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
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]
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]
Here’s a behind the scenes look at the mini-movie “Genesis”, shot with a pre-production Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3. Writer/Director:Bruce Logan, Producers:Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt / Bruce Logan, Directors of Photography:Philip Bloom / Bruce Logan ASC The new camera has now been officially announced as of about 7AM EDT today. Here’s an initial review fro CNET Asia: Panasonic has just announced its upcoming Lumix DMC-GH3 flagship mirrorless camera, a first in the company’s interchangeable lens camera (ILC) lineup to feature a rugged design with splash-proof and dustproof properties as well as wireless connectivity. Users would be able transfer content wirelessly and control the [More]
The Fuji X-E1 is the brand’s second interchangeable lens X series camera, which promises to deliver the same excellent image quality as the top-of-the-line X Pro 1. Boasting the same 16 million pixel APS-C X Trans CMOS sensor as the X Pro1, the body of the camera is slightly smaller and sleeker than its older brother. In this video Amy Davies takes a first look at what Fuji’s latest camera has to offer.
With camera manufacturers making their mirrorless cameras smaller and smaller these days, it leads one to wonder why people would consider a compact camera. In this video, Kai and Alamby of DigitalRevTV compare the two cameras while taking their “model” dog out for a walk, and then make some photography wishes at a wishing tree… Check out the links for the featured cameras, plus their new updated versions below:
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]
With the speed and sensory technology of a DSLR, the NEX-5R from Sony is an award-winning interchangeable lens camera that fits in your pocket. Take professional level photos from any angle, thanks to the 180 degree tilting LCD screen and large 16.1 megapixel sensor. Including Wi-Fi and HD video capabilities, this camera fits a massive amount into its tiny body. Despite its small size, the camera’s large 16.1 megapixels sensor captures more of the image and more of the light, resulting in expert looking photos with less noise in low light settings. Taking up to ten frames per second with [More]
CNET takes a first look at the SONY NEX 5R. With a new sensor and redesigned autofocus system that combines phase detection and contrast technologies, and built-in Wi-Fi with support for downloadable apps via Sony’s Play Memories service, this really is a major upgrade over its predecessor.
If you’ve ever struggled with taking a self portrait, Sony’s NEX-5R has something for you: the ability to use a phone or tablet as a remote viewfinder. The camera, an updated version of NEX-5, was announced at IFA Berlin and we got a chance to try it.
Video Test recorded with the new Panasonic FZ200 fixed lens mirrorless camera in Montreal, Canada. Sound is recorded from the FZ200’s on-board High definition stereo mic.
The new Samsung NX may very well change the we we share our photography with their powerful wifi features, so The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls hit the streets of Calgary to test out the NX210. To check out the video ability, Jordan Drake filmed the test with the Samsung NX20. See how these cameras stack up to other mirrorless systems and how the brilliant wifi functionality works.
The Panasonic LX-7 represents a huge jump and improvement over its predecessor, the LX5. The videocobra takes you on a tour of the new Panasonic LX7. 80-12,800 with 100fps high speed video in HD as well as interval shooting mode. 1/1.7inch CMOS Sensor 11 fps Burst Mode 23 point Auto Focus Contrast Detection
The Panasonic LX7 is the company’s latest premium camera to sit right at the top of its Lumix compact range. Here Amy Davies takes a look at what the replacement from the Panasonic LX-5 has to offer.
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]
Hands-on with the SONY NEX-VG20 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2. Bottom line: The GH2 and VG20 are both great cameras. Aside from the form factor, with the GH2 taking on a traditional DSLR-like shape, and the VG-20 more of a video cam style, here are some observations. The VG-20 lacks manual color, contrast and sharpness adjustments, but it has a built-in headphone jack and full manual audio control, it is better than the unhacked GH2 in low light and the factory-set color profile is just fine. The GH2 does handle moire better — but just barely. You will see moire [More]
Panasonic launched its new digital interchangeable lens system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, the LUMIX DMC-GF5. This video highlights the features of the latest member of the LUMIX G Micro System.
This video sample was recorded entirely with the new Panasonic Lumix GF5 digital camera. The video is shown exactly as it came from the camera, with no color correction and all sounds come directly from the onboard stereo mic. The GF5 is small enough to fit in your pocket and is packed with advanced technology to take serious pictures AND HD Video! Features include a high-sensitivity 12.1 megapixel Live MOS image sensor, improved Venus Engine shooting, 0.09sec Light Speed Auto Focus, 1080i Full HD video capture plus a 3.0-inch 920k dot LCD touchscreen. Incredible image quality! The powerfully versatile LUMIX [More]
The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls attempts to kill two birds with one stone by spending a day with his family and checking out the new Sony VG20. See if Chris can juggle these two demanding tasks.
Blunty Reviews the new Sony NEX-VG20, an interchangeable lens video camera system, the follow up to the NEX-VG10 and newest family member of the well received NEX camera line. This one is custom designed for video shooting, to give people who’re frustrated with the limitations (there is NO 29 minute video recording limit and NO sensor overheating issues with the VG-20!) and work-arounds of shooting video on DLSR. So lets see how well it does…
In this video, John Sison in the Hunter Valley checking out the NEX-F3. He takes a look at some of its new features and improvements to find out if its a worthy successor from the previous generation, the NEX C3.
A Detailed Hands-on with the Sony NEX-F3 by endgadget. The Sony NEX-F3 comes as the direct replacement for the NEX-C3, and features a 16.1 effective million pixels sensor, integrated pop-up flash and 180 degree tilting LCD. It serves as a great entry to SONY’s NEX lineup, with the NEX 5N, NEX 5R, NEX 6(coming soon), and NEX 7 rounding out the compact NEX lineup. SONY also offers a “Handi-cam” style body with the NEX VG-20.