Thursday, May 24, 2007

Overheard in the dpreview forums

Overheard in the dpreview forums

  • An educational discussion, Lens Physics 101.
  • Nikon rumors! Nikon rumors! A rumor-discussion of the rumored Nikon D3 at 1.1x.
  • A debate on the pros and cons of RAW in the Canon 1D, 1Ds and 5D forum
  • A discussion on affordable Sony SLR lenses and the lack thereof.
  • Another philosophical debate, Is Pentax better? in the Pentax SLR forum
  • A long-time user switches to a new system, and this results, in heavy debate
  • Let's see some flower shots!
  • The start of a Beginner Questions forum has created a ...debate
  • The future of Kodak is discussed here and here
  • Should I get a camera phone or a DSLR?


    New News
  • New from Sanyo, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1, a submersible version of their hybrid camera/camcorder designs. The E1 has 1/2.5" 6mp, 5x optical (38-190), mpeg4 avc h.264, 30fps VGA, 2.5" twist and shout LCD, SD/MMC, LiIon, $500 MSRP. Details at IR
  • Sears and K-Mart become the first mass-market retailers to offer GE digital cameras. IR story here. dpreview News forum discussion
  • Canon 1Ds Mark III US shipments begin according to IR
  • New 5mp CMOS sensor by Kodak News.com story. dpreview also points to a story that Kodak is getting out of "low-end" cameras.


    Etc
  • Photography shows on TV (USA TV market)
  • Olympus is offering a DSLR trade-in program, when buying the Olympus E410 with the one or two lens kits, and trading in an older DSLR with any lens. As always, read the fineprint!
  • Interested in a DSLR website? Try SLRToday.com
  • Editorial column at Photography Town, Gary's Parries
  • PhotographyBlog has an interesting InfoTrends study on the number of digital photos shared in 2006, a total of 8 billion!
  • Planning for a Memorial Day shopping spree? Plan ahead



    Reviews of Interest
  • dcresource reviews the Fuji F40fd, a follow-up to the budget-priced F20 with the addition of face detection. Other cameras in their review pipeline: Sony W80, Nikon D40x, Olympus E410 (delayed), and Panasonic FZ8
  • LetsGoDigital reviews the Nikon D40x
  • CameraLabs reviews the Sony H9
  • PhotographyBlog.com reviews the Sony T100, the first Sony T-series with a 5x optical zoom lens instead of the traditional 3x optical zoom lens... They also review the Ricoh R6

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