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The Panasonic Lumix GX850 is the smallest Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless camera on the market. This mirrorless packs a 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with high-speed output that is capable of filming 4K Ultra-HD video and take 30 FPS bursts at 4K resolution. Its hybrid shutter covers a broad 1/16000s to 60s range and is capable of completely silent shooting.

Panasonic Lumix GX850 Review

A review of the Panasonic Lumix GX850 was just published at Neocamera. This review goes over the capabilities, usability and performance of this compact mirrorless camera. As always, a gallery of full-resolution images at every ISO is available for readers to evaluate the image-quality of the Panasonic GX850.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the latest flagship mirrorless from Panasonic and features a 20 megapixels Four-Thirds sensor which has the highest-resolution among Micro Four-Thirds cameras. It takes the key features of its predecessor to the next level and puts them in a new weather-sealed body with tilting 2.4 MP 0.44″ OLED EVF and a 3″ rotating touchscreen LCD. Like the camera it replaced, the GX8 offers built-in image-stabilization. This time though, it can combine it with lens stabilization to reach a new level of stabilization.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Review

Neocamera just reviewed this professional-level mirrorless, analyzing its usability, ergonomics, image-quality and performance. Included in the review is a gallery of full-resolution images at all ISO sensitivities and sample videos at both 1080p HD and 4K Ultra-HD resolutions, which is new to the GX8. Read the Panasonic GX8 review here.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II ReviewThe new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II refines the performance of its predecessor by improving on key aspects. Its 16 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor is paired with an improved 5-axis image-stabilization system which lets it produce a 40 megapixel Super-Resolution image by combining 8 precisely aligned images. A new processor and faster shutter allow it to shoot at 10 FPS and up to 1/16000s shutter-speeds to freeze action.

Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Read on to find how what the improvements are capable of.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is out, with a 16 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilisation, FullHD video recording, microphone socket, vari-angle tilting swivelling touch-screen, 10-11fps continuous shooting, a super quiet shutter, live composite mode (very cool!), Wi-Fi, and a 40 megapixel shooting mode as well. It’s available in silver or black for £899 body only.

It’s been reviewed by a number of people, with detailed reviews available at ePHOTOzine.com, Robin Wong, DigitalRev (Video), The Phoblographer, Nicholas Goodden (who went on to buy it), SteveHuffPhoto Part 1, Part 2, AmateurPhotographer, and PhotographyBlog. We’ll add to this list as new reviews are published.

Panasonic GH4 Review

Panasonic’s leading Micro Four-Thirds camera, the GH4, brings 4K Ultra-HD video to mirrorless cameras. This 16 MP digital camera is designed for advanced photographers and videographers with a huge number of features in a professional-grade weatherproof body with 3 control-dials and a traditional mode-dial.

Panasonic GH4 Review

Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4. This review covers all the photo and video of the GH4 and analyses its performance on both fronts. As usual, the in-depth review includes a gallery of sample images taken throughout its entire sensitivity range. This time, there are also videos for each of the top-3 video formats supported by the GH4.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship Olympus camera, joining the mirrorless and DSLR lines into a model capable of taking full advantage of Four-Thirds and Micro Four-Thirds lenses. This mirrorless features a revised 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF for use with legacy Zuiko lenses, while it uses ultra-fast Contrast-Detect AF by reading the sensor at 240 Hz when using M.Zuiko lenses.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

As the top-of-the-line offering, the E-M1 is built to professional standards. Its body includes dual control-dials, a built-in EVF with Eye-Start sensor and is both freezeproof to -10C and weather-sealed. Its high-speed shutter can sustain bursts at 10 FPS and shutter-speeds up to 1/8000s.

Neocamera recently published a full-review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 here. Check it out to learn how this mirrorless performs and be sure to visit the gallery of full-resolution images.

CP+ is about to happen, and here are the latest digital cameras that have been announced.

Nikon Coolpix:
P340 – Entry level serious compact, 5x optical zoom, built in Wi-Fi
S9600 – 22x optical zoom pocket camera
S9700 – 30x optical zoom pocket camera, 3inch screen, manual controls
P600 – 60x optical zoom, tilting vari-angle screen
P530 – 40x optical zoom
AW120 (Waterproof, 18m)
S32 (Waterproof, 10m), 13mp

Olympus:
Stylus Tough TG-850 (Waterproof, 10m), tilting screen for self-portraits
Stylus SP-100EE – 50x optical zoom, with dot-sight
OM-D E-M10 – compact 16mp Micro Four Thirds camera with EVF, sample photos.

Fujifilm:
X-T1 – Weather sealed compact system camera, full review.

Pentax Ricoh:
WG-4, WG-4 GPS – (Waterproof) one with GPS
WG-20 – (Waterproof)

Panasonic:
Panasonic Lumix GH4 – interchangeable lens digital camera that records 4K video – Micro Four Thirds, 16mp sensor, 12fps continuous shooting for stills.

Casio:
Casio Exilim EX-100 – Serious compact with Raw, tilting screen, 10.7x optical zoom lens with f/2.8 aperture, and 3.5inch screen.

