MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) continues his evaluation of the Panasonic Lumix GH3. In this video, Will tests the Live Link between the Lumix GH3 and his iPhone using the Free Lumix Link App. This looks cool! Don’t forget, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here<< Watch all of Will’s GH3 Test Videos on DiscoverMirrorless.com Check out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Here
Here’s MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) with a test video using the Panasonic Lumix GH3 at 2000 ISO at night. Camera was set to color +3, SCENERY picture setting, 60i, using the 12-35mm f 2.8 zoom Don’t forget, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here<< Watch all of Will’s GH3 Test Videos on DiscoverMirrorless.com Check out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Here
MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) continues his tests of the Panasonic Lumix GH3. In this video, Will fiddles with the Wi-Fi functions on the new camera, and wow, does it look awesome! Don’t forget, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here<< Watch all of Will’s GH3 Test Videos on DiscoverMirrorless.com Check out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Here
TechInAsia posted a great article about the dwindling market for Point and Shoot Digital Cameras.  What is it that’s sending these once popular devices the way of the Twinkie?…  Why, it’s your SmartPhone, of course. TechInAsia Reports: Much has been said about the effects of the mobile revolution on console gaming. The past few years have not been kind to Japanese game console makers especially, as casual players get their gaming fix with mobile titles like Angry Birds and Plants vs Zombies. But smartphones are having an impact in other industries beyond gaming. Now that their cameras are much improved, [More]
The Camera Store‘s Chris Niccolls and Dave Paul put the Fuji X-E1 and the Sony NEX 6 to the test in a head to head shootout! The Camera Store writes:  If you’re looking for a small mirrorless camera with a viewfinder, the Fuji X-E1 and Sony NEX-6 are two of the best options out there. But which is the better choice for your style of shooting? Editor’s note:  Looks like the Camera Store guys came to the same conclusion that we did.  The X-E1 is a better stills camera while the NEX 6 is better for video and all around [More]
(From PetaPixel)  Sony is continuing its campaign against the mindless use of DSLRs. After releasing a series of viral videos poking fun at inept DSLR users, Sony is now turning to facts and hard evidence (in addition to humor). The company recently did a survey of 1012 non-professional DSLR users, and the results are pretty interesting. The company found that roughly 2/3 of casual DSLR users never (or rarely) take their camera out of full-auto mode. 72% purchased their camera simply for fun and for family snapshots, and 65% of those aged 18-29 considered their glorified point-and-shoots DSLRs a status [More]
Dave from Geekanoids takes a look at three Digital Cameras, including the Sony NEX-6, the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and the Fujifilm XF1. All very different, with different uses planned for them all. Editor’s Note:  Looks like Dave is planning on using the Fuji XF1 as his “take everywhere” camera (for which it is ideal!), the Olympus PEN E-PL5 as his “event” camera and the Sony NEX-6 as his “pimped out video camera”.  Each of these is well suited for the stated purpose, but if you don’t have a ton of money burning a hole in your pocket (which apparently, [More]
A day in Montmartre – [Panasonic Lumix GH3] from emeric on Vimeo. From 43Rumors – A little news about the Panasonic Lumix GH3: Our friends from Hybridcams shot that nice video with the GH3. Thanks for sharing! And our reader Twills sent me this: “The Panasonic GH3 specs page is being constantly updated as the firmware is finalized. The shutter duration spec did not specify a “Bulb” mode time limit before. Now it says it goes up to Approx. 60 minutes. That is great news as the GH2 is limited to 128 seconds in Bulb mode: Still Images: 1/4,000 – [More]
DigitalCameraInfo.com posted their review of the new Panasonic Lumix GH3. Here’s Some Highlights: The Panasonic GH3 is the Micro Four Thirds system all grown up, and it’s hard to argue that it’s not the best mirrorless system camera to date. While we’ve seen impressive performance from other bodies like the Sony NEX-7, and incredible styling and control in the Olympus OM-D E-M5, the Panasonic GH3 brings all of that together with some exceptional video quality to boot. The GH3 is smaller than a traditional entry-level DSLR, but only by a few millimeters here and there. In our opinion, though, it’s [More]
EOSHD conducted a mini camera shootout and pitted some of today’s big names mono a mono a mono, and the video above features all the cameras listed below over the soundtrack of “True Faith” by New Order (Get it HERE from iTunes).  Can’t go wrong! Here’s the skinny from EOSHD: In a joint shootout with Slashcam in Berlin, EOSHD put the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a bear pit against all rivalling cameras between $500 and $4000. It was a clear day and the results are just as stark. Download the full 2.5K shootout video. Here’s my verdict on which camera you should [More]
