As announced on Friday, Panasonic has just released new firmware that enables a post-capture refocusing feature in some of its cameras that run 4K video on a Micro Four Thirds sensor. We got hold of a pre-release copy of the firmware and have been able to try it out on the Lumix DMC-GX8 body. Read more
The $500 E-M10 is the entry level model in Olympus’s respected OM-D range. It has a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor that they claim can compete with the larger sensors found in entry level DSLRs. The model I reviewed came with the 14–42mm, f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Power Zoom Pancake kit lens, available now from Amazon for $500. Show More Summary
Chinese lens manufacturer Shenyang Zhongyi Optics has redesigned the optical construction of is Turbo Adapter that allows Micro Four Thirds users to mount Nikon and Canon lenses to their cameras. The details are slight, but the company...Show More Summary
Chinese optics company Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic has announced that it is adding a super-fast standard lens to its range designed for the Micro Four Thirds system. The new 25mm lens features a maximum aperture of F0.95 but has a very small and lightweight body. Read more
DJI still has a pretty tough grip on the camera drone market, and now they have a new micro four thirds camera line to go with their unmanned airborne vehicles. The Zenmuse X5 shoots 4K video up to 30 FPS—4096 x 2160 at 24 fps or 3840 x 2160 at 25 fps. Show More Summary
This has to be the week of DJI. After announcing their auto flight modes and a new set of drones, the company has announced a critical upgrade to their Inspire line – 2 new Micro Four Thirds cameras that can be mounted on the drones as a hardware upgrade: the Zenmuse X5 and Zenmuse X5R cameras for [...]Show More Summary
DJI has introduced the 16-MP Zenmuse X5 and X5R, which are the first Micro Four Thirds cameras made for commercial aerial imaging.
Drone maker DJI has announced a pair of Micro Four Thirds aerial cameras including a model that can shoot lossless 4K Raw footage. The Zenmuse X5 and X5R are built around 16MP Four Thirds sensors, are compatible with a handful of small Micro Four Thirds lenses and can be flown on the company's Inspire 1 drones. Read more
DJI, the largest drone manufacturer in the world, announced two new cameras for its high-end Inspire drone. The Zenmuse X5 and X5R are the first micro four thirds cameras designed specifically for aerial use and will offer drone pilots 13 stops of dynamic range, 16 megapixel resolution and the ability to shoot 24fps and 30fps 4k video. Read More
Following a development announcement in July, Panasonic is making good on its promise of a 25mm F1.7 lens. With a seven-blade aperture, it acts as a 50mm equiv. on Micro Four Thirds bodies and takes advantage of Panasonic's 240 fps contrast detection AF system. Read more
via M43: I’ve already reviewed the sharpest lenses for Micro 4/3, the best lenses under $500, as well as portrait lenses. Today, I’m not only going to combine all that information, but I’ll adding much more information that will help you find your next lens for Micro Four Thirds. Let’s first state that “best” is […] ?
The E-M10 II is the successor to the original E-M10, and Olympus's new mid-range Micro Four Thirds camera. Offering a raft of features in a compact body, the E-M10 II has everyone in the DPReview office quite charmed, and our impressions so far have been very positive. Show More Summary
The Panasonic GX8 introduces a new 20MP Four Thirds sensor to its class. It provides dual IS, ISO up to 25,600 and UHD 4K video recording. It's an all-around enticing update to Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds lineup, both for the potential of its new sensor and its rich feature set. We put it up against our studio test scene - take a look and compare it to its peers. Read more
Most of the time, we would think of cameras in three different form factors – one, the staple DSLR for semi-professionals and professionals alike. The second would be from the Micro Four Thirds range, delivering a balance between size and performance. Show More Summary
Caldwell Photographic and Metabones have announced the Speed Booster Ultra for Micro Four Thirds: an updated design that uses more sophisticated glass and has been optimized for use with the relatively thick Micro Four Thirds filter stack. Show More Summary
Competition is hotting up for the space under that quadcopter you've got your eye on. The E1 from Z Camera is a tiny drone-friendly Micro Four Thirds camera which can shoot 4K video and has far exceeded its funding target on Kickstarter. Show More Summary
Z Camera, a China-based photography startup, has introduced a connected Micro Four Thirds camera called the E1. Shaped like GoPro's HERO action cameras, the E1 carries a 16MP Four Thirds sensor and can record video at 4K 4096x2160 resolution. It provides Wi-Fi connectivity and an open platform for developers. Read more
Panasonic is developing the first Leica DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system standard to expand the lineup of DSLM (Digital Single.. The post Panasonic developing Leica DG 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system appeared first on Gadgets, gizmos, and tech from the East.
The GX7 was the tough guy in Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds line-up, offering rugged construction in a compact-style body. The GX8 continues that tradition, but it brings with it some significant performance upgrades as well. The GX8 has a 20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor, which is quite a few pixels for a Micro Four Thirds chip. Show More Summary
Mirrorless cameras are all the rage these days. For the most part they’re smaller and lighter than some DSLRs, making them easier to bring around and less conspicuous. They also take pretty amazing photos that could potentially rival entry-level DSLR models. Show More Summary