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  • #16
    Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

    Originally posted by Lumix View Post
    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.
    Hey Ron, Panasonic are naturally angling for FZ-upgraders; are you tempted?

    Ian

    PS From memory Ron has a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 (or is it a 20?)
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    • #17
      Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

      tell me about it @lumix... lenses, probably, makes the biggest difference of them all. what is perfect exposure or face detection or good composition without good image quality? the lens on the L10 is excellent, but to be honest, i like the one on the L1 better - because it's faster. excellent when doing night shots or indoor shots. the bokeh on faster aperture is something that cannot be easily replicated with in-camera features.

      that said, yes, i agree with you. point and shoot features ARE actually coming into dslrs - and the L10 is no exception. you'll notice that several dslrs are starting to have in-camera retouch functions. that's all good - but still, lenses will always make the difference. if pana develops bodies along the road that still support older lenses, then that would definitely be a good step in cementing their niche in the market. bodies come and go, but lenses will always be lenses. my dream lens would be something like a f/1.8 10-200mm with image quality comparable to that of leica lenses for their R series... i know it will be one heavy firearm, but it will definitely blow you away ^_^

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      • #18
        Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

        Originally posted by ditch_azeroth View Post
        tell me about it @lumix... but what i was referring to are lenses. lenses, probably, makes the biggest difference of them all. what is perfect exposure or face detection or good composition without good image quality? the lens on the L10 is excellent, but to be honest, i like the one on the L1 better - because it's faster. excellent when doing night shots or indoor shots. the bokeh on faster aperture is something that cannot be easily replicated with in-camera features.

        that said, yes, i agree with you. point and shoot features ARE actually coming into dslrs - and the L10 is no exception. you'll notice that several dslrs are starting to have in-camera retouch functions. that's all good - but still, lenses will always make the difference. if pana develops bodies along the road that still support older lenses, then that would definitely be a good step in cementing their niche in the market. bodies come and go, but lenses will always be lenses. my dream lens would be something like a f/1.8 10-200mm with image quality comparable to that of leica lenses for their R series... i know it will be one heavy firearm, but it will definitely blow you away ^_^
        I get what you are saying, but times they are a changing. Yes you could have new bodies that work with old lenses but not at the expense of progress. To build in backward compatibility could stifle new improvements. It's not just the camera world doing this, Microsoft have done the same with Vista. No doubt they could have made it work with older software, but at what cost. My camera is way out of date compared to whats available today. Come to think of it my darkroom gear is also redundant thanks to digital. It's all systems go now to win the Lotto so I can keep up with the Joneses. For now though I'll just have to enjoy what I have and dream of upgrading my FZ20 for an L10.

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        • #19
          Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

          I find face detection slightly ridiculous in a dSLR.
          Often shooting people is the time I'm most treating my SLR like a P&S. A family gathering or some other event where I don't have time to muck around with settings and just want to get some spontaneous shots is the time I'd find face detection quite useful.

          this feature takes the fun out of portraits.
          You're right, which is why it's great to be able to turn it off! But I see that as different to a candid situation.

          But I'm not in the market for a Panny. Maybe in a few years if/when I have to upgrade.
          Alex

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          • #20
            Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

            Originally posted by DiSt View Post
            I find face detection slightly ridiculous in a dSLR.
            Agreed, manufacturers should concentrate more on image quality instead of implementing P&S gadgets in SLR's.
            Regards,
            Henk

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            • #21
              Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

              Originally posted by Henk View Post
              Agreed, manufacturers should concentrate more on image quality instead of implementing P&S gadgets in SLR's.
              Mmmmm - I fully understand what you mean, but not everyone is concerned about the traditional reasons for choosing an SLR camera. The question is, should we impose 'SLR purity' on the designers of DSLR cameras? And are you 100% sure that 'serious' photographers can't benefit from 'point and shoot' features? I'm not so sure. And why should not so serious photographers not have a DSLR that has features aimed at them?

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              • #22
                Re: Poll: Which features impress you about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

                I used to take negative film with my Contax SLR system. For digital gear. I used panasonic FX100. The 8R printing colour tone is very real to live. In terms of picture colour renditon, I believe it could do better than Olmpus 510.

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