DigitalRevTV take a look at the new Panasonic Leica lens for the micro four thirds system – the 25mm summilux – and see if it lives up to the name. Plus, Kai spends a load of money on a new suit. Our take… This is another great option in the arsenal of Micro 4/3 lenses. Check out the lens bundle below:
Great test footage in the video above from TrustedReviews! And as the Panasonic Lumix GH3 is getting into the hands of more and more photo/video pros, we’re hearing more and more positive things about this new camera. Looks like Panasonic has a winner on their hands… Here’s a couple of the latest blurbs about the GH3: First Impressions from CNET UK >> The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is the most serious challenger yet to dSLRs in the large-body professional camera market. Its low-light performance has to be seen to be believed and the choice of lenses now covers all but the [More]
Kai and the gang from DigitalRevTV are back at it, this time with a hands-on review of the new Fujifilm X-E1.  Kai puts the camera through it’s paces while goofing around with a guy in a Super Mario suit.  The X-E1 looks to be an impressive offering from Fuji, incorporating many of the same features as the X-Pro1, but at a much lower price.  The X-E1 lacks it’s bigger brother’s hybrid viewfinder (an optical / electronic viewfinder combo), but it does pick up a mic input.  From what we’ve seen, the biggest weakness of the X-E1 is in autofocus speed, [More]
Aussie website PhotoReview.com takes an in depth look at the new Olympus PEN “Lite” E-PL5, and not surprisingly, the new offering from Olympus doesn’t fail to impress. After all, the E-PL5 has an impressive pedigree as it shares the same sensor and TruePic VI dual-core processor as the much celebrated Olympus OM-D E-M5. Here’s Their Conclusion: The E-PL5 is a nice little camera and would be an excellent choice for photographers who want a small and light interchangeable-lens camera with superior overall performance. Olympus has a wide choice of excellent lenses to match it and, if you can’t find precisely [More]
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the OM-D EM-5 is one killer camera… and now DxOMark is putting a thick underline beneath that statement! From 43Rumors DxOMark finally published the full Olympus E-M5 sensor test (Click here to read it). And the conclusion couldn’t be any better: “These Olympus high-end compact hybrids achieve scores that approximate those of their APS-C rivals (such as the Sony NEX). Simply put, the OM-D E-M5 is equipped with the best sensor we have ever analyzed for a micro 4:3, and to date the closest to that of the Sony NEX.” Cameras [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 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 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 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]
Is this beast a DSLR video killer? The SONY NEX-VG20 (shown here with 18-200mm lens) is an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera in the body of a handicam. It offers some great upgrades over it’s predecessor, the VG10, and it features a powerful, high end SONY DSLR sensor that does NOT suffer from overheating issues like so many other SONY mirrorless cams do – PLUS, there’s no 29 minute video recording limit.
DigitalRev TV reviews the new Fujifilm X-Pro1 mirrorless camera with its hybrid viewfinder and interchangeable X-mount lenses. What does Kai think of this neat looking camera?  Watch and see…
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]
Kai and the gang from DigitalRevTV take a look at the Olympus E-P3; the first “pro” body in Olympus’ line-up. What’s new in this successor to the E-P1/E-P2? Is it enough for Olympus to keep at the forefront of the mirrorless camera world? Watch for the E-P5, coming soon!
CNET reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
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 Samsung NX210 sits in the middle of Samsung’s compact system camera. It features a 20.3 million pixel APS-C sensor, 3-inch AMOLED screen and full manual control. Amy Davies takes a look at what this latest camera has to offer over it’s predecessor the NX200.
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.
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.
From CNET: In the increasingly competitive market for entry-level interchangeable-lens cameras, the GF5 distinguishes itself with solid image quality and a very nice interface.
Video Review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5. This video isn’t in English, but it’s subtitled for your convenience.
CNET Australia reviews Panasonic’s second compact interchangeable lens camera won’t disappoint new users with its sleek footprint and very good image quality.
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.