321slash wrote in post #17425607
Nice summary there. Actually I did refer to the Panasonic GX7. I know it's not a fair comparison to compare an interchangable lens camera vs. a fixed lens camera, but you would think the LX100 wouldn't discard some features from a previous camera...I guess they needed to in order to keep the size as small as it is.
It is fair to compare them, depending on the camera and intended use.
Sigma DP Merrills give image quality better than most more expensive interchangeable lens cameras around.
LX100 may not be in that class but having it in your shirt or coat pocket to pull out and use when a bigger camera can't be with you makes it worlds better than anything you don't have at the time.
How big will the prints be? That is a consideration. How high an ISO setting do you use? Another consideration. Having a small camera with a decent zoom that has a fast aperture is a real plus. A big one for many is the 'non threatening' nature of a small point and shoot camera. Very simple to be ignored when you have the small point and hoot out but the object of unwanted attention when you pull out the DSLR.
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The image above is in a small diner. Panasonic LX5 sitting on top of a water glass, composed looking at the rear screen. Clicked the shutter release when the guys looked interesting to me. If I had the LX100 the image quality would most likely be a bit higher. Usability of both is similar.
No matter what you get if you work with it enough so it is familiar and you aren't fumbling you should do just fine.
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