007peter: Panasonic hits a home run this year and last year. The GH4 is a stunning achievement as a Film/Photo hybrid, then Panasonic release a FZ1000 super-zoom fitting a lens that almost seem impossible. Now Panasonic managed to squeeze in a 24-75/1.8 ~ 2.8 lens into a Micro43 sensor camera that is no bigger than a GX-7, what's more its stunningly cheap when compare to buying an M43 camera + Panasonic 12-35/2.8. Good Job Panasonic.
Here is the LX100 compared to GX7 with 12-35/2,8, which is so much bigger. Even the GX7 with collapsible (and slow) zoom is still bigger (and heavier).http://j.mp/1s8g4R6
GX7 might be thinner, but body-only. ;-) Not a good tool for taking pictures.
Horshack: Nice to see such a technically competent representative from a camera company. Great interview.
Exactly. And I also appreciate he was honest, not hiding anything ("the LCD is unfortunately not touch sensitive...") and not pretending (explanation of crop from 4/3"), so no usual PR bul...t.
radissimo: I know that Photokina is every two years, but introducing few lenses you can by IN A YEAR seems...I don't know... sad and lame at the same time ...
@Barney: I hope you will do the same with lenses Pentax introduced/announced at Photokina.
Joel Benford: "Allison was quite emitted with this orange E-M10."
Is "emitted" spellcheckereze for "smitten"?
How should we - poor non-native speakers deal with such words? ;-)
AdamT: One very expensive lens (admittedly a Killer) , that`s it then ..........
No Stylus-2 with improved optics stretched to 400mm or a 1" sensor Stylus X10, no XZ100 with 1" sensor, EM1 doesn`t get 4K afterall (just a silver paint job), no super small EPM3 (with EFC and EVF) , no EP7 with built in EVF ..
Exactly. After intorucing 3 models in OM-D line it is pointless to have 3 models in PEN line. On the other hand I don´t think there will be only 1 PEN model left, I guess there will remain two: Mini and Lite. Expensive E-P model has no sense next to OM-Ds.
duckling: Next time you visit an exhibition put a polarizer in your pocket. It might help with them reflections.
That´s what came to my mind instantly. I always take CPL to ZOOs or museums just because of reflections from glass.
zorgon: It's hard to believe that they can make a lens that small, with that zoom range and aperture. On paper at least it looks better than the Sony RX100III and Panasonic LX100 but I get the feeling that something has to give. I guess we'll have to wait and see what the image quality is like.
@splendic: there really may be people that do not use the EVF and shoot straight-handed, I have even see a woman shooting like this with a big DSLR. ;-) But anyone who got mad aboutthe impossibility to see the LCD in bright sunlight welcomes the EVF. Plus the Sony EVF is retractable, so if you don´t need it, it does not get in the way. So having an EVF is clearly an advantage, even if you don´t use it all the time, because when you need it, it is there. And because most EVF add almost nothing to the weight of a camera, every large sensor compact in 2014 costing more than 500 EUR definitely should have an EVF. I had many enthusiast compacts (including Canon), but I am not goint to buy one without an EVF.
jamesfrmphilly: how does leica stay in business producing such crap?
in a market based on merit how do they get away with charging two or three times the price for inferior technology and ergonomics? their new offerings don't even look good.
i don't get it.
T3: absolutely correct. While from the value for money perspective Leica cameras seem crazy or at leas unreasonable, there are people that do not buy things that are cheap or with best value for money, they just want the feeling they have something more. Car or watch is a good example: Kia may have great cars with powerful engines and great feature set, but it never gives the image, prestige feeling of owning something expensive (and maybe also the envy of the neighbour). Owning a Leica means showing you can afford it, you are well-off. That is why Leica does not even want to sell more cheaper cameras, keeping the exclusivity.
BarnET: The silver brown LX100 may look great with it's lens retracted. But it's a shame that the overly excited black barrel comes out.
Well at least it comes in black too.
On the flip side. I am going to checkout the ergonomics.It seems to have everything at your fingertips with great IQ potential.
Are you there (at Photokina)?
magneto shot: LCD'less is one of my wish list. My other was setting a possible shots of only 36,64,128. Limitations such as these gives u all the glory and film shooting experience, makes u a better photographer definitely without the fuss of film development.
Edit of my previous post: "...turn the back LCD off..."
straylightrun: Would rather get the Fujifilm x100
Not only you would do this, but thousands of people already have done it. But maybe Victoria Beckham will buy some Leica X. ;-)
sportyaccordy: That 16-35 is massive.... scary as it's not even F2.8
Where is the wide angle FE prime???
Again confirming the fact that mirrorlees cameras are best suited with standard zooms and primes.
Yes, people take pictures with smartphones in bright light... and only when they come home they can finally see what they shot. ;-)I have quite advanced smartphone with great camera specs (considering this market segment of course): 1/2,3" sensor, f2 lens, great 5" screen, but shooting in sunlight is a punishment. But it´s only a phone so I can live with those limitations. Not so with the dedicated enthusiast camera that costs 700 USD.
My camera has the possibility to turn the back LCD off. So do I have sort of a Leica now? ;-)
Who forces you to shoot more than 36 pics with a digital camera? Who forces you to have the LCD on? Just order yourself to shoot max. 36 shots, turn the back LCD on an here you have your "classic camera, that makes you a better photographer". ;-)
keeponkeepingon: Is canon making a knock off of the RX100 really "one of the most exciting announcements from Photokina"?
Either it's a boring conference or I'm missing something. Can you explain why this is exciting?
I was also surprised by the designation "one of the most exciting announcements". It is really a nice camera, but definitely not as exciting or as expected as Panasonic LX100, 7D II, D750, NX1...
On paper it might look nice, but a large sensor enthusiast compact for this money in 2014 must have an EVF. But as usual, Canon made a great camera and then put something away, in order to be able to add it in later generations. I am sure the successor will have an EVF, but for now you have to look elsewhere.
Considering the fast lens covering big 1" sensor I wonder why couldn´t Canon make an S series compact with brighter lens. If they are capable of producing 24-120mm lens with f1,8-2,8 for 1" sensor, how come they were not able to make the S100/110/120 with small 1/1,7" sensor any brighter than f1,8-5,7. I onwed the S100 and it was a nice small camera, but the slow lens (at telephoto) made me angry; I wasn´t able to lock focus at 120mm anywhere but in bright sunlight. So making a S130 with f1,8-2,8 would breathe new life into this small camera.
Zarniwoop1985: Hey guys. Question for you. Not sure if this is the right place but anyway! Have pre-ordered the Panasonic LX100 from Adorama US for $955 (incl shipping). This equates to £590. The UK website Wex Photographic is selling it for £799. This seems too good to be true. Are there any disadvantages or issues that buying from the US might give me? Like different video capabilities etc?
Sometimes I wonder why are some cameras much more expensive in UK then elsewhere. I have bought ma recent camera (Pentax) from UK, because is was the cheapest there.