Sunday, November 1, 2009

Week in review (October 25 to Nov 1, 2009): Lightroom 3 beta rolls out

One more week has gone by, and it is time to recap the week that was! There were no new cameras or lenses announced this week.


Happenings
Toshiba fired the first shot in the 1/2.3" megapixel wars by announcing a new 1.4 micron backlist CMOS sensor that should start making its way in Q3 2010. By then we'll probably have 20-megapixel cell-phones ;-)

Lightroom 3 generated some excitement as more photographers downloaded the free 6-month trial and experimented with it. See some of the updates at the software mini-blog. And speaking of software, Phase One revealed Capture 5.

Fake Chuck delivered yet another reality check to the big bosses at Canon.

PDN Gear published a state of the serious compact article rounding up their extended PPE coverage.


Reviews
It was another week that rained reviews from all corners of the universe, including hot cameras like the Canon 7D, S90 and G11, Panasonic GF1 and pancake, Pentax K-x, and many more.


Rumors
Samsung may be announcing their first NX-series camera in the next few days says the rumorsphere, while rumors of Ricoh's plan for a mirrorless and rather different iLC are also continuing.

On the Sonolta front, there is talk of a 14.6mp full frame Alpha A750, which, if so, would/could/should give Alpha a competitive price advantage among fans of 35mmFF.

And the Hoya executives continued to feed the fires, this time the COO talked "partners" and "electronics guys".


Want more?
We finished the month of October with 229 updates just on the main blog, not counting the diaries and the separate blogs. That's an average of over 7 per day! Oy vey!

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