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March 30, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: X-Pro1, D800, 5DMk3, K-01, G1x, VF3, etc

Time sure does flies! A new edition of the Cameraholic Digest is here! As usual, completed lens reviews can be found at the Lens Reviews mini-site, completed reviews of non-boring cameras at the Camera Reviews stream, the latest deals and specials at the Camera Deals blog, and the semi-latest stock updates at the dedicated Stock Status mini-site.

Review Meta
+ Digital Camera Info is updating their camera review ratings

+ X-Pro1 first impressions at The Digital Trekker
+ X-Pro1 on-going impressions and samples at Sound Image Plus
+ X-Pro1 availability: remains in pre-order state

+ D800 review at ephotozine
+ D800 first samples at OutbackPhoto @Smugmug
+ D800 misaligned AF sensor module update at Ming Thein
+ D800 video evaluation at Quesabesde (computer-translated)
+ D800 vs Canon 5DMk3 hands-on video intro at Photography Review
+ D800 vs D4 vs Canon 5DMk3 vs Canon 5DMk2 video comparison at Cametatown
+ Trey Ratcliff counters "DSLRs are dying", gets Nikon D800 - perhaps DSLRs are Walking Dead zombies? ;-)
+ D800 availability: remains in pre-order state

+ 5DMk3 vs 5DMk2 color comparison at CD Tobie (via David Saffir)
+ 5D Mark Three review at Philip Bloom (revised and edited - look for the EDIT comments if you read an earlier version)
+ 5D Mark Three initial after hours look at (computer-translated)
+ 5D Mark Three w/Zeiss 15mm f2.8 Distagon T* real-world samples at Lens Tip
+ Canon version of the Zeiss 15mm f2.8 performance evaluation at DSLR Magazine (computer-translated)
+ 5DMk3 vs Nikon D800 hands-on video intro at Photography Review
+ 5DMk3 vs 5DMk2 vs Nikon D800 vs D4 video comparison at Cametatown
+ 1D X may be getting delayed again rumorizes Canon Rumors
+ 1D Mark IV gets firmware 1.1.1 via Gal'brai'th (Klingon spelling) et al
+ G1x reviewed at dpreview - mentioned in yesterday's impact review alert
+ Canon interview and G1x body parts at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ 5D Mark Three availability: body only not in-stock, kit w/24-105L in-stock

+ K-01 gets Dxomarked - see our earlier detailed coverage
+ K-01 with 40mm XS real-world samples at LensTip
+ Optio WG-2 elementproof 20-minute video review at PentaxForums Blog

+ Alpha 500mm f4 will make a guest appearance at the London Wild Bird Watch says Amateur Photographer UK
+ NEX-5n with Canon 50mm f1.4 FD user report by William Jusuf at Steve Huff
+ Sony-Sharp LCD divorce drama? - via Sony Rumors

+ VF3 viewfinder review by Bob Atkins
+ Epson is the maker of the Olympus E-M5 viewfinder (via Foto Actualidad)

+ X1 report by Ming Thein

+ Pentax Optio VS20 (dual shutter buttons) review at Pocket Shutter

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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