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Edited by George Schaub  |  Nov 11, 2016  |  0 comments

The new Olympus E-PL8 is the latest model of the PEN series. PEN cameras are stylish and compact systems based on Micro Four/Thirds sensors and lens mounts. The camera is available in different colors, as are the numerous accessories that can be matched to the initial color choice. The camera looks like an analog rangefinder camera, but the Olympus E-PL8 doesn’t come with a viewfinder. The photographer has to use the 3-inch LCD on the back, which also serves as the visual control center for menus and image parameters. Olympus does offers an EVF system that can be mounted on the hot shoe of the E-PL8.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2016  |  0 comments

Leica today unveiled an innovative mirrorless camera, the Leica TL, which offers an impressive array of features and a gorgeous titanium-anodized body crafted in Germany from a solid block of aluminum.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 01, 2016  |  0 comments

The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is designed to hold up to inclement weather and boy did we put it to the test! During a press trip to Iceland last week, we adhered to the mailman’s creed while using Olympus’ new flagship mirrorless camera, shooting with it in rain, hail, sleet, snow and gloom of night (along with some sunshine) in this rugged but beautiful Nordic island country.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Oct 28, 2016  |  0 comments

The new Panasonic G85 is based on a Micro Four Thirds 16MP. The camera offers a brilliant electronic viewfinder based on OLED technology. This viewfinder is very large (0.74x; equivalent to a 35mm film camera with a 50mm lens) and offers a high resolution of 2.36 million RGB dots. The EVF has an eye sensor, which means the view switches automatically to the EVF when the photographer looks into the viewfinder: alternately, the user can toggle view manually by pressing the “Fn5” button on the back. This function button is one of five user-definable “Fn” buttons on the top and on the back: the G85 also has five “virtual Fn” buttons on the LCD screen. The screen is touch sensitive and fully integrated into camera operation.

The Editors  |  Oct 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Shutterbug was on hand at the PhotoPlus Expo show, which wrapped up in New York City wrapped up yesterday, where we got to touch, try and test out some of the hottest new photo gear out there.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2016  |  1 comments

In homage to a classic screw-mount lens Leica produced from 1955-1963, the company’s new ultra-compact Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 wide-angle delivers premium optics and a gorgeous retro design for users of Leica M digital cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  0 comments

Not one to shy away from special-edition models, Leica recently introduced the M-P “Grip,” a $15,000 “irresistible work of art” designed in collaboration with Rolf Sachs that’s essentially a Leica-MP mirrorless digital camera (with a very nice Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens). But if you can’t afford this masterpiece because you’re bidding on the Ansel Adams Arca Swiss 4x5 that’s up for auction, there’s always this silver metallic Leica M3 candy-tin replica (above right) for $40.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2016  |  0 comments

This morning Sony introduced a new flagship mirrorless camera, the a6500, which claims to have the world’s fastest AF speed and the highest number of AF points with in-camera 5-axis image stabilization. The camera features Sony’s acclaimed 4D Focus system, which can acquire focus in a mere 0.05 seconds.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Arguably, the biggest camera news at this year’s photokina show in Cologne, Germany was the announcement of the new Fujifilm GFX, a medium format mirrorless camera, which was unveiled to much fanfare on Monday. Shutterbug was one of a handful of media outlets to get our hands on a prototype of the 51.4-megapixel GFX and try it out for about half an hour in a conference room at the show.

Jason Schneider  |  Sep 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Combining hypermodern styling with the classic high-performance modular design Hasselblad has pioneered for 75 years, the new Hasselblad X1D is a striking statement that promises to move the company forward and it’s certainly generating lots of excitement at Photokina. And two new H-Series models confirm Hassleblad’s commitment to moving that line forward.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  0 comments

The big news from Olympus this morning was the introduction of their new flagship mirrorless camera, the OM-D EM-1 Mark II. But the company had more in store with the launch of the compact Pen E-PL8 mirrorless camera and three new lenses.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Olympus just unveiled their new flagship mirrorless camera, the OM-D EM-1 weatherproof mirrorless camera designed to deliver maximum speed, superior resolution, mobility and high performance for professional photographers. The camera will be sealed for dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof shooting under harsh conditions.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Panasonic announced today that it’s developing the new Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera, which will be capable of recording smooth, high-precision 4K 60p/50p and faithful 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video “for the first time in the world.” The Panasonic Lumix GH5 will also features “6K PHOTO,” which extracts approximately 18-megapixel still images from ultra-high-quality video with approximately nine times the pixel count of Full-HD. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Panasonic just announced the 16-megapixel DMC-G85 (G85), a new rugged, mirrorless camera, which is the latest model in the Lumix G series. The Panasonic G85 is splash and dust-proof and includes 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) 2 for getting sharp shots in difficult shooting conditions.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 14, 2016  |  0 comments

After appearing at times like it might bow out of the mirrorless camera market, Canon reaffirmed its commitment to the category tonight with the introduction of the new, top-of-the-line EOS M5. While the Canon M5 might resemble a DSLR, this compact interchangeable lens mirrorless camera is smaller and lighter than even Canon’s tiny SL1 DSLR, the company said.

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