ABM Barry: I,m answering the shallow minded "Laslen." He quotes:
" you absolutely do not need to spend $1,700 on a camera to take pictures of your children. A smaller, cheaper camera will work just as well"
That depends on your family values, .... Obviously, Children are not worthy enough in your small self-centered mind!
Yes, if you can afford $1700 plus the cost of good lenses. But most families don't spent that much on a camera. "$500 plus" modern cameras are general good and capable. The picture quality is mostly determined by photographer, not the camera.
Demon Cleaner: I'm still somewhat flummoxed by DPR's obsession with performance when compared to a full-frame camera. Most people will be weighing up whether a GH4 is worth the extra expense over something like a Canon APSC. That's where the value of the GH4 ultimately lies, and I think that comparison would be far more useful to the masses.
Filmmakers made up their minds regarding the GH4/A7s many moons ago. They don't wait 12 months for DPR to release their review.
This is not the camera for the mass at $1700. Value of camera is for somebody want high quality video/still hybrid at the lowest prices for the category.
a lot of smoke.
Netflix, I will do your next feature film for free.
tipple: Re; all the critical/super critical comments about the LX100: The average person taking photos does not enlarge a picture to a point that they are viewing only a very very small percentage of the total picture area. Don't get lost in the minutiae. For a novice, advanced amateur and i surmise even the "pros" this camera will take pics that will be acceptable for their intended use,Based on sample pics displayed so far. There must be something good about this camera to provoke defense "of my camera/choice" by so many. It aint perfect. Any camera represents tradeoffs that will be irritating to some and matter not a bit to those that find a camera attractive. It is going to sell very well even if it isn't perfect simply because it contains so many good points. Looks like Panasonic struck a nerve.
don't complain about the price. The lens is worth that much. The sensor is more than 4 times of LX7. It's really a different class of camera. Should be compared to other MFT cameras.
I saw some overly aggressive photographers chasing animals around in the National parks. I can understand the requirement of the permits
RyanBoston: I'm with a lot of people here. The images I've seen from this camera posted everywhere are not impressive at all. I know it's only a pre-production model, but why would Canon put these out there knowing pictures would be published? I'm not buying the whole "it's a pre-production model". They have put years of research in this camera and have had plenty of time to get it perfect.
I've seen old Canon Jpegs that look better, let alone the competition these days. This camera has a lot going for itself at a good price, but Canon needs to improve this picture quality to be called a pro camera.
I did have this camera on my watch list, but I'm not convinced one bit. Not even close.
JPEG quality is based on individual perception. You can always shoot raw.
KyleSlamchez: Are there any Chromebooks with high quality screens that have the color accuracy required for serious digital photo processing?
Google Chromebook Pixel cost $1300 with 32GB storage.
Dougbm_2: I wonder how long it takes to extend and retract the lens because on the Lf1 it is quite slow which is a bit of a pain.
slow zooming is good for video.
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