As part of their in depth review of the Sony NEX 6, CameraLabs compared it to another of our favorite cameras of 2012, the Panasonic Lumix G5.  This comparison is not as cut and dry as some others might be, simply because there really a lot of “Apples to Oranges” features between these two cameras.  Each is well equipped, but each is equipped somewhat differently than the other. Here’s how CameraLabs breaks it down… CameraLabs Compares the Sony NEX 6 with the Panasonic Lumix G5 The Panasonic Lumix G5 is one of the more affordable compact system cameras on the [More]
MC Contributor, photo/video innovator and Hybrid Photography “Coach” Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com is blazing trails once again.  He just shot a portrait session completely without using flash, and he created a cool Hybrid eProduct at the same time! Will writes:  Yesterday was a big day.  I made it through two portrait shoots in the studio using no flash whatsoever, and lit the entire job using LED Lights Only! The lights used were the Quantum Omicron LED ringlight, for the bold “shadowless” look you see, and I also used a cluster of three Manfrotto ML 840H Maxima LED lights mounted inside [More]
Chase Jarvis Blog lists their favorite mirrorless cameras and muses that they could mean the end for the DSLR (at least in some respects).  Chase and his staff handle and use just about every camera you can imagine, and it looks like their picks are pretty much right in line with our picks for 2012. Here are the picks from Chase and Co. Olympus OM-D E-M5 The Good: Fast Autofocus, excellent low-light performance, fantastic in-body 5-axis image stabilization. The Bad: Not much. Continuous Autofocus tracking is a bit on the unreliable side sometimes. Who it’s Ideal For: Outdoor enthusiasts and [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]
PetaPixel are citing numerous sources who say that there may be a mirrorless successor to the Olympus E-5, thereby ending the Olympus DSLR line.  The new camera is rumored to be larger than the OM-D E-M5, but smaller than the E-5.  This would put it right in the size range of the Panasonic Lumix GH3.  You don’t suppose?… Anywhoot…  PetaPixel Reports:  In a recent interview with Quesabesque, Miguel Angel Garcia, the CEO of Olympus Spain, dropped another “official” hint at what the camera company is cooking up to replace the E-5. The subsequent article, which initially said that the camera [More]
Just a quick heads up…  I just noticed that the Panasonic Lumix G5 WITH the kit lens is selling for $499 on Amazon.  The $499 USD price will show once you get it in your cart. Amazon is showing that there are only 4 left (at the time of this posting), so I don’t know how long this will last.  I personally have one of these and recommend it very highly. This is a phenomenal deal, so if you want one, I suggest moving fast. Get the Panasonic Lumix G5 Here
Amazon is running some GREAT LIGHTNING DEALS today on Panasonic Cameras! There’s a new deal every hour, and right now the Panasonic G5 is selling for only $399! (but only for the next 3 hours, so if you want one, you’d better move fast) I’m personally shooting with a G5 now and highly recommend it. Check out the deals NOW!
iPhonePhotography posted a video by Photographer Jack Hollingsworth, who claims that the gap between the iPhone and his expensive DSLR gear has essentially been erased, and he can’t tell the difference between shots taken with his DSLR and his iPhone. iPP reports:  Photographer Jack Hollingsworth spent months shooting his iPhone and DSLR side-by-side on photo shoots around the world and claims the gap between the two devices is miniscule. In fact, using the iPhone made him fall in love with photography all over again. He also believes that the iPhone may go down as the most influential device in the [More]
Stuart, one of the readers over at DiscoverMirrorless.com, submitted a question to MC Contributor Will Crockett to help him choose between a Panasonic Lumix G5 and a Lumix GH3. Here’s the question:   Will, I watched your review of the G5 and was somewhat discouraged.  You mentioned that it was not a good replacement for a GH2 owner, so here is my concern.  I am looking for a camera that will be used 85% of the time for still photography, but still want good video capabilities.  I am not doing anything professional, but am transitioning from a D7000, so image [More]
Update:  OK gang…  The deals listed below were one day only, but Amazon now has the G5 for only $499 Body Only, or $599 with a Kit Lens, and the Panasonic Lumix GH2 is also only $499 Body Only, also on Amazon.  These are both GREAT DEALS and you can’t go wrong either way.  If you’re having trouble choosing between these two phenomenal cameras >>Click Here<< —————————————————————————————————— OK Gang, it looks like the deals are coming fast and furious, just in time for Christmas! You can now get the Panasonic G5 with Lens for only $499 USD, and the Panasonic LX7 [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]
