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February 18, 2013

Cameraholic Digest: Sony RX1, NEX-6, Nikon CX, D5200, M43ds, Canon SX50, Digital Video, Film Camera Nostaglia, etc

A new edition of the Cameraholic Digest has arrived, covering roughly the last eight days since our previous edition which you can find in the Cameraholic Digest archives... Completed Lens Reviews are only posted in the Lens Reviews stream... Completed reviews of serious/advanced/interesting/unusual cameras are posted here and also at the Camera Reviews stream... Hello Kitty animated GIFs are posted exclusively on Tumblr ;-)...

+ Fuji X-E1 vs Pentax K-5 II* at (transalted)
+ this is not included in the sections below

Big Sensor Primes
+ Sony RX1 reviews at CNet Australia and Kamera & Bild (transalted)
+ Fuji X100s hands-on and shutter sounds by Fuji's Brandon Remler (previously mentioned in stand-alone alert)

Film Camera Nostalgia
+ Contax T3 review at Ming Thein
+ Ricoh GR1v review at Ming Thein
+ Rolleiflex 2.8F by Istvan Nagy at Luminous Landscape

Full Frame DSLRs and iLCs
+ Canon 5D Mark III field report completed at Le Monde de la Photeaux (translated)
+ Canon 5D Mark I portraits revisited by Mike Kobal
+ Canon 6D review at dpreview (previously mentioned in Impact Review alert)
+ Leica M Type 240 samples analysis at digLloyd (free to read)
+ Pentax MZ-S film camera helps test Pentax APS-C DA lenses for full frame coverage at PentaxForums website: 60-250mm f4 and 560mm f5.6

+ Nikon D5200 reviews at EOS-HD and CNet Reviews

APS-C Mirrorless
+ Canon EOS-M opinion at (transalted)
+ Fuji X-E1 user report by Alexander Hessentswey at Steve Huffington Post
+ Fuji X-E1 hosts new 14mm f2.8 XF lens at Mike Kobal (part #1)
+ Fuji XF angle of view comparison between the 14/2.8, 18/2 and 35/1.4 XF lenses at Mike Kobal
+ Samsung NX20 first impressions at Digital Camera Review
+ Sony NEX-6 review at Pop Photo
+ Sony NEX-6 gets new Nauticam NA-NEX6 underwear housing via dpreview et al
+ Sony NEX-7 distortion improvement with latest firmware update even in RAW via Sound Image Plus

Micro Four Thirds
+ Olympus E-M5 hosts new Panasonic 14-42mm kit lens at CSC Magazine (transalted)
+ Panasonic GH3 was measured at Dxomark - see our previous Impact Review alert
+ Panasonic G5 review at (transalted)

Smaller Sensor Mirrorless
+ Nikon J3 reviews at Pocket Lint and Les Numeriques (transalted) and Dxomark (mentioned in previous Non-Impact Review alert)
+ Nikon V2 review at Digital Camera Info
+ Pentax Q10 measured at Dxomark (previously mentioned in Non-Impact Review alert)
+ Pentax Q10 firmware update via ePhotozine et al

Compacts avec RAW
+ Fuji X-F-1 review at ThePhoblographer
+ Leicasonic D-Lux 6 review at ePhotoZ1n3
+ Pentax MX-1 real world and test scene JPEG samples at Photography Blog
+ Samsung EX2f hands on at Digital Camera Review

+ Canon SX50 HS review at Digital Camera Review
+ Panasonic TZ35 reviews at ePhotozine and Photography Blog
+ Samsung Galaxy Android EK-GC100 review at Photography Review and Quesabesde (translated)

Compacts without RAW
+ Fuji XP60 waterproof review at ePhotozine
+ Pentax WG-3 elementproof video hands-on at Pentax Forums website
+ flashback, Nikon Coolpix 950 via Nothing Matters

Digital Video
+ RED Epic vs Blackmagic Cinema at EOS-HD with Part #1 and Part #2
+ pictures of new Digital Bolex lenses via Cinescopophilia
+ KineRAW Mini available for ordering for $3K~ via Cinescopophilia

Other Things
+ Corel Paintshop Pro X5 Ultimate review at Digital Camera Review
+ Gariz leather half case for the Sony NEX-7 reviewed at Sony Alpha Labs
+ Giottos YTL 9253 tripod review at eTripodZine
+ Pentax 560mm f5.6 unboxing at PentaxForums website
+ Vello BG-N7 battery grip for Nikon review at F/Stoppers
+ this is only a random sampling, we can't cover everything

+ Lens Rentals hiring in Tennesseeeee

Contests and Giveaways
+ win a Nikon Coolpix P310 at ePhotozine
+ this is only a sampling, it is not intended to be comprehensive coverage of every contest and giveaway

Reference Material
+ list of new cameras in 2013 and in 2012
+ Trade Show Calendar for 2013
+ 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

Conventions In These Digests
+ we often have at least one "easter egg" in each one of these episodes where words or website names are altered for entertainment purposes. It kinda ruins it when you explain it play by play, but here is an example: "eTripodZine" when ePhotozine reviews a tripod
+ after mistyping the word "translated" enough times, we obeyed the invisible hand of the market and we are now typing it as "transalted" ;-)
+ we can't cover everything about everything anymore, there's too much of everything

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