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February 11, 2011

Reviews, Etc (GH2, D7000, K-5, A580, XZ1, G12, SB700, and many more)

Now that the CP+ 2011 dust has settled, it is time to round-up reviews posted during this week. If you missed the CP+ action as it happened, you can catch up with our previous trade show round-ups and the list of product announcements. This is a jam-packed edition, so we proceed in lightning round format...

+ hands-on with Canon T3i/600D at Quesabesde and video hands-on
+ snowy outdoorsy video review of Pentax K-5 at PhotoRadar
+ Sony A580 at Tech Radar
+ Canon 60D at BJoP by David Kilpatrick
+ Nikon D7000 at BJoP by Richard Kilpatrick
+ Nikon D7000 "authoritative review" at PixiQ - since it's authoritative, be sure to point out all the errors ;-)
+ Nikon D7000 ISO-range color-chart test-series at Photography Review
+ Olympus E-5 at The Pho Blog Grapher
+ one Sigma SD1 full size by Isiah Online on flickr (via Rytterfalk, Foto Act.)
+ Canon T3/1100D hands-on article and video hands-on at Quesabesde (may not play on Chrome w/Flashblock)
+ 80mp Phase One IQ180 RAW sample available via email (!?!?) at CI

+ Panasonic GH2 at Camera Labs and WDC
+ Olympus E-PL2 at DCR and CGG
+ hands-on with Panasonic AG-AF100 at TTL by Clayton Combe
+ short review of Samsung NX100 at PDN Online

+ lens reviews can be found at the Lens Reviews kerfuffle page (we need to create a shortcut url for that page!)
+ Olympus 40-150mm M-Zuiko samples by Ferdz Decena - see also flickr

Compacts with RAW
+ Olympus XZ1 at Photography Blogs
+ Canon G12 at CNet and
+ Olympus XZ1 full-size samples at Photo Radar
+ Fuji's own samples from F550EXR (3) and HS20 (1) via Foto Actualidad

Fixed Lens Cameras
+ brief hands-on with Nikon P300 at DCI
+ Canon 300HS hands-on at Info Sick World
+ Casio EX-ZR10 at Photography Blog
+ Canon SD4500 IS at DCHQ
+ Sony WX9 hands-on at Photography Bay
+ Samsung PL90 at Steve's Digicamz
+ hands on with new Pentax WG-1 at Pocket Lint
+ Nikon S5100 at PhotoComment - posted from the Galaxy Tab using Wordpress-for-Android

Other Gear
+ Nikon SB-700 review at along with conclusions
+ Canon Speedlite 320ex preview at
+ EyeFi SD card at Stay Focused
+ Kodak PlayTouch at DCR

Firmware updates
+ Ricoh GXR 1.3 version - via DC Views, Photoscala, etc

+ You are now Husband and Google! - via Insider
+ DXo Optics Pro adds support for EPL2, LX5, A580 etc, see via IR, PCA, dpreview, etc
+ new Capture One Pilot 1.1 - see at IR etc

Blast from the Past
+ Nikon turned down Photoshop in 1988 (NikonWeb, via PiXiQ, via PetaPiXeL)
+ old Samsung Digimax A40 P&S has RAW option in service mode - at dpreview Samsung Talk by @aafuss

Space Oddity
+ petition Canon for 5DMkIII features - via Karel Donk
+ SDM is now Saddam - via Rice High

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