Panasonic recently launched the LUMIX GH3 (at Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany), and we can’t wait to get our hands on this beast! The GH3 is Panasonic’s most powerful and versatile Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) interchangeable lens camera yet, featuring incredible video and picture quality in a ruggedly elegant and compact design. Make no mistake about it, this is a PRO STYLE CAMERA aimed directly at the big boy DSLRs, and why not…  This sucker is pretty Bad @$$ itself!  Offering expert control for videographers and photographers alike, the state-of-the-art LUMIX GH3 delivers crisp images and videos with a [More]
To launch the new Sony NEX-6, two photographers, Luca Rossini and Mike Palmieri, were recruited to participate in a photography assignment in the wilderness of Kodiak, Alaska. Their challenge was to capture the best photo of the trip, and they were asked to travel with only a single carry-on bag each for all their gear, clothing, etc. Along the way they fully tested the capabilities of the NEX-6, and the experience was documented in a short promotional film called “Into Alaska” (Watch it >>HEREHERE
To launch the new Sony NEX-6, two photographers, Luca Rossini and Mike Palmieri, were recruited to participate in a photography assignment in the wilderness of Kodiak, Alaska. Their challenge was to capture the best photo of trip, and they were asked to travel with only a single carry-on bag each for all their gear, clothing, etc. Along the way they fully tested the capabilities of the NEX-6, and the experience was documented in a short promotional film called “Into Alaska” (Watch it >>HERE
Here’s an interview with Panasonic Senior Product Manager Markus Matthes about the new Panasonic Lumix GH3, during Photokina 2012 – The biennial Photo Industry Fair in Cologne, Germany. Lots of good info here, but be forewarned, it can also get a little techie (if that’s not your thing). From all reports that we’ve seen, the GH3 was one of the stars of this year’s Photokina event. Preliminary reports indicate that this camera will be highly appealing to professional and enthusiast Photographers and Videographers alike. The GH2 after all, has become a favorite of indie and even pro film makers, and [More]
Billy Luong from The Fuji Guys joins Henry’s TV host Mark Shannon to introduce one of Fujifilm’s newest compact system cameras, the X-E1. With the same X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro 1, and its ability to accept existing X-Mount lenses, the X-E1 proves to be a strong contender in the Compact System Cameras market. We LOVE the INCREDIBLE IMAGE QUALITY produced by the X-Pro1 and expect much the same from the X-E1. Although it loses the hybrid viewfinder of it’s bigger brother, it still has an extremely sharp EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) and throws a mic input into the mix.
Which? examines the Samsung NX1000, the entry level camera in the Samsung NX series. Here’s the NX1000 along with the other cameras in the NX series: While all three of the Samsung NX series are great cameras, we recommend that you also compare them to cameras like the Panasonic Lumix or Olympus PEN cameras below. You can save a few bucks, they produce high IQ in both stills and HD video are micro 43 cameras, so there’s a TON of available lenses for each one.
Which? takes a first look at the new SONY NEX 6, the new addition to the NEX lineup that sits right between the new NEX 5R and the high end NEX 7. The NEX 6 is very similar to the NEX 7 except that it has Wi-Fi capabilities and a 16 megapixel processor vs the 24 megapixel processor on the NEX 7. That being said however, it should still produce stunning quality images and video as the older NEX models like the 5N are renowned for their quality. It will be interesting to see if SONY have found a solution [More]
WhatDigitalCamera take a look at the Pentax Q10 – One of the smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras available today. The Q10, although not a replacement for the Pentax Q, sits right above it in the Pentax lineup and features a more pronounced grip.
The Fuji Guys preview the Fuji XF1, fixed lens compact digital camera, which was displayed at Photokina 2012. The XF1 is available in Black, Brown or Red (see below):
WhatDigitalCamera take a look at the new additions to the Olympus PEN series of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras, the Lite (E-PL5) and Mini (E-PM2). Both of these cameras feature the same sensor and processor that’s used in Olympus’ flagship micro 43 camera, The OM-D E-M5, so they promise to provide HUGE RESULTS in their lite and mini bodies. Check out the E-PL5 and E-PM2 below:
Ali Jennings from DigitalCameraWorld takes a look at what the replacement to the Olympus XZ-1 compact digital camera has to offer. DCW Writes: Olympus has replaced the camera right at the top of its compact line-up. The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 features a 12 million pixel back-illuminated 1/1.7 inch CMOS sensor and the same TruPic VI processor as in the Olympus OM-D E-M5. It looks like the processor from the OMD is starting to trickle down into the Olympus lineup, and that’s a good thing, because it’s a KILLER SENSOR! We’ll be interested to see what it will do for this [More]
EOSHD got their hands on a Panasonic Lumix GH3 body for a short time at Photokna. This test footage was shot in 1080/25p ALL-I mode at 72Mbit, with two slow mo-sequences of Pocahontas and the juggler shot in AVCHD 1080/50p at 50Mbit. Wow… This footage looks AWESOME! We can’t wait to see some reviews on full production models once this little beastie gets into some photographers hands. Stay Tuned! Also: That Nikon Guy has published some high ISO shots (ranging from ISO400 to ISO25600), which also look AMAZING, at flickr.com. >>Check Them Out Here
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young goes to Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany looking for clean HDMI output DSLRs (and DSLMs!) that are compatible with the new Ninja-2 Hard Disc Video Recorder. Although most of the cameras he demos are DSLRs, we noticed that the Panasonic Lumix GH3 makes the cut. Another indication that Panasonic’s new Photo and Video Beast is ready for Prime Time!
