I own one LX5. I love the camera + electronic viewfinder & adapter ring + filters that I bought. I was so happy to see the LX7 appear, then I disenchanted when I learned that other than the battery and the pixel count, they both had nothing else in common that could be shared. I'm talking about serious accessories such as the electronic viewfinder and the filter size adapters, which I firmly believe should be be standardized for the LX family. I feel a bit frustrated, wouldn't you?
photoguy622: I had the XZ-1 for about a year, and while I loved the lens' sharpness and wide aperture I was never pleased with photo quality above ISO 400, it looked more like a watercolor painting than a photo at 100%. Unfortunately, it looks like XZ-2 suffers the same fate.
That's exactly my point: water color painting results. It seems that Olympus has that legendary portrait set locked on their sensors. Great camera, great set of accessories, but the images look great only on the screen. Mind you, I do not print my images.
Bluetrain048: Interesting, especially given the size and nice handling. I was almost going to upgrade my LX3 to an LX7 but the olympus looks to have far nicer colours and a much better lens.
But Olympus, being the revolutionary camera that it is, and I love the improvements, still can't get sharp images as the LX and Cyber shot do.
VivaLasVegas: This is my third day looking at this latest release in hopes of purging my intial easthics impression. No change, it is such a fugly piece of plastic, sorry. Its getting uglier everyday I look at it.
Don't worry. It will pass. It's only temporary. She'll be getting attractive a week from now.Remember the ugly girl who put out in High School?There.
Trollshavethebestcandy: Hassy will make a baby leopard skin version and charge 5k more. Buy it now! It's a steal!
What? Do you want me to believe that a skin leopard camera will make me a better photographer?Are you nuts??!!Err...Where can I send my order?Are they going to be numbered? Special Edition?Name engraving?
Naveed Akhtar: Hi could you tell what are the maximum aperture you can achieve between 28mm and 200mm film equivalent?Like 50mm? 85mm? 135mm? film equivalent.regards
A tip of my hat to you, Guzolany.Thanks for your collaboration.You KNOW how to answer a question, bro.I'll keep your name for the future, when, if you'd allow me, I could ask you for an INTELLIGENT answer to a question of mine.:)
gsum: I have the LX5 - good image quality for a compact, well made, great lens and absolutely brilliant for macro photography. Therefore, I was looking forward to the LX7 but with trepidation and rightly it seems. Panasonic have done nothing to correct the considerable LX5 problems:
The totally useless thumbwheel that selects unwanted modes if you press too hard whilst rotating it.The fiddly controls.The useless clutter of scene selections and in-camera image processing.The ridiculous intelligent auto that does everything that you *don't* want the camera to do.The failure to separate out all the useless clutter from the camera's useful features as with Samsung's NX100 for example.
It's a real pity that Panasonic have again not produced a proper enthusiasts camera - a missed opportunity.
I couldn't said it better myself. So far the only interesting feature is the new picture effects.I find it silly to invest $600 on what what would be apps for my LX5.Let's wait for LX9
The video samples are horrible.
Thanks for your kind feedback, Dean.Here are my two cents of wisdom on trip photos:1- Don't go out there trying to get the impossible-inedit-mouth watering-never seen shot. It won't happen. There's always the work for sale from local artists. They live there, and they know the best locations & best times to capture an image. You'll feel free to shot FOR FUN, and you will stop blaming the wife for the missing shots. You will also help to promote local business.2- Don't think of the giant poster of your image that will be exposed on the wall of the local eatery or fish market. Do not disgrace your living room, please. Expose in the basement or your garage. A friend of mine who exposes his work in local restaurants only makes 5"x7" prints. He says that people are compelled to GET UP from their seats and APPROACH, in order to appreciate his work.Dean is teaching us to...GO OUT THERE AND HAVE FUN!!!!
Stefano!!You are back!!This is beyond beautiful, bro!!
These guys have been playing tango to customers ever since the appearance of HX30V and HX20V. No printed manuals, tech data going unclear, prices changing, and the final blow: secret recall (at least from Best Buy, Canada) of the HX30V, to make it come back 2 weeks later without a word to the customers, only hush comments from employes.I'd be very careful not to jump to buy this model but maybe 6 months later, when the fools who rushed to buy it will be complaining and maybe Sony will be forced to conduct repairs or to elaborate some data aps.
RStyga: Best of all is the new photo-model.. eerrr, the camera model, I mean the girl, .. no, I meant to say, the camera model.:-)
yes, say it: nice rack!
Just the sweetness of the child's expression wins the price for me.As for the over exposed matter, well, next time use a spot meter pointed on the left shoulder of the subject, or bracket.Oh no.. Stupid of me, I'm again bringing back old times, back when roll film was king.
marike6: The LX7 is actually a really nice camera that is not getting a whole lot of attention because of the Sony RX100. The thing is, the LX7 may have a smaller sensor, but the lens is much, much faster, and more interesting for portraits. And the LX7 (and the D-Lux 6) has all the video goodness of the RX100: 1080/60 progressive and even a 720 120 fps which is awesome for super slow-mo. All around an excellent camera.
I agree with you. The RX100 hoopla will dither away when buyers will may be facing the same little glitches Sony has shown with the DSC models (hx-30v, hx-20v) by not supplying in some cases the camera manuals (one has to go and download it pdf doc.) Excellent cameras, poor customer relations. I'm still trying to choose between Pany & Sony. Then again, if Charlie Waite finds the LX5 a great little camera, I'm so confident that the LX7 brings us a reinvigorated edition.
Mk7: The XF1 will eat the S100 for lunch, but the RX100 is still king.
ORBS to eat here or to take out, sir?
Elieser: Too simple for profi, too expensive for amateur.As for profi: any camera without1) Viewfinder2) Interchangeable lenses3) Phase detection focus4) Convenience of holdingCann't replace DSLR in any circumstances.
As for amateur or diletant - too expensive
5) No alarm clock settings.
hlritter: The lens hood costs $179, optical VF $599, and thumb grip $249! These prices are so unreasonable that they must be seen as opportunistically set. This calls into serious question the credibility of the camera as being worth $2800.
I added your figures and it comes to $7.927 before taxes.I would reroute the question: What subject, animal, landscape, woman or child, would be worth & credible to invest this kind of money to take a picture of it with this camera?Welcome to the age of insanity.