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March 26, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: D800, D700, 5DMk3, G1x, Bessa, superzooms, etc

This has been a rather quiet review Monday by the NDA crowd, so our rather inaccurate "Review Volume New Gear Announcement" indicator indicates that chances of new gear announcements this week are elevated... If you missed previous Cameraholic episodes, check the Cameraholic archives... For new and casual readers: please note this is an attempt-at-comedy type of a blog (think Daily Show for cameras but with very little comedic talent), so the round-ups include a number of word-play easter eggs (in addition to the unintentional typos!).

30+ Megapixel Comparison
+ Nikon D800 vs Hasselblad H4D-40 vs Leica S2 vs Sigma SD1 at DSLR Magazine (computer-translated)

+ D4 tested with Lexar UDMA 7 (1000x) Professional Compact Flash at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ D800 real-world samples gallery at Pop Photo along with discussion
+ D800 autofocus observations by Ming Thein
+ suggestion for lenses for the D800E by Nikon Japan via DC Watch (computer-translated) - only Nikon-brand
+ suggestion for lenses for the D800 by the Lens Rentals blog - Nikon & Zeiss
+ D700 long term review by Ming Thein
+ D800 vs D4 video comparison at EOS-HD
+ D4 video by Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo (via Cinema 5D)
+ D800/D800E availability: both in pre-order state

+ 5DMk3 first impressions by David Ziser and ... Sarah Palin?
+ 5DMk3 real-world JPEG samples at WDC?
+ 5DMk3 vs Panasonic GH2 patched video comparison at EOS-HD
+ G1x photographer priority review by Gianni Galassi
+ more pictures added to Canon G1x gallery at Outback Photo @Smugmug
+ Pixma Pro1 printer review at Steve's Digicams
+ 5DMk3 availability: body only in pre-order state, while kit with 24-105 in-stock for $4300 by various retailers - see 5DMk3 stock status page

+ NEX-7 with SLR Gear 50mm Cine T0.95 samples at DC Home (via @SLRMagic)
+ Alpha A57 at Japanese showcase event at DC Watch Impress

Pentax + Ricoh
+ detailed Pentax interview in Japanese with DC Watch Impress (computer-translated), also showing K-01 and XS pancake body parts. The computer-translation may suggest that there are no plans for a K-r successor.
+ GXR A16 APS-C zoom first impressions by Ricoh GR Diary

Olympus + Panasonic
+ E-P3 with Art filters at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ GH2 patched vs Canon 5DMk3 video comparison at EOS-HD

Cameras with Analogue memory cards
+ Voigtlander Bessa R3A at Photographic Central

+ Canon SX260 HS review at DC Resource
+ Nikon Coolpix L810 AA-powered review at ePhotoZiNe
+ Panasonic TZ25/ZS15 review at Photography Blog

+ image sensors tutorials on YouTube by (via ISW blog)
+ more updates from Image Sensors Europe 2012 at Harvest Imaging (via ISW blog)

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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