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July 30, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: RX100, A77, NEX-F3, K30, NX1K, 600EX-RT, superzooms, etc

A new Cameraholic Digest installment has arrived! For previous episodes, check the Cameraholic archives. The latest completed lens reviews can be found at the Lens Reviews stream... This has been rather quiet, part of it may be the Olympics, part of it may be summer vacations, part of it may be because it's the calm before the storm?...

+ autofocus reality at Lens Rentals blog: Part #1 and Part #2 (South Park?) and Part #3
+ telemacro Imatesting at Lens Rentals blog
+ miniature camera gear (E-M5, E-Pens, Canons) and more at the Wonder Festival in Japan at DC Watch (computer-translated)

Comparisons (previously mentioned stand-alone)
+ 41mp Nokia PureView 808 cameraphone vs Pentax 645D MFD at Quesabesde (computer-translated)
+ Nikon D800 vs Phase One IQ160 digital back at Camera Labs
+ Nikon D800e vs Hasselblad HD4-40 Part #1 at Prodigy

+ RX100 reviews at The Verge and (computer-translated)
+ RX100 samples at Sony Alpha Labs
+ new Gariz leather half-case for Sony RX100 via dpreview
+ RX100 gets its own sub-forum at Serious Compacts
+ A77 review at Camera Labs
+ NEX-F3 review at Steve Huff Photo
+ NEX-7 opinion at Fotopolis
+ FS100 shoots a trailer at EOS-HD
+ more reviews: RX100 and A77 and NEX-F3 and more Sony
+ stock status updates: RX100

+ Nikon D4 at Kamera & Bild (computer-translated)
+ D3200 review updated to include the Wu-1a Wifi adapter at dpreview Wifi
+ D3200 review at Kamera & Bild (computer-translated) and The Pho Blo Grapher
+ DSLR cougars, D200 part #2 at Ming Thein
+ distilled duet impressions and NEF samples with various Nikon and Zeiss (ZF*) lenses GetDPI forums
+ Coolpix P510 superzoom review at Imaging Resource
+ 85mm f1.4G review diary started at Camera Labs
+ more reviews: D4 and D3200 and P510 and more Nikons
+ stock status updates: Nikon D4

+ 1D X defective card door at digLloyd & The Commotions
+ day #1 with 600-EX RT flash at Digital Pro Talk
+ 4-minute video interview with Canon on new EOS-M at Digital Camera Unfo
+ D-Rebel T4i aka 650D aka Kiss X6i aka Bambi 9000 aka Flower 4500i at Camera Labs
+ 5DMk2 challenges for video at Hurlbut Visuals
+ S100 part #2 at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ SX260 HS superzoom review at Imaging Resource HS
+ Elph 510HS review at CNet Australia
+ D20 waterproof studio test samples at Photography Review and review at Pocket Lint
+ 400mm f2.8L IS unboxed at Pop Photo
+ more reviews: T4i/650D and more Canons
+ stock status updates: 1D X and T4i/650D and S100

Pentax + Ricoh
+ K30 DSLR review at Tech Radar
+ GRD III revisited at Ming Thein
+ more reviews: K30 DSLR and more Pentax and more Ricoh

+ NX1000 review at Photography Blog
+ WB850F Wifi superzoom review at CNet UK
+ more reviews: NX1000 and more Samsung

+ V-Lux 40 test results at Colorfoto
+ Stu Robinson on his D-Lux 5 at the official Leica blog
+ more reviews: more Leicas

+ E-M5 firmware version 1.2 suspended by Olympus via DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ E-M5 field report part #3 at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ TG-1 review at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ more reviews: E-M5 and TG-1 and more Olympus
+ stock status updates: E-M5

+ WCL-X100 wide adapter for X100 first look at The Pho Blo Grapher
+ F800-EXR hands on part #1 and part #2 by @FujiGuys on YouTube (part #3 coming later)
+ F770-exr compact-zoom test-results at
+ Instax Mini 50S test at Fotopolis (computer-translated)
+ more reviews F770-exr and more Fujis

Win Camera Gear
+ answer-a-simple-question competition with grand prize 450GBP worth of Spyder Studio gear at Photography Blog
+ facebook or rent to win their MacBook Pro at Lens Rentals 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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