Articles about micro four thirds

Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm/F1.2 Lens Announced By Panasonic
It was at the beginning of this new month that we brought you word of the Panasonic Lumix GX7 being made official, and there was also a lens announcement to accompany that bit of news. Apparently, you might want to increase your creative shooting process with the introduction of the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm/F1.2 lens, too. After all, the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm/F1.2 happens to be the fastest interchangeable lens […]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review
 A small and lightweight camera with a grown-up feature set, delivering professional results – that’s the holy grail of digital photography. With the OM-D E-M5, Olympus aims to get close: the camera, touted as “groundbreaking” and “revolutionary,” offers many features of a full-fledged SLR in the small package of a Micro Four Thirds camera. Weighing just 425 grams (0.94 lb), the E-M5 accepts a large number of different lenses, takes […]

Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds Camera Targets Q3 2013 Launch
Kodak is not exactly the best example when it comes to being a company these days, but this does not mean that they have ditched the imaging industry entirely. Not quite, as JK Imaging, who purchased the Kodak brand for its own range of shooters, has just stepped forward to make an announcement concerning the S1, which will jump aboard the Micro Four Thirds camera bandwagon.It is said that the […]

Polaroid iM1836 Runs On Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
It was sometime near Christmas when we talked about the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera that will most likely be introduced at CES 2013, and here we are with more details (albeit a wee bit late) about this shooter. Basically, the Polaroid iM1836 is an 18-megapixel camera that was specially designed to adhere to the Micro Four Thirds format standards, making it compatible with the fast growing ecosystem of lenses that […]

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Canon jumps into mirrorless camera market from September onwards
Canon has its fair share of top notch DSLRs, but what separates them from the likes of Olympus and Panasonic would be the fact that they have yet to make the plunge into the world of mirrorless cameras – basically, we are talking about the Micro Four Thirds market here. Well, glad to say that Canon has performed a U-turn on their previous decision, and will roll out their very […]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 starts to ship around the globe
For those whose hearts have already melted because they have set their eyes on the Olympus OM-D E-M5, here is some good news. It is ready to ship to pre-order customers living Stateside, Canada, and across the pond in the UK and Germany. Better late than never applies here, since the device was originally meant to ship on March 31st as reported – and that happened only in Japan, with […]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 to ship on March 31st
If you are looking forward to the Olympus OM-D E-M5, then you will be pleased to know that this particular shooter is going to hit the market on the last day of March this year. Having appeared on Amazon’s Japanese site with that particular estimated release date, the US counterpart remains mum on the situation though. It remains to be seen whether this Micro Four Thirds shooter will arrive in […]

Olympus reveals plans for a new mirrorless camera, E-5 DSLR successor in the works
Are you a fan of Olympus cameras? If you are and you can ignore the financial scandal that Olympus is currently embroiled in, you might be interested to hear that the company has expressed plans to develop a new mirrorless camera with an “epoch-making” viewfinder, and has already started work on a successor to their E-5 DSLR.According to the interview, Olympus’s Director of Marketing, Haruo Ogawa revealed that developing the […]

Olympus unveils M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens
Owners of Olympus’ PEN Micro Four Thirds camera system or the Lumix G will be pleased to know that Olympus has announced the launch of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens, which is the equivalent of a 24-100mm lens on a 35mm camera. This will also be Olympus’ first fully-compatible interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens that features an electronic motorized zoom of up to 4.2x.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 joins Micro Four Thirds family
Panasonic has just expanded their collection of Micro Four Thirds digital cameras to include their latest release, the Panasonic Lumix GX1. Yes, this is slightly different from the GF-range, but it will still be able to play nice with 14 different kinds of Panasonic lenses just in case you want to get creative in your photography without the bulk of a DSLR. The spanking new Lumix GX1 will come with […]

Panasonic: No GH3 camera this year
Micro Four-Thirds cameras are starting to catch on, namely due to their quality and interchangeable lens which has managed to blur the line between compact cameras and DSLRs. This has resulted in manufacturers aggressively pushing out their cameras, and with the Panasonic GH2 released last year, it’s only normal that we should be able to expect an update or refresh to the GH series this year, but for Panasonic GH3 […]

Panasonic GF3 Review
Panasonic GF3 Review - This real-world review of the Panasonic GF3 is for readers who can't stomach a 12-page review full of descriptions and technicalities.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 debuts
Panasonic has just launched its latest Micro Four Thirds shooter known as the Lumix DMC-GF3, where it will continue where the now legendary GF1 and subsequent sequel, GF2, left off. Featuring a mirrorless setup, the Lumix DMC-GF3 is currently the undisputed king as the smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a built-in flash from Panasonic, tipping the scales at just 7.83oz (body only), which is definitely slightly less […]

Fast lenses newer Micro Four Thirds products coming your way
According to Chinese website Tech.sina, an interview with ex-Olympus chief Mr. Watanabe has gleaned some rather interesting information for everyone who is interested in the world of digital photography, not to mention newer developments in the Micro Four Thirds universe. According to Mr. Watanabe, Olympus knows that consumers are currently waiting (patiently) for large aperture M4/3 lenses,  so Olympus is no lost to this anticipation as they have already started […]

Fuji sensor outperforms best in market Micro Four Thirds sensors
Now here’s some food for thought – say you’re on the lookout for a new Micro Four Thirds camera, and want to do your homework in searching out for the best model that your hard-earned buck can give you. Interestingly enough, performance benchmarks by DxOmark pointed towards the Fuji sensor delivering superior results in all measured aspects (Color depth, Dynamic range and ISO performance), amongst its peers, with the aged […]

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Unveiled at CES
[CES 2011] There have been rumors lately regarding the new PEN E-PL2, a compact interchangeable lens camera from Olympus, so I was eager to get my hands on it and I was even more curious about its unique “Medusa-like” accessory. The good looking 12.3 megapixel digital camera features a f3.5/5.6 28mm-84 mm (equivalent) MSC lens with a high speed and silent autofocus, which is great when you shoot video. Additionally, […]

Olympus E-PL2 Leaked
[CES 2011] The folks at 43Rumors have posted a leaked picture of the Olympus EPL-2 that is rumored to show up at CES next week. The E-PL2 is an upgrade of the Olympus E-PL1 and, according to them, it features the same sensor in a totally revamped body. The camera should ship in February, there is no information about pricing yet.Rumored features include:– High speed  Live MOS Sensor – new  […]

Panasonic Lumix GH2 offers new movie making experience
Jan Brockmann, a freelance video and commercial director from Hamburg, recently took Panasonic’s latest Lumix GH2 out for a spin, and claims that this Micro Four Thirds digital camera is extremely versatile and more than able to shoot professional looking videos without missing a beat. Among the new features found in the Luimx GH2 include the lightning-quick contrast AF, which will adjust itself in a mere 0.1 , while the […]

Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds video camera to ship after Christmas
If you have the Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds video camera as the number one device on your Christmas shopping list, we’re going to disappoint you with news that said device will ship only a couple of days after Santa drops by the neighborhood. Just in case you’re incensed with that and can’t think of the exact date at the moment, we’re looking at a December 27th release for the […]

Olympus Phasing Out Entry-Level DSLRs for Micro Four-Thirds
Olympus is looking to phase out its aging entry level DSLR cameras in favor of the newer and emerging, but smaller sized, Micro Four-Thirds format. The newer format employed by the company’s PEN line of digital cameras, is made smaller than taditional SLR cameras because it doesn’t need the same mirror-based architecture.Olumpus SLR Product Manager Toshiyuki Terada said in an interview that the company had no definitive plans at the […]