Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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howielenny: The GX7 for me all the way. The LX100 is interesting and has 4k video but then again so does my Sony Z2 mobile phone. I guess if video is more important then go for the LX100 otherwise go for the GX7.

not to mention the better lens on the LX100. if that isn't important to you, you may as well just use your z2 instead of your gx7.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
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taktak91: Those who require EVF and interchangeable lens buy GX7, and those who don't buy LX100.
Simple, isn't it?

those who require a better lens, go with the LX100.
being able to swap the lens doesn't actually give you access to a better lens than in the LX100, at that price point.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
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Ben O Connor: EISA just annoucned, They have given the "Ugliest Add on Flash" award to Panasonic.

OMG! because there once existed a camera with similar nomenclature this has to have the same features? like it is a grand-father clause or something? seriously?

I just noticed that it has a built0in viewfinder. that is all I need to know. don't need a flash - and if I want one I'll slap one onto the hotshoe. that is far better than laying down an extra $400 for a bloody VF like with some other cameras!

I do wish it had a tilting screen though. for those of us who use the screen often. for me VF if backup for sunlight.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
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Timmbits: <30min video limitation?
is this really necessary?
hope someone comes out with a hack.

it shouldn't matter "why I would need". I didn't say I needed, I just wanted to know why.

According to you, there are LOTS of video camera owners taking extremely boring videos.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
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petersd007: This would be a decent camera in small body like sony rx100 with fixed zoom lens 24 - 85 mm eq. But this monster.... Even comparison with a6000 is funny

you are right kangoo...
since posting, I saw the real images posted on imaging-resource, taken with the g7x... and they are severely bad... so bad in fact that it has to be seen to be believed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 21:18 UTC
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Nice! :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 21:16 UTC as 1st comment
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Ben O Connor: As a 4 lens owner, I will decide gx7. Its screen tilts and xarries flash with it !

OBVIOUSLY!
if you already own lenses, you take that into account!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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SLOOPB: Why would I prefer this camera over the Sony RX100?

@BarnET: we are on the same page here... we were saying MFT is 2X.
LX100 is 2.2X focal length multiplier.
I disagree with DPR, and do NOT consider the LX100 to be a MFT sensor. it is misleading, because it's just using an MFT because it is cheaper than producing an entirely new smaller sensor. But I DO consider it to be in the SAME category. the LX100 uses 178mm2 max.

LX100 is still a good deal. Here is some info I posted in the LX100 versus GX7 discussion http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0540594623/opinion-why-buy-a-panasonic-lx100-when-you-could-buy-a-gx7

G7 comes with a kit lens, that is 14-42mm f3.5-5.6,
equivalent to 28-84mm f/7-11 in FF terms.
actual (physical) max opening is 4mm-7.5mm in diameter.
costs $800

LX100's lens is 10.9-32mm f1.7-2.8,
equivalent to 24-75mm f/4-6 in FF terms
actual (physical) max opening is 6.4mm-12.1mm in diameter.
costs $900 (at time of annoucement, will come down)

This shows the LX100 to offer good flexibility compared to other MFT.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
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Anastigmat: $1,500 for this camera practically guarantees that it won't sell many copies. In comparison, the Pentax K-3 and the Nikon D7100 have the same sized sensor, and they both cost less than $1k. The Canon 6D FF is only $400 more and the Nikon D610 FF is only $300 more.

agreed

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 21:01 UTC
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Timmbits: @Canon designers: shame on you!
this is an ugly plain-vanilla design, that should have been left with the lower-end tiny sensor models. look at the Fuji X30 or the Panasonic LX100, those are good-looking cameras. This thing however, has a smooth, slippery featureless envelope, that really should have been forgotten a long time ago. Instead you keep on torturing us with it. It is NOT a successful design... the design succeeded because of what was inside, not because of the outside, that reminds us all of the cheapest of the cheap. It looks like a $100 camera that might slip out of your hands. If it separates itself from the rest, why not make it look the part?

