Society would frown on me for the thoughts I'm having right now.
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 :(
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.
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?
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.
The lens is a Schneider-Kreuznach, "a manufacturer of industrial and photographic optics" which may very well equal Leica...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...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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