historianx: Where's Yabokkie? :P
In his place, I'll assign a $90 value to the lens because it basically replicates a cheap f3.5-5.6 film SLR kit lens in FF equivalency.
sportyaccordy: This thing could be a winner, but my big big fear is that it relies heavily on software correction to help what I imagine is a heavily compromised lens. The specs look great, and the price is reasonable, but I'd have to wait for reviews and lens tests to really get behind it.
I'd say there is no chance it's a distortion free lens.
Antonio Rojilla: Or a Sony A6000. With the compact 16-50 they are almost the same size and have almost the same focal length and aperture (well, depending on how you do the calculation anyway). The Sony sensor is not only larger, the Panny is smaller than m43 (the effective area used at least). The lens may be better in the LX100, but the EVF and AF better in the A6000. You also get double the pixels, a tilt LCD, a built-in flash and last but no least a lens mount.
I only see two reasons to get the Panny: 4K, and look and feel, as it is a beautiful camera with some nice retro controls.
If you want that to be similar, it would be a Sony A6000 with the 16-50 and a Sigma 30mm f2.8 to bring along when the light drops. That's going to run a bit more than the LX100 and not be as portable because it's a 2 lens kit and you only have fast aperture in the middle of the focal range.
mrc4nl: I would rather buy a LX100 than the Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 for my gx7.That lens is heavier, slower apperture,and more expensive than the lx100 with the build in lens. Its a no brainer if i had the money.
of coarse the lx100 cant replace my other lenses like telezoom or uwa.But that's why i have my gx7 as a main camera anyway.
For casual and home use, I think that is a fair comparison. If you were only buying a 12-35 for the aperture and zoom range, then sure. However optically, there's just not much of a chance that the LX100 lens matches a larger dedicated lens like the 12-35 or Olympus 12-40. I'd expect a lot more distortion and corner shading at a minimum, and likely worse corner sharpness.
tkbslc: The vast majority of chromebooks are way underpowered for photoshop as well as having small and low resolution screens. So I'm not sure the user experience will be great.
However, if more high end apps come to chrome, I suspect more high end hardware will, too.
That's the ONE high end chromebook. The rest are Celeron class at best. When I said majority I didn't mean every single one.
Despite the app running from the cloud, you still need a semi-powerful client side system to handle the real time updates. There's going to be lag if your system can't handle the amount of data coming in from the web and rendering it in the client side "player". Try using google docs or office 365 on an old laptop and you'll see.
The vast majority of chromebooks are way underpowered for photoshop as well as having small and low resolution screens. So I'm not sure the user experience will be great.
Joe Ogiba: Amazon Fire Phone: Was $200, now just 99 cents with 2 yr contract. This phone has the worst reviews ever on Amazon for a flagship smartphone with 1,261 one star reviews out of a total of 2,225 reviews.
I bet a lot of the one star reviews are from fanboys of other systems that don't even own the phone. The first 50 pages or so of 1 star reviews are the same person who apparently has a vendetta against cloud storage.
Sonyshine: Quite possibly the worst mobile handset to be launched in the last couple of years.
Not even close. Looks at least as good as the Lumia 920 and Moto X. Just because it isn't class leading , does not make it "worst".
My mid-30's aged wife says it's really cool. Obviously the market wasn't a bunch of male photo gear nerds.
xmeda: Buy white Pentax K50 with proper viewfinder instead.
But it doesn't come with a purse.....
JohnMatrix: It's official then. The EOS 100D is a girlie camera.
tkbslc: This one surely caught all of us by surprise.....
At least the premium is only 33% this time.
If history is any indication, the Panasonic and Leica versions will have different in camera color processing for JPEG and likely video.
If you are heavy into video, I'd lean Panasonic anyway because it offers AVHCD and MPEG4 and Leica only offers MPEG4.
Why does Sony hate fast lenses?
carlnor: Just preordered the Leica version. Price difference in Norway a (very) surprising USD 35.
Leica version has a three year warranty, Lightoom and likely better resale if you ever decide to move on. It's a tough call on which to get. I agree about the grip, though.
Photato: What needs to happen before DP Review will create a Review of the first and only Canon mirrorless camera?
What would be the point? It's old and discontinued.
nikkornikon: It will sell like Hot Cakes. Canon DX fanboys will love it. It amounts to a big zero. IT will sell like Hot Cakes. Canon...we truly do build cameras like it was 2008, again. IT will sell like Hot Cakes!
What camera had 10fps and 65 cross type sensors in 2008?
Gesture: Take the challenge, Canon. Navigate an APS-C (Canon type: 1.6 crop) modle to EVF finder.
You mean alienate their most loyal customer base?
RichRMA: 4th breathless article on another run-of-the-mill DSLR?
As opposed to ANOTHER mirrorless compact body?
jennyrae: I will buy this camera........................for $1,000.
With patience, I'm sure that will be an option.
I still think it is a bit of a stretch to call a 40mm thick camera "pocketable". Certainly not comfortably, and certainly not with any kind of concern for camera safety.