Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Panasonic Wows while Olympus Proves it is Tough
Not sure if everyone had heard of the new Panasonic GF-1. Pretty awesome. As an owner of the LX3, I must say this camera looks great. I'm loving the electronic viewfinder. Cameras like this and the Olympus EP-1 are the products that are going to put Micro-Four Thirds on the wish list of every photographer. These things rock! So if you have no idea what I am talking about follow the link in this post to read about it. Small cameras, big sensors, interchangeable lenses.....life is good. Also I admit it, I pixel peeped. I hate pixel peeping but I did it. In my opinion, 1600 ISO on this new camera and on the Olympus EP-1 look better, cleaner and have more detail than the samples from the Canon 7D. I have no idea what Canon was thinking putting 18 megapixels on that little sensor. It makes absolutely no sense to me at all.
Anyway, I rarely play with iMovie (being as I'm a photographer, not a videographer after all) but I really want to get better at it as I'm playing with inserting video into wedding slideshows (did it once this year already) so I did up a little video of my daughter playing with my waterproof Olympus 850SW camera. I love that camera. I have no fear about handing it over to a seven year old. Check out the movie in this post. If you are a parent I think it will convince you you need a waterproof, drop proof point and shoot.
Posted by Neil Gaudet at 7:55 PM