Panasonic GH3 Rumors and Specs

Panasonic GH3 Rumors

The Panasonic GH3 is expected to arrive prior to Photokina 2012 as an update to the Panasonic GH2, one of the most popular mirrorless cameras to date.

The new model is expected to feature a new 16MP “Wide Dynamic Range” sensor and offer video capture at an impressive 72Mbit/s bit rate.  Check out the full rundown on the specs below. [Read more...]

Upcoming Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS Lens

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS Lens

A new Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lens spilled out onto the interweb this week ahead of its official unveiling.  The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS lens should be along soon – with the HD emblem suggesting that this lens will be optimized for silent video operation like the classic HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 lens.

Perhaps this is a replacement for the current 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS non-HD lens, or just a video-optimized version to complement the line-up?

[via Photo Rumors]

Atomos Ninja Hands-On

I checked out a lot of cool new stuff at NAB 2011; however, one of the coolest pieces of tech that I got up close with was the new Atomos Ninja HDMI-based recorder.  In short, the Atomos Ninja captures the uncompressed stream from your camera’s HDMI output.  The stream is captured as Apple ProRes HQ in a much higher quality than what goes through your camera’s compression onto the CF or SD card. [Read more...]

Apple Issues Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.5

Apple Aperture 3

Apple has updated its Camera RAW compatibility to version 3.5 and extends RAW image format compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ‘11 for the following cameras:

  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Leica D-Lux 5
  • Leica V-Lux 2
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

The update is available via OS X system updates or via Apple’s Support Site.

Panasonic Lumix GH2 Announced

The Panasonic GH2 is the follow-up camera to the popular GH1.

The GH2 is built on the same Micro Four Thirds standard as all recent Lumix interchangeable lens cameras.  The GH2 features a 16MP sensor and offers an impressive sensitivity range of ISO 160-12800.

The GH2 will capture 1080p video at 24 fps in AVCHD format and records stereo audio on-camera, along with the ability to plug in an external mic.

The Panasonic GH2 should be available in December 2010 at an initial retail price of $1499.95 with a 14-140mm lens, or $999.95 with a 14-42mm kit lens.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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