Old Baldy: Nice camera! It hits a lot of my personal preferences.
But then, for pure IQ, it does not match a brand new old stock NEX-5T with a fantastically sharp Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 lens for similar price ($348+$720 = $1068) or the 5T + the three really strong Sigma primes 19mm, 30mm, 60mm $348+$199+$199+$209 = $955 - albeit with the zoom flexibility and slightly smaller size.
Pros of the LX vs the 5T+Zeiss - better video (if that's important to you.)- smaller, more pocketable. Perhaps its biggest advantage?- nicer build?- built-in VF (instead of optional add-on. Albeit fixed)- better controls/menu system?
Cons- Doesn't have the touchscreen (very useful to me)- Doesn't have the tilting screen (very useful to me)- Lower IQ- Lens not as bright- weaker high ISO performance- lack of lens flexibility (telephoto, macro etc)
Regardless, this seems to be an intelligently designed, very capable and desirable camera. Would love to put one thru its paces!
Switch lens sucks. I would easily pay $300 to merge two of my lense together =).
Martin87: Sony posting a firmware update for their cameras? That's quite unusual for them
onlooker, take a look at my thread here:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54173076
The FZ1000's lens is very good from 50mm onward, at wide angle though, it's not very good.
Now i need to go Tamul Waterfall!
derekmjenkins: I was starting to compare this camera to my GH1 with the 14-140 OIS 4.0-4.8 lens, and it is looking like this bridge camera beats it in every way:
Equivalent focal length: 25-400 vs. 28-200Max aperature: 2.8-4.0 vs. 4.0-5.8Max aperature equivalent: 7.6-10.8 vs. 8.0-11.6ISO range: 125-12800 vs. 100-3200 EVF (dots): 2,359,000 vs. 1,440,000LCD (dots): 921,000 vs. 460,000Shutter speeds: 1/16000-60 vs. 1/4000-60Flash GN (m): 13.5 vs. 10.5Drive Speed (fps): 12 vs. 3Focus points: 49 vs. 23Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 (1/3 steps) vs. -3 to +3 (1/3 steps)
Oh and with the FZ1000 you also get:- Panorama mode- HDR mode- Orientation sensor (try using a 20mm 1.7 on a GH1 vertically!)- 4k video up to 30 fps!- Timelaps video- 5-axis in body IS- SDXC support
The only things you do not get in the FZ1000 are dof preview and white-balance bracketing. I would miss the ability to use some higher quality primes and to get down to use my 9-18mm lens.
It's a good camera.
I disagree. The modern Sony 1'' sensor very good. Likely within 1/3 of the couple year old GH1 sensor. The lens on the FZ1000 is ~1 stop faster and has greater range on both end. The FZ1000 all also have better AF and EVF.
MAStai: The Fujifilm X-S1 is overlooked--with identical concept. Its been around since 2011 and has lower res and smaller sensor but 24 – 624 mm range.
too bad the EXR sensor killed it.
Arnab Pratim Das: Finally -- looks to be a worthy successor to Fuji S100fs "The Legend"!
Yup Indeed, the first truly excited camera for me after the S100FS.
PRe-ordered!!! Most exciting camera in years for me!!Not everyone wants to shuffle multiple lens with DSLR and mirrorless.And I am sure the FZ1000 lens will run circles around a DSLR superzoom lens.
This reminds of the FZ50/Fuji S100FS days.
PRe-ordered!!! Most exciting camera in years for me!!Not everyone want to shuffle multiple lens with DSLR and mirrorless.And I am sure the FZ1000 lens will run circles around a DSLR superzoom lens.
ACR is still a blurry mess compare to OOC JPGs.
Aizu is very pretty!
Hmm... DPR wrote:"Autofocus with the 18-140mm is speedy and accurate enough for most purposes."
"Accurate enough for most purposes" does really inspire confidence. That also implies that you are unlikely to get the most of your lens. The PDAF will only be good enough if you don't look closely...
That is one thing that really keep me some current SLR. These PDAF sensors are simply not enough to keep out with high resolution main sensor. If I am not shooting action, I pick CDAF over PDAF any day.
Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.
To NowHearThis:I fully agree with you that today's main stream diplay media can rarely show more than 8MP. Peronsally, I don't print much of my image. For me, much of the fun is to zoom into images to discover all the little details you missed on a busy trip! For that, you need all the MP count you can get.
To R Butler:
Yup, it seems Canon completely recycled the old sensor from G1X M1. Now the lens has a smaller image circle, so we get multi-aspect shooting. The down side, we went from 14.1 MP to 13MP.
12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.
We now just a body with EVF/CDAF to attach this onto(I don't shoot action)... PDAF suck for accuracy, and sucks even more with a superzoom lens. When properly focused, this super lens can be quite sharp.
Sony/Samsung can make a cell phone do this. Yet, for example, a $1300 Sony RX10 cannot it. It just shows how much manufacturer intentionally cripple their camera line to create "product tiers".
racketman: Can't help thinking there is a market for a 100D sized camera with a RX100 sized sensor and a fixed superzoom lens, just not sure how long that zoom could be, 24-600?
What you said is without reason. A 24-600mm with 1'' sensor is more than enough to satisfy the needs of 75%+ of the enthusiast sector as walk around cam. To complete mix, all you need is a cheap mirrorless with a portrait lens.
been dreaming about that camera since 2 year ago =(. The RX10 came close though.