RAWsumer reviews at the Compact Reviews Organizer
CANON: G11 S95 G10 G9 S90 SX1is
PANASONIC: LX5 LX3 LX2 FZ50 FZ100 FZ40/FZ45 FZ38/FZ35 FZ28
RICOH: GRD III GRD II GX200
SIGMA: DP2 DP1
FUJI: S100fs
NIKON: P7000 P6000
LEICA: D-Lux4
CAMERA DIARIES: Panasonic LX3 Canon G10

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

We have a new RAWsumer, the Ricoh GRD II has been announced!

Ricoh has just announced the GR-Digital II! Hooray for Ricoh fans! Details at 1001 Noisy Cameras, the Imaging Insider, and here's a google search for Ricoh GRD II.

The GR-D II will feature a 10mp 1/1.75" sensor, 28mm f/2.4 lens, the new and improved Ricoh Engine II, a 2.7" LCD with 230K resolution. Ricoh claims that ISO 400 from the GRD2 will equal ISO 100 from the GRD, and that the new engine will improve battery life by about 100 shots, and RAW writing times will decrease from 10 seconds to 3.8 seconds. For more details, check the long list of Ricoh GR Digital 2 links at 1001 Noisy Cameras.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Vote and debate: Top Prosumers/RAWsumers of all time!

Fans of RAWsumers and Prosumers, this is for you! I have just created a new UnSpun poll with 50+ of the best Prosumers of all time. You can vote for as many cameras as you want. You can rank the list from #1 to #60, or you can only make small adjustments. It's up to you! I created the list from memory and then in reverse chronological order by looking at the List of RAWsumers (2002-2007).

This is the direct link to the Best RAWsumer Poll.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Panasonic FZ18 gets reviewed by DCresource!

The Panasonic FZ18 just got another milestone review, this time by dcresource.com.


Read on to find out what they found out. How did the big 18x zoom range affect image quality? Are the 1/2.5" sensors too small for this type of thing? Any lens issues? What of the notorious Venus issues and noise and noise reduction? Will Monet approve this camera? So many questions!

The review has one thing I disagree with, it calls the TZ-3 the FZ18's little brother, when it is really the FZ8 that is its little brother!



If you are a fan of the FZ18 from what you've seen so far, you can buy it from Amazon or B&H Photo.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Top selling RAWsumers at Amazon!

The Reader's Choice feature of 1001 Noisy Cameras, The Charts is expanding to the RAWsumer blog! In the inaugural edition here at RAWsumer we will be looking at the top selling RAWsumers at Amazon right now. Please keep in mind these is a snapshot of the current best sellers, and no long term conclusions should be drawn. Amazon does use some sort of a smoothing out algorithm but obviously I don't know the details.

The top RAWsumers are extracted from their top sellers list by going through it. A very scientific process :-) For those not familair with the term RAWsumer, it is a non-DSLR digital camera that officially supports RAW.

Top RAWsumers at Amazon
1. Canon G9
2. Panasonic FZ8
3. Fuji Finepix S6000fd
4. Panasonic LX2K
5. Panasonic FZ50K
6. Panasonic FZ18K
7. Leica D-Lux 3
8. Panasonic FZ8 silver
9. Panasonic FZ18 silver
10. Fuji S9000
11. Panasonic LX2 silver
12. Leica D-Lux 3 silver
13. Olympus SP-560
14. Olympus SP-320
15. Fuji Finepix S9100
16. Leica V-Lux 1 (aka Panasonic FZ50)

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The RAWsumers Strike Back!

Okay, that was a bit over the top but good titles are hard to come by :)

The long-awaited Canon G9 review has been posted at dcresource.com. Their findings are quite interesting although not shocking. Yes, the G9 is a step in the right direction, but I agree with them, it is still more GINO than G-series.

Another G9 has been posted this week, this one at Photography Blog. Check to see what they found out! Hint: The conclusions are on page 6 for those who want to jump to the conclusions first. But beware, the conclusions contain spoilers :) Yet another G9 review is posted at Photo REview.

Olympus follow-up to the first 18x hyperzoom received a review by Photo Review, an Australian website. See what they thought of this RAWsumer. Did it improve on some of the SP550 issues?

Meanwhile the Ricoh GX100 got a recent review at Think Camera.com. Find out what they thought about it at Think Camera and then tell us what you think :)

If you are interested in any of the cameras mentioned above, you can purchase them at Amazon: Canon G9, Fuji F50fd, Ricoh GX100, Canon A650 IS, Fuji S8000fd.


Guest appearance by non-RAWsumers

  • The highly anticipated curiosity-wise follow-up to the Fuji 6mp "magic sensor" series, the F50fd has been reviewed by CNet. Will Fuji be able to retain the magic or all is lost at the altar of megapixel stuffing? Read on to find out, although CNet's reviews are by no means as detailed as dpreview.
  • E-photographia.com has evidence of the light/ghosting issues of the Canon A650-IS, a camera we would have loved to have seen as RAWsumer!
  • Another camera that fits in this category is the Fuji S8000fd, which got recently reviewed by the good people at Photography Blog.

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  • Monday, October 08, 2007

    New blog features added: Imaging Insider News, social bookmarking, Feedburner, BlogRush and more

    You may have noticed a new blog feature, we have added the Imaging Insider news feed to this blog. Check the right column for their RSS newsfeed window. Imaging Insider covers news from the wide world of photography and digital imaging. We have also added an RSS feed from our sister blog 1001 Noisy Cameras.

    Our feed is now burned by Feedburner and is compatible with both RSS and Atom. You can also subscribe by email. We added convenient buttons so you can add this blog to your RSS/Atom Newsfeed reader if you like.

    We also added social bookmarking buttons for some of the most popular bookmarking sites such as del.icio.us, digg, furl, google, yahoo, bloglines, aol, stumble upon and more. So if you find some of the posts useful, be sure to bookmark them soyou can find them easily and share them with your online and offline friends, and help promote this blog too :)

    We have also joined the BlogRush, a blogger's syndication network that showcases other blogger's noteable posts. Sort of like a co-operative syndication. If you like the idea and their design, please join using our link :) They will be launching their 2.0 version in the next few days, so expect some dust along the way :)

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