Panasonic AG-AF100 Coming December 2010

A recent Panasonic press statement confirms the availability of the new AVCCAM AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds camcorder in December 2010.

Unlike the half-camcorder, half-camera Sony NEX-VG10, the coming AG-AF100 is built from the ground up as a camcorder, complete with HD SDI output, time code, XLR input and internal ND filter, among other features.

B&H has already listed the new camcorder with full features and specificiation listings; however, at the time of this post, it is not available for pre-order.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Panasonic GF1 Review

Panasonic Lumix GF1

The Panasonic GF1 is a 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera that is more compact than other Panasonic Micro Four Thirds models, while retaining the same large sensor that rivals DSLR image quality.  As you may be aware, Micro Four Thirds cameras like the GF1 operate without the bulky mirror between the image sensor and lens.  This fact, combined with design decisions by Panasonic to eliminate a viewfinder and grip, allow the GF1 to even rival point and shoot cameras’ size – particularly true when using the GF1 with Panasonic’s 20mm f/1.7 lens.

Does the GF1 really offer the best of both worlds?  It just might.  To find out if it’s right for you, read on. [Read more...]

Panasonic G2 and G10 ISO and Noise Compared to Canon Rebel T2i

The Panasonic G2 and G10 are the latest and greatest Micro Four Thirds cameras from Panasonic.  They both feature a 12.1MP Live MOS image sensor and come packaged with a 14-42mm kit lens.  In short, I’ve been quite impressed with these two cameras during my review thus far.  It seems to me that Panasonic is a step or two ahead over the other players in the mirrorless camera market right now. [Read more...]

Panasonic Adds 3D Lens to Micro Four Thirds System

Panasonic has announced the development of a 3D lens for its Lumix Micro Four Thirds system.  The lens’ design allows it to capture stereo images on a single image sensor, which merged with not-yet-disclosed 3D image processing system.

The new 3D lens should go on sale by the end of 2010.  No word on price yet.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Panasonic G2 Sample Images

As part of my upcoming review of the Panasonic G2, I have managed to capture a few photos that I thought were worth sharing.  It will be a little while still before the review is complete; however, I wanted to pass along these sample images for you to check out.  All were captured using the Panasonic G2’s 14-42mm kit lens.  All images were captured in JPEG format, and I have noted the basic shot info below each image.

Feel free to download any of these sample images for your personal inspection (not for republication).  You can get the original files by right-clicking on any of the images and choosing “Save link as…” [Read more...]