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
FUJI: S100fs
NIKON: P7000 P6000
CAMERA DIARIES: Panasonic LX3 Canon G10

Monday, November 30, 2009

Canon G11 review from Japan

Via the latest episode of the Daily Watch at the Imaging Insider we learn of a new review of the Canon G11 in Japan, this review is coming from english-speaking Japanease gadget blog Akihabara News. Lemon and cappuccino are included :) And the readers of the blog were acting as virtual editors. This is the opposite of a dpreview-review.

For more reviews, be sure to check the G11 review list at the Review Organizer, where all the RAWsumers are hosted at.

The best price for the camera is currently $450 at Amazon.

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How about the LX3 as a 4x5 companion?

The Traveling Camera blog has an interesting post, sharing their experience of using the Panasonic LX3 as a camera-companion to a 4x5 camera! Read on to find out what they hav experienced!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fuji S200 EXR visits the Zoo

e-photo-zine tooks their Fuji S200-EXR for a photography field trip to the zoo to see how this camera, with the superzoom lens, stabilization, and Super-CCD-EXR sensor would fare in this environment. How did it do? Read on to their article to find out what they found out!

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Steve Huff opines on the Canon S90

Photographer Steve Huff has posted his take on the Canon S90, using his unique review-style and format! Be sure to check it out!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fuji S200 EXR review at Trusted Reviews

The big-daddy of our times, the Fuji S200 EXR with its SuperCCD-EXR lens has received a brand new review today at Trusted Reviews. The review is by their regular reviewer Cliff Smith. The camera also has a $50 mail-in rebate that went live on November 1st, so if you already purchased it from an authorized dealer, you qualify anyway!

But the biggest question and biggest frustration for fans of SuperCCD sensors is Fuji's refusal to release a serious compact digital camera that uses the SuperCCD sensor. The F200-EXR does not have a number of features popular with photographers (eg RAW), and the S200-EXR is way too big for someone to carry around for general/street-photography. Wake up Fuji!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ricoh announces new firmware update for GRD III

Ricoh Japan has announced a firmware update for the Ricoh GRD III - see computer-translated DC Watch Impress. Among the updates is some of the new functionality introduced with the GXR. Obviously this is firmware/software-functionality, not hardware-based. The english-speaking press releases should come out in a few hours, so if the computer-translation doesn't make sense, just wait for a few hours :)

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Weekend with the Canon S90

Stephen Alvarez at the Picture Story blog is sharing his impressions and some samples after spending a photographic weekend with the Canon S90. And the report ends with a recommendation on the question of S90 vs G11. Read on to find out what they found out.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Having fun with the S90

The S90 can also be a lifestyle/lifestreaming type of a camera! Case in point this "a day in the life" blog-post at Hype Beast. And as a bonus, a delicious recipe!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Canon G11 samples by DC Resource

It is sample pictures time for the Canon G11 at DC Resource as they are getting very close to finishing up their review of the camera according to the latest update on their page.

For more G11 action, be sure to check its list of reviews along with the G11 mini blog a the main noisy blog.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The X1 is the start of a system says Stefan Daniel

In an interview with Leica friends, Stefan Daniel, the current Leica chief, has mentioned that the X1 is not an isolated camera, but the start of the X-series, which could also bring cameras with zoom lenses. Read all about it in the L-forums.

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Canon G11 review at CNet Asia

One more review is in the books for the Canon G11, this one is provided at CNet Asia, where they take a look at the camera and compare it ISO-wise to the S90 and the LX3. As usual, no spoilers here :)

You can see more reviews of this camera at its list of reviews at the Review Organizer.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

New RAWsumer: The Casio EX-FH25

Casio has just revealed a brand new superzoom RAWsumer (aka RAWzoomer), the Casio EX FH25. This is a follow-up to their FH-20 and it is a sequential update using a Sony backlit CMOS sensor of the 10mp 1/2.3" variety. The RAW file is of the Adobe DNG variety. More on the camera as it develops at the new Casio cameras update at the main blog.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Canon S90 as a travel camera at J Stuart Studios

How does the Canon S90 fare as a travel camera? Head on to J Stuart Studios for their impressions of the Canon S90 as a travel camera, "to Asia and back" as the title indicates. As usual, no spoilers here, so be sure to read the article to find out!

