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

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some Canon S90 pictures to enjoy

If you are looking for some nice real-world pictures taken with the Canon S90, be sure to check the J. Stuart Studios blog and gallery.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Canon S90 or Ricoh GRD III?

If you are caught between the Canon S90 and the Ricoh GRD III, here is one more item that may be of help in your decision - which43.com is spotlighting the high points of each camera.

For more on each camera, and most of the other RAWsumers, be sure to check their list of reviews at the Compact Reviews Organizer.

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Canon S90 reviewed together with Nikon S1000pj

We are not quite sure what to make this, other than two reviews posted at the same time in the same article :) Digital Versus via Tom's Guide have published their Canon S90 review which also includes attached to it a review of the Nikon S1000pj [reviews] which is not a RAWsumer (that's the camera with the built-in projector).

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Friday, December 25, 2009

LX3 street photography and discussion

You can check out Anurag's LX3 street photography along with some discussion at the Club Snap Forums. You can also check the pictures directly on flickr.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Leica D-Lux 4 gets firmware 2.2

The Leica D-Lux4 has firmware 2.20 now, read more via DC Views et al.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Canon G11 review - by Bob Atkins

The reviews continue to arrive for the Canon G11, the latest one comes from Bob Atkins. This is a multi-page review from one of the trusted veteran online reviewers! As usual, we won't spoil their findings here :)

There's plenty more G11 reviews to check out if you are interested. You can find them all at the Review Organizer, which now includes all the RAWsumers that have review-clusters. Please note that not all RAWsumers have a review-cluster (yet).

In terms of availability, as you can see from the stock status page, the best price is $439 with free shipping and handling from Amazon and B&H Photo. Both include free 2nd-day shipping if you are looking to buy this as a gift.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chance to win a Leica X1

If you are curious and interested in the Leica X1 but don't want to hand them over $2000 to get it, there is another option - you could be the winner of the Leica Connections contest at Digital Camera Info. Entries are accepted until December 25, 2009. Currently there are 100+ entries. Considering the prize, you have a much better chance at winning this than the lottery :)

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One more Canon S90 review (Tech Radar)

The Canon S90 got on their radar, and as a result, Tech Radar has published a review of the Canon S90. This is a short five-page review, of the tech-site variety. Do not expect dpreview-style geekalia :)

For more reviews, be sure to check the list of S90 reviews at the Compact Review Organizer which includes most of the RAWsumers.

In terms of availability, the camera is around $400 just about everywhere as you can see from its stock status page, however, some retailers are creating bundles with some freebies while keeping the price steady at $400. One such example is Beach Camera on Amazon.

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Episode VI of Ricoh GRD III review is out

The GR Diary has published episode #6 of their multi-part Ricoh GRD III review! Enjoy! - You can find the previous episodes listed in the right side of their blog.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Part #5 of Ricoh GRD III review is out

The Ricoh GRD III multi-part review continues at the Ricoh GR Diary with episode #5. If you missed any of the previous installments, be sure to start from the start - they have a handy list of all of them in the right sidebar, under "RECENT POSTS".

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

New firmware for Leica D-Lux 4 (v2.1)

Leica has a new firmware update cooked up for the D-Lux 4, version 2.1 which provides a list of lucky 13 improvements/additions/updates. Check it out via the Imaging Insider.

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Early first impressions with Sigma DP1s

Sigma's "fast-paced" launch of new products sometimes makes us forget they actually release them eventually ;-) One such case is the Sigma DP1s, but now the camera is getting more real. Neutral Day has posted some early first impressions and samples. Stay tuned for more updates in the future. The first impressions are towards the bottom of the page.

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Ricoh GRD III review at Fotomaf

One more review is in the books for the Ricoh GRD III, this one published at fotomaf (spanish). It includes a guest-appearance by Yoda :) [via Foto Actualidad]

For more, be sure to check the list of GRD III reviews at the Compact Reviews Organizer.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

DXoMark tests the Canon S90 and G11

DXoMark went deep inside the labs and came out with a new block of test results, including two RAWsumers, the Canon G11 and the Canon S90. This is based on RAW data coming out of the sensor. You can compare and contrast the results of any camera tested for your edutainment :)

Please keep in mind however that these test-results alone do not tell the ...whole picture.

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Canon G11 review samples revisited

DC Resource has revisited their Canon G11 review samples, namely they have re-converted them from RAW to JPEG using some new "tricks" they discovered with the DPP software.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

And yet another Canon S90 review

In addition to all the Canon S90 reviews we mentioned yesterday, there is one more review coming out right now at Register Hardware. This is a multiple short-page review style. Intra-camera ISO comparison is on page #5.

The S90 is shipping from many places at $400 as you can see the stock status matrix.

For the RAWsumer-related updates posted on the other noisy blogs, be sure to check the right-sidebar of this blog - we have the headlines from both the main blog and the camera deals blog. This new design helps us by eliminating duplication of postings, which means we have more time to discover new news and develop other features and things like that.

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Winter B+W with Wouter and GRD I

Winter time it is in the Northern Hemisphere and cold it is indeed at many places. Wouter's blog captures the darkness of winter with the Ricoh GRD I on his blog!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

What is a RAWsumer (revisited)

When we came up with the RAWsumer idea, things were simpler. The Ricoh GXR system did not exist to muddy the waters. At the time, the thought of such a system was considered a wild forum fan-addict fantasy :)

So now with GXR and Micro Four Thirds and other systems coming up, it is time to distill the RAWsumer definition - for the purposes of this blog.

After some soul-searching, we decided to continue to use RAWsumer to refer to single-unit sealed cameras that support RAW natively. For example, cameras like the Canon G10, Panasonic LX3, Sony R1, Minolta A2, etc. This is regardless of camera size, as long as the camera is a single, self-contained body.

What is not a RAWsumer? Everything else :) So, the Ricoh GXR system, Micro 4/3rds, Samsung NX series, DSLRs, IL rangefinders, all those and similar things are not RAWsumer.

This is just one of the many groupings and classifications out there. For example, Serious Compacts, refers to cameras that can produce serious photography with a compact size, regardless of fixed or removable lens or sensor. Others, like Mason Resnick at the ALC blog, use the system compacts classification. Others call them "advanced compacts" which may be based on price + feature-sets. And on, and on, and on...

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Part #3 of Canon S90 at Enticing the Light

If you are interested or curious about the Canon S90, be sure to check part #3 of the on-going series on the camera at Enticing the Light.

If you missed the previous updates, or want a refresher, be sure to start from part #1 (first impressions), then part #2 (using the camera), and today's episode which is image quality.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Sigma DP2 + polarizer photos

Carl Rytterfalk has shared a couple of new DP2 + polarizer photos on his blog, which is a great source for many things Foveon and Shiguma!

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Sigma DP2 getting firmware 1.03

The Sigma DP2 is getting a new firmware update, version 1.03 - check more details at DC Views et al.

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Small compacts and serious photography

Ctein chimes in with a new update on the never-ending debate of whether small compact cameras (a lot of which are RAWsumers) can be used and can be taken seriously for serious photographic work. Read on to see what he wrote and join the debate over there...

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Friday, December 04, 2009

RAWsumers continue to do well at MAP Camera

Another month in the book, and the top sellers at MAP Camera in Japan have been revealed at digitalcamera.jp. This is for the month of October. There are three RAWsumers in the top 10, with the Panasonic LX3 at the #2 spot, and Ricoh occupying the other two slots.

In the Used Top 20, we find four RAWsumers, with two in the top six, headlined by the Canon G10 and the Ricoh GRD II.

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