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

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sony R1 gets some love in 2009

The Big Daddy of prosumers/RAWsumers, the Sony R1 with its big sensor and lens is getting some love at the Visual Science Lab, the blog of photographer and author Kirk Tuck [books].

This is a trip down memory lane (okay, just four years ago), but it is a very interesting read and it perhaps rekindles the hope that someone out of all the digital camera manufacturers will start producing brave and creative cameras again!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

New on-going Sigma DP2 review

While surfing around the internets, we discovered another on-going blog-style review of the Sigma DP2 at the Camera-blog.net blog.

Stay tuned to the Camera-blog.net blog for more pictures and a completed review in the next couple of weeks.

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Those first impressions - Sigma DP1

Wouter's 28mm blog, a friend of serious compact digital cameras, has just posted their first impressions with the Sigma DP1. We type fast and we have many typos, but this is not one of them. The first impressions is indeed on the DP1, DP-ONE, not the DP2.

This is based on two weeks of using the camera. As usual, we don't spoil the findings or conclusions here...

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TOP opines on Sigma DP2 after yesterday's review

The Online Photographer himself (MJ) has just opined on the Sigma DP2, following the buzzworthy review of the camera yesterday by Ken Tanaka.

This is of course the second DP2 review among the non-converted, and it is quite a stark difference when you read the reviews of the "Believers" versus the "Innocenty Bystanders". This further makes the point that the DP2 is not just a casual camera or a camera you can just use, it's more of a commitment to using it despite Sigma's inexperience in making competitive 21st century "computer-cameras".

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Casio Ex-F1 gets computer-control

According to computer-translated DC Watch, the Casio Ex-F1 is getting new software that allow PC computers to control the camera. There are more details, but unless you speak fluent computer-translated Japanese, it's probably a good idea to wait until the english translations come out.

The biggest problem of course for the Casio EX-F1 is its price, which remains at $1000, which is quite high considering the prices of the many other digital cameras in the market. But the EX-F1 has its own mini-niche, which is where it lives.

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Panasonic FX150 gets some love!

The Panasonic FX150, quite possibly the most ignored RAWsumer of the current lot, is getting some love at the Serious Compacts blog. Check it out!

The FX150 was announced in July 2008, almost a year ago even!

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Camera Abuse: Sigma DP2 has a rough ride

The Imaging Insider was expecting the delivery of a Sigma DP2, but things did not go according to plan as the delivery company had a little bit of a major kerfuffle and their Sigma DP2 box arrived in a rather scary shape. Has the camera survived this shipping abuse? Stay tuned to the Imaging Insider to find out!

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Leica D-Lux 4 Titanium shipping for $995

If you are a Leicaphile and an LX3phile too, and you have money to spend on cool cameras, then you be thrilled to know that the Titanium Leica D-Lux 4 is shipping at Amazon.com for $995. As of the time of writing, there's only one unit left in-stock by Amazon herself, however other 3rd party sellers there (Adorama, Ace Photo, 17th Street) are also having it in-stock.

The Titanium kit costs $300 more than the standard D-Lux 4 kit ($700), but it includes a Titanium gray case and strap.

You can also get it for the same price directly from Adorama.com.

Meanwhile, the B&H Photo website lists it as "discontinued" and has no ordering option for it.

We have plenty of information on D-Lux 4's cousin, the Panasonic LX3, such as the LX3 diary and list of reviews.

Silver LX3 in-stock right
We have an update! The standard LX3s kit has sold out, but there are two B&H kits that are still in-stock. To keep things less chaotic, all the latest updates will be posted at this deal alert blog post. This update is posted on 9:50pm eastern on Sunday. This post is not updated automatically.

Original post follows: And while we are on the topic of the LX3, the silver model can be yours for $430 with free shipping from B&H Photo. The price and stock status is as of the time of writing, and it is not updated automagically. If you notice any change and you don't mind, please let us know so we can update it.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

DPhotoExpert opines on the Sigma DP2

The Pentax K7 mania has eclipsed the Sigma DP2 interest, but now the DP2 is making a comeback with a new write-up on it by David Kilpatrick at dphotoexpert.com.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

First review-site review of the Sigma DP2!

Brace yourselves! The first camera-review website review of the Sigma DP2 has been posted at Photo Review.

