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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Top Selling RAWsumers snapshot

We have just completed a Top selling cameras refresh at the Camera Charts blog. From that we extract the cameras of interest of this blog, the RAWsumers. Here they are:

#8 Panasonic FZ38 (FZ35)
#14 Canon S90 IS
#19 Canon G11
#60 Panasonic LX3K

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Thom Hogan reviews the Canon S90

Nikon super-guru "ByThom" has just published his review of the Canon S90. This is an experiential one-page review! For more review action on the camera, be sure to check the S90 review cluster.

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Two new RAWsumers from Sigma!

Sigma has revealed two new Foveon-based RAWsumers, both sequential updates over their previous two DP-series models. Here is the DP1x along with the DP2s. Enjoy :)

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Samsung reveals two new RAWsumers

Samsung has finally decided to embrace RAW for fixed-lens digital cameras, and today they have surprised, by announcing, not one, but two RAWsumers! Both appear to be interesting, with the Samsung EX1 (TL500) having a 10mp 1/1.7" backlit CMOS sensor, an f1.8 lens, 24-72mm equivalent, 3-inch AMOLED swiveling LCD display but 30fps VGA video which may remind y'all of the Canon S90.

The other camera, the Samsung TL350 (WB2000) appears to be using the (or a variation of) 10mp 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor, with 1080p video, 24-120mm lens, and two analog gauges on top of the camera. Both obviously offer manual exposure control.

Both have been added to the list of RAWsumers going from 2002 to 2010. The total for 2010 is now five RAWsumers!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

RAWsumer street photo

Olympus may have given up on RAWsumers, but their previous RAWsumers continue to keep on ticking! Here is a street-photography picture with a very organic feel to it, taken with the Olympus C8080 and shared in the dpreview Olympus forum. Yes, the C8080 was the camera that got a glowing highly-recommended review by Phil Askey himself!

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

New RAWsumer: Fuji HS10 (HS11)

We forgot to mention this here due to the waves of new cameras, but we have a new RAWsumer this week, it is the brand new Fuji HS10 (HS11), which uses the 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor and has a 30X zoom lens, yet it is relatively compact in size considering the zoom-ratio!

The camera has been added to the list of RAWsumers, and it makes it three for 2010!

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Monday, February 01, 2010

RAWsumers cool off a little bit at MAP Camera for December 2009

DigitalCamera.jp has published the December 2009 top sellers at MAP Camera in Japan and the RAWsumers have cooled off a little bit there. In the new-in-box top 10, we have two RAWsumers, the Panasonic LX3 and the Ricoh GRD III, while in the Used Top 20 we have just three, but they are in the top ten, led by the Ricoh GRD II at #4, along with the GX200 and Shiguma DP1.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Leica X1 ISO crops

ISO crop time of a photographer's DVD collection is shared and discussed in the dpreview Leica forum. A short discussion follows up as well.

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Ricoh GRD III Serious Compact book out on Blurb

Cristian Sorega's "Ricoh GRD III - A Serious Compact" book is now available for purchase on Blurb according to his latest blog update. There you will also find his eight-part review of the GRD III.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Leica Digilux 2 flashback at Steve Huff

Steve Huff takes a trip down memory lane with the Leica Digilux 2. Yes, that is a rawsumer from earlier in the decade, the Leica version of the Panasonic LC1. This is the camera Panasonic made to show the world they can make "serious cameras" and not just "appliances". This came shortly after the controversy of the LC5 "Monet".

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Canon S90 custom-grip shown in Japan

Japanese website DC Watch Impress points out that there is a new custom-grip for the Canon S90 offered by Oriental Hobbies. This is not a battery grip, just a grip-grip.

Update: Here are some details on the product page of the item at Oriental Hobbies.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Canon S90 visits the car show

Photographer PhotoRay in the dpreview forums shares a series of pictures taken at a car show (Autosport International Car show in Birmingham). These were shot in RAW and JPEG.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

First impressions on the Canon S90

NoDSLRs.com has published their first round of impressions on the Canon S90 IS, and explaining why he chose the S90 over the Panasonic LX3. Stay tuned to NoDSLRs.com for more!

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David Brooks on the Sigma DP1s

David Brooks of the New Shutterbug Times has published his first impressions of the Sigma DP1s. This is the third camera in the DP-series of fixed-lens Foveonesque cameras by Sigma. DP1s action has been fairly quite so far, partially because of the many other cameras and systems out there, partly because Sigma has inadvertently done everything in their power to alienate the average photographer [exaggeration] :)

The camera is actually shipping, the best price right now is $550 at Adorama.com.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

And we have a second RAWsumer in 2010

This is nice, we are just seven days in in 2010, and we already have two RAWsumers announced! The second one is the speed-demon Casio EX-FH100, which uses the high-speed CMOS back-lit sensor and a body borrowed from the H10/H15 blade-zooms.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The first RAWsumer of 2010 is here!

We have a new RAWsumer, obviously the first RAWsumer of 2010! It is the Kodak Z981 superzoom. We have complete coverage at the main blog!

The Z981 has been added to the RAWsumer list that now goes from 2002 to 2010.

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