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March 20, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: X-Pro1, A57 samples, GRD4, superzooms, etc

The time has come for a new edition of the Cameraholic Digest. If you missed any previous updates, then check the Cameraholic archives. Completed lens reviews are as usual posted at the dedicated Lens Reviews mini-site.

+ X-Pro1 Part #2 by Nick Delvin at Luminous Landscape
+ X-Pro1 video coverage at Focus on Imaging by Fuji UK upon Vimeo

+ E-M5 sensor evaluation at DSLR Magazine (computer-translated) along with a Vimeo video taken with the E-M5 and 12-50 lens

+ Alpha A57 JPEG real-world samples at Lenstip and
+ Alpha A57 finally announced officially in Japan - see DC Watch Impress
+ what's inside the NEX-7 at Sony Alpha Lab
+ traveling with the NEX-7 and Leica lenses by Ashwin Rao @ Steve Huffington Post
+ NEX-5n review at Kamera & Bild (computer-translated)

Pentax + Ricoh = LAFS
+ Ricoh GRD IV review at Tech Radar
+ what's the slowest thing about the Pentax K-01 at What Blog is This?

+ G1x ISO color charts at Photography Reviews
+ G1x samples at DP Interface and Outback Photo upon Smugmug

+ D800 review at DC Watch (computer-translated) including range-shots and real-world shots (DC Watch is typically among the best in selecting picture subjects to match/test cameras and lenses)
+ D800 shortage expected says Nikon Japan says DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ D4 hands-on at CNet Australia
+ D4 round-up posted earlier today including Dxomark and JPEG/RAW samples
+ D800 round-up posted earlier today including dpreview studio test samples and JPEG/RAW samples
+ interview with Nikon at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)

Nokia (not Nikon)
+ 8-minute video interview with Nokia on 41-megapixel PureView 808 at WDC? [numerology analysis: 808 is 404 times two, does not bode well for the cameraphone ;-)]

+ Panasonic TZ30/ZS20 image quality evaluation at Camera Labs
+ Samsung WB150F review at CNet
+ Sony HX200v real-world JPEG samples at LensTip [the HX200v is now shipping]
+ Sony HX20v real-world JPEG samples at LensTip
+ Casio EX-ZR20 HS at DC Watch (computer-translated)

Other Gear
+ Epson Stylus R3000 printer review at PhotoXels
+ Epson Stylus R2000 printer review at Photography 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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