the imminent launch of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 on the horizon, great deals can now be had on it’s predecessor, the Panasonic GH2, a perennial favorite of indie and pro videographers alike. So we at MirrorlessCentral decided to revisit this great camera with this video comparison of a standard GH2 and a Canon 60D DSLR. >>CLICK HERE<< for incredible pricing on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 16.05 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Hybrid Lens (Black)
This is the Sony NEX-5R, the latest addition to the NEX range, and the direct replacement for the NEX-5N. Compared with the NEX-5N there’s a re-designed APS-C sensor, improved sensitivity performance, a hybrid auto-focus system, App compatibility, Wi-Fi connectivity, degree tiltable touch screen and a few additions to the body. Here Ali Jennings takes a look at Sony’s latest NEX release.
Mike and Nick from Unique Photo do some night shooting to measure the Canon G1X, Panasonic GX1 and the Olympus OMD EM5 in a head to head to head match up. From Mirrorless Central: Bottom Line – The OMD EM5 and the Panasonic GX1 are both great cameras, they’re two of our favorites from the last year or so and you can’t go wrong with either. We haven’t personally tested the Canon, but it looks like a decent offering for those who aren’t in to interchangeable lenses. Our conclusion: The OMD is clearly the “Mercedes” of the bunch, and it [More]
A short film shot with the new Olympus OMD EM-5. Took a in a shopping mall to shoot. Shot it with Monotone settings straight out of camera.
Another review of the Olympus OM-D EM-5, hands down one of the best mirrorless cameras – check that – one of the best cameras PERIOD, to come out in the last several years. Pros and enthusiasts alike love this camera for it’s stunning Image Quality, 5 point image stabilization, lightining fast autofocus and retro form factor. If you’re interested in the OMD, we also recommend that you pick up the optional battery grip. It makes the camera easier to hold, and of course, adds to the battery life.
The Panasonic GF series has taken an interesting change of direction ever since the brilliant GF1 was first announced. With the GF2 and GF3 losing admirers of the range thanks to them losing key features. But now the GX1 is here and it’s promising to be the successor to the GF1. Is it any good though? The GX1 is a great camera, period… but it’s especially great for someone who’s looking to capture high quality photos and video, but pack that ability into a body that’s easy to carry around – and the GX1 delivers on all counts. At the [More]
In the kickoff of season 3, Kai and Lok from DigitalRevTV compare an entry level DSLR – the Nikon D3100 – with a mirrorless camera – the E-P3 to see if there is still a point of having a DSLR. It looks like the small Olympus PEN E-P3 holds up pretty well against the Nikon, even surpassing it in some categories, and with recent advances in sensor technology, we’d bet that new Olympus cameras, like the new PEN Lite (E-PL5) and PEN Mini (E-PM2), that are equipped with the same sensor as the flagship OM-D E-M5 would do even better. [More]
Will Crockett is the Photo-Guru behind DiscoverMirrorless.com, ShootSmarter.com and a host of other websites. He’s an industry visionary who is ushering in a new era of “Hybrid Imaging” – a combination of photo, video and audio that can all be produced by a new wave of smaller, less expensive yet powerful and highly sophisticated mirrorless cameras. Of course, we here at MirrorlessCentral.com happen to agree with Will. That’s why we’ve created this website, so you can keep up to date with all the latest cameras, lenses and gear that will help you ride the wave of the Mirrorless Revolution! Will, [More]