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Exploring Panasonic's Post Focus camera feature

Post Focus is Panasonic's take on being able to shoot a still image and then being able to refocus that image afterwards.We look at how Post Focus works, which camera models can make use of it and how it compares to focus bracketing and stacking.

Meike Micro Four Thirds auto extension tubes reviewed

We've had a look at an inexpensive set of extension tubes from Meike, for Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses. They may be cheap but are they any good?

Panasonic's Lumix GX8 the first 20 megapixel Micro Four Thirds camera

Panasonic today unveils the LUMIX DMC-GX8, the latest addition to its critically acclaimed LUMIX G range of high-performance interchangeable cameras. Building on the success of the LUMIX DMC-GX7, Panasonic’s new camera incorporates the latest 4K technologies and Panasonic’s first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser) into a sleek and stylish design that you can take with you everywhere.

Panasonic reveals 4K-equipped DMC-G7

18th May 2015 – Panasonic today unveils the LUMIX DMC-G7, the latest addition to its range of high-performance LUMIX G Interchangeable lens cameras. Integrating 4K video recording capability and a variety of 4K Photo functions, the LUMIX DMC-G7 combines outstanding image quality alongside a level of mobility that isn't achievable with traditional DSLR cameras.

Two new Olympus Pro lenses plus accessories

Olympus has today officially launched the previously announced m.Zuiko 8mm f/1.8 fisheye and 7-14mm f/2.8 Pro lenses and some new accessories.

Olympus unveils OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Today at the Japanese CIPA+ show in Japan Olympus takes the wraps off the replacement for the OM-D E-M5, its first OM-D Micro Four Thirds system camera. With such a good reputation earned by the E-M5 Olympus has opted to call the new camera the E-M5 Mark II. But although there is a glancing similarity in appearance to the original E-M5, the Mark II is to all intents and purposes a completely new design. Highlights include a 40 megapixel sensor-shift composite mode, multiple frame rate HD video modes up to 60p at last, Wi-Fi support, and a much hoped-for vari-angle rear LCD (at last).

The fashion blogger’s new camera of choice

Olympus has updated the Pen Lite series with the E-PL7, which features compatibility with WiFi connectivity to smart devices. It also has a rear touch screen that flips down for selfies.

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The new PEN-F proves beauty has no need for DSLR beasts

Olympus reveals the long-expected digital Pen F, its flagship flat-top Pen but now, for the first time, featuring an integrated viewfinder, 20 megapixel LiveMOS sensor and fully-articulating LCD screen.

Panasonic Launches LUMIX G 100-400mm Telephoto-Zoom, LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR Lens

Panasonic has today introduced a new telephoto lens for its LUMIX G range of Micro Four Thirds System cameras – the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH. Telephoto-Zoom (H-RS100400) with Power Optical Image Stabilisation (O.I.S.).

Olympus reveals optically stabilised m.Zuiko 300mm f/4 telephoto

Olympus has revealed its long-expected 300mm f/4 m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds telephoto lens and confirmed that it is optically stabilised.

Olympus to launch next round of upgrade program for high-end OM-D cameras

Olympus has just released major firmware updates for the OM-D E-M1 and OM-D E-M5 Mark II delivering significant new functionality, especially to the E-M1 which gets a silent shutter mode. focus bracketing and, video shooting enhancements like selectable frame rates and smooth aperture mode.

Panasonic Frees Photographer’s Creativity with New 'Post Focus' Technology

Panasonic is encouraging photographers to shoot first and focus later with a new technological function called ‘Post Focus’. After taking a picture, the function enables photographers to select whichever part of the image they want to be in-focus with an easy one touch operation. Developed with Panasonic’s existing 4K Photo technology, Post Focus not only prevents out-of-focus misshots but also offers greater creative freedom, and is now available via a firmware update for the LUMIX DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ330.

200-800mm tele zoom for Micro Four Thirds coming from Panasonic Leica

Today Panasonic announces that the company is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system standard to expand the lineup of digital interchangeable lens.

Panasonic plans to introduce f/1.7 standard lens

Today Panasonic announces that the company is developing a LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7 single focal length lens as a digital interchangeable lens for the Micro Four Thirds system.*

This lens is a 50mm (35 mm camera equivalent) single focal length lens with large diameter. The 50mm focus distance offers almost the same viewing angle and sense of perspective as the human eye which means users can enjoy shooting a portrait or scenery as they see it.

Panasonic's New 'Post Focus' Technology Enables Areas of a Photograph to be In-focus After Shooting

Panasonic is developing a new technological function called ‘Post Focus’ which enables photographers to select alternative parts of the image they want to be in-focus with easy one touch operation. The function has been developed by further innovating via Panasonic’s existing 4K Photo technology and not only prevents out-of-focus misshots but also offers greater creative freedom in all areas of photography.

Panasonic's Lumix GX8 the first 20 megapixel Micro Four Thirds camera

Panasonic today unveils the LUMIX DMC-GX8, the latest addition to its critically acclaimed LUMIX G range of high-performance interchangeable cameras. Building on the success of the LUMIX DMC-GX7, Panasonic’s new camera incorporates the latest 4K technologies and Panasonic’s first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser) into a sleek and stylish design that you can take with you everywhere.

Panasonic reveals 4K-equipped DMC-G7

18th May 2015 – Panasonic today unveils the LUMIX DMC-G7, the latest addition to its range of high-performance LUMIX G Interchangeable lens cameras. Integrating 4K video recording capability and a variety of 4K Photo functions, the LUMIX DMC-G7 combines outstanding image quality alongside a level of mobility that isn't achievable with traditional DSLR cameras.

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Olympus E-P3 image samples to download

Hands-on preview of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Clarification of AA battery use with E-3 HLD-4 grip

Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

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