Which? takes a look at the Fuji X-E1, the smaller and more affordable option to the Fuji X-Pro1. The X-E1 uses the same sensor as the X-Pro1 (which is renowned for high Image Quality) and it also sports a microphone input. We think this is going to be one popular camera! Those interested in the X-E1 often compare it with the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Both of these cameras offer high IQ and are in a similar price range.
Daniel Berehulak from Getty Images discusses his experiences while testing the new Panasonic Lumix GH3. Order the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Now:
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews.com continues his tour of Photokina 2012 and this time, he’s at the Leica Booth. Matt says “Whoa, welcome to the 21st century. Traditionalists be warned, this may not be the new camera you were waiting on…” >>CLICK HERE<< for Best Pricing and Options on the Leica X2
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews.com compares the new Fuji X-E1 with it’s big brother, the X-Pro1. Matt says “This little beast looks really great. I may just get one for myself! The same styling of the X Pro 1, same sensor and many of the same features, in a smaller body – plus a microphone input jack.” We agree with Matt. Since the X-E1 has the same image sensor as the X-Pro1 (which is renowned for it’s high Image Quality) in a more compact body, plus the addition of the mic input jack, we feel that this is going to be one [More]
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews takes a look at full res samples from the Fuji X-E1 to evaluate it’s ISO performance up to 25,600. Matt’s conclusion… “I am really impressed!” Check out the Fuji X-E1 in different styles, with or without lenses below:
A complete overview of these two new cameras that share the same sensor and brain of the OM-D E-M5.
The “First Looks” and “Hands On Previews” are coming in fast and furious now for all the cameras that were unveiled at Photokina 2012, in Cologne, Germany. Here’s the latest on the Panasonic Lumix GH3 from PhotoNewsReviews: The Lumix GH3 includes AF, handling, white balance, touch screen and high ISO. This is an impressive camera! The Panasonic GH3’s sensor is coupled with a new Venus Engine processor, (Venus Engine FHD) which is said to enable better noise performance at high sensitivity values, especially in the shadows, thanks to its multi stage noise reduction system. This should make the new camera [More]
From Digital Camera Word **NOTE: When referring to the touch screen in the video, the reviewer erroneously states that the GH3 has a resistive touch screen and not a capacitive touch screen. She actually got that backwards. The GH3’s touch screen is capacitive, like that of an iPhone. The Panasonic GH3 arrives as the direct replacement for the popular but aged GH2. The new cameras sees the 16.1 million pixel sensor coupled with a new Venus Engine processor, (Venus Engine FHD) which Panasonic have said will enable better noise performance at high sensitivity values, especially in the shadows, thanks to [More]
Which? is at Photokina 2012, and take a look at the new Olympus E-PL5 (aka PEN Lite). It’s the most recent upgrade from the E-PL3 and it has some new interesting features including a touch screen and new processor. The PEN Lite and it’s sister camera, the PEN Mini (E-PM2) share the same sensor as Olympus’ flagship camera in their Micro 43 lineup, the OM-D E-M5, so these new cameras promise to produce superb quality photo AND HD Video! Check out the new Olympus PEN Lite (E-PL5) and Mini (E-PM2) Cameras below:
Here’s a quick look at the new Olympus PEN E-PL5. Olympus says >> You love being creative, but you also demand superior image quality and uncompromising performance. The PEN E-PL5 is perfect. Shoot images with stunning detail and vivid color thanks to a powerful tandem of a sizeable 16 MP Live MOS Sensor and our TruePic VI™ image processing engine. Technology like an AF Illuminator and an ISO with speeds that hit 25600 capture crisp, clear shots in low light. Everything is fast on the PEN E-PL5 from the exceedingly responsive touch screen to 8 fps sequential shooting. Nourish your [More]
The guys from DigitalCameraInfo.com are at Photokina in Cologne, Germany and they’re checking out all the latest cameras and gear. Here’s their first look at the brand new Olympus E-PL5, one of two new PEM cameras launched by Olympus that share the same sensor as the highly acclaimed OM-D E-M5. Check out the new Olympus PEN Lite (E-PL5) and Mini (E-PM2) Cameras below: