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December 23, 2010

Review Train (GF2 samples, GH1 vs GH2, Leica S2 firmware test, ISO tests, etc)

The review flow continues to slow down but we are not done yet! For lens reviews, as usual, be sure to visit and bookmark the Lens Reviews Forest.

Fire up the fireplace screensaver, fill up the coffee machine, time for a new round of studio-sample-pixel-peeping as Imaging Resource has published a batch of Panasonic GF2 studio samples. This also suggests that a review is in-progress.

Speaking of the GF-series, the GF1 w/20mm pancake kit has been discontinued at a trio of high profile retailers (B&H, J&R, Abt) but remains in-stock for $600 at Adorama [add to cart to see price]. We summarized the stock situation last night at the Camera Deals blog. Please note this is only the GF1 w/20mm pancake kit! The other two GF1 kits remains available and in-stock at B&H Photo (GF1 body only, GF1 w/14-42mm)

The Panasonic GH2 action continues at M43photo, this time with a short GH1 vs GH2 comparison.

ISO Comparisons
+ resolution-chart comparison between Canon 60D and Nikon D7000 at Photo Radar
+ Canon G12 vs Nikon P7000 at Photo Radars

Lightning Round
+ Panasonic FZ40/FZ45 at Pocket Lint
+ Kodak M590 at Digital Camera Review
+ Flip Video UltraHD at PocketHD

Firmware Testing
+ Luminous Landscapes has a repor(t) on the new Leica S2 firmware

Meta - what should we name this?
As you may have noticed, in recent weeks this review round-up includes some "bonus" items, like sample pictures, mini news, firmware updates, oddities, and such, so perhaps it is time to give this "segment" a new name. What would you suggest? Here are some ideas...

+ "Reviews Etc"
+ "Reviews & News"
+ "Reviews & News Roundup"
+ "Reviews & Beyond"
+ "Reviews, Bath & Beyond"
+ the return of the "Photography Soup", but I doubt we will find time to incorporate non-gear updates - with a new "camera season" starting at CES 2011
+ "Camera Soup"
+ what else?

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