Panasonic Lumix GM1 Puts Interchangeable Lens Control & Wi-Fi In Your Pocket

Featured Mirrorless News Panasonic

Panasonic’s new super-portable GM1 mirrorless camera has a large (compared to a P&S) Four Thirds sensor, built-in Wi-Fi for Smart Phone sharing, and it fits in a pants pocket.

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Panasonic Announces Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Featured Leica Lenses Mirrorless News Panasonic

The new Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 prime from Panasonic is the fastest lens yet for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

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Olympus E-PL5 Pen Camera – Featured User Review

Camera Reviews Featured Mirrorless Olympus User Reviews

Thanks to Heather S for her Olympus E-PL5 Pen camera user review. Her review was selected as a Featured User Review because it’s well-written with plenty of detail and she represents the perfect Olympus E-PL5 buyer – a point-and-shoot photographer looking to move up to an unintimidating but high-performance interchangeable lens camera. And the E-PL5 […]

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Olympus 17mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens – Price & Availability Announced

Featured Lenses Mirrorless News Olympus

Olympus has added a new, fast prime lens to their Micro Four Thirds lens lineup. The M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 lens is equivalent to a 34mm lens on a full-frame (35mm) camera, a traditional focal length for photojournalists and street photographers. The new 17mm f/1.8’s Micro Four Thirds lens mount is compatible with Olympus Pen […]

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Olympus Adds 75mm f/1.8 Prime To Micro Four Thirds Lens Lineup

Lenses Mirrorless News Olympus

 To complement their impressive new OM-D E-M5 camera, and hot on the heels of Panasonic’s 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens announcement, Olympus is introducing another fast prime lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 prime lens is equivalent to 150mm on a full-frame digital SLR, making the f/1.8 aperture […]

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Panasonic Announces 12-35mm f/2.8 Pro-Level Micro Four Thirds Zoom Lens

Featured Lenses Mirrorless News Panasonic

This is a great announcement for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera owners. Panasonic has announced a much-needed addition to the Micro Four Thirds lens options, a fast, fixed-aperture zoom lens. The new Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm/F2.8 Asph./Power O.I.S. zoom lens has a large f/2.8 aperture and the 12-35mm focal length is equivalent to […]

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Studio Sample Photos

Camera Reviews Featured Mirrorless Olympus Samples

 My reaction on looking at my first batch of Olympus OM-D E-M5 photos was, “this camera is better than it has any right to be.” I am really amazed by what Olympus has been able to get out of the E-M5’s new 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor. I assumed we were reaching the point of diminishing […]

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Hands-On Video Intro

Featured Mirrorless News Olympus Videos

 There’s a brand new Micro Four Thirds camera in town – the Olympus E-M5. It’s got a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) and it’s dust and weather-sealed. Instead of making the E-M5 part of their Pen camera line, Olympus decided to differentiate it and pay tribute to their camera-making heritage by creating a whole new line […]

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Olympus E-P3 Review

Camera Reviews Featured Mirrorless Olympus Videos

 The Olympus E-P3 is the third-generation flagship camera in the Olympus Pen line of Micro Four Thirds format mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras. It has a 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor, seriously improved auto focus, full HD video, a beautiful OLED (organic light emitting diode) touchscreen display, a solid metal body and pro-level exposure controls. The Olympus […]

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Hands-On With The Panasonic Lumix GF3

2011 PhotoPlus Camera Reviews Events Featured Lenses Mirrorless Panasonic

 The Panasonic Lumix GF3 camera was announced this June and I believe it’s the smallest interchangeable lens camera Panasonic has ever made. Its part of the Micro Four Thirds partnership between Panasonic and Olympus, who both make compact, interchangeable lens Micro Four Thirds cameras. I finally got a chance to see the GF3 in person […]

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Olympus E-P3 Studio Sample Photos

Camera Reviews Featured Mirrorless Olympus Samples

 High-resolution studio sample photos taken with the 12-megapixel Olympus E-P3 Pen Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camera. These tests were shot RAW in aperture priority on a tripod in the studio at ISO 200 through ISO 12,800. They were converted without adjustment to TIFF files with Lightroom 3. The logo, text and graybar were […]

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Olympus E-P3 Pen Super Compact Travel Kit

Camera Reviews Featured Lenses Mirrorless Olympus Photography Tips Videos

 Traveling with photography equipment is always tricky. Either you sacrifice comfort and convenience for quality or you sacrifice quality and versatility for convenience. International travel with multiple plane changes is even trickier. In the past I’ve traveled with a suitcase, a laptop shoulder bag and a 30-pound camera backpack. If you end up on a […]

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Olympus E-PM1 Pen Camera – First Look

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On the eve of Olympus announcing the launch of a new camera in the PEN series, I was given the opportunity to try it out. I and a group of testers were taken behind the scenes at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY to put the camera through its paces shooting top-tier […]

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Panasonic Announces Two Micro Four Thirds Power Zoom Lenses

