I thought it would be the right time to open a thread dedicated to firmware issues found in the LX When you use "Utilize Custom Set" e. C1 to recall a setting, then change some settings, then want to recall the stored C1 custom setting again, you'll find that using "Utilize Custom Set" has no effect. Only if you first choose a different setting like C2 and then C1 again, the C1 setting are actually restored.
This is slightly annoying to me, as I make frequent use of custom sets, but also often divert from the stored settings and go back. What you are describing does not sound like an issue at all.
That is exactly how it works with all of their other cameras. Exposure compensation should work with Auto ISO in manual mode. It makes no sense that the exposure dial doesn't work in that situation. All other camera companies allow that scenario.
Panasonic should as well. They really need to make the Intelligent ISO logic adjustable. This should be an adjustable setting. They also need to make the IAuto and Filter buttons programmable. Those buttons are useless wasted space right now. Guys, I've noticed a little glitch while using the lx in IA mode: it doesn't seem to check or remember for what aspect ratio you are in I usually shoot in when you switch to IA and revert to If you change aspect ratio on the dial it will update but until you do, it stays in Anyone else has that behavior lx US model?
That's a bordline bug, IMHO. But since "intelligent zoom" and "digital zoom" are just stupid euphemisms for "throwing away information before post-processing", anyway, this bug probably does not mean a big loss. I attempted to manually adjust the color temp but it had little to no noticeable affect on the display.
Set the switch to "macro focus", and store a "custom mode" let's say C3 with this setting. Set the switch to normal "AF", and store a "custom mode" let's say C1 with this setting. If you set the switch to "manual focus", manual focus will be used, and this does not change when you switch to C1 or out of custom modes or back to C3. So far: To be expected.I've had the Panasonic LX for more than 6 months now and I am ready to put my thoughts in writing, here's my Panasonic LX review.
It's essentially a micro-four thirds-ish camera with a killer fast zoom that starts at 1. Before starting, let me first state 2 things. There, i said it. Nothing personal, I just don't like the format. Fast zooms are great, the LX grew on me. I got the LX because in a sense, I needed to. I was leaving for Korea and could not take all of my cameras with me.
I decided to simplify and only get one camera that would work for most situations and the LX seemed to fit the bill well.
The best camera package? It ends up being one of the best deals in photography. For sure there's cameras and lenses out there that can outperform this camera in individual aspects, but when you put everything in balance, I truly believe this camera is nothing short of a steal.
More on that later. The camera takes after the good old rangefinders with the nice shutter speed dial on top and a front aperture dial. It's a hard feeling to describe, my point is, don't think the LX is just a Fuji with a zoom range.
They both handle and feel differently, one handed operation is easier with the LX for example. The camera isn't too bulky, it will fit in a small bag. It wins against the Fuji in that department as it is smaller and easier to transport. The lens actually allows for screw on stuff like filters and hoods. To my surprise the Voigtlander 35mm's hood fits perfectly although it obscures the lens when completely zoomed out. It's better to get the auto-extending cap for it. The grip is very nice and there is no need for anything like an extra grip like it's younger brother the Panasonic LF1.
The shutter is pretty silent and makes for a stealthy camera. The only issue with this camera is the non integrated flash, it's a little flash cube that is separate. That's ok in my opinion, if you need flash, it's better get a big one! But the lens alone like a canon 2. So this camera's entry price is worth it for the focal length and speed alone! Granted it doesn't Bokeh as well as a larger camera but it's much more portable.
The lens is sharp and fast. And while it cannot be removed, you'd be hard press to find something this camera can't do. The highly versatile lens allows for everything from landscapes to portraits.Panasonic's first large-sensor, enthusiast compact camera is here, and it's a beauty! The Paired with a bright zoom lens and a powerful processor, the result is an enthusiast-grade compact that takes really great photos, day or night!
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Does the LX belong at the top of your wish-list? Find out now in our detailed Panasonic LX review! Very good image quality; Great performance in most respects; Bright zoom lens with good macro performance; Photographer-friendly body easily fits in a coat pocket or small bag; Roomy, high-res built-in viewfinder; Decent battery life. Won't fit in a pants pocket; Relatively low resolution by modern standards; Zoom lens has only a modest telephoto; Soft corners at wide or tele positions; Aperture dial is too easily bumped; Bundled flash is fairly weak.
Black or silver body colors are available. In the first half oftwo cameras launched that were the start of an entirely new market segment. The Canon G1X and Sony RX were both incredibly exciting, pairing fixed zoom lenses with much larger sensors than in previous enthusiast compact cameras.
Each also had its shortcomings, however. It's these that Panasonic aims to address with the Panasonic LX, its first entry in what has become a radically more competitive category almost overnight. Sony's RXseries cameras are pocket-friendly, but they opt for a much smaller sensor than that of the LX, and either rely on a somewhat delicate-looking popup viewfinder, an external accessory finder, or forego one altogether.
All but one model also skip basics like a flash hot shoe. They also offer hot shoes, and one model even has a built-in viewfinder. The problem is that they're not even close to being pocket-friendly in anything other than a coat.
The Panasonic LX strikes a middle ground between the two approaches. It's a fair bit bigger than an RXseries camera or Canon's simultaneously-launched G7X, but it's also a fair bit less tall and thick than a G1X-series camera, and much lighter. On balance, it's probably more comparable to the pocket cameras in proportion, even if its a bit too deep to be considered pants-pocket-friendly itself.
