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February 22, 2011

Reviews Etc (Pentax K-5 low-light AF, D3100, NEX-5, XZ1 samples, Ricoh vs Ricoh, etc)

And now time again to round-up some of the latest reviews. For lens reviews, as usual, be sure to check the Lens Reviews Cafe, now with Stevia!

We start with some hardcore gearhead action, where Falk Lumo evaluates the low light focus accuracy of the Pentax K-5. If you are in a hurry, he has also posted a short introduction + summary on his blog. PDF version also available (23 pages long)! Be sure to study it, it will be included in the next exam!

We can't find the proper category for this one, so here it is here, DC Watch Impress has a picture comparison between the Ricoh GXR A12 28mm f2.5 and the good old compact GRD III. As usual, click on the individual sample pictures to get to the full-size versions.

+ six-minute video hands-on overview/review of the Pentax 645D at Photo Radar
+ Canon T3/1100D ISO comparison at Focus Numerique (vs K-r vs D3100)
+ Nikon D3100 review at Keanu Camera

Sans Miroir
+ hands-on with Panasonic AG-AF100, Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 and more at E0S HD
+ six weeks with the NEX-5 by olli at Serious Compacts

Fixed Lens Cameras
+ lots of Olympus XZ1 studio test samples at Imaging Resource
+ short Olympus XZ1 review at Pocket Reviews
+ Sony WX5 review at Trusted Reviews
+ Fuji Real 3D W3 3D camera at Steve's 3D cams
+ Canon SD1400 IS at Digital Review
+ Canon SD3500 IS at DCR

+ Toshiba Camel S30 at Pocket Lint
+ Nik HDR Efex Pro at Photography Blog
+ Express 35 Run'n'Gun Trio review at Video Town

+ DC Resource published their top 10 most review-wished cameras
+ Photo Radar will now also use Dxo Analyzer (in addition to Imatest)

+ if you are not familiar with the Horseman TS-Pro tilt-shift gear (now part of M43rds), Cinescopophilia has spotted a 48-second video clip that visually explains it

+ Japanese release of black Fuji F550-EXR postponed by one week (now March 5) - via DC Watch Impress (computer translated)

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