Sanjay Vijayanathan Found Something Special with His Panasonic GX8

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I’m an enthusiast, not a professional and I embrace that. My abilities with a camera are limited- not false modesty as there are things I’m good at – this just isn’t one of them. I’m completely fine with that though, the pleasure and peace holding a camera and taking a photograph gives me is reward enough. I’d always had film cameras as a kid, my dad had one and I used them for a while when I left home but I never learned to develop film and I stopped using them during the late 90s.

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DxOMark Tests Show Interesting Olympus OMD E-M10 Mk II Results

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Today, DxOMark released the results of their Olympus OMD E-M10 Mk II evaluation. So what did they think? To be honest, in some ways it’s as expected but in other ways the results are a tad perplexing. Before I go on into an initial analysis, I’m going to preface this with saying that in real life shooting results, none of these numbers with the exception of the high ISO results are really significant enough to effect your work and post-production output.

So what am I talking about?

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Review: Panasonic GX8

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A while back, Panasonic announced their GX8–the camera that lives alongside the GH4 as a flagship camera for Panasonic lineup of Micro Four Thirds cameras. With a design very much like the old Four Thirds L1 camera, this is Panasonic’s rangefinder style flagship camera and live alongside the GH4 as a top dog.

With a 20.1MP Four Thirds sensor inside the camera, the capability of shooting 10FPS and a tilting EVF, there is a lot to love about this camera. However, it’s very much a jack of all trades but a master of none.

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The New Panasonic GX8 Is Quite a Beauty


Yes, there were leaks. The Panasonic GX8 is indeed real, and it’s quite beautiful. This camera isn’t said to succeed GX7 but instead live above it. It’s the company’s flagship rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and lives alongside the GH4 as a flagship camera for the company.

Available in black and silver, the camera has Duel IS that works via the lens and sensor. This feature works for HD video, but not 4K–which the camera shoots. The GX8 sports a 20.3MP Live MOS sensor–the highest resolution Four Thirds sensor to date. The camera also has an exposure compensation dial in addition to a splash and dust proof design.

The GX8 has the same Venus Engine as the GH4 but provides a 1/3 stop better performance when it comes to dynamic range.

The sensor can shoot up to ISO 25,600. The camera includes a tiltable EVF and OLED screen. Panasonic claims that it has a 0.07 AF speed responsiveness in addition to 200% more focusing accuracy than the GH4 and focusing abilities down to -4 EV.

With the electronic shutter, you can shoot to 1/16,000; but otherwise the max shutter speed is 1/8,000. The camera can also shoot tethered. On top of this, there is WiFi and NFC connectivity. When it launches, it will be available for $1,199.99.

But that’s not all.

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