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...]

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 Review

Retrospective 30 (Pinestone)

The Think Tank Photo Retrospective line of camera bags are one of the newest series in their lineup.  It’s also one of the few bags that you can get in something other than black.  While I am certainly partial to black camera bags, I absolutely love the new Pinestone color on these Retrospective bags.

There are several different bags in the Retrospective lineup – from the Retrospective 5 (for compact and mirrorless kits with a couple of lenses and accessories) to the Retrospective 30 (for handling a more pro-level kit up to a DSLR with 70-200 attached plus extra lenses and bodies). [Read more...]

Steve Huff Gets Up Close with the NEX-7

As you can see in the above video, Steve Huff got an up close look at one of the first Sony NEX-7 production models out there.  Notably, there are a lot of similarities between the NEX-7 and the NEX-5N – particularly in the menu system.  Obviously, the additional of external controls sets the NEX-7 somewhat apart, and then, there’s no noticeable clicking noise that plagues the NEX-5N, which may or may not have a fix.  Finally, there’s the whopping 24MP sensor, which seems to produce admirable results based on everything we’ve seen thus far.

[Steve Huff via SonyAlphaRumors]

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...]