A while back, I reviewed the Olympus OM-D EM-10 and came away damn near head over heels with the small, charming camera. The new Mark II version enhances nearly every aspect of the camera, but it’s still the little friend we know and love.
There is no shortage of high-end mirrorless cameras to choose from these days, and Panasonic is adding one to the bucket with the Lumix GX8. It’s out to capture your attention with 4K video and some advanced technology for keeping your shots stable as hell.
Beautiful retro design. Pro-level controls. So small. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was the mirrorless camera for discerning photographers. Three years later, it's finally getting a update in the form of the new E-M5 Mark II. It provides some welcome improvements in feel and operation, plus a flashy trick or two. Is that…
Olympus just announced a new Japan-only product that mimics what Sony did last year with their QX line. It's a camera sensor and lens mount that's controlled completely by your smartphone. The Air A01 uses a hot 16 megapixel micro four-thirds sensor and is compatible with all lenses for that system.
Small, retro, stylish: the Olympus OM-D EM-5 was one of the first mirrorless cameras to charm discerning photographers. The new E-M5 Mark II brings all that back, plus a wild new mode that magically gives you 40 megapixel images from a 16 megapixel sensor. And that's just one of the improvements.
The Panasonic LX100 might just be the best small camera ever made.
Last year's Panasonic GM1 was an absolutely tiny camera with interchangeable lenses. It seemed like a curious design, because once you changed lens from the kit pancake to a normal-sized lens, it turned out to be not-so-tiny anymore. That hasn't stopped Panasonic from pushing out a similarly small follow-up, the…
The race to make the most capable camera in the smallest possible package is a death-match of features versus size. Panasonic has a notable new gladiator in the LX100, which combines a large(ish) micro-four-thirds sensor with 4K video and a lens to be reckoned with.
While ultra high definition video—you know it better as 4K—has been making steady inroads among the pro ranks for years, it hasn't yet hit with the masses. The Panasonic Lumix GH4 wants to prove that the ability to capture 4K video is something every shooter needs, whether they own an 85-inch 4K TV or not.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…