WiFi is the future, and the future is now! 2012 saw thew advent of the WiFi enabled camera.  We believe there are a lot more to come in 2013 and fully expect the technology to develop rather quickly over the next 12-24 months.  Personally, I’m excited about this because it opens up infinite possibilities for new and innovative creative effects that can be produced right in camera! Although there are still relatively few WiFi enabled cameras today, Sony boast 2 of them in the form of the NEX 5r and NEX6, and the company has just released 2 new apps [More]
Since it’s launch in September of 2012, the Panasonic Lumix GH3 has been receiving hoards of positive reviews and praise from both photo and video professionals the world over.  There’s no doubt that the GH3 is a top caliber camera, but is it the best mirrorless camera ever? Popular Photography Magazine thinks so, and they’re featuring the Lumix GH3 on the cover of their latest issue (see below) G on the GH3 MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio wrote the following in an article on SmallCameraBigPicture.com Pop Photo is calling the Panasonic Lumix GH3 the best mirrorless camera to date, and I [More]
Here’s a great video that walks through the basic set up and function of Transcend’s new Wi-Fi SD Memory cards. The Transcend Wi-Fi SD card is easy to set up, and you can use it to instantly add wireless capability to your digital camera.  When used in conjunction with the Free Transcend Wi-Fi SD Mobile App for iPhone or Wi-Fi SD App For iPad, you’ll be able to instantly view photos on your iOS devices, share on Facebook or email them to friends (also available for Android devices). The Transcend Wi-Fi SD card operates in 2 modes: Direct Share Mode [More]
In this video, Ed from theDigitalDigest takes a look at the Sony NEX-5R and does a great hands on walkthrough of it’s Wi-Fi and Smart Remote Control App systems (which are also available on the Sony NEX-6). Sony’s smart remote control app allows you to use your iOS or Android device as a real-time preview monitor and shutter control for your NEX 5R/6. Ed states that “While this may seem like a simple function, it is nothing short of revolutionary.” Sony proves WiFi isn’t just for sharing when it comes to the NEX-5R/6L. Enjoy! -TDD Although this video was posted [More]
Ryan Connolly and Crew get their hands on a GoPro Hero3 Action Camera and give it the Film Riot Treatment and field test it as only they can do.  The boys mount the camera in several different ways to get some interesting shots in their snack inspired short film. Although the GoPro Hero3 is smaller than it’s predecessor, the GoPro Hero2, it does represent a significant step forward in image quality and low light capabilities.  This is especially true of the GoPro Hero3 Balck Edition, which rightfully holds the flagship position in GoPro’s Hero lineup. The Black Edition stands head [More]
David Thorpe posted a great video walk-through demonstrating how to tether the Panasonic Lumix GH3 to an iOS or Android device via Wi-Fi and the Free Panasonic Lumix Link App. We have not tried out the Lumix Link App with Android Devices as of yet, but in our testing the wireless connection has worked extremely between the GH3 and an iPad or iPhone, allowing you to control several of the the camera’s functions using that device.  The Lumix Link App does so much (and so well) that you can sometimes find yourself forgetting that this is first generation technology.  I [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]
In a follow up to his excellent report on the Ultimate YouTube Vlogger Kit for DigiDIRECT TV, Blunty reveals two more of his Secret-weapons of Ultra portable photography editing and wireless publishing… All you need is your Camera, your Smart device, and these secret weapons… 1.  Snapseed – For Mobile Photo editing made quick, powerful & easy, Blunty likes the FREE Snapseed App from Nik Software (who’re now owned by Google, so it runs on Apple iPhone, iPad & iPod touch along with pretty much any Android phone and Android Tablet) 2.  Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Cards – which include geotagging, [More]
Angela Nicholson from DigitalCameraWorld gives a quick demonstration of the Wi-Fi functions of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, as she controls the camera with a smartphone via the Lumix Link App. The best part is that you don’t have to be on the internet for this to work, as the camera and smartphone will establish their own local network to link together and function. Wi-Fi and apps are in their infancy where photography is concerned.  That being said, Panasonic have done a great job with the Lumix Link App, which is well thought out and functions very nicely, but it should [More]
Ed from theDigitalDigest is back with another excellent in depth review, this time, of the Sony NEX 5R. The Sony NEX 5R is a 16.1MP, APS-C based mirrorless camera that replaces the celebrated NEX-5N, and in doing so, Sony take several steps to ensure that it should be referred to as a legitimate upgrade from the previous generation. The NEX 5N was one of our favorite cameras of last year, and it’s still one of the best cameras that you can get within the price range.  However, the NEX 5R does indeed represent an upgrade to the 5N, most notably [More]
