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.
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
+ 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)