Peter K Burian: I got to shoot for a half hour with this new G7 thanks to Panasonic Canada. Very impressive. Super fast autofocus even in a dark interior. AND 4K video. Also, a 30 frame per second drive (using 4K) that provides 8 megapixel still photos. AND superb image quality at low ISO, Surprisingly nice at ISO 3200.
see photos at https://picasaweb.google.com/110698711952841559844/20150520 (These JPEGs were made using preliminary software so I cannot post high res photos. These were SIGNIFICANTLY downsized.)
Thanks but your link does not work
Davidbailey: this has got to be a record, had my LX100 for less than a week. its the most overpriced paperweight I have ever owned. totally over the top reviews. the image raw or jpg is on par with the RX100 Mk1 its ok if you have been using an iPhone as your main camera. I would imagine that's its even an upgrade, but after selling my X100s thinking that this would be more versatile, was I wrong. the lens is awful wide open not matter what zoom you use. the iso well I suppose its ok if you don't go above 800 but after that its noise city. thank got I sold it to some unsuspecting punter on eBay. I now have a Sony a6000 i,m not going to turn this post into a Sony review, but I am more than happy now.
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Montana Floozie: This camera is a Nightstalker.I've been using it for a week now, mostly at night, and its performance is just astounding. The fast lens, stabilization and ISO versatility make it perfect for my intended uses. When Lightroom gets around to recognizing the LX100, I have the feeling more surprises are in store. And though I bought it for still photography, its video capability is just icing on the cake.Just today I shot a couple frames for work in an extremely dim basement, and when I showed them to my co-workers -- who knew the location -- their reaction could be summed up in one word: disbelief. I couldn't believe it myself.
Adobe Lightroom 5.7 released and now supports LX100 !
Download Lightroom 5.7 for Windows http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5853
Good News: Adobe Lightroom 5.7 released and now supports LX100 !
Tom Goodman: You give this camera a higher rating than the Sony RCX100 III yet in virtually every respect the Sony has equal or better performance specs. 85% vs 82%, the percentages are, as usual, misleading and completely arbitrary.
P.S. I don't own the Sony so all of you poised to accuse me of being a fan-boy are going to have to do better than that!!!!!!!
OK Richard but you cannot definitelly score down huge 4K feature in balance with poorer focus peaking !4k brings a lot better video IQ and also 4K photo mode which is also a big plus to put in the balance, and which you did not take in balance, what do you think ?
I was not talking about the bar chart for ISO performance, but your answer to Tom, which was wrong taking into account your comments in the related High ISO page !
My remark for the bar chart was related to Movie/Video mode vs RX1000 III on par on your chart, despite of 4K capability for LX100, first compact to offer 4K !!!
Hi Richard I am afraid you give a wrong answer to Tom about Low light / High Iso performance when you say "The RX100 III outscores the LX100 by a tiny margin in optics and high ISO performance".
In your studio comparison you mentionned the opposite:> The LX100 does a fraction (around 1/2 a stop) better than the G7 X and RX100 III at high ISO, thanks to its larger sensor, which makes it the current low-light king amongst zoom compacts>The pixel count means it's not quite as detailed at Low ISO as the RX100 III but this difference is reduced as the ISO rises - the LX100's larger sensor betters the performance of the smaller one in the Sony.
Another remark on your Conclusion commpare chart tool where you give a match between LX100 and RX100III video sectrion , LX 100 beeing capable of 4K at 100 Mbps being a very biig plus !!!!
4 months the review started and STILL NOT COMPLETED.
6 month GH4 is sold and 9 months it has been annnouced
It's a shame ! will you complete the review before the next products will be annouced ? NOT SURE !
Just look at Imaging ressource site for better results and comparison with other cams ! http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/10/06/panasonic-lx100-first-shots-posted-the-first-four-thirds-fixed-lens-camera
VENTURE-STAR: It's another "okay" camera that does have some shortcomings when compared to a reasonably priced SLR. Even if it produces nice results and has good reliability, the focal length range is very poor. As for a wide aperture - big deal. Most amateur users will rarely use this, or the high ISO rating.
There's no mention of image stabilisation or comments on the viewfinder in this brief preview and the price, even if it drops, is much too high. No doubt, it only uses very expensive chipped Panasonic batteries?
Thanks you so much to open our eyes with your science !
nand0: About the amazing new video format 4K:
Many video experts tell me that they are skeptic about computers dealing with this massive 4K images, computer these days are not made for it, at least to run smooth with it..
Apple is promoting with their new mac pro, being ready to run it smooth with it, > https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/performance/
I just bought 6 month ago the latest Macbook pro Retina 15 inch. I've already watched some beautiful 4K video's on YouTube
( you can adjust video quality to 4K, its says 4K, not sure if YouTube, really delivers this quality, people commenting about down-sampling video quality )
Still looks amazing, I just hope my Macbook is ready to work smooth with 4K in Adobe premiere.. anyone got experience with it?
My 4 years old laptop (I7 quadcore) can work smooth with GH4 4k files in Premiere Pro CS6.GH4 4K files are only 100 Mbps files and so are not bigger (same size) than FHD 100 Mbps.Don't make confusion with 4k files from Canon 1Dc or RAW FHD video files (magic lantern) from 5DMKIII which are much much bigger !
mosc: It just occurred to me this camera has no mode dial. Is there a way I'm missing to very easily switch this thing into full auto "wife mode" without turning all the dials to A? I don't need a mode dial, but I do need an "ignore all these fancy dials that the Mrs would not want to exist button"
there is a single IA button for madam on top !
jackf00: Where did you get the information it is Touch enabled ?From Panasonic Web sites, and other review sites, it seems that touch screen is not available .Thanks for confirming
On Panasonic's UK Web site, it is not mentioned !
Where did you get the information it is Touch enabled ?From Panasonic Web sites, and other review sites, it seems that touch screen is not available .Thanks for confirming
munro harrap: The high iso performance at 3200 iso is so bad the machine certainly does not merit a gold award.Manual focus and zoom are also questionably defective-slow to the point of useless for exactly the kind of quick snap stills photographers buy this sort of thing. so I guess it gets Gold as it has 4K nobody can yet see or edit properly. As we cannot see its 4K movies at their resolution we do not know if it is any improvement on the HD we can see. All that glisters....
Yes, at this price its a steal-of your money!!!
@ sonicsNot at all, I can edit 4K in Premiere Pro quite easily with my 3 years old I7 Laptop.Same goes for viewing 4K video which does not require 4K TV, and downscaling 4K to 1080p gives you 30% more resolution than native Ful HD video on FHD TV.
FuhTeng: Being able to record 4k video is something nice to put on an advertisement but what's the point? Unless you're ridiculously close to a large TV you'll never see the advantage over 1080p, and 4k video makes enormous files.
@ FuhTengYou missed all points of 4K benefits !Next time please learn before posting any false statement and then you could come back to us a little more clever.
So no 4k video sample to show ?Strange they didn't do any, as it's the key feature of the FZ1000.
Strange that small upgrades makes 4 articles in 2 days for Nikon, when huge changes on Panasonic GH3 to GH4 (including 4K video) made only a short half-page quick summary article at annoucement and then NOTHING more after 5 month !
Shame on DPR for being so partial, that's NOT PROFESSIONAL at all !
STILL NO REVIEW for Panasonic GH4 nor first impression review 5 month after announcement and 2 month after sale !
ONLY a short one page Qucik summary published for the Panasonic new flagship !How is this possible ? What as shame !!
Why this poor treatment for Panasonic product, as for the previous review of the GH3 only provided 7 month after annoucement and 5 month after sale !!