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June 27, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: 1D X, RX100, NX20, D4, A37, X-Pro1, X100 charger hack, etc

Fill up the coffee machine, a new edition of the Cameraholic Digest On Ice is here! As usual, lens reviews are lounging at the Lens Reviews mini-site with lots of Nikon prime action, Canon pancake, Pentax teleprime and Samsung superzoom action. Completed reviews of "non-boring" cameras can be found at the Camera Reviews mini-site. Lens Cap reviews can be found at (oops! we ruined our next April Fools Day joke!)... UPDATE: I accidentally published this a few minutes before it was done. A few more entries have been added in their appropriate sections below... Due to the length of this edition, we won't add the reference links to reviews and stock status pages. They will return in the next episode.

+ 1D X review with text/ISO-comparisons along with an accompanying 30-minute podcast at Martin Bailey Photography
+ 1D X tracking sensitivity and high ISO samples at Canon 5D Tips
+ 600EX-RT distilled first impressions at
+ from the X Files department, the Canon D-Rebel T4i/650D/Kiss-Something has already been released to the world, but it has very few completed reviews
+ D-Rebel T4i/650D/Kiss X6i Hybrid CMOS AF testing against older models at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ D-Rebel T4i/650D/Kiss-something samples at WDC? (click up to three times to get to the full size; clicking your heels won't help unless you have computer-connected heels)

+ Japanese Judge forces Nikon-Japan to re-open the sensitive "Comfort Women" exhibition in Tokyo - via BJP Online
+ D4 14-minute video review at Photography Ramblings with funny bloopers at the end of the video
+ D800 on-going action has began at Sound Image Plus (4 parts so far)
+ D3200 review at Trusted Reviews
+ F55 film SLR 5 minute video review at Robb Nunn
+ Learnings of the Nikon mount, Episode III at DC Watch (computer-translated)

+ RX100 real-world outdoors samples at
+ RX100 short preview and four full-size samples at Kamera & Bild blog (computer-translated)
+ RX100 samples (previously mentioned in alert) at, are now posted on their english speaking site Lens Tip as well
+ NEX-7 review at (computer-translated)
+ NEX-F3 with new 18-200mm Sony lens (7 min video) at Steve Huff Post
+ NEX-F3 test results at
+ NEX-5n with new Sigma DN primes and auto HDR at Sony Alpha HDR Lab
+ NEX-5 near infra red videos by Bob Trongone on Vimeo: video #1 and video #2 (via SAN)
+ on NEX-FS700 and external recorders at DSLR News Shooters
+ Alpha A37 review at Photography Blog and DC Watch (computer-translatese)
+ new photogenic Sony CEO outlines comeback plans via Sony Rumors

+ NX20 review at CNet UK
+ NX20 ISO comparison (vs NX200 vs E-M5 vs NEX-5) at Focus Numerique
+ WB750F wifi-superzoom at computer-translated)

Bentax & Ricoh sitting on a tree
+ K30 user manual and official samples, via Ricehigh
+ K-01 review at CNet UK and Imaging Resource
+ K-5 with Tamron 10-24 f3.5-4.5 test charts at
+ GXR gets new firmware that offers IQ fixes via Imaging Resource and Photoscala et al

+ X-Pro1 review at Neocamera
+ X-Pro1 with industrial lenses at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ X100 charger DIY hack fix at Photocritic upon Pixiq
+ W3 3D camera review at ephotozine
+ F660-exr compact-zoom review at Photography Blog
+ Fuji invades Scandinavia

+ 75mm f1.8 (m43rds) test results at Pekka Pokka and previously posted samples rounded up in this 75mm f1.8 curiosity factor post
+ 75mm f1.8 tiny first impressions at WDC?
+ Tough TG-1 iHS review at Digital Camera Infoz and hands-on at TechRadar (pop-up ads)
+ Tough TG-820 at DCHQ
+ MR31 superzoom review at Les Numeriques

+ 12-35mm f2.8 lens unboxing video (3 minutes) via m43 blog
+ 7-14mm vs Samyang 7.5mm fisheye field of view test at m43 photo

+ X2 gets new firmware via Ming Thein, System-Kamera, et al
+ M9 and electrical tape in Havana at Steve Photo

Group Tests
+ GPS camera comparison at DC Watch (computer-translated)

Other Reviews
+ Aputure Trigmaster II 2.4G review at Lightning Rumors
+ Pocket Wizard Plus III at ThePBG
+ Lexar Professional 32GB 1000x Compact Flash review at ephotozine (1000x)
+ Teorex Photostitcher panoramic software review at eSoftwareZine
+ Dxo Optics Pro at ThePBG

+ interview with black and white camera converter at Peta Pixel
+ new 20mp 30fps full frame global shutter sensor from CMOSIS for industrial applications (6.4um) via Image Sensors World
+ RED sues Wooden Camera (sounds like the title of a fairy tale for children whose parents wish them to become lawyers) at Cinescopophiliac

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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