But to say it has a 16MP sensor is quite misleading. And the fact that the LX100 uses a cropped portion of the GX7 16mp sensor some 80% or so which would only give it a 50% greater area than the Sony. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4025891#forum-post-58021063, Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review, Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review, Under the hood: A look inside the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100, DPReview Recommends: Best compact cameras for travel 2015, Last Chance to vote! @TimAZ - the diagram on page 1 of this article shows how odd it is that the LX100 doesn't offer 3456 x 3456 (which it probably could). Some reviews have been critical of the JPEGS but I think they are pretty good. That said Im currently awaiting a Q regarding why flash doesnt appear to work in fully automatic mode. There seems no rational reason for that. Richard can you find out why Panny is not letting us use those pixels in 1:1 on the LX100? I've currently got the camera to shoot both RAW & JPEG. The LX100 and RX100 MK III are in the “Enthusiast Large Sensor Compact Camera” category. Anyway, I do appreciate that you guys made an effort to make it clear with a nice diagram above. 1:1, however, is done by cropping 4:3 instead using the whole sensor height. The factory, operated by Harman Technology, which trades as Ilford Photo, has been operating on the same site since 1928. Richard, bearing in mind that the Sony RX100 III/IV sensor actually performs a bit better than the size difference between it and mFT would suggest. Good travel cameras should be small, versatile, and offer good image quality. Despite being only 10mm (.39") thick, Pergear has managed to squeeze a manual focusing lever onto the front of the APS-C lens. If there's anywhere that's not clear, please let me know and I'll change it. That makes it only 4480*3088=13.8M pixels for the largest rectangle area that encompasses all aspect ratios options. The result is a bigger camera but also a considerably more serious one, and one that's pretty good looking. Though for me the fact that the LX100 is £250 cheaper makes it a strong favourite to get my money. Hundreds of new camera and lens combinations have been added, the user interfaces have been improved, and more. Well, even the full width isn't used by any of the formats, but there is still a lot more unused height. My LX100 stopped focusing after a few month of use. I own this little camera, and it is amazing. How can the Sony RX 1V add a tilting screen in a much more compact camera and Panasonic cannot? I always manage to hit that iA button by accident and don't notice right away sometimes. Well, even the full width isn't used by any of the formats, but there is still a lot more unused height. As I see it, the LX100 is right up there with the new Sony RX100 IV, but lacks a feature which I find important, namely, built-in flash. It goes without saying of course, that RAW images processed in Lightroom are producing superior pictures as there is more latitude and more detail can be brought out of the highlights & shadows.I've owned numerous DSLRs & premium compacts, but the Lumix LX100 is definitely the most intuitive & fun camera! An update to DNG Converter allows files to be adapted for use with older versions of Adobe's software. I wonder if Panasonic will discontinue this product line in favor of the 1inch Sensor compacts or why it's taking them so long to have a successor for it.. Sigma's 35mm F2 DG DN designed specifically for mirrorless cameras is a compact, well-built lens that produces lovely images. I think that everywhere in this review that we mention 16MP, we make clear that it can't use the whole pixel count. I looked it up, and apparently other owners had heard it too. Thanks to the folks at iFixit, we can take a look at what's inside the camera without ever picking up a screwdriver. Why is this? It is a deal break for me. The zoom range might look limited but the well implemented Digital Zoom/Crop feature makes up for that giving you up to 600mm Eqv if your final image size is for the web.Panasonic MUST come with an updated version of this stellar camera model.This has been the only camera that has me excited lately and would absolutely love a future LX200 using the same form factor. An update to DNG Converter allows files to be adapted for use with older versions of Adobe's software. What exactly about it is becoming obsolete. Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two. When I got it back, invoice said lens was changed. Oct 6, 2014: Samples gallery added
