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Discontinued in Japan: Pentax K-7 and K-x, January 31, 2011
The Japanese Pentax website has "moved" the K-7 and K-x DSLRs in the discontinued page (via FA, via dprf). The K-x discontinuation is a little bit of a surprise considering how much Pentax was able to milk out of the... Continue

Reviews, Etc (G12, XZ1, E-PL2, A580, GH2, G2, NX100, K-r, galleries, etc), January 19, 2011
Time for another loaded review round-up. For lenses, as usual, be sure to check the spartan lens reviews diary. We start at dpreview.com with an express 10-page review of the Canon G12! How the mighty have fallen. Once upon a... Continue

Reviews, Etc (giant post-CES edition), January 10, 2011
Time for the first post-CES review round-up. This is going to be long, so put on the kettle ;-) For lens reviews, as usual, be sure to check the Lens Reviews fish bowl. Due to the size of this round-up,... Continue

Year in Review (Episode #3): Readers' Top 7 DSLR/iLC purchases (at Amazon), January 2, 2011
Since the Readers' Choice vote for Camera of the Year was cancelled (due to repeat proxy-voting by fanboys), we have an impromptu "substitute": the top selling DSLR/iLC cameras by our readers during 2010 at Amazon.com (the USA version of Amazon).... Continue

Review Train (Nikon D7000, D3100, Pentax K-r, 60D, A55, GH2, etc), December 13, 2010
The flow of reviews has slowed down but has not stopped! Time for a new round-up! For previous editions of the "Review Train" and other review-related posts, please check the Reviews category. For lens reviews, as usual, check the Lens... Continue

Pentax cuteness attack in Japan w/miniatures and colorful lenses, November 4, 2010
Following the "100 colors" success of the Pentax K-x, Pentax is continuing their "cuteness attack" on the Japanese market (no, we are not describing kitten videos on YouTube!) with a new mountable miniature Pentax K-x (not an actual camera!) along... Continue

Review Train (A55 revisited, NEX-3, SD15, LX5, H4D-40, M8 IR, etc), September 11, 2010
Time again to recap some of the latest reviews that came out the last few days, interrupted by the waves of new cameras and rumors/leaks. We start at dpreview where they have updated their original review of the new Alpha... Continue

(DEAD) Deal alert: Pentax K-x w/18-55 and 55-300 for $629 (updated), August 28, 2010
We have a deal alert for you! The Pentax K-x with the 18-55 and 55-300mm lenses is available for $629 with free shipping at Amazon (B&H Photo price went up on Aug-30, Amazon dropped on Aug-30) In other shopping news:... Continue

Review Train (Leica S2, Samsung EX1, EX1 vs LX3 bokeh, etc), August 1, 2010
Time for another review round-up! We start with the most expensive camera mentioned in this round-up (and probably in most round-ups), the Leica S2, getting not one but two recent reviews! The first review comes from Le Monde de la... Continue

Pentax K-7 gets new features with firmware update 1.10 (updated), July 28, 2010
Pentax K-7 users have new features for their camera thanks to the brand new firmware version 1.10 announced by Pentax, including a new electronic level function, in-camera movie editing, and a "Reversal Film" mode, along with "improved focus speed" presumably... Continue

Review Train (HS10, X90, E-PL1, K-x, NEX-5, EX1, GRD3, etc), July 23, 2010
Time to check on some of the latest camera reviews out there! We will also have a software review round-up coming up during the weekend. For now, it's cameras! If you want to check the latest lens reviews, which include... Continue

Review Train (K-x vs NEX-5, more NEX-5 and NEX-VG10, and more), July 16, 2010
Time for another edition of the "Review Train". We start with some comparison action at RiceHigh where the Pentax K-x takes on the Sony NEX-5 in two ISO comparison sets. According to the DxoMark RAW sensor data, the NEX-5 sensor... Continue

Canon falls off a cliff as Nikon grabs the #1 market share in DSLRs/iLCs in Japan in H1:2010 [revisited], July 8, 2010
The perhaps surprising news of Nikon grabbing the #1 market share in Japan among interchangeable-lens cameras for the first half of 2010 broke last night, just before the new Sony Exmor-R 3D trio and the Nikon likely-maybe-mirrorless new-concept news, so... Continue

Three different sets of camera group-comparisons (mirrorless, DSLRs, X1), July 4, 2010
It's a group-comparison weekend with three sets of comparisons of various different cameras. One of our readers pointed us to this mirrorless comparison in the dpreview forums (threaded view), the new Sony NEX-5 takes on the Olympus E-PL1. Discussion follows... Continue

Review Train (NX10, HS10, FH20, K-x, NEX-5, etc), June 22, 2010
Time for another edition of the "Review Train"! Did you know there are more camera reviews per day than rain drops in an average rain cloud? (Probably not, because it's not true!) Hot on the heels of winning the Digital... Continue

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