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February 09, 2012

CP+ 2012 Trade Show Floor round-up (E-M5, X-Pro, D800, Merrills, K-01, etc)

With all the news of the last few days, we almost forgot that the actual CP+ trade show is also taking place :) Time for a mega-round-up! (Also: the mystery of the big black scary looking Darth Vader bus is solved - see the DSLRMagazine section below!)

We start with a trade show tour at Photoscala visiting the Olympus booth showing the E-M5 body parts, the Q using the new K-mount adapter, the new Canon lenses, the Sony 500mm weight-lifter's lens, the new Sigma Merrills and more!
Next up, we go to (computer-translated) where they visit the Nikon D4/D800, Sigma Merrills, the Sony NEX lens roadmap (with a reminder from Sony that they are working on an Alpha A900 35mm full frame replacement), and more! ( does not have permalinks (or I cannot find them if they do), so you have to check their archives if you are reading this at a later date)

DC Watch de la Impress
We stay in the .jp domain with a visit at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated). They do have permalink technology, so here is their brand-specific coverage:
+ Sigma - the new Merrills, the new Neo lenses for mirrorless cameras, and the obligatory giant zoom pictures
+ Panasonic - converter lenses for the small X-lenses, the new P&S compacts, and (yes once again) the 12-35mm and 35-100mm f2.8 lenses behind glass [POLL: which will come out first: these two lenses or the George Lucas Star Wars TV series?]
+ Fuji: X-Pro, P&S and GF670 has its own corner
+ Pentax: hands-on with the K-01 "Star Wars" (white/black), the Q in-development lenses (telephoto (not telephone!), mount cap lens), unspecified K-mirrorless lens, and 50/1.8 and 560/5.6, along with silver Q, Ricoh GXR A16 24-85 touchings, and such
+ Nikon: D800 hands-on with many pictures of the camera body, D800 Live View, 85/1.8G, P510 Pinocchio and more KutcherPixies
+ Olympus - lots of E-M5 action, a trip down memory lane with the OM film cameras, P&S, and more
+ summary pictures

DSLR Magazine
Next we go to DSLR Magazine where they have lots of CP+ coverage as well:
+ Olympus - hands-on with the E-M5, E-M5 body parts behind glass, diagram, waterproofness proof, and lots more. Also the mystery of the big black bus is solved!!! [HOT!]
+ Sigma: hands-on with the new DP1 and DP2 Merrills - now with an APS-C sensor (just like the SD1* DSLRs)
+ mini tour - the people and the sights and a 50-second ribbon cutting video

+ Nikon D4 and Canon 1D X - two hands-on videos (6 min total)
+ Olympus 5-axis image stabilization video demo
+ Sony TX300v short video hands-on (18mp, inductive charging)

CNet Asia
+ hands-on round-up with Pentax K-01, Sony TX200v, Fuji X-Pro 1, Nikon P510 42x zoom, Canon G1x

More Action
+ Pentax booth pictures at SLR Club forums

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