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April 7, 2011
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New Panasonic GH2 and Olympus XZ-1 reviews


Steve Digicam’s (Click here) posted a new Panasonic GH2 review: “Panasonic’s Lumix GH2 is a compact and powerful alternative to an entry-level or even some lower end mid-range dSLR cameras. Its outstanding image quality, powerful image processor, wonderfully easy automatic shooting modes and some of the best HD video recording on a digicam make this a powerful and versatile tool.
Check GH2 price and availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

The Olympus XZ-1 has been reviewed by Buy-N-Shoot (Click here): “What Olympus has produced with the XZ-1 is a camera worth very strong consideration. Not just to be weighed up against its direct competitors (S95, G12, LX5, EX-1, P7000) but as an alternative to its own mirror-less PEN range.
Also our friends of Quesabesde (Click here) tested the XZ-1:””Despite these minor faults the XZ-1 one of the most desirable compact the moment, totally recommended for those advanced photographers who are looking for a pocket model with manual controls, RAW format and outstanding optics.
Check X-Z1 price and availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

One more thing for german Fuji X100 lovers. tested the camera!

April 6, 2011
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Panasonic GF2 vs Canon 600D — And Panasonic GH2 vs hacked GH1

The video on top shows a funny and not so technical comparison between the Panasonic GF2 vs Canon 600D .

M43photo.blogspot (Click here) posted a more detailed GH2 vs GH1 video quality comparison: “One could be tempted to think that the GH1 gives better video quality, due to the twice as high video bitrate. But the GH2 has other advances…it is reasonable to guess that it samples more pixels as a basis for the video output…the GH2 gives somewhat better contrast and sharpness. The GH1 has slightly washed out colours and that the compression algorithm is better. My conclusion so far is that the GH2, even with lower bitrate, gives slightly better video quality.”
GH2 direct links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

One more thing…two lens reviews:
Zeiss (Rollei) 50mm F1.4 tested on the GH2 at EosHD (Click here). The Zeiss is only available on eBay (Click here).
Panasonic 8mm Fisheye Review at (Click here). Check price and availability of that lens at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

April 5, 2011
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New Olympus E-PL2, Fuji X100 and Voigtländer 25mm reviews

The Olympus E-PL2 has been tested by Electronista (Click here): “We suspect the intended audience will be very happy with the E-PL2. Apart from its jewel-like construction and finish, it’s an amazing piece of hardware for the price and size. The image quality is good for the class, and we saw some important steps forward in the control and visual output. Penpal is something of a novelty, especially at its $60 price, but it could be handy if you’re more interested in uploading to Facebook than an edit in Aperture or Lightroom
Check the current E-PL2 price by clicking those direct links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

The Fuji X100 has been reviewed by Trustedreviews (Click here): “The Fujifilm X100 certainly isn’t for everyone with its fixed lens, sizeable body and even more sizeable price tag. However, its rock-solid build quality, superb image quality – with exceptional low light performance – and more compact stance than an equivalent DSLR means it will have pride of place for many enthusiasts and pros as a back up to their main kit. However, if in the unlikely event that you’re considering this camera without already owning a DSLR, then we’d have to concede that any one of many low- to mid-range DSLRs, such as the Nikon D3100 or Canon EOS 550D, would be a more sensible bet.
Check the current X100 availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

The Hong Kong website DC.Fever (Click here) posted a full Noktor 25mm review.
Check the current Noktor auctions on eBay (Click here).

April 4, 2011
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New Olympus lens converter test at Nikkei Japan (Worldwide shipment started!)

The japanese website Trendy.Nikkeibp (Click here) tested the new Olympus lens converters. You can find image samples starting from page three of the review.

Olympus started to ship the converters and some of them are already in Stock! Check out those direct links:
Olympus Macro Converter at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Olympus Wide Lens Converter at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Olympus Fisheye Converter at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

April 3, 2011
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Luminous Landscape: Fuji X100 love and frustration (+ comparison with the Panasonic GF1)

Luminous Landscape (Click here) posted a Fuji X100 Field Test review. And the tester is quite frustrated: “In reviewing what I’ve written above, you’ll have noted that I am overtly critical of some aspects of the X100’s user interface. Indeed it is because the camera is otherwise so good, and the image quality so exceptional, that its UI flaws are all the more glaring. But – let me be clear about this. My UI complaints are based on a personal bias in favour of cameras having smooth and seamless control interfaces. I hate anything that gets in the way of my being able to change a camera’s settings quickly and transparently when the situations demands. If I’m using a technical or view camera I have endless patience for slow setting controls. But not on a camera designed for street or documentary style shooting. Even one extra button press, or needing to scroll down a menu to find a needed setting can cause the shot to be lost, and that’s unacceptable. I suppose that it’s my background as a photojournalist that brings out this frustration.”

Michael Carpentier (Click here) compared the Fuji X100 with the Panasonic GF1. The article is in french and the conclusion is “the X100 may offer a better IQ than the GF1 in SOME cases, but the m4/3 gives it a serious run for it’s money and is faster and generally more usable.

You can preorder the Fuji X100 at Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon UK. And if you want it NOW than the you have to place your bid on eBay (Click here). Good luck!

P.S.: To bad the GF1 is now discontinued. Only a few stores do have it in Stock now: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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