TEBnewyork

TEBnewyork

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (827 comments in total)
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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.

Same reply I gave to someone else....what lens are you going to use with the A6000 that will keep it small but be f1.7-2.8 equivalent?

I believe there were comments about this when the studio samples were published...on the studio samples they used the 50mm equiv prime lens that is more expensive than the LX100.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 08:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (827 comments in total)
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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.

Robert

@cane hmmm.... I wasn't referring to kit lenses which generally aren't 24-70....I was referring to all of the f2.8 zooms.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 23:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (827 comments in total)
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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.

Robert

Why does every camera manufacturer make a 24-70 zoom if the range is so useless?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 22:33 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (827 comments in total)
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Kipplemaster: This size of camera seems the worst of all worlds to me although they seem enormously popular at the moment (in Japan?) It is not pocketable, so needs a strap or bag. In which case why not just take an A7R or proper M43 camera. Or even a DSLR. If you want to travel light (ie no bag/strap) you can downsize to a Canon S120 or Ricoh GR.

Because even though the size is a bit larger than pocketable, what m4/3 or Sony lens can you attach that is as fast and small?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (827 comments in total)
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PedroMZ: To Mr Butler,will it accept screw on filters? If so surely the simple answer is to put a "lens protector" filter on the front and not bother with a lens cap.

I found the lens attachment thing annoying. I just got a filter and the Panasonic leather case that arrives today and will ditch using a lens cap.

It is a bit odd that I'm doing this because I don't have an issue with caps on my other lenses. However on the separate lenses I usually have a hood on the lens which leaves it a bit less vulnerable and I'm more lax on how quickly I put the lens caps back on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 20:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (827 comments in total)
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SergeyMS: Camera looks very stylish. But, afraid, it has no proper market niche this moment. They were late for one year. And, as usually with Panasonic, it is overpriced.

No proper market niche? or no interest to you?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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TEBnewyork: Hi Richard -

My camera arrived today so looking forward to working with it...how is the auto lens cap working out? Looking around for one...found silver even though no silver cameras out yet.

Adorama had a couple more than pre-orders last night. Try calling them

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 23:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

Hi Richard -

My camera arrived today so looking forward to working with it...how is the auto lens cap working out? Looking around for one...found silver even though no silver cameras out yet.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 23:28 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
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ddtwenty: 12MP is too little pixels for nowadays cameras..

May be 20MP with 4/3 size ,it should undoubtedly outperform sony rx100 mark3 sensor (In term of resolution and Image Quality)

It depends on how you want to use the files and how you want to use the camera. Personally, If want to travel with this camera and my iPad leaving the laptop at home, I really don't want 20mp files to work with and suck up all of my storage.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 10:09 UTC
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)

It isn't as much sensor size vs camera design. RX100 isn't fun to use irrespective of sensor size.

If new LX100 were 1" I would still get it because the camera controls look very friendly to and enjoyable to use.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 00:10 UTC as 92nd comment | 5 replies
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Bhima78: Seems like an amazing oversight by Panasonic to not have a touchscreen in this camera. Its like they packed so much in, that the touch guy at Panasonic just forgot about it.

I've thought about this. In the new point and shoot zoom tz/zs models where they added an EVF they also left off the touch screen. Perhaps there is something ergonomically where the EVF is so flush that it would be hard to keep from accidentally hitting things on touch screen when looking through the EVF. Otherwise I don't get the decision making process to leave it off.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 01:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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2eyesee: I've seen multiple sources (PhotoLint and Imaging Resource) state that the screen is NOT a touchscreen. This need clarification and correcting if necessary.

yeah because it is pretty clear that the preview says touch and it gets into detail here but I've seen in other spots where touch isn't listed. Touch is important to me

From the preview:

Spec-wise, the LX100's LCD is typical for an enthusiast compact. It's 3" in size and has 921k dots (640 x 480 pixel resolution). It's also touch-enabled and has the usual features that you'd expect, such as touch focus/shutter, menu navigation, and swiping through images in playback mode.

