Tagged ‘Micro Four Thirds’

If you’ve been meaning to get on board the Micro Four Thirds bandwagon but haven’t been sure which camera to buy, Panasonic may have just answered the question for you: This is the Panasonic Lumix GF5: the successor to the brilliant GF3. And you want it. Read more

Panasonic has ripped the covers off of its much-rumoured Lumix GX-1 Micro Four Thirds camera this morning. And the new top-end peeper promises to pack a string of professional features that are bound to get camera fanatics salivating. Want to know just what Panny’s got planned? Read on for all the details.

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Olympus E-PL3 launching this September with your choice of a zoom or pancake lensA release date has been set for the Olympus E-PL3, a more compact and modern looking mid-range spin off of the PEN E-P3. As the latest addition to the Olympus PEN lineup, the E-PL3 will launch alongside the new VF-3 electronic viewfinder this September. With four color choices (black, white, red, silver) and two camera bundles to choose from, the micro four thirds game now has a new challenger.

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Sony NEX-7 image leaked: is this the perfect micro four thirds?DSLR purists might snub at the thought of a micro four third camera being perfect, but for those keen on HD video and capturing quality shots without carrying around endless amounts of gear, the M4/3 is a godsend. The Panasonic Lumix GH1, once hacked, set the video bar with 50 Mbps+ AVCHD capture, rightfully earning the title ‘creative hybrid’. The Sony NEX-7 looks to up the ante on the imaging front.

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Olympus E-P3

Earlier this week, Olympus officially revealed its awesome new Pen range of Micro Four thirds cameras – a trio of record-breaking cameras kitted out with “the world’s fastest autofocus” for snappers with interchangeable lenses. The Pen E-P3, Pen Lite E-PL3 and Pen Mini E-PM1 are is part of Olympus’ grand plan to turn even the most pathetic amateur snapper into a master of the craft.

They’re ideal for those of you torn between a compact digital camera and a super-spec digital SLR. We’ve just been playing with the Pen E-P3, the flagship model, so come this way for our hands-on thoughts!

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It’s nearly time to chow down on some well-earned lunch, but before you do, check out what’s happened today in the world of tech. We’ve got it all right here, in our news round-up.

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Update: all three are officially headed for the UK! Though the E-P3 is still the only one priced so far.

Camera giant Olympus has lifted the lid on no fewer than three new micro four thirds cameras, giving you SLR results in a compact size. And one has the fastest autofocus of any interchangeable lens camera, so you’ll never miss that amazing shot again.

So which will you be wielding come your summer hols? Read on to find which is for you.

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The Pentax Q has emerged from the labs with its makers claiming its the smallest interchangeable lens camera yet. That would mean it’s stolen the crown from the Panasonic Lumix GF3 which was outed less than two weeks ago. But Pentax hasn’t given us details on the Q’s size and weight yet so the jury’s still out.

The retro-looking snapper achieves its slight size by ditching an optical viewfinder, mirror box, focusing plate and autofocus sensor. Those components are what add to the size of a common-or-garden DSLR but losing does lead to some compromises. Still, the Pentax Q has plenty of other tricks to deploy…

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