Olympus E-P3 First Impressions Review

Olympus E-P3

The Olympus E-P3 is the third model in the flagship Micro Four Thirds lineup known as PEN cameras, which got started with the E-P1.  I’ve been using the Olympus E-P3 for a couple of days now and wanted to give you some of my initial thoughts on the new camera and why it’s the best PEN yet. [Read more...]

Sony A77 and NEX-7 Full Specs, Announcement on Aug. 24, Available in September/October

Sony A77

Sony A77

August is shaping up to be a pretty huge month for now prosumer/pro camera gear.  In addition to Nikon’s announcement, it looks like August 24 will be Sony’s big announcement date for the new Alpha models (A77 and A65) and NEX models (NEX-7 and NEX-5N).

After the big announcement from Sony, the A77 and NEX-7 are expected to be available in Japan in September – with US availability coming in October.

As for specifications, it looks like those have leaked out across multiple sources as well. [Read more...]

Ricoh GXR Mount A12

Ricoh GXR Mount A12

Ricoh GXR Mount A12

Ricoh has unveiled a new Leica-mount unit for its GXR system.  The unit is equipped with an APS-C format CMOS sensor and the Leica M-mount.

In addition to capturing 12MP still images, the new GXR Mount A12 unit records 720p HD video.

The Ricoh GXR Mount A12 should be available in September at an initial retail price of $649.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

Full details on the in the press release below. [Read more...]