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 ( 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]
When the Sony RX1 was unveiled a few months ago at Photokina, we found the camera to be quite an enigma. After all, Sony wouldn’t even let photographers on the scene handle the camera. They just displayed it in a glass cube. Sony call it the World’s First Full Frame Compact Camera as it sports the same 35mm CMOS sensor as the new Sony A99 DSLT Camera, and it’s packed into a tiny tiny frame, but with a hefty hefty price tag. There’s no doubt that this is a top quality camera, and that 35mm Sony Sensor is absolutely killer! [More]
The new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 is continuing to turn heads.  It’s the smaller sibling of Olympus’ highly coveted OM-D E-M5, but even though it’s in a smaller package, it’s equipped with the same 16mp sensor and processor as the flagship OM-D.  Do good things come from this small package? Here’s ePhotozine’s verdict:  The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 features an improved design, with better handling and controls than the previous Mini E-PM1, as well as a great 3 inch touch screen. The camera doesn’t feature a panoramic mode, but does include a built in HDR bracketing mode, although unfortunately this doesn’t [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]
PetaPixel posted about the new Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100, one of the first of what is sure to be a tidal wave of “Smart” cameras.  The EK-GC100 runs on the Android Jellybean Operating System, and Samsung have now released the code for this camera, which has hackers licking their chops over what they can add to it’s functionality, including voice calling. Here’s what PetaPixel says:  Samsung released the open source kernel files for its new Galaxy Camera late last week, something commonly done in the smartphone world — at least with certain platforms — but a foreign concept in the [More]
EOSHD wrote up a great review on the new Black Magic Cinema camera, which joins an ever expanding group of cameras, such as the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5, that are being labeled as “DSLR Killers”.  You can seriously make that case for any of these cameras (in our opinion, that is especially true of the GH3 and the BMC camera, which have hoards of pro level features), and as the technology of these smaller, yet increasingly powerful mirrorless camera systems keeps getting better and better, and their ability to easily flow from stills to video and [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 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]
Chase Jarvis’ resident video guru Erik listed his top 5 features that GoPro nailed with the new Hero3. Here’s what Erik has to say:  A few weeks ago when GoPro announced the new Hero3 cameras, we were lucky enough to be in attendance for the unveiling and even luckier to walk away from the event with a Hero3 Black Edition in hand – one of just a handful in existence.  To date, they have listened to feedback and made big improvements on each iteration of their Hero camera line and this is no exception.  The Hero3 Black Edition is a [More]
(Video above from SGNL shows the Sony NEX 6 and new e-mount lenses, including the 35mm f/1.8, which can be seen towards the end of the video) For the last several years, Sony have been making some of the best mirrorless camera systems around, and their NEX lineup has been gathering more and more acclaim.  Yet the achilles heel of the lineup has been the lack of quality native lenses.  Now it seems that Sony are striving to address that issue and have released some new high quality e-mount lenses for the line, including the new 35mm f/1.8. ePhotozine wrote [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]
Vlad from The Verge discusses the Wi-Fi revolution in digital imaging. No doubt about it, digital imaging is not only trending towards smaller, less expensive but highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems, it’s also moving towards wireless integration for your camera. This years Photokina Exposition in Cologne, Germany was flooded with new cameras featuring Wi-Fi capabilities from industry giants such SONY, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, Canon and Nikon. In fact, the only company NOT to feature a Wi-Fi enabled camera was Leica. Imagine the ability to remotely control your camera using your smart phone or tablet, to instantly upload images to the [More]