The Panasonic Lumix G5 is one of the best cameras to be released in the last year, and it would easily be the flagship model in many company’s product lines.  Had it not been for the subsequent release of the Lumix GH3, it more than likely would’ve garnered a lot more attention.  Consequently, the G5 is probably one of the most overlooked cameras of the last year as well, and according to the folks over at 43Rumors, although the G5 was only released a scant 9 months ago it appears that Panasonic are on the verge of announcing the release [More]
Metabones created quite a buzz in the industry a few months ago when they announced their new Speedbooster adapters, which are purported to adapt legacy lenses to your Sony NEX and (soon) micro 4/3 cameras…  and to make those lenses faster and brighter in the process.  So it’s no small wonder that photographers are licking their chops at the prospect of getting their hands on one of these little beauties. Also of little surprise is the latest rumor posted on SonyAlphaRumors that a copy may be in the works. SAR Report… “Metabones created an amazing adapter called the Speed Booster [which [More]
We recently announced that legendary camera company Eastman Kodak are entering into a co-branding arrangement with American Camera Supplier JK Imaging to produce cameras under the Kodak moniker – and 43Rumors is now reporting that the Kodak Camera will be micro 4/3. According to 43 >>  PConline just posted these images disclosing a new Kodak branded (and JK manufactured) Micro Four Thirds camera! It’s named “Kodak S1” and has built WiFi transmission function. The camera will be released in the 3rd quarter of this year! Kodak officially presented the camera in a Press Conference in Peking. The bloggers at PConline [More]
PetaPixel posted an article stating that Fuji are touting their new X20 and X100S cameras as having the “World’s fastest autofocus”, but seem to partially retract that claim in an update at the end of the article, downgrading it to rumor status, stating that Fuji have removed the claim from their website.  (Read article on PetaPixel – video above from Oscar50Channel) My 2 Cents I’m hoping that the rumor turns out to be true.  Fuji make some phenomenal stuff, most notably their X-Series Compact Digital Cameras (which we have recognized as the best stills cameras of 2012), but they are [More]
PetaPixel are citing numerous sources who say that there may be a mirrorless successor to the Olympus E-5, thereby ending the Olympus DSLR line.  The new camera is rumored to be larger than the OM-D E-M5, but smaller than the E-5.  This would put it right in the size range of the Panasonic Lumix GH3.  You don’t suppose?… Anywhoot…  PetaPixel Reports:  In a recent interview with Quesabesque, Miguel Angel Garcia, the CEO of Olympus Spain, dropped another “official” hint at what the camera company is cooking up to replace the E-5. The subsequent article, which initially said that the camera [More]
43Rumors is reporting that there could be a new Olympus Micro 4/3 Camera Launching by the end of January.  Also (and maybe by no coincidence), the popular Olympus PEN E-P3 (which has only been out for about a year and a half) is now listed as “Discontinued” on B&H Photo’s Website. According to 43Rumors:  Trusted sources could confirm that one single new Micro Four Thirds cameras will be announced “soon”. They didn’t unveil any specs or other details, but It’s easy to guess that the camera will be announced in late January for the CP+ show in Japan. The only [More]
Ever since Sony launched the RX1 (featured in the video above), touted as “the worlds first full frame compact camera”, we’ve been wondering out loud how long it would be until they made an interchangeable lens version.  The RX1 is an impressive little beastie and the Carl Zeiss lens that’s attached to it is first rate, but with a price tag approaching $3,000 USD, this camera serves a very specialized niche – and you had to know that it was only a matter of time before Sony would incorporate the RX1’s impressive sensor technology into a camera that could use [More]
According to 43Rumors, there may be three new micro 4/3 cameras unveiled in the next several months.  The first is pretty much a foregone conclusion as the price of the Panasonic Lumix GX1 has dropped dramatically over the last few months amid speculation of the impending launch of the new GX2, maybe as early as November.  43Rumors list this as an FT4, meaning that there’s a 61-80% chance that this is true. Here’s what 43Rumors has to say: I am working on the next bunch of rumors and all I can say for now is that it is very likely [More]
Photokina is just a few days away, and the highly anticipated launch of the all new Panasonic Lumix GH3 is rumored to be this Monday, Septemeber 17th! The GH3 is probably the “hottest” new Micro Four Thirds product. Numerous sources have reported that this is an incredibly nice camera, and very likely the first [mirrorless] camera that can be considered as “pro” level camera. It is aimed to compete against all high end DSLR, APS-C cameras like the Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. We’re looking forward to the first hands-on impressions that should be coming next week. Stay Tuned to [More]
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]
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]
OK…  The video above is actually for the Panasonic Lumix GH2, which to this day is still one of the most powerful film-making machines on the market, and the camera of choice for numerous pro and indie film makers.  This is all the more reason why we are so excited about the imminent launch of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (expected to launch at or before Photokina, September 18th in Germany). 43 Rumors has obtained some specs for the new camera, and it looks like it’s going to represent a great leap forward in Hybrid Imaging! Check out the specs below: [More]
Amy Davies gives a brief preview of what to expect from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji and Samsung at Photokina 2012 in Germany.
Questions about the soon-to-be-released Lumix GH3 are flooding in for our chief tech editor Will Crockett. We have not seen the GH3, and cannot speak for Panasonic, but we can share what we DO know about this highly anticipated hybrid imaing camera. In this special Crockettville Blog post, Will answers a few questions from the ShootSmarter.com and picturingHD.com viewers about what he expects from the GH3. >>CLICK HERE<< for incredible pricing on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 16.05 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Hybrid Lens (Black)