A feature borrowed from the GX7 and GH4 allows you to select a focus point using the touchscreen while looking through the EVF. You can tap a spot on the LCD on which to focus or 'swipe' to move relative to the currently selected point. It's not quite as impressive as the GH4, where the articulated screen can be folded out for use as a focus-point touchpad, but it's still a well thought-out implementation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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princecody: I don't see a P mode? Anybody know whats the deal?

Think about what A in both means. It is telling the camera to pick both the aperture and shutter speed. That's exactly what P mode does.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 00:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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princecody: I don't see a P mode? Anybody know whats the deal?

set shutter and aperture to A and you have P mode

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 00:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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zoranT: Please explain the reasoning behind wanting to buy this, provided that 'pocketability' is not the main criterium (which it isn't, as mentioned in the review). Why wouldn t you go for Fujis or Sony NEXes mirrorless etc. that also are not pocketable? Certainly bigger lenses etc., but remember, pocketability is not the criterium. Yet, much bigger sensors and thus better IQ. I simply fail to understand why someone wouldn t prefer bigger sensors including a comparable price range, when size is not the main sales point.

Full external controls that while not totally pocketable still very small.

Aperture ring on lens
Shutter speed dial
Ex. Comp dial
Aspect ratio switch
Focus method switch.

What compares with those control other than the Fuji X-T1 which is a very different camera and not really meant as a comparison?

Oh and for me USB charging is a big plus as one less thing to take on the road and I have a charging dock that that can do phone, iPad, camera etc.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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jkoch2: The LX7 has time lapse, built-in ND filter, 120fps 720p video, and currently sells for $260 at Amazon. The sensor is only 1/1.7, but the lens is a fast f/1.4 at wide and f/2.8 at long. It fits in a large pants pocket or any coat pocket.

Is it really worth another $600 to get a m4/3 sensor and 4k? Hard to think up a good lie that will persuade SWMBO.

That mechanical lens cover looks a bit vulnerable in the open mode, as if it could be circumcised accidentally.

Also depends on how much you value the external controls. That's what sealed the deal for me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Lonnie Janzen: Since i do not worship at The Temple of Low Light . Does anyone know what the MINIMUM aperture is? Without a built in ND You will have to use external ones. Also no word if the lens supports screw-in threads for filters and if so what size.

All that said, I am starting to be REAL happy I didn't pull the trigger on the Sony!

isn't it 1/4000 for mechanical shutter and 1/16,000 for electronic (from the dial on top) and the preview

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Only neg so far for me: it's ugly when lens is in use, those "petals" look awful and possibly easy to break and even a hazard as they could hurt someone.

Isn't that lens cap optional?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:14 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

Digilux2/LC1 was one of my favorite ever cameras.
So, when the rumors started flowing about this camera I got excited.
Love the aperture on the lens.
Yeah I wish the lens were a bit longer but I like keeping it small.
Looking forward to getting one....already placed a pre-order.

Had the RX100 for a little while....hated using it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:35 UTC as 462nd comment | 1 reply
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marike6: Another camera choice for "Gear of the Year" based mostly on convenience for walking around?

This new DPR theme of staff exaggerating DSLR size and the amount of effort it takes to shoot a DSLR is getting a bit old.

When you consider all the great cameras released this past year to have an untested, unreviewed camera that is Pentax Q tiny, and really TOO SMALL for even average sized hands is truly puzzling. Add the fact that it has no eye level viewfinder or the possibility to add one, makes this "Best of the Year" choice suspect at best.

If convenience for walking around and size/weight have become the new criterion for judging "the best of the best" cameras on DPR, I'll be inclined to seek out other review sites more focused on actual photography and less focused on ease of use and portability.

Why not wait and see ALL of their picks for the year before ranting about this pick. Did they say this was the best camera? NO. Does it serve some needs very well, YES. Did it break new ground, YES. Did you read what was written and that the writer still has a dslr? Gear of the year doesn't mean that it is the pinnacle of image quality. Would you say an iPad wasn't groundbreaking because a full laptop still had more computing power?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 15:02 UTC
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