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Mirrorless Still Camera Information

Below are some mirrorless SLR cameras and their pros and cons for use in skydiving freefall, B.A.S.E., and Paragliding. I pay close attention to weight, burst speed, and if there is a remote jack available.

HYPOXIC's  Thoughts:

Samsung NX1000
($599)

Good specs, inexpensive, works ok with the USB shutter release. Cool Wifi features, slow lag time.

Sony NEX7
($1348)

Great camera but need to hardwire the shutter release jack. Expensive. Pancake 16mm lens available

Sony NEX5n
($598)

Just a bit slower than the NEX7 but still an amazing camera. Too bad no shutter release jack

Olympus E-pm1
($399)

Inexpesive still camera solution for skydiving. I would love to see someone jump with this. Very minimal lag time.

Canon EOS M
($799)

Time will tell if they come out with a USB shutter release system. 

Panasonic DMC-GX1
($469)

Newly Requested Camera

Samsung NX1000

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MSRP

$699.99 / BH $599

MPixels

20.3MP

Weight

218.0g

Remote

Using HYPOXIC USB 2.5mm adapter

FPS 8fps (actual 7fps up to 9 frames, time to process dependent on card speed)
Lag .5 seconds
Stock Lens 20-55mm
Review

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407635,00.asp

Sony NEX5n

Sony NEX5n

MSRP

$799 / BH $598

MPixels

16.1 MP

Weight

404g

Remote

Need to hardwire! (IR only allows single shot)

FPS See below 
Lag .02 seconds
Stock Lens 18-55mm
Review

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonynex5n/1

Continuous Adv.

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC card

 

Measured
EFC on

Measured
EFC off

Max frames @
full speed

JPEG

4.1 fps

3.8 fps

Until card full

JPEG + RAW

4.0 fps

3.8 fps

~5 (then ~1 fps)

RAW

4.1 fps

3.8 fps

~8 (then ~1 fps)

Speed Priority Cont. (nominally 10 FPS)

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC card

 

Measured
EFC on

Measured
EFC off

Max frames @
full speed

JPEG

10 fps

10 fps

10 then ~ 2 fps

JPEG + RAW

10 fps

10 fps

~5 (then ~0.7 fps)

RAW

10 fps

10 fps

~7 (then ~1 fps)

Sony NEX7

Sony NEX7

MSRP

$1399.99 / BH $1348.00

MPixels

20.3 Mp

Weight

350 g

Remote

Need to hardwire! (IR only allows single shot)

FPS See below 
Lag .02 seconds
Stock Lens 18-55mm
Review

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonynex7/1

Continuous Shooting

Timing
JPEG Large/Fine
RAW
RAW+JPEG Fine
Frame rate 3.7 fps 3.7 fps 3.7 fps
Number of frames 24 16 14
Buffer full rate 1.6 fps 0.7 fps 0.6 fps
Write complete 11 sec 21 sec 24 sec

Speed Priority Continuous

Timing
JPEG Large/Fine
RAW
RAW+JPEG Fine
Frame rate 10.0 fps 10.0 fps 10.0 fps
Number of frames 16 14 13
Buffer full rate 1.7 fps 0.6 fps 0.6 fps
Write complete 11 sec 20 sec 24 sec

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M for skydiving

MSRP

$799.00 10/15/2012 Release BH Link

MPixels

18MP

Weight

368 g

Remote

No (perhaps USB, TBD!)

FPS

17 shots at 4.3fps

Lag 48ms
Stock Lens 22mm
Review

http://www.engadget.com/photos/canon-eos-m-hands-on/#5169126

Olympus E-PM1 Digital Camera with 14-42mm

Olympus E-PM1 for skydiving

MSRP

$499 / BH $399

MPixels

12.2MP

Weight

113 g

Remote

Yes with Olympus Adapter

FPS

see below

Lag 60ms
Stock Lens

14-42mm

Review

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepm1

Burst of JPEG 12MP/Super Fine images

Timing

16 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC

Frame rate

5.1

Number of frames

9

Buffer full rate

1.6 fps

Write complete

4.5 sec

Burst of Raw images

Timing

16 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC

Frame rate

5.1

Number of frames

9

Buffer full rate

1.2 fps

Write complete

6.8 sec

Burst of Raw plus JPEG 12MP/Super Fine images

Timing

16 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC

Frame rate

5.1 fps

Number of frames

8

Buffer full rate

.6 fps

Write complete

10.7 sec

Panasonic DMC-GX1

Panasonic GX1 for skydiving

MSRP

$499 / BH $469

MPixels

16.0MP

Weight

483g

Remote

Yes with Panasonic DMC-GX1 Adapter

FPS

4.2fps

Lag 10ms
Stock Lens

14-42mm

Review

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400320,00.asp