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June 23, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: D800, E-M5, RX100, NX20, K30, X-Pro1, HS30exr, TG1, 1DX vs 5DMk3 video, etc

Fill the one-touch-button iced-tea machine (if such a device does not exist, someone please invent one!). A new edition of the Cameraholic Digest is here! Caution: a new keyboard/mouse combo has been installed, so the risk of more typos/errors is elevated... Completed lens reviews can be found at the Lens Reviews mini-site... Completed reviews of select advanced cameras can be found at the Camera Reviews mini-site... Updates on hard to find cameras can be found at the Stock Status mini-site...

+ Pentax World Day is today June 23, 2012 - see PentaxForums Gallery and blog post
+ K-30 studio test samples including RAW at Imaging Resource (corrected link)
+ K-30 real world samples at The/Pho/Blo/Grapher
+ K-30 hands-on and samples at Engadget
+ K-30 byte-size previews at DCR and Gizmodo
+ K-01 at Kamera & Bild
+ more reviews: K-01 (23 so far - quite a lot of reviews for an "ugly duckling" non-CaNikon camera)

+ NX20 review at Photography Blog
+ NX200 hosts 18-200mm vs 20-50mm comparison at NX CSC
+ lens hood for 20-50mm review at Image Sensors World
+ more reviews: NX20 and NX200

+ D800E review at WDC?
+ D800E test results at Dxomark (previously mentioned in stand-alone alert)
+ D800 review at Fotopolis (computer-trnaslated)
+ D7000 with Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 test results at
+ D3200 review at CNet UK
+ D3200 first look at Visual Science Lab
+ Chipworks finds that the D3200 sensor is Nikon-marked, not Sony - via Foto Actualidad
+ F5 film SLR revisited at Thews Reviews (for our younger readers, a film SLR is a digital camera with a single-use analog memory card that requires extra processing and chemical baths before you can see the pictures)
+ Pocket Wiz now supports D800*s - via Galbraith
+ J1 vs Leica X2 crazy comparison at Steve Huff
+ Coolpix P310 review at dpreview
+ Coolpix P510 test results at
+ more reviews: D800e and D800 and D3200 and J1 and P310 and P510
+ stock updates: D800/D800e and D3200

+ X-Pro1 hands-on report at Luminous Landscape
+ HS30-EXR superzoom reviews at Trusted Reviews and Neo Camera
+ more reviews: X-Pro1 and HS30-exr
+ stock updates: X-Pro1

+ E-M5 review completed at Focus Numerique (computer-translated)
+ E-M5 with Panasonic 7-14mm at Sound Image Plus
+ E-M5 People of Barcelona via ephtoozine
+ TG1 iHS hands-on report at ephotozine and Pocket Blog
+ TG1 iHS studio test samples at Imaging Resource
+ TG1 iHS real-world samples at Photography Blog
+ more reviews: E-M5 and TG1
+ stock updates: E-M5

+ RX100 review at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ RX100 review at Pocket Lint (previously mentioned in stand-alone alert)
+ NEX-7 first impressions at
+ NEX-F3 review at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ NEX Proshop Shadow for NEX-5n at CD
+ Cybershot HX20v superzoom review at DC Resource
+ Cybershot TX20 waterproof review at DCI
+ Yongnuo YN560-II now available for Sony-Minolta via Lightning Rumours
+ more reviews: RX100 and NEX-F3 and NEX-7 and NEX-5n
+ stock updates: RX100

+ 1D X vs 5D Mark III video comparison at DSLR News Shooter
+ 5D Mark III SD memory card performance issues by Jeff Cable (via P. Bay)
+ 7D hosts Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 EX DC OS samples at DC Watch Impress
+ D-Rebel T4i/650D video test footage by Johnnie Behiri (Vimeo) (via C5D)
+ G1x review at Registered Hardware
+ new underwater housing for the 5DMk3 by Aquatica via eAquaZine
+ firmware updates for Cinema cameras as well via Imaging Resource
+ more reviews: 5Dmk3 and G1x
+ stock updates: 1D X and 5DMk3 and T4i/650D

+ X2 vs Nikon J1 crazy comparison at Steve Huff
+ LFI iPad app updated (free, update 6/15/12) at the iTunes Store (via X2

+ FT4/TS4 waterproof review at Imaging Resource H20

Group Test
+ waterproof camera group test part #1 (four cameras) at LensTip

Other Gear
+ Lowepro Event Messenger 250 review at ThePBG
+ Pretec P240 SDHC card reader at Nothing Matters

+ DC Resource has made improvements on their Reviews Index page, including a separation of Mirrorless and Mirrored

Camera Gear Contests and Giveaways
+ buyers of Luminous Landscape videos between June-15 and August-15, 2012 have a chance to win one Olympus E-M5 kit

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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