I really was hoping that someone will introduce something to compete with the RX100iii, which I didn't like because of it's flat face design (no grip, and I didn't like Sony menus in the past on other models). So the G7X really raised my hopes, but destroyed them with it's even worse design and dismal iq.
Nikon... maybe Nikon will be the next one, and give us something nice. oh, no, not going to happen - they make the Nikon-1 system and would cannibalize their own sales. Who's left? Fuji? nope... Fuji has already re-committed to it's 2/3" sensor. :(

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 20:58 UTC
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pavi1: How is the write time with the X100T? It is forever with the X100 compared to every other digital camera I have used

@pavi1: relax man. it is not "my" x100. I was merely making a joke.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 20:53 UTC
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Ben O Connor: EISA just annoucned, They have given the "Ugliest Add on Flash" award to Panasonic.

inconsequential and not pertinent to this article.
besides, it does have a standard hotshoe, right? you don't like their add-on flash, use a canon flash if it suits you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 20:45 UTC

The short answer (to the Title question) is:

Both have a similar sensor size (actually used - we don't concern ourselves with unused parts), so that should not be a strong factor in our decision.

G7 comes with a kit lens, that is 14-42mm f3.5-5.6,
this is equivalent to 28-84mm f/7-11 in FF terms.
actual (physical) maximum opening is 4mm-7.5mm in diameter.
costs $800

LX100 comes with a lens that is 10.9-32mm f1.7-2.8,
this is equivalent to 24-75mm f/4-6 in FF terms
actual (physical) maximum opening is 6.4mm-12.1mm in diameter.
costs $900 (and hasn't yet come down in price - it was just announced)

So the simple answer is, you are getting a much brighter (faster) lens (and more glass despite the 10% smaller sensor) with the LX100, for about the same money.

Although you can't change the LX100's lens, at this price point, you aren't going to do much better no matter what you add to an MFT body. The more interesting lens affords you more flexibility than the GX7's kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 20:30 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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Anastigmat: $1,500 for this camera practically guarantees that it won't sell many copies. In comparison, the Pentax K-3 and the Nikon D7100 have the same sized sensor, and they both cost less than $1k. The Canon 6D FF is only $400 more and the Nikon D610 FF is only $300 more.

" In comparison, the Pentax K-3 and the Nikon D7100 have the same sized sensor, and they both cost less than $1k." ...now they do.

This camera is next-generation. You have not yet seen for how much the next generation successors to the K3 and D7100 will sell for.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 01:51 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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theSUBVERSIVE: I wanted to know if it's possible to have a ND attached to the 43mm filter thread and still be able to use the auto-lens cap, does it fit a filter when it's closed?

correction, I was looking at the wrong samples - scratch that last part.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
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theSUBVERSIVE: I wanted to know if it's possible to have a ND attached to the 43mm filter thread and still be able to use the auto-lens cap, does it fit a filter when it's closed?

I liked the built-in ND filter they have on some models...
but that is a moot topic once you see the image samples on imaging-resource.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 00:07 UTC
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SLOOPB: Why would I prefer this camera over the Sony RX100?

yup, 2X it is:
S.RX100iii 13.2 x 8.8 = 116.16
Pan.GX7 17.3 x 13 = 224.9

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 00:05 UTC
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brownie314: So p1ssed that Canon could not find an engineer on the EOS-M team that could figure a way to get this mode dial + exposure compensation dial on the EOS-M. Would have made a world of difference.

ie: I misunderstood.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 23:39 UTC
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Timmbits: @Canon designers: shame on you!
this is an ugly plain-vanilla design, that should have been left with the lower-end tiny sensor models. look at the Fuji X30 or the Panasonic LX100, those are good-looking cameras. This thing however, has a smooth, slippery featureless envelope, that really should have been forgotten a long time ago. Instead you keep on torturing us with it. It is NOT a successful design... the design succeeded because of what was inside, not because of the outside, that reminds us all of the cheapest of the cheap. It looks like a $100 camera that might slip out of your hands. If it separates itself from the rest, why not make it look the part?

darn it! I completely misread your intention in your other post.
if we had time travel it would make sense, but I really thought you were saying that you were p!ssed that this didn't have the engineers from eosm to give it it's dials.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 23:16 UTC
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rageone26: Canon Powershot G7X really make some beautifull fotos , many samples here on original size ...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125072673@N05/
Brillant colors by CANON !

what do you think of these photos then?
one example in particular stands out:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-g7x/FULLRES/YIMG_0487.HTM
the chromatic aberrations are quite severe... record breaking!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 23:12 UTC
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