Andy Vandervell

February 23, 2010, 7:14 pm

Society would frown on me for the thoughts I'm having right now.


February 23, 2010, 8:01 pm

no love for the optical viewfinder? i guess it really is dead these days - i can never hold a camera steady enough using just the lcd :(


February 23, 2010, 8:45 pm

That upside down model number is EVIL; good spot!

Not worth upgrading for, but were my LX3 to ever die it'd certainly be a contender if image quality is up to scratch. Not sure Samsung lenses can compete with Panasonic/Leica however.


February 23, 2010, 8:49 pm

Does that adjustment ring on the lens double up as a focus *and* zoom control?

The only think that scares me about not having a viewfinder is when manually focussing. Presumably these bridge cameras have a magnified 1:1 view when focussing to really see the subject up close?


February 26, 2010, 12:39 am

Shame about the smaller sensor. Seems like they've copied the LX3 rather than improving on it. Given that the LX3 is 18 months old, that's disappointing.

I love my LX3 but would like a bigger sensor and an even wider lens. I bought the 0.75x converter which widens the lens to an incredible 18mm, but makes it really big.

Gus Ghanem

March 14, 2010, 2:12 am

The lens is a Schneider-Kreuznach, "a manufacturer of industrial and photographic optics" which may very well equal Leica...

I think the most practical choice for a "bigger sensor compact" is the Panasonic GF1 (and maybe the Olympus offerings, E-PL1, EP2). Sigma, Ricoh, and Leica models have fixed lenses? So far I haven't seen any upcoming true compacts with larger sensors than the Panasonic LX3, Canon S90, Samsung EX1...

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