43Rumors posted this video-interview by Megapixel with Sebastian Drawert from Panasonic. Here are some bullet points from the interview: The huge success of the Lumix GH2 (the predecessor to the GH3) as a video camera was a surprise to Panasonic. The development of the GH3 was at least in part the result of a great deal of feedback from pro videographers. The GH3 abandons the multi aspect ratio sensor used in the GH2 in order to improve image quality according to Mr. Drawert . While the GH2 was a 60% video and 40% stills camera the GH3 is more of a [More]
Warrick Williams of FujiFilm Australia discusses some of the features of the new FujiFilm X-E1 Compact System Camera. Take Warrick’s comments for what they are. He does, after all, work for Fuji – so he’s only going to talk about the positive stuff. That being said though, there’s a lot of positive stuff to talk about with the X-E1. It’s the little brother of Fuji’s flagship CSC, the X-Pro1, and shares a LOT of that camera’s features, including the sensor and processor, only in a smaller body and with a smaller pricetag. Like the X-Pro1, the new X-E1 also sports [More]
This hands-on look at the Sony NEX 6 by Matt from PhotoNewsReviews includes image samples and side by side comparison to NEX 5 and NEX 7. The NEX 6 squeezes in between new NEX 5R (but adds an EVF and dedicated mode dial that the 5R does not have) and the highly celebrated NEX 7, and actually is a lot like the 7. In fact, it’s almost identical in size and configuration, but the main difference is that the NEX 7 has a 24 mp sensor while the NEX 6 has a 16 mp sensor (and also adds with WiFi). [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]
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:
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 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.
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 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]
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]
With all the attention paid to Canon and Nikon DSLRs that shoot video, the average consumer tends to forget that Panasonic has its own line of Micro Four Thirds cameras with strong video credentials. And that’s exactly where the new Lumix GH3 comes into play. The GH3 is the successor to the Lumix GH2, which—thanks to its solid video controls and smooth continual autofocus—was (and still is) a favorite camera among videophiles. With the GH3, however, Panasonic went ahead and crammed in even more video functions to entice budding filmmakers, and these new functions come in the form of bar-setting [More]
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com hosts an interactive conversation between experts from Panasonic, Manfrotto Lighting and fellow Photogs Frederick Van Johnson of ThisWeekInPhoto.com and Giulio Sciorio of SmallCameraBigPicture.com as they discuss a new frontier in Photography that we may be currently witnessing… the birth of “Hybrid Imaging.” With the release of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, we are seeing the advent of a new breed of powerful, mirrorless cameras that are giving large full frame DSLRs a run for their money with superb image quality in still photos, while offering superior quality HD Video with a range of new capabilities. The panel [More]