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2015.08.26

Olympus just announced a new addition to their line of mirrorless digital cameras. The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II lifts the base model of the advanced OM-D series by adding one megapixels of resolution to the EVF and 2 axis to the stabilization system. This Micro Four-Thirds camera offers the same 16 megapixels CMOS sensor as its siblings and has an ISO 200-25600 sensitivity range, expandable down to ISO 100.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

The E-M10 Mark II has a revised body, looking similar to the original E-M10, yet improving its dual control-dials and mode-dial for better usability. It offers a new 2.4 megapixels EVF with Eye-Start Sensor and 1.23X magnification (counting a 2X crop-factor). Its tilting 3″ touchscreen LCD has 1 megapixels.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

A new TruPic VII processor lets it shoot continuously at 8.5 FPS and record full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS. As a first among Olympus cameras, the E-M10 Mark II can capture 4K Ultra-HD time-lapse and high-speed 640×480 video at 120 FPS.  There is now a hybrid shutter which allows electronic speeds up to 1/16000s or mechanical ones up to 1/4000s. Bulb exposures up to 30 minutes are possible and easy to perform thanks to the unique Live-Bulb mode invented by Olympus.

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II is expected to ship next month for only $650 USD. This price-point is fantastic since it gives access to advanced controls and features beyond what DSLRs of this price usually offer.  Adorama and B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders.

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2015.08.17

An express review of the Canon Powershot SX610 HS, one of the latest ultra-compacts to hit the market, was just published at Neocamera. This digital camera packs an 18X optical zoom lens for the most reach of any ultra-compact, equivalent to a 25-450mm lens.

This pocket-size ultra-zoom is designed to take on the most serious threat to ultra-compacts which are actually cellular phones. Those have been eating away sales of ultra-compacts for the last few years by offering convenience and similar image-quality but with little to no optical zoom. By incorporating a stabilized wide-angle 18X optical zoom lens, the Canon Powershot SX160 HS exceeds the reach and versatility of any cellphone.

Canon Powershot SX610 HS

This model aims to match the simplicity and convenience of phones by offering completely automatic operation plus wireless connectivity via WiFi and NFC. Read the Canon Powershot SX610 HS review to find out how this pocket-camera performs.

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2015.07.16

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 provides a 12 megapixels CMOS sensor and a constant-aperture F/2.8 stabilized optical zoom lens, equivalent to 25-600mm and first seen on the FZ200. This new model comes with an upgraded body which is now weather-sealed and features a higher-resolution 1.4 MP 0.39″ EVF with Eye-Start sensor.

A new image-processor in the Panasonic FZ300 allows it to record 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS. It improves focus-speed and keeps a maximum 12 FPS continuous drive speed at full-resolution. It also supports 4K Photo mode which pre-buffers 4K images at 30 FPS to capture action at its peak.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is scheduled to ship in September for $599 USD or $799 CDN. Adorama and B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders.

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2015.07.16

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes Micro Four-Thirds up a notch with the first 20 megapixels sensor and an innovative Dual Image Stabilization system which compensates for shake along a total of 6 axis, 4 from Sensor-Shift and Sensor-Rotation movements, plus 2 with compatible Optically-Stabilized lenses.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

This second generation GX-series mirrorless improves upon the original Panasonic GX7 reviewed here on almost all levels. The new larger body is now fully weather-sealed and offers a much higher-resolution 2.4 megapixels EVF with 100% coverage and 0.7X magnification.  Like on its predecessor, the EVF tilts up for added versatility. One step sideways is that the new LCD hinge rotates instead of tilts which makes it more awkward to frame high and low shots in landscape orientation but easier in portrait orientation.

With its new high-speed Venus VI processor, the Panasonic GX7 can capture full 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS. A new hybrid shutter allows up to 8 FPS mechanical drive and also 30 FPS at 4K using the electronic-shutter. The same electronic-shutter mode allows to freeze action at up to 1/16000s while the mechanical mode makes Bulb exposures possible for 30 minutes.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 offers professional controls and a highly sophisticated feature-set. It is expected this September of $1199 USD or $1599 CDN. Adorama and B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders.

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2015.07.15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a unique ultra-zoom which offers a large 1″ CMOS sensor with 20 megapixels. The lens has a stabilized 16X optical-zoom range, equivalent to 25-400mm with a moderately bright F/2.8-4 maximum aperture. Using a high-speed processor, the FZ1000 can record 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS and shoot continuously at 12 FPS.

Neocamera just published a review covering all the major features of the FZ1000, analyzing it usability, image quality and performance. Read the review to learn about the FZ1000.

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