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April 21, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: D4, A57, GF5, XPro1, D800 vs Hassy, E-M5 problems, etc

Now that the action has finally slowed down, it is time for a new edition of the Cameraholic Digest, starting with a Nikon D3200 post-announcement catch-up-a-thon...

Nikon D3200
+ hands-on report at Quesabesde (computer-translated)
+ review samples at DC Resource, with the actual review coming in May
+ samples at DC Fever including high ISO (via Foto Actualidad)
+ D3200 w/18-55 black or red or the new 28mm f1.8G lens available for pre-order at Amazon for $700 each

+ A57 review at Tech Rdar
+ NEX-C3 review at Digital Camera Info
+ NEX-7 vs Fuji X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-M5 crazy ISO comparison at Steve Huff
+ A57 is now shipping, body only for $700, and w/18-55 for $800, both at B&H Photo

+ E-M5 problems out of the box mentioned in the dpreview M43rds forum - see also another thread and YouTube example, along with a workaround suggestion by Michael Tapes
+ E-M5 vs Sony NEX-7 vs Fuji X-Pro1 crazy ISO comparison at Steve Huff
+ E-M5 first look at Steve Huff
+ E-M5 silver might be delayed says computer-translated DC Watch
+ E-M5 availability updates: check stock status page

+ 1D C-for-Cinema long behind the scenes look at the making of the launch short "The Ticket" at Hurlbut Visuals
+ 5DMk3 ISO-color charts and real-world samples at Fotopolis along with comparison crops
+ 5DMk3 ISO talk at Focus Numerique (computer-translated) and ISO comparison
+ 5DMk3 at Dxomark - previously mentioned DxoMark alert along with versus
+ CNet analyzes 5DMk3 Dxomark test results
+ Dan Chung talks to the Real Chuck Westfall about Canon 4K Cinema EOS at dpreview 4K
+ 5DMk3 availability updates: check stock status page

Nikon (sans D3200)
+ D4 review by The Nikonians
+ 17-minute (YouTube) by TheCameraStoreTV of Nikon D800 vs medium format Hasselblad H4D-40 (via F/Stoppers)
+ D800 review at WDC?
+ D800 availability updates: check stock status page

Panasonic + Leicasonic
+ GF5 review at Photography Blog
+ Leicasonic V-Lux 3 test results at (check Test Results section)
+ AF-AG101 hosts Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 lens short test videos by Rolf Silber (Vimeo) - (via System Kamera Forum Blog)

+ K-01 gallery updated at K-Resource
+ Spotmatic F dissected completely by GMUNK (via Rice High)
+ K-01 availability updates: check stock status page

+ X-Pro1 tested at a real wedding by Ryan Brenizer
+ X-Pro1 tested with its three XF lenses at Le Monde de la Photo (computer-translated)
+ X-Pro1 vs Sony NEX-7 vs Olympus E-M5 crazy ISO comparison at Steve Huff
+ X-Pro1 review at Imaging Resource previously mentioned in impact review alert
+ X-S1 goes to MSG for a concert (Bush and Nickelback) with Fuji's Brandon Remler
+ HS30-EXR review at CNet UK
+ X-Pro1 availability updates: check stock status page

Samsung we-didnt-clone-Apple-we-just-copied-everything-they-made
+ NX20 hands-on at Pocket Lint
+ NX210 hands-on at Pocket Lint
+ NX1000 hands-on at Pocket Lint

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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