Sunday, April 6, 2008

Week in review (March 31 to April 6, 2008)

Welcome to another edition of our weekly review, a post that reviews the week that was here at 1001 Noisy Cameras!


The Noisy NewsRoom
We start with the latest update, we just added three more categories to the Noisy Newsroom: Lenses, Off-beat/off-topic stories, and a category for tutorials, tips, education, and learning, which we call "Edu" as an homage to the .edu domain :)


New cameras
We had one new camera this week, the Minox DC8011, which starts at 28mm wide, but appears to be a compact P&S we have seen before in other outfits.


Market News
We had a small wave of news from Japan, including Sony using an Exmor-inspired sensor in their new 1080p handycam tiny camcorder.

IDC released their 2007 global market numbers, and we compared them with the numbers posted by Nikkei BP Japan. Since these are two different market research firms and they are not counting the cameras one by one, there were some differences in the rankings in spots #3 through #6. Read on to find out who got the highly sought after #3 spot. Was it Samsung, Kodak or Olympus or Nikon or Hello Kitty?


Fools!
We posted our own fake April 1st cameras and asked our readers to vote for their favorite fake camera. The Canon 5D Mark II received the most votes.

We also summarized the very elaborate fake cameras posted by DigitalCamera.jp. They sure did have a lot of details for their fake cameras. Perhaps they know more? :)


Everything else
We posted a brief agenda of what to expect from this blog in April 2008. But this is not a contract :)

We also posted a new edition of the Amazon Top Seller Camera Charts on Monday. We are now going to be posting this on a weekly basis, so that we have enough movement in-between updates to make this an interesting read. If we post daily updates, there will be very little movement, and that would make it a rather boring read even for number geeks.

We had a special installment of the Noisy Situation Room as we had the first review of the Casio EX-F1 by Pogue (not the Irish group) of the NY Times, a temporary $100 price drop of the Nikon D300 at Amazon, and such.

We also posted a teaser for a new blog feature that launches on Wednesday. This will be of interest to fans of superzoom digital cameras!

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