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, June 29, 2009

Olympus SP570 collage of user reviews

Digital Camera Review has assembled a a collage of user reviews posted on the Olympus SP570uz and organized them together in a new blog post. Unlike the new SP590 who does not have RAW, the SP570uz is a RAWsumer.

A quick reminder, because Olympus released the model numbers out of order. First came the SP570, then the SP565, and then the SP590!

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(OVER) Foveon wants you: Sigma DP1 for $398

Update! The price has jumped higher since the original post. The original post follows unaltered:

If the "Curious George" inside you is screaming for a Sigma DP1, now you can make him happy for just $383 $398, because Amazon.com itself is offering the DP1 at that price. No rebates, no gimmicks! This is offered by Amazon herself, not by the other marketplace vendors!

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

15-second nightshot with the Sigma DP2

The Imaging Insider has just posted a 15-second night sample picture taken with the Sigma DP2 at the ATL Botanical Garden. And as a bonus they also have a night-time photo taken with the E-P1, which of course is not a RAWsumer, but it can become one if you (or Olympus) glues the lens on to it :-)

And they have also posted a video that recorded the sound of DP2 focusing.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Every photog's crazy about a sharp lens!

As part of their on-going Sigma DP2 review, Neutral Day has posted a new update, talking about how they were impressed by the sharpness of the Sigma DP2 lens. Stay tuned to ND for more DP2 action!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Leica DLux 4 Safari goes on sale in Japan

Japanese camera site DC Watch notes that the olive-green Safari limited edition of the Leica D-Lux IV (4) will go on sale for 120,000 yen! For Leicaphiles only :)

Update! The D-Lux 4 Safari has now shown up at the B&H Photo website for a price of $1000. Orders are not enabled yet however.

Update #2: The D-Lux 4 Safari is now listed at Adorama with free shipping. We obviously can't place an order for everything we see, but from the looks of the page, it looks like it may be shipping?

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The Serious Compacts shootout is happening!

There are some news at Serious Compacts - both Olympus and Sigma (via Twitter) will be providing test units to SC for their upcoming DP2 vs E-P1 shootout. Stay tuned to Serious Compacts for more details as the review units make the rounds and arrive at SC!

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Sigma DP2: Lightroom or the Shiguma software?

Neutral Day has posted a comparison (link added!) of the outcome of processing a picture either in Lightroom 2.4, or Shiguma's (computer-translated for Sigma) own (and free to download for everyone) Sigma Photo Pro. Two sample conversions are provided for your evaluation!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Sigma DP2 meets a female model at 1.75m

DC Watch has just posted a long series of photos taken of a female model at 1.75m with the Sigma DP2 digital camera. Why the height is mentioned? Because the photographer wants to make a point of how he used the 41mm lens that is glued to the Sigma DP2.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

You can make it happen: Sigma DP2 vs Olympus E-P1

The Olympus E-P1 has taken the photography world by storm, but can it "handle" the Sigma DP2 in a one-on-one shootout? There's one way to find out, convince Olympus and Sigma to get a camera to Serious Compacts so they can post one of their customary shootouts!

You can find out how to convince Sigma and Olympus at the aforementioned SC page!

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Casio EX-F1 computer-control enters the US market

The news from Japan two weeks ago that the Casio EX-F1 was getting computer-control functionality are now being announced in the US market by Casio. You can read about it at the ALC, Imaging Resource and such.

The problem of course with the Casio EX-F1 is its price. It came out at $1000 and it is still at $1000. When it came out, there was no DSLR-Video. Now there is DSLR-Video and there is Micro-Four-Thirds-video. And let's not forget that initially Casio did not allow (!) the sale of this camera online. Now that's a brilliant move for the 21st century.

But regardless, the pricing is guaranteed to keep the EX-F1 as a micro-niche product, even though, at least in our opinion, price-aside, this is a promising move by Casio, with a modest 6mp 1/1.8" sensor and a reasonable 12X IS lens. And yes, RAW support of course, which is why we are talking about it here :-)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Canon G10, Panasonic LX3 and Nikon P6000 by Tom's Guide

Tom's Hardware has posted a mega-review consisting of 37 single-page individual camera tests. These are strictly compact fixed-lens digital cameras and it includes a trio of RAWsumers, the G10, the LX3, and the Nikon P6000. You can check out the review through the digg!

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(SOLD OUT!) Panasonic LX3K in-stock for $500

Update on Wednesday June 17: All three kits have now sold out! The original post follows for posterity and so it doesn't drive people crazy who may have seen it before but can't find it now: (We have another in-stock alert for the hard-to-find LX3! The price is $500 with free shipping. To minimize duplicate work and delayed updates, be sure to check the latest in-stock status at the LX3 in-stock alert at the main blog.)