43Rumors posted some tasty little tidbits about some future M43 releases from Panasonic. According to their sources, we may have to wait until next fall for the new GX2 to be released (vs this month via earlier rumors). Here’s the skinny from 43Rumors:  Yesterday Panasonic announced the new MFT videocamera. So while the rumor about an early November Panasonic announcement were correct we are still missing the release of the new GX2. There is a weird silence around that product. Back in Spring Panasonic itself said that: “We will define more clearly what GH and GX means this year, so [More]
SoundImagePlusBlog posted an excellent review of the Panasonic G5. It looks like they concur with our assessment that the G5 is an excellent camera that might be getting lost in the shuffle with all the fanfare surrounding the new camera launches at Photokina in September and PhotoPlus just this past weekend. Here’s SoundImagePlusBlog’s conclusion: I have no hesitation in recommending the G5 and would suggest that, if possible, you give it a try before thinking about one of the “sexier” m4/3 cameras like the OM-D and the upcoming GH3. I would suggest also that you might just find it surprisingly [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) answers a reader question posed by Ajay from the U.K., who’s looking to get his first mirrorless camera system and has it narrowed down to 2 excellent choices… The Panasonic G5 and the Sony NEX 5N. Will Writes: A reader over in the UK, Ajay, sent in an email to ask about which camera to buy as his first mirrorless. He wanted to know my take on choosing the Sony NEX5N or the Lumix G5, or another one he was not aware of. Both are terrific cameras, but different. Depending on what you plan to [More]
With all the fanfare surrounding the numerous camera launches a Photokina 2012 about a month ago, we thought it would be a good time to revisit one of our favorite cameras of the year, The Panasonic G5. No doubt, there were several impressive cameras that debuted in the last few weeks, including the Panasonic GH3, the Olympus PEN Lite (E-PL5) and PEN Mini (E-PM2), the Sony NEX 5R, NEX 6 and RX1, the Fuji X-E1, etc. Yep… there are a lot of shiny new toys to distract you, but the G5 is a great little image making machine that still [More]
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]
Next week, CNET Asia heads off to Photokina 2012 (September 18-23), which is the world’s largest photography-related trade fair. Held in Cologne, Germany, at Koelnmesse (Cologne Trade Fair or Cologne Exhibition Centre), the biennial exhibition will play host to hundreds of digital and analog imaging companies, which includes all the major camera vendors. Over 180,000 guests are expected to attend from over 160 countries. This year may not be the most exciting in terms of camera technologies, but there are quite a few major trends we’re beginning to spot based on products that have already been announced and other products [More]
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com discusses what he sees as a shift in the Pro and Enthusiast Photography World. Are DSLRs on the way out in favor of smaller and less expensive yet highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems with BIG Image Quality and HD Video Capability? Will writes… We have been nice and busy here working on a few really inspiring consulting projects with the “new breed” of camera systems. We are mezmorized by their small size+low cost+BIG image quality. Dunno if you have noticed, but the mirrorless (aka Compact System Cameras) are making impact with consumers and starting to get [More]
An interview with Sebastian Drawert, European Manager for Panasonic Lumix, about the new Lumix G5, FZ200 and LX7 cameras announced in July 2012. In the video, we discuss all three models, along with some hints about the soon to be released Panasonic Lumix GH3.
The New Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, the Panasonic LUMIX G5 video quality comparison The G5 is one of our favorite new cameras, and has been getting rave reviews from users all over the world. It’s an easy to use camera that’s a great choice for those who want high quality stills AND HD Video without a lot of fussing in post production or color correction, etc.
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]
An overview of Panasonic’s G5. The bigger brother — but not the successor — to the G3, featuring a 16.05-megapixel sensor and a revamped imaging chipset. The G5 is one of our favorite new cameras, and has been getting rave reviews from users all over the world. It’s an easy to use camera that’s a great choice for those who want high quality stills AND HD Video without a lot of fussing in post production or color correction, etc.
Check out this video footage shot entirely with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5, with no color-correction whatsoever. The colors appear sharp and clear, whether in bright daylight or at night, Panny’s “Light Speed” auto-focus to locks right on, and the videographer gets some great stop motion and slo-motion effects. Be sure to notice the high quality sound captured by the camera’s on board stereo mics. We are super impressed with this camera. It’s no wonder Panasonic calls it the “GH 2.5” >>CLICK HERE
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]