From 4/3 Rumors – The Phoblographer pits the Fuji X-Pro 1 against the Olympus OM-D E-M5 to see which camera has the fastest autofocus speed. The Fuji just got a new firmware upgrade that has greatly enhanced it’s AF speed, but is that enough to keep up with the blazing fast speed of the OMD? Watch and see… The X-Pro 1 and the OM-D E-M5 are two of our absolute favorite mirrorless cameras, and both of them produce STUNNING QUALITY IMAGES that rival (and even surpass) just about any DSLR out there. You really can’t go wrong with either system, [More]
Here’s the new Olympus PEN E-PM2 (aka the “PEN Mini”). Here’s how Olympus touts their new camera: The Olympus PEN E-PM2 is all the proof you need that small and stylish can deliver impressive images. This compact technological wonder features an expansive 16 MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI™ Image Processor for powerfully vivid images that rival the quality of an SLR. Let the camera achieve photographic perfection with features like iAuto and 23 Scene Select Modes. Or take control using Direct Live Guide. Explore your creative side with 12 ready-to-use Art Filters. The PEN E-PM2 features technology to [More]
Steve Huff of SteveHuffPhoto.com takes a look at the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Micro 43 lens, which is one of our absolute favorites, and it would seem that Steve agrees with us. Steve writes: This is a fantastic lens and now sits up there with the best micro 4/3 lenses. If you own a Micro 4/3 camera, you owe it to yourself to get this lens… and at only $399, it’s well worth it! Check out the lens below along with the others that Steve recommends in this video. We’ll also add links to the Olympus E-P3 as well as a [More]
Serial Photo Ninjas Giulio Sciorio of SmallCameraBigPicture.com and Frederick Van Johnson of ThisWeekInPhoto.com talk about Giulio’s move from Big Bulky DSLR cameras to the smaller but still highly sophisticated mirrorless systems he now uses. Watch as these two pros talk about BIG CHANGES in Photography, cool new technology and how smaller cameras are creating a whole new breed of street photographers. Check out Giulio’s Favorite Cameras below:
Geekanoids roll out a 1080p Full-On Video Test of the Olympus OM-D EM-5. This video features some 1080P footage using the camera both tripod mounted (opening scene) and handheld (outdoor scenes), all with the internal mic. While this is far from the best video that we’ve seen produced with this little beastie, we can’t help being impressed by the results that the OMD produces in video, especially with it’s rock solid 5 point IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) and blazing fast auto-focus. It’s no wonder why to E-M5 is a favorite of Pro and Enthusiast photogs alike. The OMD features [More]
Matt Granger, aka That Nikon Guy is yet another fan of the Olympus OM-D E-M5, and it’s optional grip. Matt writes: I love the OM-D, but I wouldn’t use it without the handgrip.
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]
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]
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]
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:
A complete overview of these two new cameras that share the same sensor and brain of the OM-D E-M5.
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:
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:
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 Olympus PEN E-PL5 boasts the same 16.1 megapixel sensor found in the OM-D E-M5, so we’re expecting great image quality from this little camera. Though it might be small on size and weight, the E-PL5 is certainly big when it comes to image quality. In fact, Olympus claim that is has Best-in-class image quality. As a result, it delivers stills and movies with consistently high resolution, rich gradation, low noise and wide dynamic range. Stay Tuned to Mirrorless Central for the latest news, reviews and information on this and many other cameras that are launching at the 2012 Photokina [More]
In this video Ali Jennings of Digital Camera World takes a look at the two new PEN cameras, the Olympus PEN E-PL5 and E-M2 Olympus has refreshed its PEN line-up with these two new models to sit in the middle, and bottom of the range of their lineup. Both the E-PL5 and E-PM2 have the same 16.1 million pixel sensor as the recently announced OM-D E-M5, which bodes extremely well for image quality. Stay Tuned to Mirrorless Central for full reviews and updates!
Two of the photo industry’s most respected educators chat about how, when, why DSLRs will be replaced by mirrorless cameras in the near future.  When do you switch over? Why would you? Are these guys nuts? Frederick Van Johnson from thisweekinphoto.com and Will Crockett from discovermirrorless.com are both pro shooters and top photo educators… and they have recorded a recent conversation on the topic that you get to hop in on. Check below to see some of our favorite mirrorless cameras in varying price ranges… Amazon.com Widgets
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]
What is mirrorless imaging? With the flood of new mirrorless cameras entering market and in anticipation of Photokina next week in Cologne, Germany (and all the new cameras, lenses and gear that will be unveiled there), we felt it would be a good idea to post this video from Will Crockett, GeekBeat’s photo tech specialist, to show you what mirrorless digital photography can do for you. Will is one of our favorite photo experts. We love his no-nonsense reviews and his obvious passion for photography and video production that comes through in each and every video he makes (which is [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]
From 43Rumors… Both, Olympus and Panasonic will announce their new Micro Four Thirds stuff on Monday September 17th. Yes, exactly in one week (and one day before Photokina, 2012 in Cologne, Germany)! Panasonic will announce the GH3 (full specs here), the 35-100mm f/2.8 X lens and very likely show 2-3 more prototype lenses behind a thick glass. One of them should be a fast tele lens. Olympus will announce the E-PM3 and E-PL5 PEN cameras with same E-M5 sensor. There will be a 15mm f/8.0 lens-cap, the 60mm macro and a 12mm Black limited edition lens. May more prototype lenses [More]