Saturday, September 12, 2009

Week in review (September 5 to 12, 2009): Leica Strikes Back

Welcome to another edition of the weekly rewind, a recap of the week that was in five minutes or less!


The Big Story: Leica Strikes Back
The expected 9/9/09 Big Bang from Leica did not disappoint, as the camera company cleverly revealed its products to the whole world, not just the "media elites". We set up a long wait-a-thon leading up to the announcement of the new cameras. You can relive the excitement here. For more on each camera, be sure to check its mini-blog:
+ Leica X1
+ Leica M9
+ Leica S2


Other interesting happenings
Leica took over the week, but there were some other exciting moments in the week. For one, the hope of a Canon 1D Mark IV announcement in late September was squashed.

On the impact-review front, the printed edition of Amateur Photographer UK had the first Panasonic GF1 review, followed a few days later by DLT.

But the camera that seems to be winning the buzz wars at the moment is Canon 7D, with high-ISO samples from a concert in France and video footage from Philip Bloom. These are pre-production cameras by the way.

On the ouch front, Samsung is putting their DSLRs to sleep, but hopefully just in hibernation until they can get the NX series up and running.


Want more?
You can catch up with every single post at the main blog by checking the September archives. You can also catch up with the special-interest blogs by checking their latest headlines.

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