Gadget Watch: Phones with Leica lenses, and Leicas without LCDs

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The mammoth Photokina photo fair is going on this week, and that means tons of photo goodies. Small, manual cameras with big sensors are the game this year — unless you’ve got $20,000 to burn, in which case Leica’s new novelty camera might be up your street. We round these out with Gadget Watch's usual collection of bags, cases and gadgets.

The mammoth Photokina photo fair is going on this week, and that means tons of photo goodies. Small, manual cameras with big sensors are the game this year — unless you’ve got $20,000 to burn, in which case Leica’s new novelty camera might be up your street. We round these out with Gadget Watch's usual collection of bags, cases and gadgets.


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  • digitaldumdum

    “The sweet-looking LX-100 is Panasonic’s take on the Fujifilm X100”

    With respect, while the Panasonic LX may be sweet-looking and have compelling features, the only similarities between it and the Fujifilm X100 is that they both have “100” as part of their model name… and both take photos.

    The LX-100 has a totally different (and much smaller) sensor, totally different EVF system (lacking the Fuji’s unique optical viewfinder), a zoom lens instead of the optimized 35mm prime on the Fuji, different handling, different look and different controls. Its images will be quite good, but no match for the higher dynamic range, better lens and much larger APS-C imager in the Fuji.

    In fact, there is no comparison between these cameras.

    • Jeff

      It’s not Panasonic’s take on the X100. That’s where your entire comparison went wrong. Good job.

      • digitaldumdum

        Hmmm. Not quite sure what you mean. The line I quoted is *exactly* the first line of the article, and the comparison was the author’s, not mine. Guess you didn’t actually read the article.