Panasonic GH4 Report by Michael Reichmann The GH4 is a new micro four thirds system camera that is fully competitive in terms of features, functionality and image quality with anything currently on the market. It leaves little undelivered for stills work. If a 16MP image size is adequate for your shooting (and it is for mine), then you'll likely find the GH4 a very practical and enjoyable stills camera.
When it comes to video, the GH4 is in a class of its own. There is nothing currently on the market, or even announced from any manufacturer, that can trump the GH4 when it comes to video in a DSLR / CSC form factor. This is the only camera of its type that can shoot 4K to an internal card, and which also features variable frame rates in HD mode.
Fuji X-T1 Further Thoughts by Michael Reichmann The FujiFilm X-T1 is a handsome mirrorless camera in a small DSLR-like body. It offers a complete array of manual controls. But, this retro-style approach does not always work for my type of photography due to a couple of failings that limit the camera's usability.
IQ250 Back Announced by Michael Reichmann Phase One has announced their new IQ150, 50 Megapixel medium format back, using a CMOS sensor for the first time.
This article contains a video interview with Phase One executives, a video on how the back’s Live View works, and sample ISO 6400 images, as well as our initial impressions of the back. The article contains price and delivery information.
Kevin and Michael are leaving today (Jan 24) for two weeks in Chile and Antarctica, and will be testing the IQ250 on this expedition. A full report and video coverage will follow.
Sony RX-10 Review by Michael Reichmann Is the Sony RX-10 what we hoped it would be? It turns out to be both excellent, and a bit disappointing. Find out why.
Sony A7R Hands-On by Michael Reichmann For a few days prior to public announcement on October 16 I had an opportunity to work with the exciting new Sony A7R and two new lenses designed for the also new full E-mount. This is a hands-on report.