bradleyg5: picture really demonstrates the limits of the sensor, it's actually pretty good where it's well lit, but falls apart in the shadows. No banding is good to see, blotchyness is much easier to remove.
2 stops less and this would be a great image. looks marginally better than the 5dII at 12800 because of the lack of pattern noise(banding), it's softer than 12800 5dII though.
As a working architectural and scenic photographer, I would like to see a comparison at iso 100 of a twilight architectural and landscape scene with light and dark areas between the 5dii and the iii shot together so i can do a comparison.
Anton Chernenko: Great! I thought they would release it week ago, as they did with TS3 and TS2 and TS1. It is good to have all those extra features like altimeter etc. But it is not quite clear what is meant by Time Lapse. In the press release it says "Plus, with modes such as Time Lapse Shot, Miniature Effect, and Panorama Shot – photography is even more fun. With the Time Lapse Shot, once the start time, interval and the number of photos to shoot are set, the camera automatically records the images based on the settings and the LUMIX TS4 can be left to record stationary subjects, such as flowers coming into bloom, clouds, or an animal. Once the data is captured, during playback the footage is condensed to give a unique sense of time". And in the specifications list is says "no time-lapse". what is true then? I guess the press release is correctSo, please correct the list as well
Has anyone compared the TS3 gps accuracy and acquisition speed to an actual gps unit at the same time to see how good it is? Both seem to be of a similar size, but the gps system is designed for only that whereas the TS3 has all the camera functions. Does the size of the gps receiver or chip or whatever picks up the signal make a difference in acquisition speed and accuracy?