Here’s another cool piece of gear that was unveiled at CES 2013 – this time, in the form of a 2 piece wearable camera. With the HX-A100, Panasonic now jump in to the lucrative POV (Point Of View) Action Camera Market currently occupied by the likes of GoPro, Sony and a few others. What separates the HX-A100 from it’s competitors though, is that it comes in 2 pieces. The camera unit, which is now a lightweight housing for the lens and image capturing unit that can be easily clipped on to say, a headband or helmet. The control unit, which [More]
CES 2013 (aka, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV) is now history, and lots of cool new gadgets, toys and innovations were released (see the video montage above, courtesy of Blunty3000).  Unfortunately, not many groundbreaking releases came from the world of photo-videography. Since 2012 was an on year for the biennial Photokina Photo and Video Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany, as well as the PhotoPlus Expo in New York, which was also held in late autumn, it seems as though most of the Camera Companies chose last year to unveil their latest releases.  Indeed, we saw some amazing [More]
(Via AndroidCentral) – Here’s a demonstration of Samsung’s Smart Camera 2.0 App from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) in Las Vegas. Smart Camera 2.0 allows users of Samsung’s Galaxy devices to wirelessly connect to their Samsung Smart Cameras and control the camera’s functions as well as sharing images directly to the internet or smart devices. Samsung are one of the first companies to incorporate “smart” technology into their cameras.  Of course, Samsung has a leg up on the competition as they’re also manufacturers of smartphones and tablets, so using the Android Jellybean OS on their Galaxy Camera was a [More]
2012 was an incredible year for mirrorless cameras and hybrid photography.  It was a year that saw the launch of several breakthrough cameras and lenses as well as serious advancements in sensor technology, lighting and innovations such as Wi-Fi.  The world of photography is changing, folks…  Hybrid isn’t just coming, it’s already here, and as we look back on 2012 a few years from now, we just might recognize that THIS was the year that started it all. The following are the favorite cameras, lenses and technological breakthroughs in 2102 of the MC contributors and Hybrid Heroes on DiscoverMirrorless.com.   There [More]
The video above features actor James Franco showing off all the cool wireless features and capabilities of the new Samsung Galaxy Camera, which has Wi-Fi and is powered by the Android Jellybean Operating System. Watching all the cool things that Franco does in the video gives you glimpse at the shape of things to come.  Because in the not too distant future, I believe that ALL cameras will be “connected” wirelessly to the internet and other devices; and we’ll see an endless stream of innovative apps that will give your camera nearly limitless capabilities. Witness the way that Wi-Fi and [More]
MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) continues his tests of the Panasonic Lumix GH3. In this video, Will fiddles with the Wi-Fi functions on the new camera, and wow, does it look awesome! Don’t forget, Will is inviting YOU to ask YOUR QUESTIONS! So if there’s anything at all you want to know about the GH3, >>Post Them Here<< Watch all of Will’s GH3 Test Videos on DiscoverMirrorless.com Check out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Here
From PetaPixel: Looks like SDHC maker Transcend is getting in on the Wi-Fi Card party with their new 16 and 32 GB Wi-Fi cards. PetaPixel Reports: Just a few years ago, Eye-Fi was the only company at the wireless memory card party; now the dance floor’s starting to get a bit crowded. Transcend launched its own line of Wi-Fi SD cards yesterday, joining Eye-Fi, SanDisk, Toshiba, and PQI. The cards come in two capacities — 16GB and 32GB — and carry a SDHC Class 10 rating for transfer speeds, which is the same 10MB/s speed that Eye-Fi recently upgraded its [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]
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
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]
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.
“Which?” takes a look at the Sony NEX-5R, a compact system camera with interchangeable lenses and the first from Sony to have built-in wi-fi.
This is the Sony NEX-5R, the latest addition to the NEX range, and the direct replacement for the NEX-5N. Compared with the NEX-5N there’s a re-designed APS-C sensor, improved sensitivity performance, a hybrid auto-focus system, App compatibility, Wi-Fi connectivity, degree tiltable touch screen and a few additions to the body. Here Ali Jennings takes a look at Sony’s latest NEX release.