Tagged With micro four thirds

After a few years of building image stabilisation into its G Vario lenses, Panasonic has pulled a quick about-face and joined Olympus in incorporating said stabilisation directly into the sensors in its Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Lumix DMC-GX85 is the first Panasonic camera with integrated 5-axis image stabilisation, and it'll work with lens stabilisation too. Get ready for crazy smooth video footage and blur-free photos.

Beautiful retro design. Pro-level controls. So small. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was the mirrorless camera for discerning photographers. Three years later, it's finally getting a update in the form of the new E-M5 Mark II. It provides some welcome improvements in feel and operation, plus a flashy trick or two. Is that enough? Depends on you.

Last year's Panasonic GM1 was an absolutely tiny camera with interchangeable lenses. It seemed like a curious design, because once you changed lens from the kit pancake to a normal-sized lens, it turned out to be not-so-tiny anymore. That hasn't stopped Panasonic from pushing out a similarly small follow-up, the souped-up GM5.

The next iteration in Panasonic's excellent stills-and-video mirrorless GH camera line-up, the LUMIX DMC-GH4, now has an Australian price tag. That's great news for anyone thinking of moving over to the new camera, which boasts native 4K video recording capability and a hugely improved imaging sensor. Like the GH3 before it, the new GH4 will likely become the camera of choice for indie film crews and professional cinematographers on a budget.

One of the reasons enthusiasts reach for Olympus even though their cameras feature small-ish micro four thirds sensors is that their lens lineup is terrific. Here is a look at two lenses slated for 2015 that continue to show Olympus' commitment to high-end glass.

Rumours are swirling in early 2014, and the first ones you should be taking seriously are regarding three new Olympus micro 4/3 lenses. Images have leaked, so it's almost a sure thing that they will be announced in the coming weeks.

The announcement of Blackmagic's $US3000 RAW-shooting Cinema Camera in 2012 caused such a stir that not many could have anticipated a followup model, so soon, that was a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the size. The Pocket Cinema Camera continues forging the path of the upstart high-end video camera.

Mirrorless cameras -- aka compact system cameras -- arguably have the photographic features of a full-sized digital SLR in a compact, attractive body. They're portable and powerful, but there are a few key features that separate mirrorless cameras from the rest of the pack. Don't really know what any of this means? Read on.