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November 24, 2010

Review Train (NEXxies, Sony F3, Canon G12, Pentax K-5, 645D, etc)

Welcome to a new edition of the "Review Train". For previous installments, check the Reviews category archives. Lens reviews are as usual posted at the Lens Reviews Buffet.

Pentax has managed to go from being a K-mostly company to having three "buzzworthy" cameras on the DSLR version of MTV ;-) But they may lose their status as the Belle & Sebastian of DSLRs! One of them, the 645D has an ISO test and DxO Labs measureables at Focus Numerique. Pentax theme song: "Don't give up" by Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel.

Another opinion with samples and such on the Canon 60D is out at (computer-translated)

The Pentax K-5 action continues with a new review at ephotozine while Pentaxian "Chasing Light" has morning-after impressions of the new K-5.

+ Nikon D7000 autofocus testing at Focus Numerique
+ Sony NEX-5 burst mode test-example at Sony Alpha NEX by Bad Swan

The Nexxies get a combo review at Neutral Day! Don't like the Sony NEX models? You are a nexist!

NEXxies-rival, the Samsung NX-100 has a new short review out at gadget-blog Pocket Link.

With the new Super35 Exmor sensor coming to the NExxies, you may be interested in a first look at the Sony F3 (PL mount) at DSLR News Shooter.

Fixed Lens Cameras
The Nokia N8 is a smart phone, but its sensor is actually larger than most fixed lens digital cameras. So how does it do as a digital camera? QuesaSmartPhone investigates...

The Canon G12, which had its share of crickets (in terms of buzz) since its release, receives a brand new review at Camera Labs, where they compare it to the Olympus E-PL1 [not a typo].

Speaking of which, there are two short reviews at Cameras UK of Canon G12 and Coolpix P7000.

Meanwhile, the Panasonic LX5 has a Wired-sized review at PDN Online.

Samples Parade
+ Samsung EX1/TL500 at Let's Go SEO

Lightning Round
+ Pentax K-r first look at Digital Camera Review
+ Ricoh CX4 at Steve's Digicam's Review's
+ Sony WX5 at CNet UK
+ Canon SD4500IS (Ixus 1000HS) at Digital Camera Review
+ Samsung ST100 at Photography Blog
+ Fuji AX280 at Cameras UK
+ Kodak C143 at Cameras UK

SLR Gear reviews
+ Nikon SB900 flash at ThePhoBlographer
+ F&V Light Z96 LED at DSLR News Shooter (inexpensive video light)

+ Leaf Aptus II-12 digital back coming in Hasselblad H-mount in 2011 says Capture Integration

Firmware updates
+ Zoom H4n via Stephen Alvarez
+ rumors of Sony A900/A850 firmware next week says SonyAlphaRumors

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