LX100 vs. FZ200 -- head to head, extreme low light

Discussion in 'Panasonic LX100 / D-LUX (109) Forum' started by Jock Elliott, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I put both cameras in P mode and iISO mode, letting the cameras make the choices for ISO and exposure.

    FZ200 (ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/4 sec.)


    LX100 (ISO 3200, f/1.7, 1/40 sec.)



    Cheers, Jock
  2. lenshacker

    lenshacker SC Regular

    Nov 21, 2014
    In light such as this you would be better to set exposure yourself, either dialing in ~ +2ev, setting manuually, or using exposure lock. I can't make out any detail in the shadow era. The FZ200 choice for shutter speed is too slow for most hand-held shots.
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  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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    For me the color details in the FZ shot are much, much poorer than the LX100. The FZ's sky goes from almost white to a thick, daylight rich blue, whereas the LX's sky fades much more gradually and accurately. Dynamic range is much better on the larger M4/3 sensor, I would assume?
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  4. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    Dec 15, 2011
    I would assume the same about DR, but you have to also consider the exact focal point and metering mode for these shots. Shooting both P does not mean the shots are apples-to-apples.
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