Mirrorless, Action cameras compared

 

Looking for the best small system camera, or the top model for capturing outdoor action — either for yourself, or to recommend to a customer?

For action cameras, the gadgety guys at Gizmodo have compared the latest leading models for you.

How’d they test ‘em? “We strapped three to a surfboard, and surfed the leading edge of Hurricane Sandy. We set up static shots on the rooftop at different times of day. …And then I strapped all four to my helmet and biked around Brooklyn.”

The winner this year? GoPro’s Hero 3 Black Edition.
The full report is here.

 

Trained professional. Don’t try this at home, kids!

 

Over at GizMag, they provide an extensive comparison of mirrorless interchangeable lens camera systems.

The choice in SLR rivals is broadening, which is “great for the camera-buying public, (but) it also makes it even more tricky when deciding which system to invest in,” they note. Too many total to compare in full perhaps, as the article look at six models: Olympus OMD EM-5; Sony NEX-6; Fuji X-Pro1; Panasonic LUMIX GF5; Nikon 1 V2; and Canon EOS M.

Specifications sized up here include size and weight, sensor size and megapixel count, autofocus, fps burst rate, iso range, and more.
The full comparison is here.

About Paul Worthington

Paul Worthington is a journalist and consumer imaging consultant. He produces the annual Future Imaging Summit at PMA@CES, and writes for PMA Newsline and PMA Magazine, as well as other publications.