Canon 5D Mark II, Panasonic LX3, and Canon G10

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You might have noticed that isn’t the only photo and camera site doing in-depth digital camera reviews. There’s lots of good stuff out there and just because we didn’t publish it doesn’t mean it’s not worth reading. So I wanted to steer our readers to a couple of digital camera articles that I think are worth looking at. If you like this article and the links (post comments to let me know) I’ll post more. So, without further ado, I present you with, Thom Hogan’s high-end compact camera comparison and Akiba Interactive’s Canon EOS 5D vs 5D Mark II image quality comparison.

Thom Hogan runs a Web site called The site has four tabs – nikon, gadgets, writing, imho, and travel. Of course, we’re interested in the Nikon content. In the Nikon section there’s a recent article comparing and reviewing what are arguably the current top three high-end compact digital cameras: the Nikon Coolpix P6000, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, and the Canon PowerShot G10. Thom shares my strong desire for a pocket digital camera that can capture DSLR-quality images. So far Sigma has been the only manufacturer to give it a shot. The Sigma DP1 has the same APS-C size Foveon sensor used in their SD14 digital SLR. That camera has some serious limitations. But Sigma gets serious props for having the balls to design it and deliver it. And it does have wonderful image quality. (read Laurence Chen’s Sigma DP1 Pro Review). But the Canon PowerShot G10 and the Panasonic Lumix LX3 (also available as the Leica D-Lux 4) have serious photographers and pixel-peepers very excited. The Nikon Coolpix P6000 hasn’t had the same kind of attention as the Canon and Panasonic, but the specs make it look like a possible competitor. And Thom has brought them all together for a review and comparison. It’s the first such article that I am aware of. And it’s a good read both because of what it says about the three cameras, and because of the general digital camera information included in his introduction. I recommend it highly to anyone considering buying one of those cameras, or to anyone who wants to better understand the limitations of digital cameras. The article is much, much more than just a camera comparison.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Canon PowerShot G10
Nikon Coolpix P6000

Read Thom Hogan’s article: The Coolpix, PowerShot, Lumix Challenge >>

Akiba Interactive is a Japanese tech blog site, kind of like They have tons of tech-related articles and one of my Twitter friends shared a link to this Canon EOS 5D / EOS 5D Mark II image quality comparison. The first thing I noticed when I looked at the samples was how good the original EOS 5D image files look. They made wonder why we need an EOS 5D Mark II. Of course, the answer to that question is – better overall image quality and usable high ISO settings. Oh yeah – and 1080p high-def video. Do we really need video in a digital SLR? I don’t know. What do you think? Anyway, you can take a look and evaluate for yourself. We’ll have our own comparisons posted in the Sample Photos section as soon as we can get an EOS 5D Mark II out of Canon USA.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D

See the Canon EOS 5D comparison: Akiba Interactive Review: 5D vs. 5D Mark II >>

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Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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