Panasonic GX1 Review

Panasonic GX1

The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is a compact Micro Four Thirds camera that features a 16MP image sensor, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and captures 1080/60i AVCHD video.

The GX1 is one of the mirrorless cameras that really pushes the compact nature of the mirrorless format, while retaining a large image sensor.  Combined with the ultra-compact 14-42mm power zoom lens, the GX1 delivers near-DSLR performance in an almost-pocketable form factor. [Read more…]

 

Panasonic Lumix GF5

Panasonic Lumix GF5

The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is a 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera.  It is the most compact of Panasonic’s mirrorless line-up and features a live view 3-inch touchscreen LCD.  The GF5 offers 1080p HD video capture and a sensitivity range of ISO 160-12,800.

The GF5 will be available with the GF5 body and standard 14-42mm kit lens for $599, and will be available with the GF5 body and power zoom lens for $749. [Read more…]

Lensbaby Composer Pro for Mirrorless Cameras

Lensbaby Composer Pro

Lensbaby has announced the Composer Pro for mirrorless cameras, including Micro Four Thirds, Sony NEX and Samsung NX models.  The Composer Pro works with the existing Optic Swap system and comes with the Double Glass Optic.  The new Composer Pro for mirrorless cameras retails for $300 and is available from lensbaby.com and B&H Photo.

More info in the press release below. [Read more…]

Olympus E-PL1 for $274.99 – Deal Alert

Olympus E-PL1 Sale

Here’s a great bargain right now on the Olympus E-PL1 with a 14-42mm lens for $274.99 at Amazon, along with free shipping. When the E-PL1 was first introduced, it cost $600 for this kit.  This is a steal of a deal.

This is likely a closeout of stock, so there’s no telling how long this will last.  Note, you can also find a used, but good condition, stock of the E-PL1 at B&H for a few bucks less.

Sigma 19mm & 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lenses Hands-On

Sigma EX DN Lens

A couple of upcoming lenses that I’m looking forward to trying out are the Sigma 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 models for NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras.  I’m particularly looking forward to getting a production model of the 30mm f/2.8 lens in the NEX mount since it works out to a 45mm-equivalent (60mm-equivalent for Micro Four Thirds models). [Read more…]