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April 28, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: D3200 previews, E-M5, XPro1, G1x, A77, MTFs, comps, etc

Oh hai! This is a new edition of the Cameraholic Digest! Lens reviews as usual can be found at the dedicated Lens Reviews stream.

Gear Geekery
+ Tamron 24-70 vs Canon 24-70 MTF chart comparison at Lens Rentals
+ two broken Panasonic LX3 cameras combined working parts to emerge as one working LX3 by Francisco and Lightscrape

+ D3200 7-page preview at dpreview including a 36-image preview gallery
+ D3200 first impressions at DC Watch Impress (computer translated)
+ D3200 video hands-on and interview at Kamera & Bild (no computer-translation)
+ Nikon podcast talking D3200 and 28/1.8G at Nikon USA
+ D800 field test gallery continues at Outback Photo (Smugmug)
+ Coolpix S9300 real-world samples at Photography Blog
+ D3200 availability: check stock status page
+ D800/D800E availability: check stock status page

+ E-M5 on-going action continues at Sound Image Plus (11 parts and growing) - see also more E-M5 reviews
+ E-M5 on-going action by The Roving Photographer
+ E-M5 part #2 at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ E-M5 samples at ephotozine
+ E-M5 dynamic range by
+ E-M5 vs + Fuji X-Pro1 vs Sony NEX-7 fun comparison at Steve Huff
+ E-M5 availability: check stock status page

+ X-Pro1 review at Engadget - see also: more X-Pro1 reviews
+ X-Pro1 vs Sony NEX-7 vs Olympus E-M5 fun comparison at Steve Huff
+ X-Pro1 some more thoughts at The Travel Photographer
+ HS30 EXR opinion and samples at (computer-translated) - see also more HS30exr reviews
+ F770 EXR real world samples at Photography Blog
+ X-Pro1 availability: check stock status page

+ G1x review at CNet UK and (computer-translated) - see also more G1x reviews
+ 5DMk3 vs Sony NEX-3 ISO range test scene at Rice High
+ 5DMk3 vs Pentax K-5 ISO range test scene at Rice High
+ Powershot SX40 HS review at Cameras UK - see also more SX40HS reviews
+ 5DMk3 availability: check stock status page

+ NEX-7 vs Fuji X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-M5 fun comparison at Steve Huff - see also more NEX-7 reviews
+ NEX-3 vs Canon 5DMk3 ISO range test scene at Rice High
+ A77 review at The Verge (posted mid-April) - see also more A77 reviews
+ A77 first impressions from a Nikon user perspective (with older firmware) at ThePBG
+ A77 with 70-200mm f2.8 test charts at
+ A57 w/Zeiss 24-70/2.8 samples at Sony Alpha Lab
+ Shadow NEX hot-shoe adapter hands-on at Engadget Chinese (computer-translated)
+ Cybershot WX150 review at DCI
+ NEX-7 availability: check stock status page
+ Alpha A77 and A65 availability: check stock status page

+ K-5 vs Canon 5D Mark Three ISO range test scene at Rice High
+ Optio WG-2 waterproof review at CNet Waterproof

+ new NX launch event attended by Quesabesde

+ TZ30/ZS20 superzoom review at dpreview - see also more TZ30/ZS20 reviews
+ TZ25/ZS15 superzoom review at Pocket Zoom

+ EX-ZR200 at DSLR Magazine (computer-translated)

+ Epson Artisan 1430 printer review at Photography Blog
+ GE G100 camera review at ephotozine

+ opinion at Black Star Rising: "Reviewers: too often your photos suck"

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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