The Panasonic Lumix GF3 is dramatically different from the GF-cameras that have come before, and represents a significant breakthrough for the Micro Four Thirds system. It's sure to delight some users, while disappointing others. Here's why.
"To deliver the happiness of photography all around the world, without the knowledge of a camera standing in the way. This is the purpose of the PEN." That's how Olympus started off its PEN cameras' launch event, and sounds like an apt mission statement for the design and aspiration of the three new models unveiled today.
As part of the Panasonic Asia Pacific Lumix G Seminar 2011 in Chiang Mai, we were invited for a 2-day photography trip around the city. Here's a compilation of what we have learned from the seminar and discovered while using their new Panasonic DMC-G3 and DMC-GF3.
The Panasonic GH1 released in 2009 was the first Micro Four Thirds camera to record full HD video and it was also the first camera with an interchangeable lens to have auto-focus while shooting video. And because it was designed without the classic DSLR mirror, it was small - even smaller than HD DSLR cameras. We check out if the upgraded GH2 has the chops to better its predecessor.
For those who loved the Olympus E-P cameras but found the prices a little dear, the E-PL1 offered a more affordable alternative minus the frills like dedicated controls, but with the same quality sensor and a built-in flash in a smaller body. The E-PL2 follows one year later with many improvements over the original. Here's our verdict of the follow-up model.
It has been 14 months since the release of the Panasonic Lumix GF1, arguably Panasonic's most successful Micro Four Thirds camera to date. We've given the GF2 a spin, and here's what we found about the camera.
Samsung launched the NX100 mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera in Hong Kong today, and HardwareZone was there to catch it. Find out what's new and who the surprise guests were at the event.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is the update to the first ever Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera, the G1, released to market in late 2008. Find out in our full review on what's new in this successor and how it fares against compacts and DSLRs today.
Never mind the Micro Four Thirds System; Samsung has one upped that and gone ahead with the NX10, a product that's a perfect union between a DSLR and a Micro Four Thirds camera as it comes with a APS-C sized sensor built into a compact body. But does it only work in theory? We give you the details.
CP+ is Japan's new photo event, held in Yokohama and scheduled for four days, from the 11th of March to the 14th. Over 80 companies were represented, including the big boys like Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Olympus. Join us as we review the best of CP+ 2010.