Lenses Mirrorless News Olympus Panasonic

 Panasonic made an interesting announcement last week – two new power zoom lenses for their G-Series Micro Four Thirds cameras. I believe these are the first compact system camera lenses with power zoom – usually that’s a point-and-shoot camera feature. The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. and the LUMIX G X […]

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Olympus E-PL3 Pen Camera Details And Pricing

Featured Mirrorless News Olympus

 A few weeks ago Olympus introduced three new Micro Four Thirds Pen cameras, including the E-PL3. Today, they’ve announced that the E-PL3 will be available in September, with a lens, for $699. Like the E-PL1 and E-PL2, the E-PL3 is a smaller more affordable alternative to the flagship E-P3 Pen camera (Olympus E-P3 Pen camera […]

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Olympus E-P3 Pen Camera Alaska Adventure

Camera Reviews Featured Mirrorless Olympus

I was recently asked if I wanted to go to Alaska for a few days of techie fun – drive around in an innovative Chevrolet Volt and shoot with the new Olympus E-P3. A new camera and cutting-edge electric car at my disposal? A dream road trip!

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Olympus E-P3 Pen Camera Hands-On Intro And Video

Camera Reviews Featured Mirrorless News Olympus Videos

Olympus has announced a new flagship Micro Four Thirds Pen camera. The Olympus E-P3 Pen is a solid, metal-bodied camera with a new 12-megapixel sensor, 1920 x 1080 AVCHD video and a new 3-inch OLED touch screen display. Olympus sent me an E-P3 a couple of weeks ago so I could play with it, shoot […]

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Panasonic Lumix GF3 Micro Four Thirds Camera Announced

Mirrorless News Panasonic

 Panasonic has a new compact, interchangeable lens Micro Four Thirds camera, the GF3. The Panasonic Lumix GF3 gets many of the features introduced a few weeks ago in the G3 (Panasonic Lumix G3 announcement) but in a smaller package and with a lower resolution 12-megapixel sensor. As far as basic specs, it’s very similar to […]

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Olympus PEN Your Short 48 Hour Film Contest at the 2011 Vail Film Festival

Contests Events News Olympus

Today, Olympus and the Colorado Film Institute announced the Olympus PEN Your Short 48 Hour Film Contest, which runs from March 31 through April 3. The Olympus PEN Your Short 48 Hour Film Contest will challenge filmmakers to make a film in a 48-hour time period, during the Vail Film Festival. Registration for the contest […]

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75 Years Of Olympus Zuiko Lenses – Plus – Mystery Lens!

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 At the CP+ tradeshow in Japan this week (Feb 9-12, 2011), Olympus will be celebrating 75 years of Zuiko lenses by showing off one of the original Zuiko lens cameras and a model of a new M.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds mystery lens scheduled for later this year. Stop and think about that for second – […]

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Olympus E-PL2 Hands-On Sneak Peek Video

2011 CES Camera Reviews Featured Mirrorless News Olympus Uncategorized Videos

 Olympus has announced the E-PL2, the second generation of their entry-level E-PL Pen Micro Four Thirds camera. They sent me an E-PL2 a few days ago so I could get to know it and post a hands-on intro when it was announced. Compared to last year’s E-PL1, the Olympus E-PL2 is more of a refinement […]

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Panasonic Lumix GF2 – Touchscreen & Full HD Video

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 Panasonic has announced the follow-up to their popular Lumix GF1 Micro Four Thirds camera. The new Panasonic Lumix GF2 is smaller and lighter and trades the traditional camera controls found on the GF1 for a more consumer-friendly touchscreen control interface. It appears to use the same 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor as the GF1 but has […]

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Lensbaby Composer with Tilt Transformer for Micro Four Thirds and Sony α NEX Cameras

2010 Photokina Lenses News Nikon Olympus Panasonic Sony

Today, Lensbaby announced the new Composer with Tilt Transformer creative effects lens for use with Nikon mount lenses on Micro Four Thirds cameras, such as the Panasonic Lumix G Micro system and the Olympus PEN system and Sony α NEX cameras. The Composer with Tilt Transformer gives a photographer control over the size and placement […]

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Hybrid Touch-Control Digital Single Lens Micro Camera

2010 Photokina News Panasonic

Today, Panasonic announced the new Lumix DMC-GH2 hybrid touch-control Digital Single Lens Micro camera that is compatible with the Micro Four Thirds System standard. The Lumix DMC-GH2 features a 16.05-megapixel multi-aspect LIVE MOS sensor, 3D shooting capability with the newly announced Lumix G 12.5mm f/12 lens, a 3.0-inch LCD with Multi Aspect Wide Screen LVF […]

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Three New Panasonic Lumix G Lenses

2010 Photokina Lenses News Panasonic

Today, Panasonic announced three new lenses for the Lumix G Series cameras on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the Lumix G 12.5mm f/12, Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH, and Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA O.I.S..

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