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February 8, 2011
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Olympus XZ-1 review at Photographyblog

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Photographyblog (Click here) just posted their XZ-1 review. There’s alot to like: “The camera ticks all the boxes that any experienced photographer is looking for – “sensible” pixel count, a very fast lens, raw file support, a reliable multi-point AF system and a well implemented manual exposure mode complete with an optional live histogram“…”In summary the Olympus XZ-1 is a very attractive and well thought-out – if a bit expensive – digital compact camera that appeals to a wide range of users and presents a real threat to the likes of the Canon Powershot S95, Panasonic Lumix LX5 and Samsung EX1.” The camera gets Highly Recommended!

XZ-1 direct shop links: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR

February 6, 2011
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New GH2 reviews and cool custom battery solution


Cool! GH2 Custom Battery Solution by Phil Hover.

Photoreview Australia tested the Panasonic GH2: “While the camera-plus-lens bundle we tested provides the best pairing for shooting stills and video movies, its very high price tag may deter some potential buyers.“. Editor’s note: In Austrlia the price for digital cameras is very high…that’s pity!

The second review has been made by digitalcamera-hq: “In the final analysis, the GH2 is an excellent camera. There’s very little to dislike about it.

GH2 and EPL1 comparison – JPEG and RAW with no NR (Dpreview forum).

Check GH2 price and availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

February 5, 2011
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New DxOmark test results for the E-PL2 and XZ-1!


And here it comes the next DxOmark test that will put the world up side down. Confess, you didn’t expect that the Panasonic LX5 RAW quality to perform so much better than the Olympus XZ-1 (which uses the same sensor!). Click here to see the XZ-1 vs LX5 comparison at DxOmark. I am surprised and you?

DxOmark also tested the new Olympus E-PL2. In that case results are on par with the GF2 and the older E-PL1 (Click here to see the DxO results). The only real change is that the E-PL2 has a sensible better ISO performance.

Olympus XZ-1 direct shop links: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR
E-PL2 direct shop links: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR

February 4, 2011
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Olympus E-5 tested at DPreview (new E-PL2 tests)

You can read the full Olympus E-5 review at DPreview (Click here): “The E-5 is a tough and capable camera that is fun to shoot with…but the E-5 isn’t the game-changer that we always hoped Olympus might come up with“.
Click on the store name to directly check price and availability of the E-5: Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR.

Leonard Goh from CNET Asia tested the Olympus E-PL2: “Shutterbugs who are looking to buy a mirrorless ILC should really keep the E-PL2 in mind because it offers plenty of useful features in a compact body.”
Also Steve Huff tested the E-PL2: “The E-PL2 is basically a “Hot Rodded” E-PL1 and it really is a fantastic photographic tool.”
Click on the store name to directly check price and availability of the E-PL2: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR

February 3, 2011
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Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens tested at SLRgear.

SLRgear published their Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 test. The lens is very sharp, Chromatic Aberration is somewhat high for this lens, Vignetting and Distortion are negligible. And their conclusion is very short: “With sharp results and only slight issues with CA, Panasonic has produced a very nice walk-around lens “. Read the full review (with image samples and graphs) at SLRgear.

M43photo.blogspot compared the Panasonic 20mm with the new 14mm lens.

Check the price and availabiltiy of the lens:
USA: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, eBay
Germany: Amazon.de, Pixmania.de, eBay.de
France: Amazon.fr, Pixmania.fr, eBay.fr
UK: Amazon.uk, Pixmania.uk, eBay.uk

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