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August 09, 2010

Review Train (Panasonic G10, G2, G1, Sony A390, Casio EX-FH25, etc)

Another Monday, which means, more reviews! We start at dpreview.com where a five-page "quick review" is published for the Panasonic G10, the entry-level sidekick of the G2. This new review is to be read in conjunction with dpreview's full review of the Panasonic G2. As usual, we won't spill the beans here, so be sure to check it out if curious. The G10 has been slowly dropping in price, you can get it as low as $534 via 3rd-party sellers at Amazon.

Speaking of the G2, a new one page opinion-review of the camera is out at Polish-speaking website Fotopolis.pl (computer-translated).

And now a surprise review, the camera that started Micro Four Thirds, the Panasonic G1 just got a brand new four-page review at Panasonic Mount World. Conclusions are on page #4 which we won't reveal here. The G1 with the 14-45mm kit lens (black) has been steady at $500 at Amazon, making it the lowest priced mirrorless camera at the moment, but probably not for long since there is also price-pressure on the E-Pens and the Samsung NX-series.

Why is everyone reviewing Panasonics these days? We don't know but here's one more, a first look at the FX75/FX70 at Digital Camera Review. The FX75/FX70 is sort of like an entry-level version of the more "luxury" FX700.

Now let's take a look at the DSLR world, where one of the latest Sony Alpha DSLRs, the Alpha A390 is reviewed at e-photo-zine. The A390 is a 2010 model but still without dSLR-Video. Sony has announced 11 sub-$1000 DSLRs since CES 2008 yet none of them feature DSLR-Video or come anywhere near to being an Alpha A700 replacement.

Next we look at the time. Time for Casio reviews ;-) Not one, but two reviews for the Casio EX-FH25 mid-size superzoom have been published today, one at Photography Blog which as usual includes plenty of real-world full-size JPEG samples, and one at tech-blog Pocket Link.

We close with another superzoom, the Fuji S1800, test-samples of which have been posted at Imaging Resource.

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