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fuji E900: some sample pictures

The E900 is one of the old-school RAWsumers, it came out in 2005. So how about some real-world pictures taken with the E900, and shared in the dpreview forums.

Many have wished that Fuji follow up on the E900, both with a more advanced and a more compact type of a camera, but sadly Fuji has ignored us all :-(

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Here is the Sigma DP2 and other user manuals

If you are looking for the Sigma DP2 user manual, you can find it through this Sigma forum thread, which points us to this Sigma website, in English, listing the Sigma DP2 and many other user manuals.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Leica D-Lux 4 part of Insider project in Asia

The Imaging Insider has posted a sneak peak at the pictures taken from a recent trip to Asia, using the Leica D-Lux 4. This is a short podcast preview, stay tuned to the Imaging Insider for more details on the project in the future.

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LX3K in-stock at B&H Photo (two custom kits)

The standard kit has now (Wedn June 10, 3:53pm eastern time) sold-out, but the two B&H custom kits remain in-stock. Details on those at the main blog in-stock alert.

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This time the camera has managed to stay in-stock for more than a few hours. Maybe it's the price, maybe the supply has increased, we do not know. But if you want the LX3K and don't object to the $500 price, you can get it from B&H Photo for that price plus shipping and handling.

The price and availability is as of the time of writing of this blog post and can certainly change at any time! This post is not updated magically!

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Olympus SP565uz is a RAWsumer

While writing about it at the Camera Deals blog, as its price has now dropped to $244, we realized that the SP565uz was not included in our list of RAWsumers.

As you may recall, in typical press-release-FAIL, it wasn't clear whether the camera had RAW when it was announced in August of 2008. Eventually it came out that it sure did have RAW, as shown in this review at Steve's Digicams.

So now we have rewritten history for 2008, and added the Olympus SP565uz to our list of RAWsumers, ranging from 2002 to 2009. Sadly not a whole lot of RAWsumers in 2009, but a healthy total of fifteen in 2008!

It has also been added to the reverse-chronological-order list of RAWsumers in the middle column of every page of this blog. Look for the orange block that says "Meet the RAWsumers".

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Imaging Insider podcast talks Leica D-Lux4 and Nikon P6000

The Imaging Insider has posted a five minute podcast discussing the Nikon P6000 and the Leica D-Lux 4, cousin of course of the hard-to-find Panasonic LX3! You can also download the mp3 version of the podcast and listen to it later. Look for the blue play button on the Insider page to play the podcast!

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

What's the best compact for street photography?

There is a new topic at Serious Compacts, on the best compact digital camera for street photography. Among the existing models of course, since no one can take pictures with cameras that are not available yet (unless of course they are one of the beta testers).

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Friday, June 05, 2009

The Kodak Z980 is indeed a RAWsumer!

DigitalCameraReview has posted their Kodak Easyshare Z980 review, and there they verify for good that the camera does indeed have RAW capabilities. We were not 100% sure before, but now that it has been officially verified, we welcome the Z980 to the world of RAWsumers.

Sadly, it is only the third RAWsumer of this year, and we are already in June, with over 110 new cameras launched from the major manufacturers already.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Fuji S100fs giant-sumer as low as $423

The price of the Fuji S100fs giant-sumer (giant + RAWsumer (or prosumer)) continues to drop! The current best price at Amazon is $423 with free shipping sold by Beach Camera and $432 sold and shipped by Amazon herself.

For more on this big daddy of fixed-lens cameras, check its reviews at the Review Organizer.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ricoh GR has tea-party for the ladies

If the computer-translator got it right, Ricoh is planning tea-parties with the ladies according to DC-Watch, to promote their GR-line of digital cameras.

And it looks like they have some more on the tea parties at the Ricoh blog. Both pages are computer-translated.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Rytterfalk plays with Casio EX-F1

Foveonesque Carl Rytterfalk has just posted a couple of sample videos taken with the Casio EX-F1, showing its magic slow-mo video mode and things like that. Video is not RAWsumer, but the EX-F1 is a RAWsumer, so that's how we justify sneaking this one in :-)

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Sigma DP2 samples at Quesabesde

Quesabesda is working on a Sigma DP2 review, and for now, they have published sample pictures and lots of pictures of the camera body. And by lots I mean LOTS!

The sample pictures taken with the camera include a JPEG vs RAW series of two pictures, along with nine other samples. They are available are full-size JPEGs, but please drink their bandwidth responsibly.

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