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]
From RedDotPhoto – A hands on and first look at the Olympus OMD EM5, demonstrated by Mr Terada from Olympus. At Mirrorless Central, the E-M5 is one of our favorite cameras, and what’s not to love?… It features a 16 megapixel SONY sensor that produces GREAT IMAGE QUALITY in Photo and Video! It’s easy to use, it has lots of Creative Art Filters, and it’s incredible 5 point IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) gives you “Steady-cam” quality stabilization, plus it has Blazing Fast Auto-Focus! We do recommend picking up the optional battery grip, especially if you have larger hands. It’ll [More]
FUJIFILM launches a second X Series interchangeable-lens camera, with image quality comparable to 35mm full frame D-SLR sensors, the FUJIFILM X-E1 Key features list: • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor • EXR Processor Pro • FUJIFILM X mount (For Fujinon XF lenses) • Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder • 2.8-inch (460K dot) LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle) • Built-in pop-up Flash (hotshoe attachment also available for external flash) • ISO 200 — 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600 (range of ISO400-6400 when using ISO Auto) • 0.05 sec Shutter time lag [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.
Listen to professional photographer Toshimitsu Takahashi talk about street photography using the Fujifilm X-E1 Learn more about the X-E1 We’re VERY excited about this latest offering from the gang over at Fuji, as it features the same sensor and processor as the X-Pro1, which we LOVE, but in a little smaller (and less expensive) body. It uses the same X Mount lenses as the X-Pro1, but does not have it’s bigger brother’s hybrid viewfinder. The X-E1 DOES however, add a mic input. We hope that the X-E1 takes it’s performance in video mode up a notch over the X-Pro, [More]
MirrorlessReviews pits the Olympus OM-D E-M5 against the SONY NEX 7 in a head to head comparison. Part II focuses on Video Recording and Menus. In our opinion, the OMD, wins in movie mode, hands down. Don’t get us wrong, the NEX 7 does record stunning quality video, but there have been numerous reports of overheating issues in video mode, and the 5 point IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) on the E-M5 is just superb! They’re pretty much neck and neck in pricing, but if you tack on another $300 and go for the extra battery grip for the E-M5 [More]
MirrorlessReviews pits the Olympus OM-D E-M5 against the SONY NEX 7 in a head to head comparison. Part I focuses on handling, size, build quality, screens and EVF. In our opinion, to get the most out of the OMD, from a handling standpoint anyway, you really need to check out the battery grip. It adds a substantial amount to the grip surface as well as the battery life. The E-M5 and NEX 7 are two of the big boys in the mirrorless camera arena, along with the Fuji X-Pro 1 and the 2 year old (but pro and indie video [More]
MirrorlessReviews compares the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 vs. Panasonic Leica 25mm 1.4 on Olympus OM-D EM-5 Micro Four Thirds camera. As we’ve said before, one of the greatest things about Micro 43 cameras is that there is a TON of available lenses for you to use, and a lot of them are really HIGH QUALITY GLASS! The equivalent lenses on full size DSLR can cost a LOT more, and the M43 lenses are just as good, if not better in many cases. Olympus and Panasonic are the main players in the Micro 43 arena, but third party manufacturers are catching on [More]
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 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]
DigitalCameraWorld reviews Photokina 2012 and talks about the top cameras they found at the event, many of which are mirrorless – from entry level to high end offerings. DCW writes: With a mass of new cameras released this year, Ali Jennings takes a look at ten camera highlights from Photokina 2012. These include the Sony RX1, Fuji X-E1, Canon EOS 6D, Panasonic GH3, Pentax K-5 IIs, Olympus E-PL5, Nikon D600, Leica M, Samsung Galaxy and the Hasselblad Lunar. Here are some of the latest mirrorless cameras that were on display at Photokina 2012:
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 >>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.
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews talks about the Samsung NX series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Just what is the difference between the 3 models? Favorite quote from this video… “OOooo, distracted by a pretty girl!” ツ Here are the 3 cameras discussed in the video: 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 [More]
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews tests the all new Panasonic Lumix GH3 at various ISO settings to see how it’s IQ (Image Quality) stands up to that of “Full Frame” DSLR. We think you’ll find that the technology built in to the smaller sensors of many mirrorless and micro 43 cameras has come a LOOOONG way in recent years, and we are very impressed with the IQ that we’ve seen from a lot of these cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix GX1 and G5, The SONY NEX 5N, NEX 7 (and now the NEX 5R and NEX 6), the Fuji X-Pro1 and [More]
Daniel Berehulak from Getty Images discusses his experiences while testing the new Panasonic Lumix GH3. Order the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Now:
Matt from 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]