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On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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duartix: What?
Is this really the High-end pocketable compacts meeting?
Why can't I see the Panasonic LX100, then?

LX100 is compact, but not pocketable. Enthusiasts compact cameras had their own comparison at http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2426905149/updated-enthusiast-compact-camera-roundup

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 15:05 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (513 comments in total)
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Chris62: In test scene we can see right down corner of the picture completely unsharp and on the left side is much better.
It means poor quality.
Right mounted lens on camera should give the same sharpness in all 4 corners.

I tend to spot a lot of "equally sized" sentences and I'm always interested but always also let down. So the short answer to GM1 vs RX100 is: not really. See eg. http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gm1/images/SidebySideTd_RX-001.jpg

There are no micro-4/3 cameras that come even close to having the same pocketability, since the thickness with the zoom lenses seem to be at minimum twice of RX100.

Then the zoom lens always also tend to have poor ability to capture light, like starting with F3.5. With a nice 80% larger sensor in 4/3 cameras than RX100, you'd still need at least F2.5 lens or so to match low-light capability of RX100, assuming other sensor aspects remain the same.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On Nokia launches 41MP Lumia 1020 for Windows Phone 8 post (147 comments in total)

A >35% percent shrinkage in sensor area makes it a mere good phone cam. With RX100 there is no chance against pocket cams anymore, unlike when the 808 came out. It won't hurt if this becomes more popular, but now the mobile phones went back to the megapixel race.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 19:28 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic unveils DMC-GX1 Micro Four Thirds camera article (74 comments in total)
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Digital Suicide: Cmon, panasonic? Where is your LX6/LX7? Canon is ahead in the market with S100.

Yeah right. 4/3:s tend to have about 2 stops better image quality than S95/LX5 etc., but then again their F value with ok zoom range destroys that advantage for any low light shooting. At the same time they don't fit anymore into pockets unlike the compact cameras.

And when it comes to mobile phones, yes Nokia N8 comes close to normal compact cameras, but that's really The only mobile phone with largish sensor area, and it really doesn't match anyway with S95/LX5/XZ1 (S100 review pending, so not mentioning that).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 06:31 UTC
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