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On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (159 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Just remember.... around 98% of the cell phone photographers didn't pay one cent to get a camera in their cell phone. It just came with it, and they are thrilled with the results it gets.

Would they be willing to pay more for a better camera in their cell phone? I suppose that is what the other 2% have done, since they selected one model over the other because it had a better camera, and likely paid a little more to get that model.

But would they spend $1,200 for a slightly better camera built into their cell phones? Some surely might, but most people certainly wouldn't. If image quality is their motivator, then a $700 Sony RX100 can provide better image quality, with the same sized sensor, and a faster zoom lens thrown in.

I just don't see who will be lining up to buy this camera phone.

Not sure how you've come to the conclusion that the older sensor on the RX100 series will be superior to the CM1's sensor of the same size. With a prime lens, the CM1 may have an IQ advantage.

The RX100 series was wildly popular b/c for the first time it put serious photography power in a compact camera. Many many photographers bought into the RX100 formula and at premium prices. The CM1 essentially follows the exact same formula.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (159 comments in total)
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te 2r: I like everyone's reaction of "But I can buy a smartphone and an RX100 for less!", missing the entire point of the pocket-able convergence of the two things. This isn't only a smartphone and a camera, it's also the thinnest 1"-sensor enthusiast compact by far.

It costs a lot, but this isn't a high volume, ultra mainstream Galaxy S5, you know? It's a super niche 1st-gen device. Personally, I'd consider it if they brought it to the US.

So would the CM1 work in the US? Specs say it's a 4G LTE and GSM phone, and legacy networks of T-Mobile and AT&T are GSM. Could you buy it in UK and activate it here? Or it'd need special firmware.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 12:11 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (159 comments in total)
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Chris2210: So it's appeal is limited, but as there's nothing quite like it, it will undoubtedly find space in the pockets of a certain demographic of the affluent - and that's probably enough to justify its development.

It will be interesting to see what Panasonic do next - they're certainly to be applauded for exploring the bounds of from factors with their technology.

That's probably the best guarantee of its future caché and therefore the success of this niche.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 02:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: When I saw that DPReview gave such a high score to a camera that I evaluated to be mediocre, I was surprised but I thought I am not an expert at all. Then I've just read Behiri's review www.cinema5d.com/panasonic-lx-100/ and I think I was a bit right. I think the LX100 cannot come even close to Sony's RX100R3.

Almost seemed like he was expecting a GH4 and 12-35mm for $900. Lots of valid ideas in his review, but I'm not so sure how valid his expectations are.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 17:01 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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fireplace33: This looks like a great camera. I was quite tempted.
Lots of nice „PROS“ but in the end put off by the same „CONS“ as mentioned in the conclusion
I’ve listed those CONS in order of imporatnce for me.

Anyone care to speculate if my "top cons" will be addressed and improved in the next version of this camera?

■ Lens range can be limiting
■ 12MP may not be enough for some users
■ Separate clip-on flash simply inconvenient
■ Manually positioning an AF point is awkward - no touchscreen
■ JPEG noise reduction and sharpening are rather crude at low ISOs
■ Noticeable lag switching from shooting mode to playback
■ Focus peaking often too subtle to see
■ Viewfinder can show 'tearing' effect, which will distract some users

I suspect no, b/c they would fundamentally alter the delicate balance btw size, functionality and cost that a camera like this represents. Lens range, built in flash would make it too big.
A "top of the line" sensor, EVF, touchscreen would substantially raise cost. Firmware changes seem more likely.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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dwl017: Sorry my Samsung NX300 with 45mm F1.8 prime will blow this thing out of the water. Im sorry but $900 for m4/3 fixed lens is surely a joke. No way in the world with so many other options. You would be better off with a first edition Sony RX100

Any detachable lens alternative is a much better buy.

Apples, oranges. QED.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: All the Samsung fanboys here is missing one point. Currently on the market, this is the only all in one camera that combine large sensor, fast lens and 4K video. Having said that I question whether this camera will appeal to the market.

Many of you rightfully pointed out Panasonic's own interchangeable model is cheaper and does almost the same thing. People who don't want interchangeable will easily pick the RX100(s). Those who do serious 4K videos will need something like GH4/A7s.

So we left with those who what to carry an all in one and want to do armature 4K video.... woo that is such a "BIG" market, and I wonder how many of those are willing to pay us$900 for this.

You can't photograph on "Panasonic's own interchangeable model" w/o a lens. Let's put on the $1,000 12-35mm and see where that comparison takes us.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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Everlast66: There is something fundamentally wrong with the DPReview categories!

So we have "Enthusiast Large Sensor Compact Camera" category here and the LX100 gets 85%, but the Sony RX1 also falls in this category with several times larger sensor and gets only 79%. Surely the sensor (even with an excellent Zeiss lens) can not alone make any camera a winner, but the designers of the two cameras had clearly different criteria when designing the two cameras and the way they are categorized in the reviews affects the results.

Then Panasonic have two cameras in this category, LX100 and FZ1000, and they both get the highest scores (85 and 82) compared to all other cameras in the category, Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fuji ones that are mostly marked in the order of 77-79%. Either Panasonic have been insanely spot-on with their latest cameras, a DPReviewer is a big fan of Panasonic, or the categorization system is not quite right!

The categories are formed by products on the market. Only a handful of cameras even remotely compete with the $2700 full frame RX1. Perhaps the ratings take into account the value that is delivered at the price point, since every camera has a different set of compromises in its design.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 17:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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Pritzl: I think the next iteration of this compact will be incredible. It's a great camera as is. However, if Panasonic threw in an articulating and/or touch-sensitive screen, allowed us to program the Filters/iA buttons, added EC in Manual mode + Auto ISO and possibly a built-in ND filter the LX200 could be a dream camera for me. Better jpeg processing would be nice, if only to cut short any false negative perceptions about IQ. I noted the latter the first time we saw the image samples and everyone was crying "soft!" Appears to be a JPEG-only issue.

So yes, I'm intrigued, but not enough to part with $900 at the moment when I already have a DSLR and a compact. Then again, I have caved and given in to GAS before.

Though there seems to be a trend across various mounts where EVF and touch screen are mutually exclusive: high end gets EVF, next level down gets touch screen

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: From LC1 to GX7, GM1, and now LX100. Pana definitely knows how to wow photographers. I wish they were doing it without decade long delays and without waiting for a crisis in the industry.

Yeah, what Marty said. +1

Also, some features that differentiate can eventually become standard features. So on the G6, perhaps your favorite features have simply become standard features. No manufacturer could survive w/o giving the bigger spenders a reason to upgrade to the top models.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 12:13 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: From LC1 to GX7, GM1, and now LX100. Pana definitely knows how to wow photographers. I wish they were doing it without decade long delays and without waiting for a crisis in the industry.

Don't forget Panasonic also "invented" the high end enthusiast compact camera category with the LX3.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:19 UTC

Said SD cards couldn't keep up with RAW capture, even though the tech specs say there is RAW. Still 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes on a $995 cam. Nice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 17:17 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Is there a moderator in the For Sale forum? There are tons of threads of items already sold but are still showing up as open threads because the owner posted a message stating it is sold but did not change the thread status to thread closed. Sort of makes the View Open Threads Only feature kind of useless. Seems perfect for a little moderator assistance.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 17:25 UTC as 26th comment
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