PetaPixel posted their review of the new Canon EOS M – Canon’s first foray into the mirrorless camera realm.  Canon’s new mirrorless camera has some impressive specs – it’s basically a Canon T4i (650-D) wrapped in a smaller package.  On the upside is Canon’s 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a wonderful capacitive touch screen (a-la Smart Phone) that’s one of the best around, and the ability to use your existing Canon Lenses (by using a $199 USD lens adapter).  The one glaring weakness however…  and it’s a biggie – abysmal autofocus performance (see video above). Here’s PetaPixel’s Verdict:   The Canon EOS [More]
MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) is putting the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 through it’s paces all this week. In this video, Will takes a walk through all the menus that the new GH3 has to offer, and since Will is VERY familiar with the GH2 (He has 10 of them that they use for video shooting), he points out the upgrades and new additions to the menus and the cameras capabilities. Don’t forget, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here<<  See all of [More]
Hey Gang, MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) now has a new Panasonic Lumix GH3 in his hands and is testing it all this week. Best of all, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here
In this excellent edition of the Hybrid Hangout, host Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) welcomes special guest Jared Polin (FroKnowsPhoto.com) and Hybrid Heroes Giulio Sciorio, Marlene Hielema, Bill Burkholder and Carol Schlintz for a lively discussion of RAW vs JPEG and which is better to shoot in different situations. This is a highly controversial topic and there are hardcore advocates on both sides. Here’s Will’s description of the hangout: Both JPEG and RAW file formats are good these days, but they are very different. When is it a good idea to use RAW, when is it best to shoot in JPEG, what [More]
SoundImagePlus is writing a review of the new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and reversed their workflow, this time creating a video test first (which, although simple, looks very impressive). SoundImagePlus writes: I’m doing this review the wrong way round. I normally end with video and pictures and for those of you who are missing the “camera porn” I usually start with, don’t worry, its on its way! But one of the things I wanted to try first was the video. There are not many options in terms of size, fps. etc. but several things the E-PL5 has in its favour [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) answers another reader question, this time about the Panasonic Lumix GH2, which you can now get for about $750 USD with a kit lens ($650 Body Only) – this is a HUGE BARGAIN! Here’s what Crockett says:  The Lumix GH2 that we are so fond of here in my studio is being replaced by the highly touted GH3. That means the GH2 is now priced at closeout and really is a bargain. Our take:  The Panasonic Lumix GH2 has been one of the most celebrated cameras of the last two years since it debuted in [More]
More reviews are coming in on the new Olympus PEN series cameras, the PEN Mini (E-PM2) and the PEN Lite (E-PL5). These two cameras pack the same sensor and image processor as Olympus’ top o’ the line M43 camera, the OM-D E-M5, the chief difference between the two is that the PEN Lite has a tilting touch screen and more on body controls than the PEN Mini – but BOTH of these cameras are drawing raving accolades for the quality of the images they are producing. Erik Fuller of The Phoblographer recently got his hands on a PEN Lite E-PL5 [More]
Billy of the Fuji Guys is back to outline the top features of the X-E1 X Series premium camera. We at MC are eagerly waiting to get our hands on this little beastie, as it’s bigger brother, the X-Pro1 is one of our favorite cameras – and since the X-Pro1 and the X-E1 share the same sensor and image processor, the X-E1 is sure to produce the same spectacular image quality as it’s bigger sibling. If you’re undecided as to whether you should go the X-Pro1 or X-E1 route, here’s a great article from FujiRumors that addresses that issue. If [More]
From DSLR Gear No Idea. A hilarious series of videos showing the pitfalls of those who are married to their DSLR Gear and refuse to look at anything else. Consider this an open thread (and an intervention ~_^)… See if you can recognize yourself in any of the following:
The reviews of the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 keep rolling in.  The latest one is pretty in depth and comes from TJ Donegan at DigitalCameraInfo.com. Here’s TJ’s conclusion: The Panasonic GH3 is the Micro Four Thirds system all grown up, and it’s hard to argue that it’s not the best mirrorless system camera to date. While we’ve seen impressive performance from other bodies like the Sony NEX-7, and incredible styling and control in the Olympus OM-D E-M5, the Panasonic GH3 brings all of that together with some exceptional video quality to boot. Mirrorless system cameras are typically quite compact, but [More]
Henry’s TV takes a look at the Olympus PEN E-PM2, the new entry level camera in the Olympus PEN series if interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras. But don’t judge this book by it’s stylish little cover. There’s BIG POWER in this tiny package, as the PEN “Mini” E-PM2 (along with it’s slightly bigger brother, the PEN “Lite” E-PL5) packs the same sensor and processor as the highly celebrated Olympus OM-D E-M5, providing you with stunning image quality in the palm of your hand. Here’s what Henry’s TV says: The Olympus PEN E-PM2 is all the proof you need that small and [More]