Ah well, I'll have to a Sony RX100 1V but it costs a bit more drat it. Not that there's a firmware update out yet (? The problem is that 4K videos are recorded at 25 or 24 frames per second. Which is fine for normal use but a bit limited for distance shooting. Has anyone used this in that capacity?Thanks. I will update when I have had some use of the camera, I've got to go now and take pictures!! Note that cropping 1:1 is quite common. APS-C = ~360mm sq. I've currently got the camera to shoot both RAW & JPEG. Filmulator is an open-source raw editor designed to be simple and straightforward. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33845949468_1a59c8262c_b.jpg. All lenses have a lens profile that registers both distortion and shading in the corners at all apertures. Since this has been out awhile now, the main weakness to this camera seems to be in its susceptibility to inhaling dust, which ends up on the sensor, requiring service. US manufacturer Really Right Stuff just released a new lightweight travel tripod, aimed at active and weight-conscious photographers that don't want to compromise on quality. It's good to be able to compare both. Many thanks for watching and for the positive feedback! No, changing lenses is not an option, superzoom neither, and I would not like my 2 cameras to be bigger than LX100 (of course the longer lens must be bigger). (I'm unbiased, as I don't own one). I find it so easy to use, easier than my E-M5 in fact. Does it hit the sweet spot between price and performance for an everyday zoom lens? Learn more. I don't know it is already here and if not hopefully it will land soon. Yes the silver version looks great! Since then, LX-series enthusiasts have been chomping at the bit for something new. ), Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Review – A great all-around zoom for Sony APS-C cameras. "Specs Compared""Lumix DMC-LX7 Lumix DMC-LX100 PowerShot G1Xii". Fujifilm's 30mm F3.5 R WR is a super sharp 24mm-equivalent lens for the company's GFX lineup of digital medium-format cameras. Finally, after all these years, if the image quality is as good as DP Review state, this would appear to be my dream camera!! It is the wide one to carry around all the time (in coat pocket or something) but I would really like to have the same one with longer lens. Is it good enough to warrant a place in your camera bag? The Program Mode works extremely well, better than my Oly. I need bigger. A new version was just released, introducing many improvements, including a new UI and new filtering tools. ), Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Review – A great all-around zoom for Sony APS-C cameras. I prefer it's LVF 2 to the LX100's eye level overall and diopter the adjustment let me down. We've picked out our best bets for the photographer who wants to keep things simple by carrying a compact camera rather than one with interchangeable lenses. Using the directional pad to move the active sensor is a slow way to do it. But, but, but, it's becoming obsolete. Irix's new 45mm F1.4 Dragonfly lens is fully-manual and ready to be used with Fujifilm's GFX 50 and 100 camera systems. About the only time I would use a flash indoors is when I cant be bothered to mess manually with aperture and speed etc. Tamron's 17-70mm F2.8 III-A VC RXD is a lightweight zoom for Sony APS-C E-mount shooters. I have the Mark I. Would be nice to have a WB filter and simple in-camera setup for it. Is the LX100 an improvement on that? The output is spectacular. It was a good camera maker. It's coming up on it's 2nd birthday this review, so my question is, is this camera still worth getting or will there be an update soon enough to make waiting a viable option? Second, better resolution. There are aberrations where the shots are of the sharpness i expect from a camera of this class. I own this little camera, and it is amazing. This type of camera lends itself to the sort of photography where fill flash is frequently called for, and is a feature I used quite a lot back in film days (revealing my age I suppose). Irix's new 45mm F1.4 Dragonfly lens is fully-manual and ready to be used with Fujifilm's GFX 50 and 100 camera systems. I absolutely love the manual aperture and shutter speed controls. I can answer most of your questions. It's a responsive camera that produces impressive images. I agree. If there's anywhere that's not clear, please let me know and I'll change it. I really liked the camera, its size and features, but it does feel fragile. Those sensors otherwise would be thrown away as bad yield in manufacturing process. Im not seeing it. I do quite a bit of low level shooting and if I have to bend down or lie on the ground it really does my back in. The Canon 200mm F1.8L may be over 30 years old, but the fact that it still keeps up with the newest high resolution sensors is a testament to its design. A couple of caveats: A lot of people have debated the camera's 4K video capabilities. Panasonic's LX100 is an ambitious little camera. I think it's fine to say it has 13.8M sensor even though not all of them is used for a given aspect ratio. DxO OpticsPro 10.2 is now available, joined by DxO ViewPoint 2.5.2 and DxO FilmPack 5.1. I will try to ask Panasonic why the LX100 can't use its full sensor height in the central region, though. What's the cost of finding and selecting this handful of sensors, vs just using fully up-to-spec sensors?