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Leica triples projections on the X1

At the bottom of this Leica article at the British Journal of Photography there is a quote saying that Leica has tripled its projections on the Leica X1!

Of course we don't know what the initial projections were, and we don't know the actual number of camera units, but this certainly sounds like a good sign for the X1 and Leica.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Canon S90 review list created

We have just created the list of Canon S90 reviews at the Compact Reviews Organizer which is where all the RAWsumers reside.

The camera has a number of reviews to its name, mostly coming from independent photographers and high-tech websites and gadget blogs. Most of the "review factories" have yet to post their reviews of the camera, but we are sure that they will definitely get to it as this has been a very busy season of new+interesting cameras.

Unlike last year, this year's new cameras include a higher percentage of interesting, intriguing or at least curiosity-provoking cameras. And the year is not over yet :)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The DigitalStory podcast talks RAWsumers

The latest edition of the Digital Story podcast is talking about three pocketable RAWsumers. He restricts the cameras by size, which is why the Canon G11 is excluded. He picks three cameras which he discusses throughout the podcast: The Canon S90 IS, the Panasonic LX3 and the new Leica X1.

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Ricoh causes RAWsumer confusion

Today's leak on the Ricoh GXR system is creating some confusion on the RAWsumer front. Way back when we started RAWsumer, there were fixed-lens cameras with RAW support and DSLRs with RAW support. This new Ricoh lens+sensor combo is creating confusion!

We have to meditate on this since the sensor goes with the lens, not the camera body. There is an interchangeability aspect, so that makes it less RAWsumer-ish. Ommm... Ommmm... Ommm...

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Canon S90 samples and first impressions by Jean Louis Conti

More Canon S90 action! Photographer Jean Louis Conti has been published samples and first impressions after receiving his Canon S90. Check it all out at his blog.

For more updates on the camera, be sure to check the S90 mini-blog at the main blog.

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Friday, November 06, 2009

New Canon G11 review at DCI

The Canon G11 is stock-piling reviews like crazy! The latest one to e-ink such a review is Digital Camera Info using their modern-era review format, which includes summaries of each review section at the very beginning, so be sure to jump over it if you like to read the review end-to-end without the spoilers!

The review has been added to the list of G11 reviews at the main blog review organizer. You can also check its stock-status at the G11 stock status matrix.

Just about all the major retailers are selling it at $500, however if you buy it from OneCall.com, you also get a bonus 8gb SDHC card and a Tamrac camera case.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Fuji S200 EXR review by Steve's

Steve's Digicams has just posted their review of the Fuji S200 EXR. This is Fuji's 2009 model using the 1/1.6" SuperCCD-EXR sensor found also in the F200 EXR. The camera has went smaller in terms of sensor size, as its predecessor, the S100fs was using a 2/3" SuperCCD non-EXR sensor. Perhaps Fuji is trying to be fiscally conservative by having one sensor instead of two.

As usual, we won't spoil their findings here :)

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sigma DP1 vs DP1s at DC-Watch

A Foveon civil war has broken out at DC Watch where they compare real-world sample pictures taken with each camera. There are seven such pictures, available in full-size JPEG if you click on them! Enjoy :-)

The DP1s is actually available for pre-order at Amazon for $600 with an estimated shipping estimate of "2 to 5 weeks". There is no hard-date provided however.

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CNet UK reviews the Canon S90

The reviews are continuing to come in for the Canon S90, which could be one of the breakaway hits of the 2009 camera season. The latest review comes from Rod Lawton for CNet UK. This is a typical short one-page review, so don't get too excited about the potential of a 40-page dissectathon :)

The S90is is shipping from a number of retailers, which you can see at the nicely organized S90 stock-status matrix.

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

RAWsumers continue to do well at MAP

MAP Camera in association with digitalcamera.jp have posted their September 2009 rankings of their best selling digital cameras. As usual, there was a strong presence of RAWsumers, grabbing two of the top three, and three of the top six spots. Yes, the Panasonic LX3, which unlike the US market, does not have any supply issues in Japan! Ricoh has the other two RAWsumer spots in the top 10. These are the new-in-box rankings.

In the Used Top 20, the Ricoh GRD II leads the way, with two more RAWsumers, also from Ricoh staying there. Interestingly, the Canon G-series which typically has at least one camera in the top 20, is now gone.

The rest of the spots are mostly taken by DSLRs, so be sure to check it out if interested.

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