Sunday, July 5, 2009

Week in Review (June 29 - July 5)

Welcome to a new edition of the "weekly rewind", where in five minutes or less, we catch up with the week that was!


The Big Story
The Olympus E-P1 was once again the story of the week, with more samples, hands-on reports and even a couple of reviews getting published. And yes, the camera has started shipping in select markets, getting in the hands of real-world photographers. You can follow all the action through the E-P1 mini-blog.


Medium Format grabs some spotlight
Sometimes a good soap opera is what it takes to get people's attention. And medium format has been provided quite a bit of drama the last few days. A divorce between Leica and Phase One on the Leica S2, a German manufacturer closing shop, a new digital back from Hasselblad and more!


New Cameras this week
Pentax has the honor of carrying the flag for the new-cameras with the new waterproof Optio W80 which replaces the W60 which finished an asterisk-second at the dpreview waterproof camera test which blatantly ignored the Panasonic FT1/TS1, even though the camera had received a review 3.5 months ago at another review site! dpreview's explanation was not convincing at all.


Coming up
The rumor carousel saw two Sony Cybershots leaked, while some expect a Samsung announcement around July 7 featuring their first NX-series camera, their next DSLR and superzoom compact.

There have been some CaNiKoN rumors as well, but nothing really concrete just yet.


No Camera Talk Allowed!
We had a special edition of the Photography Soup where we talked about everything, except cameras! Or at least we tried...


Good week for camera shoppers
We had a series of good deals for camera bargain hunters and shoppers, and some of those deals are still going on. We have summarized them at the best of current deals just a couple of hours ago.

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