The official I don't want the LX100 thread

Discussion in 'Panasonic LX100 / D-LUX (109) Forum' started by Luke, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Someone needs to pour some water on the flames because when flames and GAS mix, there can be an explosion. So I'll start out with my deal breaker. Feel free to add your own personal gripes (even if you are going to buy it or are considering it). You may just be able to help a fellow forum member with their GAS problem as it relates to this wee wonder.

    So my complaint is it's just too small. If they had made it just a little taller, the rear controls wouldn't be so tiny and awkward to use.

    Also, I think they got the silver wrong (though the black looks great).

    Admittedly that is a small list of gripes.....hopefully someone else has a few.
     
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  2. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Yeah, good luck with that :)

    We could start a pool on how long after availability Luke will own this camera ;)
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Oh mine. Woke up this morning to all these Photokina new gear announcements. Can't stop drooling over the GM5, LX100 and the Oly 45-100.

    LX100 and the GM5 look nice. Question is which one to get (for my wife of course)!
     
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  4. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    75mm equivalent at the long end of the zoom is modest (yes, I know about the laws of physics ..)

    But I still want one.

    -R.
     
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'm betting he breaks in and steals a prototype.
     
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  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Don't mind the rear controls with such excellent top and front controls!

    The only thing I can even begin to THINK about complaining about is the lack of flip up screen. But assuming it was that or the EVF, I'll take it as is.

    My only real complaint is what I'm sure will be real limitations in the auto-ISO system. This is my pet-peeve and not many others care about it, but I care deeply. For street shooting and action shooting, it matters. For anything else, not so much...

    That's all I got. This one's got instant classic written all over it...

    -Ray
     
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  7. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Maximum shutter speed 1/16000 sec (from DPR)

    leaf and electronic shutter
     
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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    What's the deal with no flippie screen. And doesn't one of the Panasonic m43 cams have a tiltable viewfinder? Why is that missing. This camera just looks like it is smothered in lame sauce :wink:

    Back to the drawing boards Panasonic. :tongue:
     
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  9. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Here's a negative ... no fire engine red or pure white options??
     
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  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I think it would look VERY nice in white (though still too small). I may look to get a white gf1 with the 20mm lens.
     
  11. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Maybe no built-in ND filter??
     
  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    My list of first world issues with this camera is longer than I expected it to be.
     
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  13. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Funny, it doesn't interest me at all. I'd rather go really small (RX100, Ricoh GR or the new Canon G7X which looks yummy) or accept that I'm going to notice I carry a camera and go with something like a Sony A6000 or even Canon SL1.
     
  14. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Arguably less need for it with a shutter speed of 1/16000 is my guess.
     
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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Let's hear 'em Nic.
     
  16. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    - I have a nice Panny 12-35mm F2.8 waiting for a discounted/used GM1 or GM5.
    - Won't work with my Olympus 45mm F1.8
    - Top shutter speed dial is an affectation. Yes, it's retro, but it's also likely slower than a modern control wheel.
    - I'm done with taking massive depreciation hits for toys.
     
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  17. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi SC Regular

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    Jun 4, 2012
    Davis, CA
    Size - this is a slightly downsized Canon G1Xm2, not an upsized RX100.
    Controls - don't like dedicated dials, especially since they don't have an interlock.
    Aesthetics - looks chunky, again like the G1X.
    Pixel count - not quite 180 dpi for 16x24 prints.

    None of these are necessarily deal-breakers, but the choice isn't quite as obvious as I hoped, whereas an LX7 with a 1" sensor, built-in VF and 24-100 lens would have basically been a no-brainer for me.
     
  18. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    LOL, well...

    - Smaller than I'd prefer
    - Letterbox style rear screen, no tilt or swivel
    - Prefer multi-function dials over dedicated dials, don't like lens-mounted aperture dials
    - The rear control ring looks fiddly to operate
    - Being a Panasonic I have doubts that it will provide a consistently accurate exposure preview
     
  19. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    The rest of your list is pretty sound, but while the above is true, if you are operating Ap, SS and EV via dedicated controls, then the dial really becomes less critical.
     
  20. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I'm guessing that you might use it during playback and for various menu-based setting adjustments, so you're right in that it's not as problematic as the similar dial from the old E-P1/2 to give one example.
     
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