Panasonic LF1 announced

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by xdayv, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    slow zoom lens and small sensor is nothing I am interested in.
     
  2. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Somehow, I thought Panasonic would be rushing to get a one-inch sensor into its next enthusiast compact. Given that the Sony RX100's lens is f/4.9 at 100mm, I wonder what the aperture of this lens is at the same focal length. If it's significantly faster, it might be okay. One wouldn't use anything substantially longer than 100mm indoors anyway.

    But the EVF is a non-starter for me. Why on God's green earth didn't Panasonic put the EVF from the FZ200 in the new camera? I'll do better with my LX7 - same sensor, much faster (although shorter) lens and I can use the same high-resolution EVF that works on my GX1.
     
  3. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    ...202k dot-equivalent electronic viewfinder

    ewwwwwwwwwwwww
     
  4. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Another new camera that I don't want. That makes me 3 for 3 this month!
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Finally the camera makers have figured me out... and stopped making cameras for me.....LOL
     
  6. wolfie

    wolfie SC Veteran

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Cured!

    Look ma - no GAS here!:tongue:

    I think if they should have offered it as a EVF-ed LX7 ... to appease the built-in VF niche
     
  7. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    No GAS, but the beginning of a new trend of integrated EVFs? If yes, than this is an important camera as it will show competition what to do next. A RX101 with integrated EVF and a faster lens at the long end would be quite something, even if it was slightly bigger than the RX100.
     
  8. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    I hope you are right. But I am concerned that at $500 and with these specs this camera will attract neither the enthusiasts nor the normal folks, and may serve as a lesson to Panasonic and others that an integrated VF is a mistake.

    I would have much preferred it if Panny had gone "all in" with this, along the lines of the RX101 you describe.
     
  9. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Not a bad concept, putting an EVF on a pocket superzoom. Not that I particularly want a camera like this, which seems to be the general consensus here.
     
  10. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    $500? Could this be why the RX100 has recently started selling for under $500 in Japan. Maybe Sony is trying to crush it before it sees the light of day. I don't think Sony has anything to worry about. I think this will quickly join the LX7 in the under $300 club.
     
  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I thank Panasonic for this gem which makes it very easy to say "No thanks"
     
  12. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Well, it offers the same focal length range as the Nikon P7700, only slower and with fewer manual controls. In return for these downsides, it's smaller. I don't think the EVF will excite many people, but based on the other specs, it could be an alternative to the P7700 for those who want a smaller camera, or an alternative to the Canon S110 for those who want a longer reach...
     
  13. wolfie

    wolfie SC Veteran

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Having recently handled a P7700 and a P310, I can say that cameras frankly get too small to be able to easily access the controls - it quickly becomes a two handed juggle as you try to get just a finger tip on a tiny button while not dropping the shiny slippery body. That's why I'd rather take a P7700 (almst identical to an Oly E-P3 body size) over the smaller P310 because for me it has that balance of size, weight and build quality that says this is a camera worth carrying around.
     
  14. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    I was gonna comment on this thread but looks like you did that for me already, could not have said it better myself...:)
     
  15. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    IF the LF1 had a higher spec EVF while retaining the same price tag, would that change anyone's mind?
     
  16. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Maybe... but I would have to see how quickly the lens aperture goes from f/2.0 to f/5.9. Lens speed in the 28-100mm range is important.
     
  17. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I bet the f2 is only for 28mm and goes up quickly as soon as you zoom in.
     
  18. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Think of a LX8 with a higher spec EVF, the LX7`s fast zoom and the Sony 1 inch sensor. Now that would be quite something and give me a GAS outbreak.
     
  19. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Now that would be something.