Panasonic GM1 Review: A Bite-Size Mirrorless Camera With Pedigree

When Panasonic introduced the Lumix GM1 late last year, it was met with equal parts confusion and wonder. Is it really a good idea to pair such a tiny size with interchangeable lenses? To be honest, we're still not quite sure. » 4/11/14 1:20pm 4/11/14 1:20pm

​Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review: A Classic Camera Made Adorably Small

With cameras, smaller is generally better—until you get so small that you sacrifice key features for the sake of miniaturization. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 mirrorless camera tries to strike the right balance, and gets a lot of things right. » 2/13/14 4:50pm 2/13/14 4:50pm

Panasonic's Lumix GH4 Packs 4K Video Into a Sweet Mirrorless Shooter

Accessible 4K video shooting is still in its infancy, but it was only a matter of time before it started showing up in consumer cameras. The Panasonic GH line's history of robust video capability makes it a natural fit for 4K, and the new Lumix GH4 squeezes as much as it can into a familiar frame. » 2/06/14 11:00pm 2/06/14 11:00pm

​Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Review: Small, Fussy, Beautiful

The announcement of Blackmagic's $3000 RAW-shooting Cinema Camera in 2012 caused such a stir that not many could have anticipated a followup model, so soon, that was a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the size. The Pocket Cinema Camera continues forging the path of the upstart high-end video camera. » 1/03/14 4:06pm 1/03/14 4:06pm

Panasonic Lumix G5 Review: Small, Mirrorless, Lots of Control

With all the retro-styled mirrorless cameras today, the traditional DSLR form factor seems relegated to nothing but, well, DSLRs. The Panasonic G5 is a mirrorless camera clinging hard to the classic DSLR mold. But it's smaller—and much cheaper. » 10/16/12 2:40pm 10/16/12 2:40pm

Olympus PEN E-PL5: Touchscreens Make Micro Four Thirds Better and…

Last year's Olympus micro four thirds cameras were very good. Well, now Olympus is bringing touchscreens to two of the cameras from the line that should make them easier to use than ever. » 9/17/12 5:00am 9/17/12 5:00am

Are These Olympus' Latest Micro Four-Thirds Cameras?

According to DigicamInfo, the cameras pictured above are the Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2, which would serve as the successors to Olympus' diminutive, entry-level Micro Four-Thirds shooters, the E-PL3 and E-PM1. Both were decent cameras when they hit store shelves last year, and now that these rumored cams will apparently… » 9/14/12 9:49am 9/14/12 9:49am

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Hands On: A Mirrorless Camera That's Actually…

Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-GF5 is incredibly similar to the Lumix GF3. It's got some spec bumps, and a design tweak or two, but the main difference is that the GF5 is much more approchable for novices. And frankly, that's a welcome change of pace. » 4/05/12 9:04am 4/05/12 9:04am

Exploded Mirrorless Lenses Reveal Beautiful, Compact Design

I've always been fascinated by pancake lenses. It just amazes me that something that small can actually function. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we've been taking things apart to determine where and how (and sometimes if) the lenses can be adjusted optically. So, I decided to do two pancake lenses for mirrorless… » 3/19/12 6:20pm 3/19/12 6:20pm

Olympus OM-D E-M5: The First Micro Four Thirds Camera Aimed at…

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is crammed full of impressive features: the fastest autofocus among interchangeable lens cameras (or so says Olympus). The E-M5 pushes a ridiculous 9 frames per second of 16-megapixel RAW photos. It's the first mirrorless camera with a magnesium alloy body—weatherproof and dustproof, yo!—and packs … » 2/07/12 9:00pm 2/07/12 9:00pm

Olympus Motorized Zoom Lens Makes Your Shaky Video Suck Less

Despite its pending legal problems, Olympus makes some of the best Micro Four Thirds shooters out there. This brand new lens has a motorized zoom for video shooters and middle ground specs that combine a wide f3.5 aperture with 4.2x zoom. » 12/14/11 12:37pm 12/14/11 12:37pm

Panasonic's Beastly GX1 Micro Four-Thirds Camera Looks Even Better on…

We've already seen some unofficial shots of the Panasonic GX1, which is shaping up to be the company's flagship Micro Four-Thirds camera. But now an official video has surfaced on the Panasonic site, which confirms many of the details previously suspected. » 11/06/11 9:00am 11/06/11 9:00am

Teeny Tiny High-Def Microdisplays Coming to a Sony Camera Near You

It would make for the ultimate video watch, but Sony's targeted its new 0.7-inch ECX332A OLED microdisplay at micro four third cameras, providing a crisp, high res view of what's in frame through an electronic viewfinder. » 11/05/11 9:00am 11/05/11 9:00am

Panasonic Lumix GX1 Photos Leaked Ahead of Its Official Reveal

While Panasonic has already alluded to its existence, their new Micro Four Thirds Lumix GX1 camera has been kept under tight wraps before its official November 8th unveiling. But since it's nearly impossible to keep new gear a secret these days, a handful of photos, of what's assumed to be the first snapper in the… » 10/29/11 10:00am 10/29/11 10:00am

Sony NEX-7 Fights Micro Four-Thirds Cameras With a Massive DSLR Sensor

The Sony NEX-7 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that nearly fits in the palm of your hand, yet has the same 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD sensor as the Alpha DSLR line and a beautifully designed magnesium alloy body. » 8/24/11 9:17am 8/24/11 9:17am