Some more discussion, at the main blog. We try to avoid duplicating the same things, so we try to post things once whenever possible. We hope you can understand.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

RAWsumer discussions at the Camera Work Fixed Lens forum

If you want to discuss RAWsumers, and other interesting fixed lens digital cameras, be sure to check out the Camera Work Fixed Lens Digital forum of Camwk.com. Discussions are already underway about the Sigma DP1 and DP2, Panasonic LX3, and RAW-on-compacts in general.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

(SOLD OUT) Panasonic LX3K shipping for $530

This has sold out already. Prices are all over the place for the LX3, and until Panasonic is able to provide retailers with a steady supply, we should expect more turbulence :( Original post follows: The price is obviously nowhere near as as good as back when the camera was available at many places, but if you must have the LX3K, Norman Camera on Amazon is offering it for $530 with free shipping and handling. Norman Camera is a well-known regional photography retailer.

For more on the LX3, be sure to check its list of reviews and camera diary.

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More Sigma DP2 samples, these ones from Japan

Foto Actualiadad features a new wave of sample Sigma DP2 pictures, these ones coming from Japan, more specifically, the well-known DC Watch website. Included are their usual full-range ISO pictures, both from JPEG and RAW.

For more Sigma DP2 action, be sure to check:
+ the Sigma-related posts here at RAWsumer
+ the DP2-related posts at the the main (green) blog

What happened here? This blog is turning into a DP2 blog! Let's find some other RAWsumer talk to spice things up :-)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sigma DP2 ad grabs page #3 of Pop Photo's latest issue

In yet another sign of adaptive marketing, Sigma has grabbed page #3, the first page you see when you open the magazine, of the June 2009 edition of Popular Photography and Imaging. This is a full page DP2 ad, it has a black background and picture of the DP2 in the middle, with a paragraph at the bottom of the page.

You can check it out in your mailbox (if you are a subscriber), or at your local newsstand.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Thirty Sigma DP2 samples at dpreview

The Sigma DP2 party continues with 30 new full-size JPEG samples available at dpreview.com! This also means that they are working on a review, which usually ends up being a bittersweet event for Foveon fans :) You can follow more DP2 coverage on this blog by checking the "Sigma" label at the bottom of this post.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

More first impressions with the DP2

One of our readers has picked up a Sigma DP2 and sharing the first impressions with the camera in the comments section of this blog post. So far, we have 15 distinct hands-on observations with the camera.

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Friday, May 08, 2009

(SOLD OUT) Sigma DP2 now shipping from B&H Photo

The grand-daddy of the camera stores has the Sigma DP2 in-stock and shipping! For $650 plus shipping and handling, you can get the camera delivered to your door from B&H Photo and Video.

We just posted a new DP2 update at the main blog, which includes a new real-world photographer's first impressions review.

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Samples and first impressions with the DP2

Jump we do, into the GetDPI forums where a photographer shares his first impressions and sample pictures taken with the Sigma DP2.

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RAWsumers in the SC Hall of Fame

Serious Compacts has posted a recap of all the compacts in their Hall of Fame, and a number of them are, of course, RAWsumers. Check them out and if you have a camera that you believe belongs there, then you can initiate the nomination process.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

(SOLD OUT) Panasonic LX3 in-stock again but at a premium (updated 2x)

If you must have the Panasonic LX3 right now, and don't object to a higher price, which gets close(r) to the Leica equivalent, then you can get the LX3K (black) for $550 plus $10 shipping and handling from OneCall directly, or through Amazon if you have gift cards to burn there.

We obviously do not know when there is going to be a steady supply and frankly we are surprised that Panasonic hasn't already been able to get caught up with demand. I'm sure there must be some juicy conspiracy theories as to what the reason may be, since Panasonic hasn't really provided any explanation :)

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Casio EX-FH20 tested at Trusted Reviews

It's all in the name, and Trusted Reviews is half-way there by picking a ...trustworthy name. And they have recently posted their take on Casio's speedy superzoom, the Exilim EX-FH20. This is their standard format review, with a total of seven pages, with the verdict at the bottom of page #3.

The EX-FH20 is more of a "traditional" megazoom, differentiating from the EX-F1, which featured a more modest 6mp 1/1.8" sensor and had a bigger body.

The speed-demon sensor is (we presume) considered a premium by Casio, which is why it sells for more than the other comparable megazooms. However, the last few weeks its price has been showing signs of adjusting to reality. The lowest price at the moment is $442 at Amazon (1 to 2 month delay) and $445 at B&H Photo.

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