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March 04, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: G1x, NEX-7, X-Pro1, X10, E-M5 RAW, etc

Time for a new edition of the "Cameraholic Digest", an on-going experiment on how to catch up with catching up without getting caught in a never-ending updating-trap!

Compacts with RAW
+ Canon G1x Imatest test results at Lens Rentals
+ 13-minute video hands-on with Canon G1x at Serious Compacts (includes comparisons to Olympus E-P3 and Fuji X10) and viewfinder comparison (G1x vs X10)
+ Canon G1x review at DCR and first look by Kirk Tuck and various JPEG samples at ephotozine
+ Fuji X10 review by Gianni Galassi

+ Nikon D4 data and memory card speeds at Galbraith
+ real-world Canon 5D Mark III samples at DC Fever (towards bottom of the page) [via RiceHigh]
+ Sigma SD1 Merrill at Pocket Foveon

+ Fuji X-Pro1 at CNet Asia and 4-minute video hands-on by Erik Kim and text hands-on at Amateur Photographer UK
+ Fuji X-Pro1 rolling review started by Reid Reviews (paying subscribers only) says Luminous
+ Sony NEX-7 at CNet Reviews and (computer-translated)
+ Sony NEX-7 tested with 52 lenses report for 15 euro by Sepulcrhe (via Le Monde de la Photo)
+ Pentax K-01 unboxing at NotCot (via PentaxDSLRs)

Smaller Sensor MirrorNYET
+ Olympus E-M5 full-size JPEG and RAW samples at Four Thirds User [NEW!]
+ Olympus E-M5 ISO-range color charts at (two pages!)
+ Olympus E-M5 real-world full-size JPEG samples at

+ Fuji X-S1 studio test samples at Imaging Resource
+ Panasonic FZ47/FZ48 at Cameras UK
+ boatload of Panasonic TZ25/ZS15 real-world samples at Photography Blog
+ Samsung WB150F at DCI
+ Canon Elph 510HS at dpreview
+ Canon Ixus 500HS at Pocket Lint and eZoomZine

Lens Samples
+ Nikon 85mm f1.8G samples at Lenstip
+ Olympus 12-50mm (M43rds) samples at Lenstip
+ completed lens reviews as usual at the dedicated Lens Reviews mini-site

Other Gear
+ Wacom Intuos5 first look at F/Stopper/s and now completed review
+ Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 hands-on at Quesabesde (comes with a stylus)
+ GoPro HD Hero2 at SAL

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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