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March 27, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: 5DMk3, XF, X-S1, A57, NEXaholica, etc

The time has come for a new edition of the Cameraholic Digest! As a reminder, completed lens reviews go to the dedicated lens reviews mini-site. Other lens-related action (previews, samples, hands-on, etc) are interspersed in these round-ups... Things continue to be rather quiet in NDA-land, so our rather inaccurate "Review Volume New Gear Announcement" indicator remains at "Elevated". Please do not make any life-altering decisions based on this indicator ;-)

+ 5DMK3 review at CNet Asia
+ 5DMk3 w/70-200 f4L IS vs Alpha A900 w/Minolta 70-210 f4 at Photo Club Alpha
+ 5DMk3 real-world samples at Camera Labs (full-size thru flickr - click on the images to get there)
+ 5DMk3 Live View short autofocus test by Oscar210tw on YouTube (via Foto Actualidad)
+ 5DMk3 video workaround shooting tips at EOS-HD
+ availability: both 5DMk3 kits in-stock at opening prices - see 5DMk3 stock status page

+ D4 review at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ Nikon UK denies foul play in the D4/D800 price increase and also confesses UK market shortages one week after denying them - at Amateur Photographer UK
+ in-line stand-up comedy: How can you tell a PR representative is lying? When they say something :)

+ Alpha A57 ISO color charts and samples at ephotozine
+ Alpha A900 w/Minolta 70-210 f4 vs 5DMk3 w/70-200 f4L IS vs at Photo Club Alpha
+ NEX-7 lens adapter party at Sony Alpha NEX
+ alternative 50mm lenses for Sony NEX at SLR Lens Review, part #1
+ converter lenses for 16mm NEX E-mount hands-on at Sony Alpha Lab

+ 19-minute X-Pro1 and lenses hands-on at the Steve Huff YouTube Channel
+ X-S1 review at CNet UK
+ X10 review at ThePhoBloGrapher

+ Panasonic Suzie SZ7 review at CNet Australia

Other Gear
+ Wacom Intuos 5 graphics tablet review at Photography Blog 5

Reference Material
+ list of new cameras in 2012
+ 2012 Trade Show Calendar
+ completed lens reviews
+ completed camera reviews (serious/advanced/interesting cameras only)
+ latest Camera Deals, specials, promotions and in-stock alerts
+ dedicated mini-site for Pre-Orders and Stock-Status

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