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  • Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

    In our latest online poll, we'd like you to indicate which features of the new Panasonic DMC-L10 Four Thirds DSLR you are most interested in...
    121
    Flip-out and tilt Live View screen.
    31.40%
    38
    Leica standard zoom lens with Mega OIS stabiliser.
    10.74%
    13
    Autofocus features in continuous Live View mode.
    18.18%
    22
    Live View mode exposure metering in 256 zones.
    6.61%
    8
    Face-detection system.
    5.79%
    7
    Intelligent ISO control.
    10.74%
    13
    Film emulation modes.
    7.44%
    9
    User-selectable frame aspect ratios.
    5.79%
    7
    Other (please mention in the discussion thread of this poll).
    3.31%
    4
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    Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

    it's gotta be the leica lens... quality is just mind-boggling...

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    • #3
      Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

      Originally posted by ditch_azeroth View Post
      it's gotta be the leica lens... quality is just mind-boggling...
      Um - have you tried it yet? The Leica brand sure is strong

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      • #4
        Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

        i wish i could say i have, but no. however, i've read simon's reviews at http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonicdmcl10/ (i think for the 4th time now... lol) and i think it's all good. i mean the KIT lens alone, has got image stabilization - that's perfect for shaky hands like mine are. i would've wanted it to have the 2.8 lens like the L1, but hey, you can't have everything. the flip out screen is a close second of course. very useful when you want to do low and high angle shots...

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        • #5
          Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

          + Superimposed (Multiple Exposure)
          + Auto ISO (based on subject movement)
          + real time histogram !

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          • #6
            Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

            A lot of me is saying that the L10 is what the E-510 should have been, with its swivel screen and its two control dials. It seems, however, to be a bit overpriced right now but, given what the L1/E-400 started out and what it now is, perhaps that will change in the near future. I'd like to know more before, but I'm getting a knee-jerk 'must buy' vibe from this camera...

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            • #7
              Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

              Originally posted by nikkorku View Post
              + Superimposed (Multiple Exposure)
              + Auto ISO (based on subject movement)
              + real time histogram !
              Auto ISO is included in the list of options as 'Intelligent ISO Control'

              All the latest Four Thirds cameras have a real time histogram, so I didn't includea that as a specialist L10 option.

              Not sure about the multi-exposure option, I'll have to look into that one.

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              • #8
                Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

                auto ISO is a cool feature... but i almost always never make the mistake of setting the wrong ISO - i shoot in manual mode 98% of the time - this is where the second control dial comes in handy. when i hold a new camera, i always make it a point that i can navigate through the menus/controls with my eyes closed - it just makes good sense to know your camera inside-out, at least for me ^_^

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                • #9
                  Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

                  I don't see any votes yet for face detection?

                  It's a cool technology so I am a little surprised. How many times have you found that faces in a small group of people are out of focus and exposed incorrectly because the camera decided that another part of the scene was more important?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

                    um... not to sound too condescending but how p-and-s is face detection? If you find yourself repeatedly in the situation described by Ian (faces out of focus and/or incorrectly exposed) then you're not that much of a photographer to begin with...
                    Okay, it does sound condescending. What the heck. I find face detection slightly ridiculous in a dSLR.
                    Cheers,

                    - Dieter

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                    • #11
                      Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

                      Originally posted by DiSt View Post
                      um... not to sound too condescending but how p-and-s is face detection? If you find yourself repeatedly in the situation described by Ian (faces out of focus and/or incorrectly exposed) then you're not that much of a photographer to begin with...
                      Okay, it does sound condescending. What the heck. I find face detection slightly ridiculous in a dSLR.
                      Cheers,

                      - Dieter
                      No, I don't think that it's condescending - you have a very good point, but I think it's easily answered.

                      First of all, it's not a feature everyone will use, for sure. But I would also ask, why shouldn't one use 'point and shoot' features on a DSLR at the appropriate time? Live View is a p&s feature after all?

                      I see it as an option to improve the reliability of AF and exposure control when using Live View in conditions when things are moving too quickly for manually re-evaluating AF and exposure constantly.

                      Fujifilm has it in the S5 Pro DSLR, though admittedly only in review mode after the picture has been taken - an aid to speed up checking that faces in a shot have been focused and exposed correctly.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

                        face detection... well... it's sort of a common thing these days. personally, i'm a manual kind of guy, and this feature takes the fun out of portraits ^_^

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                        • #13
                          Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

                          I think the face detection is a nice feature, especially since it's coupled with exposure--the camera can not only focus on a face, but expose for the face. At the same time, I think this is only a first step in a technology that will develop over the next few years. I imagine that in the future, cameras will be able to detect many different features in the frame and set focus and exposure accordingly. It will be interesting to see where it goes.

                          My initial reaction about the L10 was that the best new feature is the rotating and swivelling LCD, with all the new AF features. I'll admit that I don't yet own a 4/3rds camera (or any digital camera, for that matter), but it always seemed to me that the live view was nearly worthless with the very limited AF in live view mode on the Olympus cameras. The L10 seemed like a great step that finally delivered on the live view promise, but. . . now I discovered from this forum that the new focusing modes only work with the two new Panasonic/Leica lenses.

                          Beyond the lack of support for other lenses I may want, it bothers me that Panasonic would come out with a new camera that is not fully compatible with lenses that were brand new just a year ago. I'm very concerned that this could become a trend, making anything I buy now obsolete with the next generation of cameras. I'd like to see more of a committment to building a cohesive system on the part of the manufacturers. For me, this is a negative aspect of the L10.

                          - Hal -
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                          • #14
                            Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

                            nice point @hschnee. yes, i do share your sentiment on the trend of lenses and all that jazz - i'd hate to think that i'd spend a whopper on some good glass only to find out that down the road it will be unusable...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

                              Can we really expect to have our cake and eat it? Technology is moving on so fast that it is never going to be possible to have backward compatible equipment with out adding to the production cost. For me it's the way forward so no use looking back over your shoulder at older equipment now made redundant. I also see no reason why point and shoot features should be excluded from DSLRs. There are many new comers to this hobby that will find the additions very handy until they gain experience and start using the camera to the full. At least they will not have to upgrade so often as they progress. Bring in on Panasonic you are doing a great job.

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