Keep LX7 or RX100?

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newellj
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Re: Keep LX7 or RX100?
In reply to Ray Sachs, 11 months ago

Ray Sachs wrote:

newellj wrote:

Ray Sachs wrote:

newellj wrote:

Sean Nelson wrote:

newellj wrote:

In my opinion, the only thing the LX7 offers compared to the RX100 is a cheaper purchase price (which might be enough to sway you) and an ND filter.

That ND filter is real nice. I sure wish the RX100/RX100M2 had one.

Actually, I forgot another positive for the LX7: the 24mm lens. I really liked being able to get a 24mm EFOV with my LX3/LX5/LX7. The RX100 makes up for that in many other ways, but I wish I didn't have to compromise on that.

Don't forget the multi-aspect sensor, which allows a TRUE 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9 shooting - NOT CROPPED. There's also a 1:1 aspect ratio but that IS cropped out of the 4:3. When you set the lens to 24mm and the aspect ratio to 16:9, you have an effective field of view of a 21mm wide angle lens, at least in terms of width - not height... The easily switchable aspect ratio is one of the HUGE points in favor of the LX7 (and LX5 before it), as is the 24mm wide end...

-Ray
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I always shot them native and cropped in PP. Easier to have and not need than the other way around.

The point is that there IS no "native" - each ratio is "natively" cut out of a larger sensor. If you shoot a native 4:3 sensor and crop down to 3:2 or 16:9, you're still limite to the width of the 4:3 and all you're doing is slicing off the top and bottom. With a true multi-aspect sensor, 3:2 gives you a wider and shorter image than 4:3, and 16:9 is wider and shorter yet, but all use the same number of pixels and ALL are "native". Only 1:1 isn't - it's cropped out of 4:3. Which is why you get a wider image and wider FOV with 16:9 than 3:2, which is wider than 4:3.

-Ray
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Fair enough - my bad. Please revise to read: max resolution. Looking at the specs and doing basic multiplication, I get different pixel counts for the various formats.  4x3 comes up with the highest pixel count per Panasonic's specs.

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