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Panasonic LX100!!!! Money is flying from my credit card!

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by wt21, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Seriously,

    Is this not the definition of the former name of this site :)

    Look at this little gem. $899 USD (based on specs, I thought for sure it'd be $1299). This puts pressure on everyone.

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    Form the Phoblograher review http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/09/15/first-impressions-panasonic-lx100/#.VBbbaee7mjy

    Ap, SS and EV dials. Leaf shutter. 11 fps.

    I am as cheap as the day is long, but this could replace a lot of kit, and I am not sure I can wait a year for prices to drop (and they might not, anyway!)

    I just hope the bokeh is sweet and the AF solid (it should be, given Panny's experience)

    p.s. similar size to the EOS-M. 6mm longer, same height, though thicker by +23mm
     
  2. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    This is actually pretty close to the size of the old Canon Canonette

    Canonette: 120 × 75 × 60 mm
    LX100: 115 x 66 x 55 mm
     
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    This is most of what I wanted the X10 to be.
     
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Assuming everything works as intended (as I fully expect from any LX series cam), this one has "instant classic" written all over it. I don't have any need for a compact zoom, but I'm gonna be hard pressed to resist this baby...

    -Ray
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Ray, I had you down for this one a couple weeks ago.
     
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    The wife is drooling all over it (and the GM5)!
     
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I've just about got the rationale worked out.

    Large kit - Df with a few lenses and Coolpix A for street.

    Small kit - LX100, RX1, and Coolpix A. Either fits in the Ona Bowery unless I take too many lenses with the Df, in which case I have to go with a Turnstyle sling bag.

    Super small kit - either LX100 or Coolpix A, depending on how much street shooting factors in...

    I'll have to polish it up for the judges, but I've just about got it down... :biggrin:

    -Ray
     
  8. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Oh! It's got macro mode :)

    I love macro (actually more like semi-macro)
     
  9. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Fuji's been building some amazing tech, but I think the X10/20/30 series as currently configured, is done now.
     
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  10. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Yeah, sure looks like it. I was really hoping and believing the X30 would've jumped to a 1" sensor. $600 for <1" doesn't seem defensible at this point.
     
  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Hmm...

    Can't get away from the fact that it is micro 4/3... ye cannae fight the laws of physics...

    Like the viewfinder and the non-tilty screen though :wink:
     
  12. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

    782
    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Lx 100 Mmmm

    I have been looking at some of the tasters for the new Pany LX100, it looks like a really tasty camera to replace the LX7 especially as it has the Mu43 sensor, EVF and a super fast leica lens all in a body resembling a shrunken Pany LC1.

    For those occasions where a single camera with fixed zoom covering the primary focal length 24-70 with a fast f1.7 will suffice this looks like it might be a winner.

    I suspect the major downfall will be price as I have read it could be around $800.00 plus so expect a £600 plus UK price - ouch.

    Time will tell but looks like a nice piece of kit!
     
  13. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    No built-in flash... I want to pound my head against the wall. :dash2:
     
  14. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Ah, yes... but the LX100's true competition probably isn't your Fujis as much as it is the one-inch sensored cameras. In that sense, it's a home run. But I still want to scream: No built-in flash! Argh! :doh:
     
  15. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
  16. Plus 1 on that..
     
  17. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    It looks pretty similar in size to the Canon G12..

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    Cheers, Jock
     
  18. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
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  19. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    X10/20?- 117x70x57
     
  20. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Yep, the more I think about I conclude that it's a deal-breaker for me. I'd happily pre-order the LX100 to replace my E-P5 kit, but that goofy little flash is going to stop me. I feel kind of stupid saying that. I'm not a big flash guy, but having it for fill flash, or when you just need it to get a shot is important to me. And I'm not giving up the benefits of interchangeable lenses to gain convenience and then give it right back by having to keep track of a little flash unit.

    Oh well. Maybe gen2 for me. :rolleyes:
     
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