You are browsing the archive for reviews.

January 25, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

Olympus E-PL2 in Stock in Europe (+ Kirk’s Definitive Opinion about the E-PL2)

Share

Olympus is much faster than Panasonic in making announced products available in stores. Three weeks after the announcement many european stores do have the E-PL2 in Stock! Click the shop links to visit the shop links:
Germany -> Amazon.de, eBay.de
France -> Amazon.fr (available next week), Pixmania.fr (available next week), eBay.fr
UK -> Amazon.uk (available next week), eBay.uk
Italy -> Pixmania.it, eBay.it
Austria -> Amazon.de, eBay.at

Feel free to comment this post to add your shop links.

Kirk Tuck posted his final view over the new Olympus E-PL2: “While I like the EP2 I find that the real reason to want the EPL2 is its sheer stealth. The matte black finish is less showy and more businesslike. The lines of the design serve to visually reduce it’s profile. It fits in my hand with very little to spare around the edges and when I wear it against my chest on a black sweat shirt its aspect nearly vanishes. I can barely feel its weight on the strap. Little more than the premium compacts in size and weight and price but a huge step up in performance. At $599 it’s hard to make a case against it.” Please visit his website to read the very long article!

January 22, 2011
Posted in reviews

New AG-AF101 video by Philip Bloom (with cool new audio text)


Turin Brakes: Ascension Day from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Turin Brakes: Ascension day commentary by PhilipBloom

Philip Bloom posted a new AG-AF100 video he has taken with 3 awesome and expensive lenses and the cheap SLR Magic Toy Lens. But he also added this nice audio track you can listen. I embedded both inside that post but I also suggest you to visit his website to read the full article and see some backstage pictures.

Lens used for that video (Click on name to check price and availability):
Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (eBay)
SLRmagic 26mm f/1.4(eBay)
Olympus Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 (Amazon)
Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 (Amazon)

January 21, 2011
Posted in reviews

Very detailed Olympus E-PL2 review at digitalcamerainfo

Digitalcamerainfo tested the new Olympus E-PL2. It’s a very long review so be sure to have enough time to read it all! They also compared the E-PL2 with the older E-PL1 and yes there seems to be a difference between the two cameras: “Our tests so far show that the color performance of the E-PL2 is relatively unchanged, but the noise performance seems to have been improved slightly.

A first short user report has been written inside the “Just bought Olympus E-PL2!!! WOW! oh WOW!” forum post at Serious compacts. The title says it all ;)

And to conclude, dcresource posted a bunch of new test shots taken with the E-PL2.

E-PL2 preorder links: Amazon, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon FR and eBay.

January 19, 2011
Posted in reviews

GH2, GF2, G2 and AG-AF100 reviews


The Whistle Bait. Panasonic AF100 PL Mount, GH2, 5D, 7D. From Chris Marino on Vimeo.

We found plenty of new Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera reviews. Here is the list:

Ganref made a very cool and detailed GH2 vs GH1 vs G2 ISO and resolution comparison. The GH2 shows clearly more resolution but ISO noise is almost equal to the other cameras.

SteveHuff posted a “GH2 Guest review” written by Amy Medina.

M43photo shows how magnified focus with legacy lenses works on the GH2

There are two non-english GF2 tests. One at DCview and one at Focus Numerique.

And for the category “better late than never”: Panasonic G2 review at Quesabesde (Click here to read the google english translation).

January 19, 2011
Posted in reviews

(UPDATED) First Olympus XZ-1 review by DSLRmagazine (spanish)

DSLRmagazine is the very first website to post an Olympus XZ-1 review (Click here to read the google english translated text). They made a very detailed and accurate test. Those are a few interesting discoveries:

– The lens resolution is very high at 28mm and wide open (f/1.8)! Resolution decreases on the tele end.
– Moderate distorion at 28mm
– Moderate Vignetting at 28mm and f/1.8
– Very good autofocus and metering!
– Veyr good image quality up to ISO 800.

All in all a very good camera that is on par (if not slightly better) than the competition (Panasonic LX5, Samsung EX1 and Canon S95)

UPDATE: pcpop posted a XZ-1 review with many image samples.

Olympus XZ-1 preorders at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon France and Amazon UK.

Share News and Rumors

Click on the Share button below to write the message! Name and email are NOT required so you can stay anonymous. Also the IP-address will not be submitted to us. Use Imageshack to share pictures (anonymously).

Your name (not required)

Email (not required)

Rumor

×
×