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mpgxsvcd

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

I bet that the Program Priority mode with Auto ISO on the LX100 actually gets it “Right” more often than most users would in full manual mode. It is simply that much better than the logic they have used in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 149th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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Cane: 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.

Cost. They wanted it to be $900 just like the original GF1 was. There will be an LX200 in the future that will add an articulating touch screen for roughly the same money.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

I wonder why they couldn’t have produced a camera like this a few years ago. I know the auto focus tech was not as good and you wouldn’t have had the 4K video. However, couldn’t they have put a 4/3s inch sensor in this size body back then?

Could they have produced this lens a few years back? Were they just waiting for the software correcting technology to catch-up with this lens design?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:43 UTC as 153rd comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

Why does the LX100 conclusion page not allow me to compare it to other cameras. Are the other cameras that embarrassed by these results?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:38 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

I am now convinced that a 2.2x crop factor is the ideal crop for a compact camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 156th comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

The only difference between the LX100 and an M4/3s camera is the interchangeable lens mount. Otherwise the internals of the camera are pulled directly from existing M4/3s cameras.

The LX100 is probably the best mirror-less camera on the market today.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:32 UTC as 157th comment | 20 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

Just read the reviews for all of the cameras in this class. They absolutely raved about the Sony RX100 MKIII calling it “Large sensor undoubtedly the best in its class”. Now they rate the LX100 even higher than the RX100 MKIII and seem generally thrilled with its performance.

Yes the LX100 has some issues and it even lacks some features that the LX100 has. However, the bottom line is that within the 24-75mm focal range this camera can get the job done.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:27 UTC as 158th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 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.

There is nothing more “Proper” about the m4/3s cameras than the LX100. They are in fact very similar. The biggest difference is that with M4/3s you can change the lenses. However, they don’t have a 12-37.5mm F1.7-F2.8 M4/3s lens right now so the LX100 seems like the “Proper” camera for wide angle to mid-range photos and videos right now.
The LX100 has shallower depth of field than all but the most expensive m4/3s lenses on m4/3s bodies. Yet it typically costs less than half what those m4/3s camera and lens combos cost.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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Snikt228: Really the main killer for this camera is the 12MP for me. I totally don't need the full 24MP of my A7 all the time, but sometimes it's nice to crop and still have a very sizable image.

The D3100 I used 4 years ago had 14MP, I know it's not apples to apples but it just feels like stepping too far backwards, same reason I wouldn't get the A7s.

Some people want higher resolution images. Others want better ISO performance. The lower megapixel cameras generally have better ISO performance and the larger megapixel cameras have better resolution. I have yet to find a single camera that can accomplish both with a relatively small sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Probably the most comprehensive review I have ever read. Richard, please pat yourself on the back. That review was exceptional.

I pretty much agreed with everything they said. I find the Auto ISO to be more rewarding than they gave it credit for. However, I also would like to have the things they mentioned that it needed(Min Shutter speed setting and Exposure Comp control in Manual mode with Auto ISO).

Overall a great review for a great camera.

Give the Auto ISO a try with Program Priority mode. You will find that it actually selects the optimal settings for detail in all well-lit situations. In many cases photographers will attempt to select the optimal settings for detail but they will actually stop down way too much with smaller sensor cameras like this.

Most of the other reviews have landscape samples in the F8.0 to F16 range because they think the depth of field will be too shallow. In fact the hyper focal distance for the camera is about 17 feet at 24mm and F1.7. Stopping down to F5.6 is a much better option than stopping down past F8.0 and the Auto ISO in Program Priority mode will always give you those optimal parameters.

I haven’t seen any other camera do that well in Auto ISO Program Priority mode before. I think that is why most people shy away from it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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HaroldC3: While this is surely a capable camera, I just can't stomach the price. I know it just came out and the price will settle down but still with the mirrorless cameras currently available how can someone justify spending so much just for the lens? I'm sure this was said about the Canon G1X II as well.

The 12-35mm F2.8 is almost $1000 right now and it is slower at the wide angle focal lengths. $900 sounds like a bargain to me for this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 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.

Sales of the LX100 were strong at launch. It must have found a niche somewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Are you sure the video was shot at ISO 12,800? I believe video is limited to ISO 6400 but I am not certain which mode you used for the high ISO clip.

We will let you slide on this one. Fantastic writing by the way. Keep up the great work.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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Beckler8: The low zoom ratio makes it hard to consider this for general purpose video.

It has a fantastic intelligent zoom coupled with the slight crop in 4K video mode allows you to get much further out than the 75mm maximum focal length would indicate. You can also crop 4K significantly better than 1080p or 720p.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

Probably the most comprehensive review I have ever read. Richard, please pat yourself on the back. That review was exceptional.

I pretty much agreed with everything they said. I find the Auto ISO to be more rewarding than they gave it credit for. However, I also would like to have the things they mentioned that it needed(Min Shutter speed setting and Exposure Comp control in Manual mode with Auto ISO).

Overall a great review for a great camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 177th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

Are you sure the video was shot at ISO 12,800? I believe video is limited to ISO 6400 but I am not certain which mode you used for the high ISO clip.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 182nd comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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Markr041: This statement is not true:

"Unsurprisingly, the LX100 isn't about to challenge the GH4 as the videographer's choice, since it captures 4K at a lower bitrate (100Mbps)"

The GH4 captures 4K video at 100Mbps; so does the LX100.

Please correct this, or show me I am wrong (I own both).

Have you tried both cameras side by side? I have. There is a difference. It isn’t HUGE but there is a difference in video. Noise is more prevalent in the LX100’s video. I am not certain why but it is there. It could be a difference in the scaling algorithms the two cameras use. I am not sure on that though.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 18:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

Sentence Fragment "Alternatively all four can also be assigned to the ". Not sure what should come next.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 18:37 UTC as 189th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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Markr041: This statement is not true:

"Unsurprisingly, the LX100 isn't about to challenge the GH4 as the videographer's choice, since it captures 4K at a lower bitrate (100Mbps)"

The GH4 captures 4K video at 100Mbps; so does the LX100.

Please correct this, or show me I am wrong (I own both).

Yup. Both record at the same bit rate. However, the GH4 does have a cleaner video signal at higher ISOs.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 18:28 UTC

Gold is the new Black.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 22:49 UTC as 137th comment
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