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Raymond Ser over at Gear Diary posted up his first part of the review on the all new Olympus E-P1 Digital Pen this week. As Raymond puts it, the review is more from an amateur perspective which I found to be very easy to read (lacks the camera jargon). That coupled with some really nice shots of the Olympus E-P1 Digital Pen, definitely a good review on the camera. Check out his review here. Can’t wait for the second part.

For those interested to know, the street price of the Olympus E-P1 Digital Pen in Hong Kong is around HK$6,880 (US$882).

Source – Gear Diary

Thom Hogan posted the latest review on the brand new Nikon D3x and indeed a very thorough review IMHO.  His take on the Nikon D3X and I quote, “the D3x produces excellent, best-of-class images, but that comes at a price that’s the highest of any existing DSLR. You’ll need really top notch lenses and technique to resolve that performance. Are you really ready for all that portends?”

Click here for the full review.

Source – bythom via 1001 Noisy Cameras

The review of the Canon 5D Mark II is up on Camera Labs.  But the fun read out of the whole review is the notes on the “black dot” issue of the 5D Mark II and the following is the extract (note my highlight in italics).

“The biggest issue facing the 5D Mark II is hopefully a temporary one: the infamous black dot issue reported by many early adopters. This affects images with very high contrast subjects, typically a saturated white area next to one that’s very dark. Typical examples include lights on city views at night, bright stars on astro-photos and seasonally enough, Christmas Tree lamps. The artefact appears as a very dark mark alongside the bright, saturated area, and you can see an example here from an image we took with the Mark II. The effect appears with or without Highlight Tone Priority, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Noise Reduction, and also exists on the RAW data. At the time of writing Canon has promised a response, and we can only hope it involves a firmware update and not a recall. If you take the kind of photos which could be affected and like to view them on-screen at 100%, then you’ll want to wait and see how the situation develops. If however the effect doesn’t bother you, or you rarely take images it would affect, then it may not be an issue. Certainly it did not appear in any of our standard indoor and outdoor test shots including those on our Gallery and Results pages.”

Link to full review here.

Source – Camera Labs

Camera Labs ran the latest review on the Canon PowerShot G10.  After reading the review, still think that my Panasonic Lumix LX3 is a bit superior than the G10 and the Nikon P6000 with the HD video recording, 24mm wide angle, F2.0 aperture and fast speed shooting.  Head over here for the full review and see if you agree.

Source – Camera Labs

Had my Sony A900 for 5 days already, still taking my time to figure this new baby out.  Though it much resemblance the A700, there are still some adjustments to be made.  Will post up some test shots later in the week.  Word on the street is that Sony is officially launching the A900 tomorrow in Hong Kong.

Camera labs just posted up a thorough review on the A900, click here for the read.

Source – Camera Lab

Had my LX3 for quite some time.  Love its compactness in size (vs. the Canon G9 or Nikon P5100); the bright focal ratio of F2.0-2.8; the ability to shoot in 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 formats with no cropping; RAW format (but no updates yet from Adobe); HD 720p movie recording format and last but not least, its 24mm equivalent coverage.  What I don’t like though is the lens cap and its short battery life.  For a more detailed review, Camera Labs have published a very thorough review and have some great comparison with the Canon G9, check it out, link here.

Source – Camera Labs