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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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2eyesee: I've seen multiple sources (PhotoLint and Imaging Resource) state that the screen is NOT a touchscreen. This need clarification and correcting if necessary.

Nope. Kitchenbug goofed -- he also got confused by the GM5 press release!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Ray Sachs: Looks excellent. Best compact I've seen in a long time. The RX100 was just as groundbreaking but I hated it after I used it. I loved the LX5 and LX7 and, seeing the controls on this, will love shooting with it too.

One question - a pet peeve of mine:

Does the auto-ISO make ANY sort of provision for minimum shutter speed? These sensors are good enough that it ought to, but so far Nikon, Samsung, and Fuji seem to be the only companies that have figured this out...

Awkward handling.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 02:15 UTC
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David Hart: I have the DSC-HX30V and it is a mediocre to decent camera but an excellent video camera. I've taken high-def hand-held videos with it on a rigid-inflatable boat bouncing over the waves and the IS works wonders. Increasing the zoom range from 20x to 30x while keeping the same quality IS system would be quite cool, assuming Sony pulled it off.

On my last trip, I paired the HX30V with a Canon S95. The S95 was used for most of my photos, but the HX30V was used for zoom and videos. It was a lot lighter than carrying a huge zoom lens on my 40D and a video camera.

While most of the enthusiasts here won't like this camera, the HX30V has been very popular with everyday people who like to travel. I would expect the HX50V to be just as popular.

The RX100 can't have "all of these features" (i.e. a 1" sensor with a 30x zoom range) and still fit in the same package. If I want to zoom in on a subject with my RX100 past the end of its optical zoom range, I do it afterward on my PC. Which do you think will yield a better result in the end?

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 01:04 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review article (187 comments in total)
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Tape5: The programmable ring is a joy to use
The high ISO is very impressive
The lens is very impressive with resolution and its distortion control
It is fast
It takes fantastic video
It produces beautiful high resolution images
It has great two stage stabilisation
It has PHENOMENAL dynamic range

I mean RX100 of course, here to stay and continue to destroy the likes of this 10 MP joke. Those who think 20 MP is a bigger joke should examine printed images from RX100.

Agreed! Why isn't the RX100 in the comparison tool for this review?!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 04:00 UTC
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J. Qian: Sony has gone to great lengths to make this camera small, supposedly for travel , then why not have a GPS function built in it?

I have an Eye-Fi card in my RX100. The Eye-Fi card uses WiFi triangulation and Google's WPS database to geotag photos. This works pretty well, as long as you're in a reasonably urban area. (The Gobi dessert probably doesn't have enough WiFi access points to make this work.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 22:30 UTC
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