It’s currently CES 2014 (Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas), and as expected, numerous new cameras have been announced, here’s a roundup of the new cameras announced:

Nikon:
D3300 DSLR, 24mp, entry level DSLR with a new compact zoom lens
CoolPix L29, 5x zoom
L30, 5x zoom
L330, 26x zoom, 20mp
L830, 34x optical zoom, 16mp
S2800, 5x zoom
S3600, 8x zoom
S5300, 8x zoom
S6700, 10x zoom
S6800, 12x zoom

Samsung:
NX30 – 20mp, Mirrorless with tilting EVF and screen
Galaxy Camera 2 – Android camera with 21x zoom
WB2200F – 60x zoom with dual grip ultra zoom bridge camera
WB1100F – 35x zoom ultra zoom / bridge camera
WB350F – 21x zoom travel zoom
WB50F, WB35F – 12x compact zoom

Sony:
Alpha A5000 – 20mp, WiFi, NFC, Mirrorless
Cyber-shot W830 – 8x compact camera, 20.1mp
Cyber-shot W810 – 6x compact camera, 20.1mp, with Party mode

Canon:
Powershot N100 – dual front / rear cameras – 5x zoom with Wi-Fi
Powershot SX600 HS – 18x pocket zoom camera
IXUS 265 – 12x zoom compact camera, with Wi-Fi

Fujifilm:
FinePix S1 – 50x weather sealed ultra zoom bridge camera, 16mp
FinePix S9400W – 50x optical zoom bridge camera with Wi-Fi, 16mp
FinePix S9200 – 50x optical zoom bridge camera, 16mp
FinePix S8600 – 36x “compact” ultra zoom bridge camera, 16mp
FinePix XP70 – Waterproof (10m), 5x optical zoom compact
Fujinon 56mm f/1.2 lens for X Mount cameras

Panasonic:
Lumix TZ60, 30x pocket/travel zoom, Wi-Fi, GPS
Lumix TZ55, 20x pocket/travel zoom, tilting “selfie” screen
Lumix LZ40, 42x ultra zoom bridge camera
Lumix SZ8, 12x zoom compact camera, Wi-Fi
Leica DG 42.5mm f/1.2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Kodak: details can be found on ePHOTOzine.
PIXPRO S-1 – 16mp Micro Four Thirds camera, Wi-Fi, tilting screen
+ Kodak 12-45mm and 42.5-160mm zoom lens
PIXPRO AZ651 – 65x optical zoom bridge camera
PIXPRO AZ525 – 52x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, bridge camera
PIXPRO AZ421 – 42x optical zoom, bridge camera
Smart Lens SL10 – 10x optical zoom add-on for smartphones
Smart Lens SL25 – 25x optical zoom add-on for smartphones

Sigma: 
50mm f/1.4 Art prime lens
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS APS-C Zoom lens

Polaroid:
Polaroid announced some cameras too, seemingly mock-ups or prototypes, and whether they’ll actually be released or not is anyone’s guess. For example, last year they announced a number of mirrorless cameras with vague details (one looked like a Nikon 1 series copy, the other a Pentax Q copy), and we’re still waiting for them to be released. Although they did release one, the Polaroid iM1836 (the Nikon 1 look-a-like), it was quickly withdrawn from the market after Nikon sued them for copyright infringement. Anyway, here’s hoping they do release some of these cameras, as the Socialmatic certainly looks interesting:

Polaroid Socialmatic – Android, Zink photo printing, 14mp front camera, 2mp rear camera, 4.5inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, due Fall 2014…
Polaroid Ultra Zoom / Bridge cameras, with Wi-Fi, and 50x, 40x, 35x, 30x, and 15x optical zoom depending on how everyone feels, and due Spring 2014.

Panasonic Lumx DMC-GX7Panasonic’s latest flagship mirrorless, the GX7 brings the first in-camera stabilization system to the Lumix mirrorless family. This camera boasts an impressive tilting EVF with Eye-Start sensor a whopping 2.8 megapixels of resolution, something unmatched by any digital camera to date. This lets the GX7 show a crisp and clear view of the world and making it, in most cases, even more usable than a traditional optical viewfinder.

Neocamera just published a review of  the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7. The review details the capabilities of this 16 megapixels Micro Four-Thirds camera and shows that it is one of the most feature-rich mirrorless on the market. As always, great attention is paid to usability and a gallery of full-resolution images at all ISO sensitivities accompanies the review. Read on to find out more.

Panasonic Lumix GX7
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix GX7, it features a new 16 megapixel sensor, improved image quality, 9fps continuous shooting, tilting 3inch touch screen, tilting electronic viewfinder, built in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Micro Four Thirds lens mount.

“As the specifications, features, and technology available in mirrorless or compact system cameras increases, with continuing improvements in image quality and performance, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify the purchase of a large and often bulky Digital SLR.”

Panasonic Lumix GX7 Reviews: ePHOTOzine, Sample photos.