Biro: I really want to love the LX100. I really do. I'm totally fine with the styling, size, sensor, lens and control interface. What's more, I have the cash in hand and can actually afford it.
But the lack of an integrated flash drives me crazy. The whole idea of the LX100, at least for me, is the have a reasonably sized, grab-and-go all-rounder for daily use. By definition, I don't want to bring along extra bits - whether lenses or flashes.
I'm only asking for something good enough for fill and reasonably close snapshots. It doesn't even have to be a pop-up (although being able to tilt back a pop-up unit for bounce purposes would be nice). Something akin to the flashes on Panasonic travel-zooms would be fine.
I'm not saying that I won't buy the LX100. But while the camera would have been an immediate pre-order with an integrated flash, I am now waiting to find out more about it. And I am seriously considering the Fuji X100T, Sony RX100 III and even the Canon G7X while I wait.
Actually, there is a small flash bundled with the camera (see picture 10).
I think they will sell a compatible compact flash.
Michael Doleman: Maybe I'm missing something, but given the price-point, why on Earth would I select this camera over the GM5?
The lens on this camera is worth a lot money, and very compact for the aperture and zoom range.
Boomanbb: Hard to believe the complaining is still going on. Sounds like most people want a full frame 4k swiveling screen $1000 camera that connects to facebook and weighs only 4oz. Funny all the talk about the M4/3 cameras and their impressive specs but no mention of the lens they will be using with them. I cannot wait to put my 70-200mm f2.8 lens on this and crank the iso above 3200 so the indoors finally open up to cleaner images. Not to mention the extra reach that 1.6x crop does for me. Fast AF and high quality super responsive zoom lens are the other half of the equation for many of us stills shooters. For everyone else, you got your 6D and your 5DMKIII... give the sports shooters a break!
you only think about Canon products, there are a lot more cameras to choose from.
locke_fc: Not really interested in the camera, but no wifi caught my attention.
It's 2014. At what point will camera makers decide it is no longer acceptable to release a flagship camera with something as simple, but highly useful, as wifi??
Pro in 2014 should use better tools and interface than 2009. "The same interface is better" argument is silly.
"The new power zoom lens features Sony's new 'Smooth Motion Optics' design, which addresses three issues of prime concern to movie-makers: change in angle of view ('breathing') while focusing, focus shifts during zoom and movement of the optical axis during zoom. Additionally, the FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS has three separate control rings for focus, zoom and aperture for a satisfyingly responsive, professional feel. "
Sounds like a parfocal lens when zooming.
A LOT comments for a lens that few people will buy.
Mark Banas: The "Achilles heel" of this device as a photo SD card backup is the reliance on a web-browser to actually copy the data. Apparently, you can't just put an SD card into it and automatically copy the contents to the HDD (like Hyperdrive iUSBPortHD and Sandisk Connect); a supported device with a browser and screen (phone, tablet, laptop) has to be wirelessly connected to tell the drive to copy the contents. With this second device required, there are many alternatives (RavPower WD-01, Kingston MobileLite, Sony WG-C10, etc.) that can duplicate the functions, if not the storage space, and many of these can also charge the phone or tablet at the same time!
The second device is most likely your phone. WiFi connection is needed for it to work.
wow, robbing the monkey .
Rooru S: imagine this lens on the a7S... Not going to buy it since I already know it's soft wide open but at least it's an option to shoot in reaaaally dark conditions. ISO409600 and f0.95 seems insteresting.
@mrc4nl. That's kind of sad. Sony has a lot work to do on that
why use ISO 3200 under the daylight with 10 stop DN filter? Could use less stop ND filter with ISO 100.
deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.
There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!
When Jobs passed away, the master of quality control is gone.
Old computer runs, much slower than before. Endnote 5 doesn't work at all, unless you want to buy Endnote 7. Adobe Premiere has a lot problem. Some other softwares also have problems, especially more specialized softwares. These are native OSX softwares. OS X10.6.8 is the best ever, simple and clean interface. But Apple stops supporting it. I don't need new features of OS. They use your computing powers tracking you left and right.
OS 10.9 is the worst OS Apple has released. I have been Mac user for 20 years. Runs very slow and some of my old Apps stop working. Seriously consider about migrating to Window 7. Regret updating.
Jun2: Will lenses designed for flat sensors work well with curved sensors ?
lens design will be challenging. There is no history to reply on.
Will lenses designed for flat sensors work well with curved sensors ?
marc petzold: Since the release of that lens, i was interested when DPR would review this, thanks for this. :) a cheap alternative, for a DSLM: Get a Helios 44-2 58/2 Prime Lens, it does have a swirly bokeh, too. ;) Great as a portrait Lens onto a Sony E-Mount DSLM via M42 Adapter. Shot it at F2 or 2.2, and >2.8 w/o the swirly effect. Old mf lenses also have their very own "character" other then today's typical DSLR lenses...for instance, the older Zeiss T* coatings rendering a picture looking more "organic", unlike today's Zeiss T* coatings on current lenses...i prefer that older look.
I have Helios 44-2 58/2. Similar effect, but less than this lens.
vFunct: Lightroom is awful and simply not as good as Aperture. Lightroom focuses on garbage features like Lens Correction, when the features like metadata workflow is FAR more important to a professional photographer than any "lens correction" ever could be.
No client in the world has EVER cared about lens distortion & correction. They don't even NOTICE it. So why the hell does Lightroom even include that as a "feature"? They should be trying to get their metadata workflow to be as good as Aperture's.
Really, Lightroom is only for high-end amateurs and other prosumers. It really isn't a professional calibre photo tool like Aperture is.
Meanwhile, looking over the Photos demo from WWDC, it does look like it's more Aperture than iPhoto, so that is a sign of relief. Also, it looks like we'll be able to move the Aperture database over to Photos, so that probably means it has Aperture's feature set, maybe including stacks and so on... dunno... we'll see.
Buy the best lenses, wasting as little time as possible in messing up with corrections saves a lot of money if you are a professional.
cloud means you have to rent software and data storage space, then they will study your files to figure out ways to make more money out of you.
jaaboucher: I've never been super enamoured with Lightroom, but because I have Aperture I haven't had a chance to play with it. The main thing keeping me from jumping to Lightroom was it seemed like a pain to shift over my old libraries. Hopefully Apple will be nice and make a converter for all of our Aperture libraries.
most likely export edited version and raw, then re-import.