New Small Cameras

Five new pocket cameras

Presented last week at Photokina, the following five cameras represent changing ideas about what the pocket cam should be. Sandwiched between cell phones and high end DSLRs, the once ubiquitous point-and-shoot is evolving to incorporate features that represent both professional capability and mobile usability. Fujifilm XF1 With a highly refined design and vintage styling, the Fujifilm XF1 carries the same optimized quality from the X …

Olympus OM-D E-M5

The handsome rebirth of a classic film camera as a high-tech point and shoot

With the newest addition to their digital family Olympus takes a grand leap into the field of high-end retro-influenced point and shoot cameras. Based on the quintessential design of the original OM film cameras, the OM-D series marks a new stage in Olympus’ well documented success with Micro Four Third products. The first in the line, the E-M5, packs an unprecedented number of features into …

Olympus E-P3

The next-generation PEN camera makes a huge leap forward

As a long-time fan of Olympus’ PEN series of micro-four-thirds cameras, I was ecstatic to have a chance to spend the last week testing their brand new E-P3. The new shooter, at the top of the line of their just-expanded family of cameras, is loaded up with incredible new features and has an updated body that maintains its classic compact design. Maintaining the lines of …