Micro Four Thirds

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review

Micro-four-thirds cameras may be small in your pocket but their impact on your pocketbook can often still be significant. Stepping into the budget micro-4/3 market is the Olympus Pen E-PL1, packing much of the functionality from the 12.3-megapixel PEN E-P2 but with a considerably cheaper price tag. Built with mainstream consumer photographers in mind, we've been putting it through its paces for the full SlashGear review.

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Sony PMA 2010 Alpha concepts outed

Sony PMA 2010 Alpha concepts outed

Sony have brought along a raft of concept cameras to PMA 2010 this week, including a new hybrid - in the manner of Micro Four Thirds shooters - that has a CyberShot-sized body but interchangeable lenses, an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and full AVCHD video recording.  They're also showing off a mid-range concept replacement for the α700 together with several new lenses including a Super Telephoto Lens (500mm F4 G).

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Panasonic Lumix GF1 updated with pink & silver versions

Panasonic Lumix GF1 updated with pink & silver versions

If you were tempted by Panasonic's Lumix GF1 micro four thirds camera last year, but put off by its intimidating black casing, excellent news.  The company has announced two new versions of the GF1, with the only differences being that they get silver and pink shells.  The two new Lumix snappers have the same 12-megapixel sensor as the original, together with the interchangeable lenses.

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Olympus PEN E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera now shipping

Olympus PEN E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera now shipping

Micro Four Thirds lovers, break open your piggy-banks now!  Olympus' PEN E-P2 digital camera has finally gone on sale, having been announced all the way back in early November, but the price still isn't any easier to swallow.  Amazon and various other retailers have the E-P2 - which packs a 12.3-megapixel sensor and interchangeable lens support into a compact body - priced at $1,099.

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