(Video above is test footage shot from the Sony RX 100, courtesy of VideoStudioZebra) The Sony RX 100, a tiny 20.2 megapixel fixed lens camera that’s been drawing praise from numerous sources, and turning up on a lot of “Best Of” lists for 2012, just grabbed another huge honor…  Time Magazine named the RX 100 as one of their “Best Inventions of the Year.” Here’s what Time says about the RX 100:  Digital cameras have been getting smaller and more capable every year, but that trend took a huge leap forward in 2012 with the Sony RX100, which bridges the [More]
In the latest edition of the Hybrid Hangout, MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) hosts a panel of Nine photo and video pros (and some not so pros) to share the reasons why they switched to mirrorless, or why they are still waiting, and what they are looking for in order to make an intelligent decision when or if to shed the big bulky but powerful DSLRs. Joining will in the conversation are MC Creator Scott Giorgini, MC Contributos Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com) and Rob Domaschuk (ShootHybrid.com) along with Paula Thomas, Carol Schlintz, special guest Dave Curlee from GeekBeatTV and others as [More]
TechRadar has posted a Hands-On Review of the new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5, and this little bad boy continues to impress. TR put the E-PL5 up against some stiff competition in their testing, namely the Panasonic GF5, the Sony NEX 5R and it’s older brother, the Olympus E-PL2, and the new PEN in town held it’s own with, or even beat the competition, including the vaunted Sony NEX cam. Witness the JPEG Dynamic Range Test below, where no one even touches the E-PL5. The new PEN Lite (E-PL5) and PEN Mini (E-PM2) share the same sensor and processor as Olympus’ [More]
Steve Huff of SteveHuffPhoto.com got his hands on the new Sony RX1 fixed lens digital camera for an exclusive first look.  Sony touts the RX1 as the World’s First Full Frame Digital Camera, as it sports a full sized 35mm Sony Exmor CMOS sensor, and there’s no doubt that this little beastie can produce some of the finest quality images that you’ll ever see – on par with or even surpassing the DSLR market.  Steve even mentions that he feels the RX1 produces better images than the A99, which is equipped with the same sensor, and the RX1 comes in [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) answers a reader question posed by Ajay from the U.K., who’s looking to get his first mirrorless camera system and has it narrowed down to 2 excellent choices… The Panasonic G5 and the Sony NEX 5N. Will Writes: A reader over in the UK, Ajay, sent in an email to ask about which camera to buy as his first mirrorless. He wanted to know my take on choosing the Sony NEX5N or the Lumix G5, or another one he was not aware of. Both are terrific cameras, but different. Depending on what you plan to [More]
ePhotozine got their hands on the final version of the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and wasted no time putting it up against the Micro 4/3 Star of the last year, the Olympus OM-D E-M5. The GH3 is Panasonic’s new flagship Micro 4/3 camera, replacing the Lumix GH2, which is one of the most celebrated cameras of the last 2 years, especially for video makers. But just how will the new GH3 stand up against the vaunted OM-D? The video above is a low light test of the Panasonic GH3. Below is the low light test of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.   [More]
Here’s an updated and more in depth review of the new Sony NEX 5R from The Digital Digest. TDD plops it side by side with an NEX 7 to compare it’s features and value. While the NEX 5R does represent a leap forward from a technology standpoint, it would probably be more accurate to do a side by side between the NEX 7 and NEX 6 – which combines the best features of both cameras and fit’s nicely in between them in the Sony lineup. Here’s some bullet points on what you’ll be getting with the NEX 5R: Wi-Fi – [More]
Toys Toys Toys!!!  No doubt about it, folks…  apps are the wave of the future in photo-videography – And the new Sony NEX 5R is one of the first in a wave of Wi-Fi equipped cameras that is soon to flood the market place. The video above is a short demo from IDGCommunications.  Here’s what they have to say >>  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 [More]
Sony recently launched two new additions to their highly popular NEX lineup of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras, the NEX 6 and the replacement for their hugely successful NEX 5N – The NEX 5R. But does the 5R advance the series forward enough to warrant an upgrade from the NEX 5N? Here’s a nice video from The Digital Digest comparing the new Sony NEX 5R with the camera it’s replacing, the NEX 5N, which is one of our favorite cameras of the last year. And it seems like TDD feels the same way. Here’s what they had to say >> One [More]
Nauticam is a company that makes underwater housings for a wide variety of cameras. In the video above, a Sony RX100 fixed lens mirrorless camera is fitted with a Nauticam Housing and taken into the blue. We already know that the RX100 produces jaw dropping quality video (out of tiny, tiny body), but just how will this little wonder fare among the fish? Watch and see (and be sure to watch this in full screen mode). Editor’s Note: The RX100 is an impressive little camera and I am blown away by the clarity, vibrant colors, and even the bokeh that [More]
Here’s the Fuji Guys in a Super Secret (at least, before September 6th 2012) Video going over the selling points of the new Fuji X-E1, the little brother to their flagship mirrorless camera, the X-Pro1 – and comparing it to the competition.   Namely, the Sony NEX 7 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5, two other high quality and extremely popular mirrorless cameras in the same price range. We’re really excited about the X-E1, which borrows a lot of technology from it’s big brother, the X-Pro1 – which we LOVE –  and the X-E1 shares a LOT of that camera’s features, including [More]
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews takes a hands-on look at the new Sony NEX VG900, handycam style interchangeable lens camera. The new VG900 comes in at the top of Sony’s VG lineup, over the VG10, the VG20 and the soon to come VG30. We have had our hands on a VG20 and it produces impressive results, bot in video quality and surprisingly good audio from the on board quad stereo mic system. Judging from this video, the VG900 will not disappoint in either of those areas either. Since the VGs are ostensibly video cameras, they’re not hampered with the 29 minute continuous [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 a short, but thorough hands-on look at the Sony NEX-6 from WorldMediaFull that we gleaned off of YouTube. 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). For 99% of the people, the sensor [More]
This video was actually shot with the new Sony DSC-RX1 – the World’s first compact digital camera with Full-Frame sensor. The RX1 is a bit on the pricy side, but there’s no doubt about it, the little camera produces STUNNING QUALITY in both Photo and Video (as displayed in THIS video!). The RX1 is a fixed lens camera, which makes you wonder if Sony have plans to release an interchangeable lens version in the future. Check out the RX1 below, or for a lower cost alternative, if your heart is set on a Sony, we would recommend looking into the [More]
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
From RedDotPhoto – A hands on and first look at the Olympus OMD EM5, demonstrated by Mr Terada from Olympus. At Mirrorless Central, the E-M5 is one of our favorite cameras, and what’s not to love?… It features a 16 megapixel SONY sensor that produces GREAT IMAGE QUALITY in Photo and Video! It’s easy to use, it has lots of Creative Art Filters, and it’s incredible 5 point IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) gives you “Steady-cam” quality stabilization, plus it has Blazing Fast Auto-Focus! We do recommend picking up the optional battery grip, especially if you have larger hands. It’ll [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 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]
Vlad from The Verge discusses the Wi-Fi revolution in digital imaging. No doubt about it, digital imaging is not only trending towards smaller, less expensive but highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems, it’s also moving towards wireless integration for your camera. This years Photokina Exposition in Cologne, Germany was flooded with new cameras featuring Wi-Fi capabilities from industry giants such SONY, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, Canon and Nikon. In fact, the only company NOT to feature a Wi-Fi enabled camera was Leica. Imagine the ability to remotely control your camera using your smart phone or tablet, to instantly upload images to the [More]
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]
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:
From dpreview.com >> Hands-on preview of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full-frame, fixed lens compact