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October 09, 2012

Cameraholic Digest (DSLR): D600 fever, A99, 1D X + ISO comp, etc

We conclude today's Cameraholic Digest trilogy with the DSLR and SLR gear round-up. Earlier today we posted episodes featuring Fixed Lens Cameras and Mirrorless Cameras... If you missed any previous episodes, be sure to check them out in the Cameraholic Digest Archives.

Nikon D600 review fever
+ D600 review at Photography Life (aka The Mansurovs)
+ D600 review at PhotoXels
+ D600 review at CNet
+ D600 review at Pocket Lint
+ D600 review at Trusted Reviews
+ D600 for sports photography at Photography Life (Mansurovs)
+ D600 noise and noise reduction samples added to dpreview
+ D600 vs D4 vs D800 low light comparison at Pocket Lint
+ more D600 reviews
+ D600 body only is in-stock for $2100 and D600 w/24-85 for $2600 [and eligible for Instant Rebates]

+ Alpha A99 field report at Luminous Landscape [CURIOSITY FACTOR!]
+ only six lenses are currently compatible with the 102 autofocus points of the Alpha A99 at The Phoblographer and Sony Alpha Labs

+ 1D X ISO comparison at Focus Numerique (vs Nikon D4) [RAW available!]
+ 1D X review at PDN Online
+ 5DMk3 hosts Canon 40mm f2.8 STM vs Pentax 40mm f2.8 DA XS two-scene comparison at Ricehigh
+ D-Rebel T4i aka 650D measured by Dxomark - detailed coverage
+ more reviews: 1D X and 5DMk3 and T4i/650D

Nikon (sans D600)
+ autofocus reality part #4: Nikon full frame at Imaging Resource
+ D4 vs D800 vs D600 low light comparison at Pocket Lint
+ D4 music photography at PixFan
+ more Nikon mount reviews

Pentax + Ricoh
+ 5DMk3 hosts Canon 40mm f2.8 STM vs Pentax 40mm f2.8 DA XS two-scene comparison at Ricehigh
+ Live View AF video comparison of K5 vs D600 vs NEX-7 rounded up at Ricehigh
+ poll: do you intend to buy the K5 II or IIs? at Ricehigh
+ PentaxForums embraces Ricoh cameras and creates new Ricoh sub-forums
+ Pentax's Ned Bunnell retires to a giant Pentax food-SLR cake via Imaging Resource
+ more K-mount reviews

Other Gear
+ Zeiss 15mm f2.8 (ZE) first look at Lens Rentals
+ Hoya UV and IR cut filter review at ePhotozine

+ win $5,000 in brand new dpreview Connect contest
+ Salon competition "Beautiful Decay" at mu-43 forums
+ win a Sans Mirror t-shirt at Sans Mirror (US addresses only)
+ win $500 of Dodge & Burn gear at Petapixel (Facebook contest)

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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