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June 19, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: X2 vs X100 Duel, NX20, E-M5, K-01, A37 samples, goodbye Jacobs, etc

If you are a fan of the Cameraholic Digest, you are in luck! Here comes a new one! This is the regular edition, catching up with the action of the last few hours... Lens reviews, as usual, can be found at the Lens Reviews mini-site... Stock updates on hard-to-find cameras can be found at the Stock Status pages.

The Duel: Leica X2 vs Fuji X100
+ at Quesabesde (computer-translated)
+ includes RAW samples and ISO-range test-scenes and lots more

+ NX20 review at Pocket Lint
+ NX20 JPEG samples including ISO-range test at Photography Blog

+ E-M5 review at PDN Online
+ E-M5 video recording capabilities at Imaging Resource
+ E-M5 conclusions at The Roving Photographer
+ more E-M5: completed reviews and stock status page

Pentax _and_ Ricoh
+ K-01 review at Digital Camera Review
+ GXR hosts Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 focusing tests at The DJoP blog
+ more reviews: K-01 and GXR system

+ Alpha A37 samples including ISO range test at Photography Blog
+ NEX-5n with Tamron 18-200mm "mirrorless" lens (Di-III) at Sound Image Plus
+ it is not easy to resist the temptation to call a lens "mirrorless" :)

+ Coolpix L310 superzoom review at ephotozine

+ new firmware for 5DMk3, 60D, 60Da, and more - via Imgng Rsrce and dpreview and Photoscala and CPN Europa et al
+ clean HDMI out of T4i/650D via Cinema 5D
+ Powershot D20 elementproof review at Digital Camera Info
+ more 1D X at Euro 2012, this time with Eddie Keogh at CPN Europe
+ please keep in mind CPN is essentially a Canon technical marketing website, so they wouldn't publish anything negative. Maybe a backhanded negative, like "the camera has a major flaw, you don't want to stop using it!"

+ Sigma 30mm f2.8 (M43rds) lens rattles at M43 Photo

+ TS4 elementproof review at CNet

Other Reviews
+ Ilford Delta 3200 35mm film review at Rob Nunn Photo

Trade Shows
+ early registration begins for the 2013 PMA at CES (Las Vegas) - see PMA website

+ UK's Jacobs will close down all shops says Brtish Journal of Photography and Amateur Photographer UK

+ select Westcott Ice Lights recalled says Lightning Rumours

The Unexplained
+ MacBook Green Blob explained by Pogue

A Day at the Improv
+ Nikon D800 vs Canon 5D Mark III, Episode II by Crisis Lab on YouTube

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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