Comparing the E-M5 (Sony) and G3 (Panasonic) 16 Megapixel sensors.


My friend Tyson Robicheaud (Click here) compared the Olympus E-M5 with 16 Megapixel Sony sensor with the Panasonic G3 and 16 Megapixel Panasonic sensor: “I really wanted to see how these two sensors compared to one another as I have been very impressed by the G3.” Check out his website to learn more about the test!

Meantime I remind you that on July 18th we will see the new G5 which has the same G3 sensor but a newly improved processor. Let’s hope the new GH3 (again 16 MPX?) sensor brings a major improvement in RAW quality too!

Olympus E-M5 price and in Stock status check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic G3 price and in Stock status check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.


Silver E-M5 in Stock at Adorama. New low price for the GH2, GX1 and 14mm and 14-42mm X lens.


The Silver E-M5 with 14-50mm kit lens is now in Stock at Adorama (Click here).

US readers can also enjoy some nice price drop on Panasonic stuff. Here is the list of the newest deals:
There is a $40 price drop on the 14-42mm X pancake zoom lens at Amazon (Click here).
Black GX1 with normal kit lens for $502 at Amazon (Click here). Silver GX1 with X zoom for $749 at Amazon (Click here).
14mm pancake for $266 at Amazon (Click here).
The Gh2 with 14-140mm zoom for $1129 at Amazon (Click here).
Most sold mirrorless stuff ranking (Click here).


Does it work? E-M5 iPhone controller…


A 43rumors readers just shared a way to connect the Olympus E-M5 (and other Olympus/Panasonic) cameras with an iPhone remote controller APP.You have to buy the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle (Click here) and the Triggertrap connction cable (Click here). Once you have them you can download the Triggertrap APP (Click here) to remotely control your E-M5.

This is what it does:

* Time Lapse
* Eased Timelapse (timelapses with acceleration!)
* Distance-lapse (take a photo every 30 ft/m)
* Vibration and shock sensors
* Sound detection (Clap to take a photo!)
* Facial Recognition sensor
* Motion detection
* Magnetic & metallic detectors
* Long-Exposure HDR**
* Long-Exposure HDR Timelapse
* Star Trail mode
* Cable Release (press to take a photo) which also supports Long-exposure shots (exposures of up to 24 hours!)

Question is….some of you ever tested it? Is it something we can recommend to E-M5 owners?

E-M5 preorder links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.


Panasonic G3 and GX1 hack coming soon!

Vitaly Kiselev is doing process on the GX1 and G3 hacking front. You can read more about it at It will add some features like for example full manual mode to video recording. As you may know you can already hack the GF and GH cameras. And I am sure 99% of you think that Vitaly’s work is adding a lot of value to the whole Micro Four Thirs system. It would be nice if he could hack Olympus cameras too but I don’t think this is going to happen any time soon 🙁

The GF3, G3 and GX1 got some nice discounts (some of them you already know).

The best still remains the GF3 with 14mm pancake for the price of the 14mm pancake only 🙂  Here at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here). The GX1 with 14-42mm X lens for $749 at Amazon (Click here) and the Panasonic G3 for $499 via Samys at Amazon (Click here).