photogeek: Video mode still sucks. Better luck next time.
Old people don't shoot video, but they do like faux retro looking camera. Perfect for Fuji, the official brand of God's waiting room.
KKJohn: Just to make a point re the people likely to buy these cameras. I'm a retired photographer who used to have a Nikon system with several bodies and 50 lbs of lenses. After I retired I wanted something light, reasonably priced but with good quality. I started off with the Lumix LX3, then the Fuji X10. My friendly camera store had some good deals on the XA1 with both kit lenses (16-50 & 50-230). I also splurged on the 35/1.4 lens. With all 3 lenses the total came to less than what an XT1 body would cost. For the difference in quality and features, which IMHO is not sufficiently great, I couldn't be more pleased with the XA1.So the fact that you label these cameras for photography beginners and those who will upgrade to DSLRs is unkind to us old timers who are just the opposite, trying to down size from the monster DSLRs but still want quality and don't have to satisfy finicky customers, only our family and friends who have found the quality of my XA1 output to be just fine thank you.
Why is everyone in DPR forums old?
Just when you thought DPR ran out of roundups.
I thought both reviews were enjoyable reads and a nice break from the technical yawners that are typical. These were just personal experience reports, not full reviews.
If you are such a stick in the mud that you can't find enjoyment in a FREE conversational review like this, as if you were talking to the reviewer in a coffee shop about his experiences with it, I don't know what to tell you. 99.9% of you whining and picking these apart word for word aren't buying this camera anyway, so it's complaining for complaining sake, which seems to be a sport for old people.
shauravraj: Too freaking expensive for a student enthusiast like me .... why can't they make something cheap and affordable. Do any of you guys know any cheap photography drone?
If you're that passionate about it, you can also find $700. Just look what this does for that price for God sakes.
Paul Kersey Photography: can't wait for the warm weather so I can harass people with this. Seriously though, regulating usage of these devices is a must, or need I start shooting them outa the sky?
Yes, more big government rules!!!!
Why aren't luxury sports cars cheap and affordable too? How about swimming pools, Hawaiian vacations....
That's a woman's purse.
Shocker, the crowd in God's waiting room doesn't seem to like this product. Now only if they made a camera specifically to shoot birds.
Add a $5 wood grip, charge $1000 for it.
yfan: I am torn apart by deciding which one to buy, LX100 or G7 X. I am not surprised that LX100 gets Gold Award. But at the end, size matters, I decide to go with G7X. The one in your pocket is the one get used, instead of another nice camera sitting on the bookshelf. Too bad Panasonic can not make it smaller. It seems that they can fit a large sensor into a small body, but not a large lens.
Yes, camera without viewfinders and with small buttons aren't good for old people.
40daystogo: Once the LX series ceases to be a true pocketable camera, then it is up against cameras that are fairly small but not quite pocketable, such as the Sony A6000 which has an APS-C sensor. If you use the stuido-compare function of the above review, you'll see the A600 blows the LX100 out of the water.
It doesn't matter how small it is if it doesn't fit in your pocket.
Why is the AF section no more than a few sentences? I wish DPR would really go into detail on this subject, with examples. It's almost like a passing thought.
SirLataxe: Very nice - but lacking in two essentials: no articulating screen and no facility to mount a wide angle conversion lens.
An articulated screen would make the camera so much more useful, especially for close-ups, street photography and video, where taking the pictures from waist or lower level makes such a difference.
A high quality add-on WA lens would make the camera an ideal tool for landscapes taken during longer walks in difficult terrain, where the weight of a larger camera and lenses would be tedious.
It's almost 2015, I am not buying another camera without an articulating screen.
I agree, the size is a tweener. If it's this big, I can carry just about anything at this point.
tipple: Re: personal attacks on Richard. I f you cannot stick to photography comments then why waste your time. Did someone tick you off or are you just having a bad day or life in general?
I believe Amazon sells pretty much every camera out there, so I don't know why they would prop one up over the other? They win no matter what camera someone buys.
Shotcents: Sorry to say that stopping at 75mm is a no-go on this otherwise neat little camera. 75mm is not all that wonderful for portraits for starters. I own the Nikon P7700 and I use the sharp results on the longer end all of the time. 75mm makes this okay for street and family, but leaves out too much to be taken seriously as an all arounder.
24mm isn't all that wide either, so what we have hear is a camera with optics that simply aren't all that exciting.
Because it's cheap for the amount of zoom range. It doesn't make it good. They make kit lenses in this range. Kit lenses usually stink. I agree, it's an 'unexciting' range for a lens, be it a kit lens on an interchangeable lens body, or a fixed lens zoom. Yawn.
@Paul. Have you put a hold on your credit card so they don't deduct anything from next months subscription fees?
Pierre Couture: Certainly allows for awesome photos, but the reach is too short for me.
I've always hated this kit lens zoom range.
If the thing is too big to fit in your pocket anyway, why didn't they put an articulating screen on it? Size? No. It's not 2010.