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.
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…]
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.
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…]
The Olympus E-M5 is the new OM-D series camera that builds on 40-years of the Olympus OM SLR series, as well as the Micro Four Thirds success that Olympus has found in recent years.
The E-M5 features a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor, a built-in electronic viewfinder and max sensitivity to ISO 25,600. Additionally, the E-M5 will capture 1080i HD video.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
Lots of leaky news on the new Olympus OM-D mirrorless interchangeable lens camera over the past week or so. The above image appears to be the first legit photo of the camera that has leaked out. [Read more…]