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January 22, 2013

Cameraholic Digest: Fuji X100s, X-etc, Canon 6D, 1D X, Nikon D5200, Sony A99, RX1, NEX-6, Pentax K5*, MX1, etc

Time sure does fly. It's been over a week since our previous edition of the Cameraholic Digest. So the time is now for a new edition... For 135+ previous editions, check the Cameraholic Digest archives... Lens Reviews, as usual, can be found at the Lens Reviews stream and are not included in the links below...

In this edition, we are trying yet another twist in the format, we have a hybrid camera-centric and sensor-lens-centric format. Hot Cameras Du Jour that have enough action of their own get their own section, and the remaining cameras are organized below them by sensor size and lens fixediness (not a proper word). Please let us know if you like this or find it irritating. If no one complains, we are assuming that no one finds it irritating enough to complain about it :)

+ Sony RX1 vs Fuji X-E1 at Steve Huff Photo
+ not included in the by brand links below

Fuji X primes
+ X100s and X20 (excellent as always) hands-on report and question-and-answer at Quesabesde (computer-translation) including comparisons to previous X models
+ X100s and X20 hands on at DSLR Magazine (computer-translated)
+ X100S available for pre-order for $1300 - see Stock Status page
+ X20 hands on at Trusted Reviews
+ X20 available for pre-order for $600 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo (the X20 will soon get its own stock status page)

Canon 6D
+ further data and impressions added to dpreview
+ the review parade continues with new reviews at ePhotozine and Trusted Reviews and Quesabesde (computer-translated) and (computer-translated)
+ further reading: past and future Canon 6D reviews
+ 6D in-stock, body only going for $2000 - check via Stock Status pages

Nikon D5200
+ reviewed at ePhotozine
+ come on feel the noise at Focus Numerique (vs D5100, D3200, T4i/650D) - RAW available as well!
+ measured at Dxomark, found to be #1 among APS-C cameras - see earlier Impact Review alert
+ D5200 sharpness issues like good old D7000 asks Pocket Lint
+ further reading: past and future Nikon D5200 reviews
+ in-stock with 18-55mm in multiple body colors for $900 at the combination of Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama

Fuji X-E1
+ reviews at Neocamera and Focus Numerique (computer-translated)
+ further reading: past and future Fuji X-E1 reviews
+ the X-E1 is in-stock at normal prices at multiple retailers - check via Stock Status pages

Sony NEX-6
+ review at Amateur Photographer UK (their long format review)
+ NEX-6 hosts real-world JPEG samples with the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens at Photography Blog
+ NEX-6 ISO-range color-chart studio test-scene at Photography Review
+ further reading: past and future Sony NEX-6 reviews

Full Frame DSLRs
+ Canon 1D X reviews at ePhotozine
+ Nikon D600 test at Kamera & Bild
+ Sony Alpha A99 reviews at Pocket Lint and (computer-translated)

APS-C iLCies
+ Canon 7D quirk at Foto Biz
+ Pentax K-5 IIs samples (real-world and studio) at ePhotozine
+ Pentax K-5 IIs hosts Pentax 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 ED SDM samples at ePhotozine
+ Pentax K-5 II vs IIs in three test scenes at What Digital Camera?
+ Sony NEX-3 hosts Nikon-P 105mm f4 macro bellows at ER Photo Review
+ further reading: past and future APS-C sensor camera reviews

Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds
+ Panasonic GH3 vs GH1 and others by Not Chase Jarvis
+ Panasonic G5 review at Camera Labs
+ shooting a feature with the Panasonic GH2 at Lumix HD
+ Olympus E-M5 wins camera of the year at Photography Review
+ what makes the Olympus E-M5 a game changer? at Visual Science Lab
+ further reading: past and future Micro Four Thirds camera reviews

Smaller Sensor iLCies
+ Nikon V2 studio test samples at Imaging Resource
+ Nikon Coolpix J3 and S1 preview at Digital Camera Preview
+ further reading: past and future Nikon CX 1-System camera reviews

Confused Cameras
+ Polaroid hands on at Photography Bay which was told by Polaroid that these are targeting the QVC and Walgreens shoppers

Fixed Lens Cameras with RAW (includes RX1, etc)
+ Sony RX1 review at Pop Photo
+ Pentax MX-1 hands-on and samples at Quesabesde (computer-translated)
+ Olympus XZ-2 studio test samples at Imaging Resource
+ Fuji SL1000 (50x optical zoom) first look at Digital Camera Info
+ Canon SX50 HS reviewed at dpreview
+ Canon SX50 HS measured at Dxomark
+ sorted by sensor size in this post
+ further reading: past and future Fixed Lens Camera with RAW reviews (aka rawsumers)

Fixed Lens Cameras without RAW
+ remembering the Olympus C2100uz (those were the days!) at Pentax Forums blog
+ Canon N square thang hands on at
+ Fuji F800-EXR vs F770-EXR at Nothing Special
+ Nikon Coolpix L310 review at Photography Zoom Blog
+ Olympus SZ-14 compact zoom review at Photography Zoom Blog

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