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August 02, 2012

Cameraholic Digest: G5, NX20, K30, D3, Pana 12-35/2.8, Nokia responds, Canon AF, etc

All apologies for falling behind, the summer heat is winning! But we crossed the desert, stopped chasing mirages, and a new edition of the Cameraholic Digest is here... Completed lens reviews can be found at the Lens Reviews mini-site (with easy to remember shortcut url This post has grown too long, we will post news/newsy items in a separate round-up...

Why can't the camera manufacturers do this?
+ while the camera manufacturers are busy stone-walling and ignoring the outside world, Nokia is boldly going: last week dpreview published their review of the 41-megapixel PureView 808 camera-phone, and now Nokia has sent dpreview a detailed letter responding to some of the items raised in the review
+ hey Canon, there is still time to send a letter about the Canon 1D Mark III autofocus!
+ hey Nikon, you don't have to wait until 2020 to comment on the now-obviously-obvious Nikon D800 autofocusing issue
+ hey [insert camera manufacturer], there is still time to [insert problem being ignored]
+ the Nokia Pureview 808 is currently in-stock for around $650 at Amazon

Mainframes vs Minicomputers
+ Hasselblad H4D-40 vs Nikon D800e, Episode II at The Photigy

Waterproof Group Test: seven cameras compared
+ summer time is a popular time for waterproof camera reviews
+ seven different models from seven different manufacturers have been group-tested at Quesabesde (computer-translatese)

Curiosity Factor Part I: Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 lens
+ on-going action with the lens at Sound Image Plus (three parts so far, including RAW files)
+ one-hour with the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 at ThePhoBloGrapher f2.8

+ Fuji UK tells AP UK that the X100 is still in production
+ HS-30-EXR superzoom review at Steve's Superzooms
+ WCL-X100 converter lens for X100 reviewed at Photography Blog
+ more reviews: HS30-exr and Fuji cameras

+ on Canon and autofocusing at Lens Rentals
+ low light samples added to user review of D-Rebel T4i/650D/Kiss-X6i at ephotozine
+ still puzzled by the small number of completed reviews for the D-Rebel T4i/650D
+ EoS-m first impressions at The Pho Blo Grapher
+ SX260HS superzoom test results at
+ more on the 600-EX-RT flash at Digital Pro Talks
+ more reviews: T4i/650D and Canon cameras and Canon lenses

+ G5 reviews at CNet Asia and WDC?
+ more reviews: G5 iLC and Panasonic cameras and Panasonic lenses

+ E-M5 hosts 75mm lens comparison at CSC Magazine
+ more reviews: E-M5 and Olympus cameras and Olympus lenses
+ stock status updates: Olympus E-M5

+ NX20 review at Digital Camera Infoz
+ more reviews: NX20 and Samsung cameras and Samsung lenses

+ K30 review at What Digital Camera?
+ more reviews: K30 DSLR and Pentax cameras and Pentax lenses

+ D800 hosts 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR review at Camera Labs
+ DSLR Cougars, Nikon D3 part #1 at Ming Thein
+ more reviews: D800 and Nikon cameras and Nikon lenses
+ stock status updates: Nikon D800 and D800eee

+ RX100 test results at Colorfoto
+ RX100 illustration mode real-world samples at Sony Alpha Labs
+ Cybershot HX200v at Zone Bridge (computer-translated)
+ more reviews: RX100 and HX200v and Sony cameras and Sony lenses
+ stock status updates: Sony RX100

Curiosity Factor Part II
+ Holga fisheye FEL-HLW review at ephotozine
+ BenQ GH200 compact-zoom ISO-range color-charts at ephotozine
+ CustomSLR Glide strap system text+video review at Cameradojo
+ KineRAW S35 video samples at DSLR News Shooter

Win Gear
+ win an Olympus E-PL3 through ephotozine
+ Lightroom 4 software box giveaway at PhotoNetCast website of the PhotoNetCast podcast (iTunes)

Wrote or Read Interesting Opinions?
+ if you wrote or read any interesting photography-related opinions, please let us know so we can include them in the next edition of the Opinion Soup which will is likely coming out this weekend
+ please do not submit content-farm sites/posts (EzineArticles, Squidoo, Associated Content, Hubpages, etc) or master-of-the-obvious formulaic posts. They will not be posted :)

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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