tkbslc

tkbslc

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Joined on May 30, 2008

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Franco8: This will be awesome on a 4/3 camera hopefully it will happen

standard 4/3? Even Olympus has abandoned that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 04:20 UTC
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AngryCorgi: Only $300 for the red Leica sticker? That's the cheapest I can remember Leica selling their red stickers for. Must be a down economy.

~$150 if you need/want a lightroom license.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
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Michel Cojan: Don't quite get the 24-75mm equivalent focal lens here: with 4/3 format the multiplication factor (if I remember well) was 2x (i.e. 25mm focal lens = 50mm). Truble is, both Pana LX100 and D-Lux are using a lens specified as 10.9 to 34mm. That would make more like... 22 to 68mm (strict 4/3 sensor format). Anyone has a clue on that? (Other than that they both look quite promising).

It depends how you look at it. Due to the way the sensor is laid out, yes, you end up with a smaller diagonal than regular 4/3, but you may end up with a larger horizontal or vertical. For example, the 16:9 mode would be significantly wider than a 24mm shot on a regular 4:3 sensor. It would maybe have a 2.2x crop diagonal, but it might have a 1.8x crop horizontal FOV. (just example numbers, not actual calculations)

I remember with my LX5 that had a multiaspect sensor, in 16:9 mode the image from the 24mm equiv lens was as wide as if it had been shot on a 21mm lens at 4:3 aspect and then cropped. It's hard to visualize until you've used one of panasonic's multii-aspect sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: This camera is so good it is even worth Leica prices. If Panasonic charged Leica prices for the LX100 people would still buy it. Just wait till all of the LX100s sell out instantly. The Leica option will start to become more appealing instead of a 3 month wait for the back ordered LX100s.

I asked my wife (not a gear geek) to guess the price on the LX100 given the specs and she guessed $1500 based off what we'd paid for our SLR+lenses. $900 is a bargain for the lens alone. This is $300 more but includes $150 worth of software so the red badge is only $150 really.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:36 UTC

This one surely caught all of us by surprise.....

At least the premium is only 33% this time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:32 UTC as 11th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (969 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: Although this must be a great camera, it's also a bit of a let down. I really hoped for a 1" sensor in a more pocketable package to directly compete with the RX100, offer an alternative and help draw the prices down. Now it seems that the RX100 is still left without competition in the pocketable camera segment.

I don't think it is supposed to be competing with the RX100 on size.

This always makes me shake my head at every launch when I see comments like this. Sony already made an RX100 and now Canon made a pretty close clone of it. Why should Panasonic make one too? Wouldn't you rather have different products from different brands so you can pick on differentiators other than purely brand name? I'd rather have the variety. If I want a more compact camera I can pick the new G7X or Sony RX100. If I want a viewfinder, bigger sensor, better controls and grip, then I have this Panasonic. More options are better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:28 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (969 comments in total)
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sean lee: Because this is too thick to be pocketable, GM5 is better choice for me.
If I need to buy between these two.....

According to Panasonic, the camera has Power OIS

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:02 UTC
On Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor article (51 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Tough call between this or the RX100 III. Viewfinder and better battery life, or better controls and longer/faster lens.

Agreed. Canon does know how to do video, too, so shame they always seem to skimp on it for cameras. They made it a coin toss instead of a slam dunk.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:11 UTC
On Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor article (51 comments in total)
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Mike FL: G7 X is last generation Sony RX100, or last last generation Sony RX100.

Except it has a better lens and controls that the RX100 III, so, no.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:09 UTC
On Canon introduces social-oriented PowerShot N2 article (9 comments in total)

A full day and this is only the 4th comment, so I think that says how much excitement there is for this oddity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 6th comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (191 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Best camera of the show. Period. 1" sensor killer.

Now that we've thrown out any attempt to stay with semi-equivalent comparisons, I say just get an iphone 6. Those are super thin.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:19 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1591 comments in total)
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VictorR: Guys, can anyone tell me why this camera is so ridiculously heavy? Even full frame Nikon D750 is 20% lighter than this APS-C one ( 910 g vs 750 g) Just because of this factor alone 7D MII looks and feels outdated. Not to mention other ridiculous drawbacks detailed below by many people. It look like this camera was supposed to replace original 7D after two years of its release but for some reason has been released just now.... Shame on Canon for releasing such camera in the end of 2014. Just like someone mentioned below, Canon is not only harming its own brand, but the category of DSLR as itself...

Sensors don't weigh a lot, so not sure what FF has do with anything.

The Canon likely has a much beefier shutter mechanism for 10fps and 1/8000 max shutter speed. Also, the Nikon utilizes Carbon Fiber, although not sure where and how much.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1591 comments in total)
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Joseph Black: A camera for people who care about photography by a company that cares about photography. Gearheads won't have their spec lust satisfied, but photographers will have one of the best cameras money can buy.

Now you just stopped making any sense.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:11 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (509 comments in total)

Cool camera, but who is going to buy it? This has sports and action photographer written all over it, but they have no long glass.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:10 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1591 comments in total)
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slpianoproject: Hahahahahaha! Wow really? 799$ maybe... 1799$ body only? No way!!! This is 2014 not 1995!

@marc: Specs are different than real world. Canon has a long track record in the tracking AF department. Samsung, not so much. Besides, what Samsung lenses are suitable for real sports and wildlife photography? Are we talking about tracking cats in your living room or a flying eagle?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1591 comments in total)
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Joseph Black: A camera for people who care about photography by a company that cares about photography. Gearheads won't have their spec lust satisfied, but photographers will have one of the best cameras money can buy.

12MP screws the ability to crop your wildlife shots, and they still maintained a nearly unlimited JPEG buffer at 10fps. Canon knows who this camera appeals to, and it's not the Sony A7S crowd.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:45 UTC

I wonder how durable that lens extension mechanism will be with the abuse the typical daily pocket device endures. Not to mention if you accidentally turn it on. I imagine lint, scratches, jams, bumps, drops will be pretty hard on a lens mechanism.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:40 UTC as 73rd comment
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JEROME NOLAS: seems huge to me...

It's smaller than a iphone and a rx100 put together, though. By a long shot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:38 UTC
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Curtox: I was all in on this phone. Then I saw that price. If that's for real, this thing is destined to barely make a dent in terms of sales. That's an incredibly steep asking price. Just wow.

Depends on the country, but sure. All I'm saying is there is precedence for people buying phones that expensive (or nearly). And if this one saves you the cost of a premium compact, along with the pocket space, then maybe paying an extra few hundred is no big deal.

And I can add any microSD card size I'd like, so the built in memory is not terribly relevant.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:38 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (191 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Best camera of the show. Period. 1" sensor killer.

You know that's not a real portability comparison, so I won't bother with a proper rebuttal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:30 UTC
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