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May 01, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: E-M5 madness, D800 vs D800E moireathon, D4, 5DMk3, HS30exr, etc

We fell behind on the Cameraholic Digest updates, yet another side-effect of too many cameras and still 24 hours per day... This installment includes a new experiment, we include links to the lists of completed reviews of individual cameras, something like this: (see also more E-M5 reviews). This only happens once per individual camera per post, in order to keep things less chaotic... Lens reviews, as usual, can be found at the Lens Reviews stream. Theme song: "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Parton and Dolly Rogers ;-)

+ previously mentioned in impact review alert E-M5 review at dpreview (see also more E-M5 reviews)
+ E-M5 review at ephotozine
+ E-M5 first impressions at Zone 10
+ E-M5 hosts Voigtlander 17mm and 25mm f0.95 lenses at Steve Huff Photo
+ E-M5 on-going action continues at Sound Image Plus (16 parts and going!)
+ E-M5 on-going action at The Roving Photographer
+ E-M5 tempting LX-series photographer Lightscrape
+ E-M5 availability updates: check stock status page

+ D800 vs D800E moire testing at Galbraith (see also: more D800 reviews)
+ D4 review at Photography Blog (see also more D4 reviews)
+ MB-D12 battery grip at Thews Reviews
+ Pixel King iTTL trigger for Nikon reviewed at Lightning Rumours
+ Coolpix S9300 compactzoom review at Photography Zoom
+ D4 availability updates: check stock status page
+ D800 and D800E availability updates: check stock status page

+ 5DMk3 review at Fotopolis (computer-translated)
+ 5DMk3 distilled first impressions at Rice High (see also more 5DMk3 reviews)
+ 5DMk3 on-going action by well-known photographer and author Rick Sammon
+ 5DMk3 - Magic Lantern will work on it - see Magic Lantern wikia (via C5D, EOSHD, NFS)
+ more on the "The Ticket" (10 minute short) filmed by Hurlbut Visuals with the 1D C (C for Cinema) [via Cinema5D]
+ 5DMk3 availability updates: check stock status page

Sony and Minolta
+ using NEX-7 for sports photography by Matthew Durr at Steve Huff Post (see also more NEX-7 reviews)
+ NEX-7 Imatest test results at Lens Rentals
+ Alpha A57 12fps burst mode tested with new firmware at Sony Alpha Labs (see also more A57 reviews)
+ Minolta 7D revisited now at Photographic Central
+ Cybershot HX200v test results at (see also more HX200v reviews)
+ NEX-7 availability updates: check stock status page

+ 10-minute video "The Wedding Speech" recorded with the K-01 (via Foto Act., Fotografia) [see also more K-01 reviews]
+ trying to break the elementproof Pentax Optio WG2 at ThePhoblographer
+ 40mm f2.8 Limited disassembled at Xitek forums (via Rice High)
+ K-01 availability updates: check stock status page

+ HS30 EXR review at Pocket Lint (see also more HS30exr reviews)
+ X-Pro1 with Rayqual lens mount adapters for many mounts family portrait at Fotopolis (see also more X-Pro1 reviews)
+ X-Pro1 availability updates: check stock status page

SmartPhone Digital Cameras
+ group test (iPhone 4S vs Lunia 800, vs Samsung Galaxy II vs HTC One X vs Xperia II) at Pocket Lint

+ Imaging Resource launches comments on their articles using the popular independent (so far) Disqus commenting service
+ DC Resource has pipeline update, Pentax K-01 and Olympus E-M5 are next

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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