Around the Adoramasphere
Around the Adoramasphere is our weekly roundup of the internet goings-on of the Adorama family.
On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, Nikon announces its long-awaited D700 successor, the D800, which packs a whopping 36 megapixels, and is available in a version without the anti-aliasing filter, for super sharp images; Olympus pays homage to its legacy with the Micro Four Thirds flagship, the OM-D E-M5; Sigma lops the price tag many times on its SD1 flagship, putting it on par with more prosumer models, and perhaps enticing a broader audience; two versions of the Sh*t ____ say meme finally tackle the often ludicrous filmmaking world, with Sh*t Filmmakers Say; and, as always, we list the week’s photo events throughout New York.
On Tech Tock, Mason Resnick recaps the whirlwind week of photo industry news coming out of CP+, including many major camera announcements; and he gets his hands Olympus’ new mirrorless flagship, the Retro OMD-EM5; Sandy Ramirez discusses the welcome revival of the Sigma DP series APS-C sensor compacts, the DP1M and DP2M; and Laurel McConnell explains why you should go to WPPI.
On the Gear Guides and Reviews blog, Mason reviews the fast lens compact Olympus XZ-1; Mark reviews the Canon VIXIA XA10 Professional Camcorder; and he reviews the Photographers i for the iPad photo magazine app.
At the Adorama News Desk, there are lots of big announcements. Starting off, Nikon announces its D800, a 36.3MP Full Frame camera with many of the features borrowed from the D4 (full spec sheet here); Canon adds three new-generation USM lenses to its lineup; Sigma announces its DP1M and DP2M APS-C fixed lens compacts, which now remarkably share the sensor from the SD1; Olympus revives the OM with a retro-styled Micro Four Thirds beauty, the OM-D E-M5; Sony, Canon and Panasonic update their compact lines; and Pentax revealed its extremely rugged compact, the WG-2.