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July 26, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: RX100, K30 DSLR, EoS-m, NX1000, D4, D3200, E-M5, etc

A new Cameraholic Digest installment has arrived! For previous episodes, check the Cameraholic archives. Newsy-related items will be posted separately in a Newsbytes round-up, probably on Friday... The latest completed lens reviews can be found at the Lens Reviews mini-site.

+ mirrorless camera body size comparison (with EoS-M) compiled at forums using the

The Sony RX100 Show
+ new completed reviews at Photo Review and Steve Huff Photo and Trusted Reviews and CNet Asia [some were previously mentioned in stand-alone review-alert posts]
+ further reading: previous RX100 reviews and stock status page (in-stock at multiple places)

+ K30 DSLR reviews at ephotozine and The Verge (thanks for the alert)
+ K30 field test samples at Outback Photo
+ we will be calling the K30 "K30 DSLR" to undo the "short-term memory damage" done by the K-01 looking and smelling like a K-mount DSLR but actually being a mirrorless camera
+ more reviews: K30 DSLR and all K-mount cameras

+ NX1000 reviews at and pocket.lint
+ more reviews: NX mount cameras

+ EOS-M hands-on with beta camera at Japanese launch and comparison to Powershot S100 body at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ EOS-M preview at Camera Labs
+ 60D DSLR hosts Sigma 18-250mm MACRO DC OS samples at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ see also EOS-M announcement round-ups: announcement day and 24 hours later and 48 hours later
+ availability: whole EoS-M system available for pre-order at Amazon

+ Nikon D4 12-minute video hands-on and unboxing at Photography Review
+ Thom Hogan changes the D800 review rating to Not Recommended - mentioned in yesterday's detailed round-up of this influential downgrade
+ D3200 review at dpreview (previously mentioned in impact-review-alert)
+ more reviews: D4 and D800 and D3200 and all Nikon F-mount cameras
+ stock status updates: D4 and D800/D800e

Olympus + Panasonic
+ E-M5 long term review Episode III at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ Panasonic 100-300mm lens can't keep up with the E-M5 continuous shooting rate at Four Thirds User
+ Olympus SP720uz superzoom review at

+ X2 test results at
+ playing dress-up with the M8 at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ more reviews: X2

+ XP170 waterproof review at

Sony (sans RX100)
+ Alpha A77 w/Zeiss 24/2 T* test results at
+ NEX-F3 samples with Nanoha 5x macro and mic testing at Sony Alpha Labs
+ NEX-FS700 slow motion test at The Bui Brothers (samurai swords included)
+ more reviews: Alpha DSLRs and NExXxies

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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