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May 29, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: NEX-FS700, X-Pro1, E-M5, Leicas, 5DMk3, K30, A77, superzooms, etc

Welcome to a new edition of The CameraHolic DiGest. It was supposed to come out last night, but we fell behind. As a penalty for that, we will memorize and recite ten "reviews" written by Ken Rockwell ;-)... The in-play Stock Status pages have been updated - you can also find a quick summary. They won't be added to this post below.

Reviews Liberated
As part of the recent remodeling of their website, the Amateur Photographer UK magazine reviews are now free for all to read online, as their beta website went live. We will (eventually) backfill them in the Reviews Stream, but in the meantime, you can check them all out in the Amateur Photographer UK review archives.

Trade Show + Shenanigans/Gimmicks
+ Olympus E-M5 vs Full Frame DSLR (90-second video) from the Olympus booth at the Digital Show trade show in Melbourne::Australia at CNet Australia
+ trade-show coverage at CNet Australia
+ more details on the trade show, at the Digital Show website
+ meanwhile, in Canada, Henry's Exposure trade show is happening - Canon action at Canon Rumors with two of the recent Canon lenses - part #1 and part #2
+ more on upcoming trade shows at the Trade Show Calendar

Sony + Minolta
+ NEX FS-700 video camera review by video super-guru Philip Bloom
+ NEX-7 action continues at Sound Image Plus
+ Alpha A77 review at TPBG
+ my first camera: Minolta SRT100b at PhotoXels

+ E-M5 review at CNet North America
+ E-M5 first impressions at OM-D HD
+ E-M5 cosplay action at ThePhoBloGraPher

+ X-Pro1 reviews at Camera Labs and Pop Photo
+ HS30-EXR superzoom review at Photo Review
+ H25-EXR action continues at Nothing Special

+ M-Monochrome vs Nikon D800e at Ming Thein
+ M9 vs M-Monochrome ISO test by David Farkas (Leica dealer) at Red Dot forum (via Red Dot Actualidad)
+ early thoughts on M-Monochrome prototype at Steve Huff Photo
+ X2 cameras get June 6 release estimate at Amazon (black or silver)

+ FT20/TS20 elementproof review at ElementZine
+ 3D1 3D camera review at Photography Blog
+ FX80 review at ephotozine and Tech Radar (FX80 is actually a newer model than the FX90 which got the app-firmware update)

+ K30 washed with water by Quesabesde on Vimeo
+ K30 burst mode by PopCo on Vimeo (9-seconds) [via Foto Act.]

+ 1D Mark IV and 5D Mark II memory card database test results at Gal'braith (Klingon spelling)
+ Canon ambassador Ziv Koren on shooting with the 1D X at CPN Europe (consider CPN posts more like technical marketing, not independent reviews) [via FollowCanon]
+ 5DMk3 ISO 6400 shots by Roland Lim
+ 5DMK3 video function examined at Quesabesde (computer-translated)
+ Powershot SX260 HS compact-travel-zoom review at Pocket Lint
+ Ixus 510 HS review at CNet UK HS
+ Ixus 125 HS review at Cameras UK

+ D800e vs Leica M-Monochromie at Ming Thein
+ D800 and D800e get minor firmware update - via Ming Thein et al
+ D3200 sample pictures at Camera Labs
+ Coolpix L810 AA-superzoom review at Cameras UK
+ Coolpix S4200 review at eCoolPixZine

Other Gear
+ Arri Alexa M at Cinescopophilia

+ Nik Snapseed (desktop) review at dpreview
+ Photoshop in 3D at Photoshop blog (Adobe's 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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