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
We got a chance to get our hands on Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GX8 recently, and have prepared a slideshow running through its features. It's the first Micro Four Thirds camera to gain a 20MP sensor and it wraps a whole host of cleverness, including a Dual IS system, into its substantial magnesium alloy body. Read more
Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix DMC-GX8 and with it some new advancements for the Micro Four Thirds format. For the first time, a MFT body offers a 20.3MP sensor. AF sees some notable improvements thanks to Depth from Defocus technology, a new Dual I.S. system uses stabilization from the lens and camera body simultaneously, and 4K video is included. Read more
It has been four and a half years since I proclaimed a switch to Micro Four Thirds platform from always using smaller cameras from Canon like the S90 and G1 platform of the late 2000s. I wanted to expand my photography skills and take better photos but I didn’t have the means to buy an SLR. […]