Another LF1 blog post -- Random thoughts and Wi-Fi

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TKinVA
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Another LF1 blog post -- Random thoughts and Wi-Fi
Jul 18, 2013

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Read it here: Some random thoughts about the Panasonic DMC-LF1

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Re: Another LF1 blog post -- Random thoughts and Wi-Fi
In reply to TKinVA, Jul 18, 2013

I know you said you were going to leave image evaluation to the review sites, but how do you think image quality compares to your ZS20?

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Pany LF1 - It slips into your Shirt Pocket...
In reply to TKinVA, Jul 18, 2013

The Pany LF1 is a Gem: But, I got the Stealthy White One !

See first 4 pictures in my Gallery !

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Re: Another LF1 blog post -- Random thoughts and Wi-Fi
In reply to TKinVA, Jul 18, 2013

Wow! It is tiny. Seeing it like that makes a bigger impression on me than 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1"

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In reply to Peg Bethany, Jul 18, 2013

I think TK's got big hands... It's small but not noticeably smaller than other similar cameras that have been around for a while (Canon's S line, Panasonic's own ZS travel zooms, etc). I might bulk mine up (by a fraction) and slap a grip on it, that front fascia's gonna be slippery if I've had a drink in my hand or if I've got gloves on etc. Seems Flipbac's grips don't protrude anymore then the control ring already does...

I've barely plated with the WIFI on mine but it's one of the big reasons I got it (much to the chagrin of many a serious photog it seems)... I know it's been said that you have to open the app first before initiating pairing thru NFC (cause otherwise it just opens a web link on your phone) but I'm curious to see if that can be changed.

On my first Android phone I actually had an app that allowed you to change the intents of many different triggers on the phone, like say, what music player would be called up when you press play on an external Bluetooth device (like a car'ssteering wheel controls)... Haven't had it installed in a while tho, might not even work with ICS/JB or it might not reveal any sort of NFC intent, worth a shot tho.

My other thought is just using Tasker to have the app auto launch when the phone detects the camera thru NFC... Kind of a lot of thought just to eliminate one step but what can I say, I'm a geek.

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In reply to Mike Wrob, Jul 19, 2013

In terms of pure photographic performance, I would choose the ZS20 over the LF1. It has a longer zoom range (which I sorely miss) and slightly better image quality.

However...

The LF1 has a viewfinder and an exposure-lock button (using the Fn) button. So it's what I'm using now.

Life is full of tradeoffs and compromises.

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I know you said you were going to leave image evaluation to the review sites, but how do you think image quality compares to your ZS20?

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In reply to TKinVA, Jul 19, 2013

I have a ZS20 and am very happy with the quality of photos from it.  However, the viewfinder and smaller size of the LF1 are very enticing.  I think I would miss the wider angle at the bottom end more than the added zoom.

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In reply to Peg Bethany, Jul 19, 2013

My hands are actually small and this thing is also quite small. It's about the size of the ZS20, but a little thinner and about 2/3 ounce lighter. It's about an inch shorter than my phone and about an ounce heavier.

Perhaps the smallest camera with an EVF.

I suspect that it looks smaller because I'm using it with the EVF and my hands are wrapped around the camera.

But this is how others will see you when you use the LF1.

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Peg Bethany wrote:

Wow! It is tiny. Seeing it like that makes a bigger impression on me than 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1"

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In reply to TKinVA, Jul 20, 2013

Yeah you're probably right, more of a perspective thing... So unusual to see a small P&S up against someone's face these days. I'm finding the EVF a lot more usable than I figured it'd be but I've yet to venture out in the middle of a sunny day to really try it out when I might need it most. Still getting used to the UI in general, so a big shift from my Sony P&S... Menus seem better organized (and more responsive) but it's still throwing me off.

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