Panasonic wants to expand the “affordable” lens range.


The guys over at DSLRmagazine (translation here) posted a report about the Panasonic event in Vienna.
Panasonic first showed some very interesting market analysis. The image on top shows the growing mirrorless system cameras market share. Asia is leading the innovation with over 40% of all system cameras being mirrorless. Europe follows with 20% and North America with 14% only. And Panasonic camera “owns” 17% of that mirrorless pie. And the strategy is also very clear with the GF and GX cameras goal to be to “Create New Demand” while the GH and G camera will aggress the DSLR market and focus on “Hybrid Photography

And on that image above you see that it’s Panasonic goal to expand the “affordable priced lenses to lead additional purchases“. That could explain why it will take one more year until the amazing 42.5mm f/1.2 lens hits the market :(


All images and full report via DSLRmagazine.


New image GF6 image samples (preorders now at Amazon and BHphoto.).


LUMIX GF6 Actual Shooting Video by PanasonicLumixVideo

Note: The new Panasonic GF6 can now be preordered at Amazon (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here)!

After Panasonic  and FourThirdsUser also ePhotozine (Click here) published some GF6 image samples. It is still not possible to make a final judgment about the image quality. While it’s true that the GF6 uses the same GX1 sensor we also have to acknowledge that the GF6 uses a completely new Venus Image Processor Engine.  What are your early thoughts about the image quality?

Links to the two new MFT cameras:
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera specs and preorders at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic GF6 specs and preorders at Amazon (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here)!


What’s (Black-) Magic on the new Pocket Cinema Camera!


NAB 2013: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera unveiled from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Right now the new Pocket Cinema Camera can be preordered at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). But what’s so Magic with the new Blackmagic?

First of all, if you are a pure photographer stop here. The Pocket Cinema Camera is a video camera! But if your priority is shooting film than this little (and non expensive) camera may be for you! You can read all specs of the camera at Blackmagicdesign. What I like about the camera is that it has been (well) designed and developed with one specific goal in mind: Deliver the best video quality in the most pocketable package. It shoots 12 bit CinemaRAW DNG and has 2 Megapixels…exactly what you need for HD shooting and not a pixel more that gets “wasted” like on current hybrid photo/video cameras. The result is an amazing sharpness and 13 stop dynamic range:

The new Pocket Cinema Camera has the same sesnor tech as the bigger Blackmagic Cinema Camera. And the video below nicely shows you how much better the Blackmagic is when compared with the Canon 5DmarkIII:

Comparing the Cinema Camera & 5D Mk III from OneRiver Media on Vimeo.

Now you get that kind of quality for $995 and in a cool small sized camera. I think Blackmagic did an incredible good job and also added more value to the full Micro Four Thirds system that is more and more becoming the mainstream mirrorless system! Yes, that camera “wowed” me yesterday! Well done Blackmagic!

P.S.: You may also read the Pocket Cinem Camera review written by John Brawley and the hands-on at Leavethatcouch. Again, preorders at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).



Panasonic GF6 officially announced!


Preorders and Price:
Preorder the GF6 at Amazon (Click here).
In Europe the GF6 will cost 549 Euro with the 14-42mm kit lens, 699 Euro with the X kit zoom and 749 Euro with double lens kit.

Hands-on, previews and reviews:
Dpreview, Photographyblog, Whatdigitalcamera, Techradar, Pocket-Lint, ePhotozine,

First image samples:
Panasonic official image samples, FourThirdsUser.

Preview by Cameralabs (youtube), video samples by Panasonic (youtube), whatdigitalcamera (youtube).

Press release:
Dpreview, Pocket-Lint, CSCmagazine (Spanish), OpenPN (French), LeMondeDeLaFoto (French), SystemKameraBlog (German), FourThirdsUser, Cnet Asia, Photoscala (German), Photographyblog, Techradar, ePhotozine, DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Quesabesde (Spanish).


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