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Olympus recasts the OM-D E-M10 Mark III in effort to reach smartphone photographers

Create: 09/09/2017 - 09:18
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

It's a fact that occasional photographers have abandoned point and shoot cameras in favor of their smartphones.

In response, camera makers are trying to figure out how to appeal to those in the group who might want to step up to something that offers better flexibility and expandability.

That brings us to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, the company's latest mirrorless digital camera.

Video features get even more powerful for Panasonic's new flagship Lumix GH5

Create: 01/13/2017 - 23:10
Panasonic Lumix GH5

Let’s get right to the point.

While the Panasonic Lumix GH4 is one heck of a good camera for still photography, many bought it for shooting video, and that was always noticed by Panasonic.

In the digital camera space, the Lumix GH4 is considered one of the best cameras for professional video.

Panasonic releases new versions of four Lumix Micro Four Thirds zooms, including two 'professional' optics

Create: 01/10/2017 - 22:16
Panasonic Lumix lenses

Panasonic was very busy at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. In addition to announcing three cameras, including the GH5, the company also announced four lenses for the Micro Four Thirds mount.

All four lenses are zooms, with two of them being marked as “Professional.” Here’s what was announced:

Panasonic Lumix GX850 packs 16-MP, high-speed capture, 4K video into diminutive body

Create: 01/09/2017 - 23:10
Panasonic Lumix GX850

The Micro Four Thirds format allows for smaller bodies and lenses, and Panasonic has done just that with the Lumix GX850.

The interchangeable-lens GX850 body houses a 16-MP Live MOS sensor. The ISO range is 200-25,600, which can be extended downward to 100.

New Y1 M1 hopes to find its place in photography

Create: 10/16/2016 - 22:17
Y1 M1 digital camera

While the established Japanese companies garner the most attention in the digital camera arena, a little known Chinese company hopes to make a name for itself.

Yi Technology, also known as Xiaoyi in China, releases the Y1 M1 digital camera today (Oct. 17, 2016).

If you don’t know much about this camera, it’s OK. You aren’t alone.

The Y1 M1 is a Micro Four Thirds camera, with strong specifications.

Panasonic gives Lumix G85 several important upgrades over predecessor

Create: 09/26/2016 - 14:55
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic created a very solid camera with the Lumix DMC-G7, and in announcing the G85 successor, it didn’t try to recreate the wheel.

The improvements in the Lumix DMC-G85 are noteworthy and improve the usability in several important areas.

Like the G7, the G85 has a 16.0-MP Live MOS sensor in the Micro Four Thirds format with an ISO range of 200-25,600. It can be extended lower to 100.

High-speed prime lens among three new Olympus optics for Micro Four Thirds

Create: 09/22/2016 - 06:12
Olympus 12-100mm, 25mm and 30mm

Photokina was a busy event for Olympus. In addition to two new bodies for two different target markets: OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the Pen E-PL8, the company also announced three new lenses in the Micro Four Thirds mount.

Two of the three are M.Zuiko Pro lenses while the third is a macro.

  • M.ZUIKO ED f/1.2 25mm Pro
  • M.ZUIKO ED f/4.0 12-100mm IS Pro
  • M.ZUIKO ED f/3.5 30mm Macro

M.Zuiko ED 25mm f1.2 PRO, US$1,199.99

Olympus touts speed with OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Create: 09/19/2016 - 22:52
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II should be one fast shooter.

The new model has slightly higher resolution: 20.4-MP Live MOS sensor, compared with 16.3-MP for the previous model. The ISO range is 200-25,600.

However, it should be able to record images quicker, thanks to the TruePic VIII quad-core processor.

Panasonic drops low-pass filter for Lumix GX85, add high-speed shooting

Create: 04/05/2016 - 21:34
Panasonic Lumix GX85

Pansonic’s new interchangeable lens Lumix GX85 drops the low-pass filter to improve image detail.

The new model, which is available in black and silver, will cost less than the GX8 at US$799.99 with a 12-32mm kit lens compared with the GX8 (body only), which has been lowered US$200 to US$999.99.

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