WhatDigitalCamera weighs in with another first look preview of the new Panasonic Lumix GF6 Interchangeable Lens micro 4/3 camera. The GF6 is a substantial upgrade over previous models and integrates many exciting new features, such as a mode dial, tilting touch screen, wifi and NFC capabilities. WDC reports… The Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a new base model compact system camera which sees significant improvements to the outgoing Panasonic Lumix GF5 it replaces. The Panasonic Lumix GF6 features a higher resolution 16MP Live MOS sensor and new processor to boost the image quality and reduce high ISO noise, while externally the [More]
WhatDigitalCamera takes a look at the new Fuji X-20 fixed lens compact digital camera. The X20 is the successor to Fuji’s popular X-10 compact camera. Although the new camera is loaded up with Fuji’s all new X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR II processing technology, the sensor maintains the same 2/3in dimensions and 12MP pixel count of the X10. As part of their new autofocus system, the sensor now has phase-detection pixels built into its array, which are said to help the camera to achieve autofocus speeds of up to 0.06sec – a major improvement over previous versions. The camera [More]
Reporting from CP+ 2013 in Yokohama, Japan, Matt Granger of PhotoNewsReviews gets his hands on the new Panasonic DMC TZ40 fixed lens compact camera, and even takes it for a little spin to get some test shots. The TZ40 comes equipped with a Leica branded lens and it seems to perform just as I would expect, but what really impresses me the most about this new camera is it’s wireless features, including NFC (Near Field Communication), which allows you to touch devices together to establish a connection. I expect that there will be many more wi-fi enabled cameras released this [More]
endgadget previews the Pentax Optio WG 3, which was on display at CP+ 2013 in Yokhama, Japan. The WG 3 is the latest in a line of extreme looking cameras from Pentax. Indeed, this little bad boy looks like it can take a licking and keep on clicking, but does the Optio WG 3 have it where it counts? Endgadget reports The Pentax Optio WG 3 packs a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a sharp 3-inch LCD and a 4x, f/2-4.9 lens. Its survivability stats, printed around the lens, include waterproof to 14 meters (46 feet), shockproof to 2-meter (6.5-foot) drops, crush-proof [More]
Here’s another CES 2013 report from Blunty3000. This time around, Blunty gives us a sneak peek at the new Pentax MX-1 fixed lens compact camera. The MX-1 was one of the few bright spots to come out of an of an otherwise forgettable CES Show (from a photographer’s perspective). Of course, most of the major announcements and releases in the photo/video industry came late last year at the Photokina Expo in Cologne, Germany and Photo Plus in NYC. Blunty writes… “The Pentax MX-1, announced at CES 2013, is carrying on Pentax’s bold attitude toward design and producing interesting cameras to [More]
Consumer Reports talks about the new and innovative cameras they expect to see launched at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) next week. We can’t wait to see all the cool new cameras and gadgets that’ll be launched at the show, and we’re sure that YOU can’t wait either, so be sure to keep coming back to MirrorlessCentral for all the latest news, reviews and updates from the CES! Until then, we’ll wet your appetite, here’s a list of all the compact cameras that will be introduced by Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony (via PhotoRumors.com). Fujifilm: HS35EXR: 16MP, 30x [More]
DPReview have a production Fuji X-E1 in hand and have posted an extended preview (leading up to their full review in January). Here’s the summary of their first impressions: The X-E1 is to all intents and purposes a smaller version of the X-Pro1 with the optical viewfinder removed, and a fully-electronic one used in its place. The sensor and image processor are the same, and control layout and user interface near-identical. So you can get a pretty good idea of what it’ll be like from reading our in-depth review of that camera. However there are key differences in the firmware, [More]
(Video above shot by Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com shows a test of the Canon EOS M’s autofocus while locking on to the ‘Canon’ logo of the 1D X DSLR – is this performance going to measure up to the competition?) Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com got his hands on a Canon EOS M and posted his thoughts about the first mirrorless offering from Canon in his Hands On Preview. Here are Gordon’s final thoughts for now… Canon is the last of the big names to launch a mirror-less system camera with the EOS M coming a considerable four years after Panasonic [More]
Above is a video test of a pre-production Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 captured at a London Zoo Press Event. Trusted Reviews previews the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 (watch their video preview here) and added to the chorus of positive reviews/previews/reports that we’ve been getting about this impressive new camera. In a nutshell, they say that the GH3 is on par with top cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M5 for still photo quality, and it beats all comers for video. Here are some highlights of their preview: We’ve seen a steady improvement in the image quality provided by the micro four thirds [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]
The New Panasonic Lumix GH3 is getting into the hands of some select bloggers for photo and video reviews, and here’s one of the first from ePhotozine (Check out photos, video and discussion). The video above was recorded at 50p using the 12-35mm f/2.8 Panasonic lens. Not surprisingly, the 16.05 Live MOS sensor delivers and video looks great (YouTube compression aside), and although we’re not 100% sure, it sounds like the audio was captured by the GH3’s onboard stereo mic, and it too, sounds great. Check out the GH3 and the 12-35mm f 2.8 lens below:
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
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.
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):
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
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:
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]
From dpreview.com >> Hands-on preview of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full-frame, fixed lens compact