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

Monday, December 29, 2008

Casio EX-F1 review continued

The in-forum review of the Casio EX F1 continues at the dvinfo.net forums. This is part #3 of the review, and you can find the previous episodes in the dvinfo forums. This episode focuses (no pun intended) on exposure control. As the website name suggests, this is a DV/video website, so please keep in mind that this is a video-priority approach :)

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New RAWsumer shootout in progress at Serious Compacts

If you are a fan of shootouts, head on over to Serious Compacts where a new multi-part shootout is under way! Already, the first three parts have been posted! The primary contenders in the shootout are the Canon G10 and the Leica D-Lux 4, but other cameras are also making guest appearances. For example, in episode #3: dynamic range, the Sigma DP1 makes a guest appearance and challenges the two contenders!

If you want to do your own testing and pixel-peeping, some of the RAW files are available for download! Stay tuned to SC for more, episode #4 will be talking about low light and high ISO shooting, a popular topic among online photographers!

No spoilers here, you can find out what they find out at SC :)

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

RAW Rant Part II

There is a follow-up, a follow-up to the RAW rant at Wouter 28mm. The author provides more insight and clarifies his position, and addresses the age-old question of RAW vs JPEG vs the situation.

Infact Wouter's camera, the Ricoh GX200, received a new review a couple of days ago at Photo Review Australia.

And speaking of reviews, time-permitting we will create more RAWsumer review lists and integrate them with the main blog to make it easier to jump from one review cluster to another without having to jump from one blog to the other. We are also trying to find ways to minimize duplication between this blog and the main blog and at the same time, provide more RAWsumer content - not an easy task :) Now if there were 48 hours in a day... If you have any suggestions or preferences, please let us know!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Ricoh GX200 review at Photo Review!

It's not often that Ricoh gets weekly reviews, but the GX-200 was just reviewed at Photo Review. The GX-200 is a camera of trade-offs, and the review can be a good way to organize them. Some people have fallen in love with the GX-200, others have sent it back. It is not for everyone, but it certainly has its strong and loyal following.

And while we are talking Ricoh, if you missed it last week, be sure to check out the GRD II review at Serious Compacts.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rant time: On RAW and RAWsumers

It is time for a rant! A rant on RAW on digital cameras with smaller sensors, they ones we call RAWsumers here at this blog. So what caused the Wouter 28mm blog rant? Read on to find out!

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Top Sellers at Map Camera for November 2008

Computer-translated digitalcamera.jp has posted the November 2008 top sellers at MAP Cameras. As you can see from the list of cameras there, this is a photographer-priority shop. So how did the RAWsumers do this month?

In the Top Ten of brand new camera sales, we have three RAWsumers, with the G10 grabbing the #2 spot as a new entry, with the Ricoh GRD II (which was just reviewed at Serious Compacts) at #4 and the Lumix LX3 a step behind it. Not bad considering the rest of the top ten is filled with DSLRs!

In the Top Twenty of used cameras, Canon wins again, with the G9 at the #3 spot. The Ricoh GRD II is doing well there as well (what does that mean?), as it sits at #5, while the Sigma DP1 (viva Foveon!) is just outside the top ten. That's all in terms of RAWsumers though, just three out of twenty. And yes, all the other sellers there are not Hello Kitty, they are DSLRs!

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Open thread: What would you like to see in this blog?

Time for some blog-soul-searching! What would you like to see in this blog? Please let us know by email or if you prefer, leave a comment, or send a twitter twit.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Have not touched the Panasonic LX3 yet?

We think we found the second best option to actually touching the LX3: Pictures of the camera from every angle spotlighted via the Lumix Photography blog. The set contains 60 pictures!

Warning! If you are a "gearaholic" you may fall in love with camera after you see all the close-ups and multi-angle views!

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Canon G9 available for $500

Amazon.com has managed to get some Canon G9 units in-stock for $500 and with free shipping. These are available from Amazon itself, not by 3rd party sellers! You also get a couple of bonus items, a one-year subscription to "WIRED magazine" and $5 worth of Amazon mp3-downloads. We don't know how many they have in-stock, there is no "x left in stock" indicator as of the time of writing.

The G10 is obviously cheaper (around $430), but some people may prefer the G9, perhaps because they may think that 12-megapixels is more than enough for their needs and jumping to 15mp is just way too much for 1/1.72" sensors given the current technology.

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Editing LX3/DLux4 files in Lightroom 2.1

The Imaging Insider features a quick tutorial by Mike Lao on how to edit RAW files from the LX3 and its cousin D-Lux 4 in Lightroom 2.1.

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