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September 09, 2011

Reviews (new Sonys, M43rds, Pentax Q, GXR A12, X100, superzooms, meta news, etc)

Time to check the latest reviews, previews and hands-ons! This turned out to be a super-sized edition, so fire up the coffee machine! Completed lens reviews can be found at the lens reviews mini-site< which also has an easy to remember url,

Meta News
+ dcresource is asking for feedback on how to tweak their reviews - see also their Twitter
+ dpreview launches short review format for basic P&S cameras, starting with a 4-pager on the Panasonica FH7, along with short book reviews

Sony New World Order and Black NEXicopters
+ NEX-7 first impressions at What Digital Camera? and hands-on at (computer translated)
+ hands-on with Sony NEX-5n, FS100 and NEX VG20 at EOSHD
+ NEX-5n first impressions at Jaegraphy (via PhotoXels)
+ NEX-5n hosts "crazy comparison" at Steve Huff with Leica 50/1.4 vs SLR Gear 50/0.95

Big Sensor Primes
+ Fuji X100 by Steve Foon at Eric Kim Photography

+ starting to feel like A-ha!

Sensor + Lens block
+ Ricoh GXR A12 by Sean Reid at Luminous Landscape

Micro Four Thirds
+ Panasonic X Files (14-42, 45-175) hands-on at Quesabesde (computer translated)
+ Panasonic GF1 revisited at Photography Ramblings
+ Panasonic LVF1 at Registered Hardware
+ Olympus VF-3 at Four Thirds Usr
+ Olympus E-PM1 hands-on at Photography Review and real-world samples at Fotopolis
+ Olympus E-P3 vs E-PL3 ISO comparison at (via RiceHigh)
+ Samyang 7.5mm f3.5 umc fishy-eye samples at LensTip

Pentax Q action
+ Pentax Q hands-on (multiple pages) at Amateur Photographer UK
+ Pentax Q and vs GF3 at (Korean; cannot be computer-translated) [via RiceHigh]
+ Pentax Q body hands-on at Pocket Lint
+ Flickr pool with Q pictures (via RiceHigh)

Fixed Lens Cameras
+ Canon G12 at DCI
+ Kodak Easychair Z990 MAX at DCI
+ Olympus SZ-30MR at Steve's Digicams
+ Fuji HS20 at DCR
+ Fuji FinePixie S3200 at Photography Blog
+ Panasonic FZ150 at Trusted Reviews
+ Panasonic FZ150 samples reshot with latest firmware at dpreview
+ new Powershot hands-on at Pocket Lint: SX150 IS, Ixus 1100HS

Other Gear
+ JVC GC-PX10 hybrid hands-on at Quesabesde
+ Canon Pixma iP4920 at Printer Comparison
+ Sony DEV-5 expen$ive digital binoculars at CNet UK
+ Panasonic HDC-Z10000000000 hands-on at CNet UK

+ DXO FilmPack 3 at Imaging Resource
+ Corel Paintshop Pro X4 Ultimatum at ePhotoZine
+ JPEGMini software/service at JMG Galleries

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