And compared to its rivals that will fit in a pants pocket, the Panasonic LX sports a much bigger sensor. Note, though, that the LX doesn't use all the available area for any single aspect ratio. The difference in sensor real-estate shows itself in sensitivity: Panasonic allows the LX to roam to ISO 25, max. But it's not just the larger sensor at play here. Panasonic's Venus Engine performance is also impressive, and the company's clever Depth from Defocus technology -- first seen in the Panasonic GH4 mirrorless camera -- also helps a lot.
The net result is a swift manufacturer rating of 11 frames per second with focus and exposure locked. Even with autofocus and exposure adjustment between frames, you'll still see a manufacturer-rated 6.
If you're willing to accept the compromises still inherent in an electronic shutter -- and a greatly reduced three-megapixel resolution -- you can boost this all the way up to a truly staggering 40 frames per second!
In this respect, the Panasonic LX leads the large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera category. For better performance at full resolution, you need to look to a mirrorless camera or DSLR, and you'll lose the size advantage of the LX The autofocus system is sophisticated in other respects, too, and very point-dense with a point array.
Panasonic also seems to have done a great job at aiming its body directly at enthusiasts, rather than feeling the need to handhold beginners as some cameras do. There's no mode dial here, nor any consumer-friendly fluff like user-selectable scene modes.
The sole concession to beginners is Panasonic's Intelligent Auto mode, favored with its own dedicated button. Instead of these ease-of-use aids, physical shutter and aperture dials with Auto positions grace this camera, plus a physical exposure compensation dial.Luminous Landscape will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.
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There is a problem in the camera industry, and only a few companies rise above the rest to overcome it. What is that problem, you ask? It is that most camera are designed by engineers, not photographers. What this means is that we can end up with some quite terrific technology but with it encased in cameras which handle like a sack of loose potatoes.
I know that I am not alone in this thinking. Those web and print reviewers who have been at the game since the pre-digital era generally are like-minded. Since almost all cameras now produce image quality that exceeds what all except a handful of pros and advanced amateurs require, we have turned our attention to ergonomics and haptics.
This is where the problem lies. When companies design their cameras as pieces of consumer electronics they miss the essence of photographic usability.
Panasonic is one of those companies, and the LX embodies much that is of good photographer-centric camera design. Some others have more megapixels, some are smaller, and some have articulated LCDs.
With a manual shutter speed dial, a manual aperture ring, and a manual exposure compensation ring, the LX will greatly appeal to photographers who eschew menus and modal controls when it comes to basic camera functions. There is a decent though not extraordinary rear LCD.
It is not articulated and it is not a touch screen. While articulation is missed, touch not so much because the camera has its basic controls as mechanical dials and knobs. The size is also not too small. The LX is just sufficiently larger, that while it precludes fitting in a pants pocket, it does in a jacket pocket, a purse, or over the shoulder — becoming almost unnoticeable. I find the size to be in the Goldilocks zone — not too small and not to big.
Just right for a regular-use compact camera. But, it carries a very similar design gestalt to the Panasonic LX, and thus making it quite dissimilar to other Sony cameras which are typically much more modal and menu driven.
The sensor in this camera is essentially that from the GX7 while the processing electronics Venus engine is from the GH4. The sensor is Four Thirds size, which makes it much larger than that in almost all other compact cameras. This, combined with a modest MP count makes for quite high image quality. Though because of the variable aspect ratio feature see below the files are closer to 13MP than the 16mp size of the sensor.
This is a trade-off that I accept. The lens is, of course, built by Panasonic, but to a Leica design. It is quite an extraordinary lens. In this case, the camera is thrown in for free.From this site, you'll be able to easily download the latest firmware to enhance the product's performance. Panasonic recommends that you update the firmware in your camera if either of the following conditions exists:. If the firmware version indicated is older than the version being offered, please update firmware.
The firmware update is not necessary if the current firmware version on your camera is Version 1. Download of any file for Panasonic firmware update requires your agreement with the software agreement.
You may proceed to the next step only once you have agreed. Please make sure to confirm all terms and conditions in advance to proceed to download. Head on this page. Search keyword. Text begins from here. Now this bug is fixed. Go to the firmware update service notice page. It is possible to check which version of firmware is on the camera.
Please choose the button after reading [ Warning ] sentence. There are cases that some parts of the image is not displayed properly after retouching a image with Clear Retouch function in camera.
New function is added to change the direction of dial rotation when operating the aperture and shutter speed. Turn the camera on. Press [ ] to select [Version Disp.May 21, by Eric Cote.
I bring this camera with me everywhere. Do I still love it? Is my opinion changed from the two articles I wrote last fall? Continue reading to find out.
I shot a LOT with that little camera. I shot all kinds of subjects. That's it. It is the only thing missing from that camera for me.
Maybe a manual zoom or a way of decoupling it. What could be nice is the new rumored sensor from Panasonic. We might see that in the GX8 this summer. You can't say no to better ISO performances.Canon M50 Update + Panasonic G85 / G80 Comparison
Slow motion 4K video would be fun too. Longer record time would be nice. I bought my first DSLR in and it was slow, bulky and noisy. I know that we often put too much importance in the gear and that vision is better. With a tool like the Panasonic LX, a photographer has no reason to say he cannot render his vision. That little camera brought me back the joy and fun of making photographs.
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I seldom leave the house without it. It allows me to record memories and to express my artistic vision.
I like the versatility of the LX In case you did not get it already, after six months, I am still in love with that camera. Six months with the Panasonic LX Macro Proxy.
Video for fun. Video for work mixing LX and GH4. The size. Although some people would like it to be even smaller, I find the size is perfect for me. It is small and lightweight but has a good grip and thumb rest. This makes the LX comfortable to use. I love the controls on this camera. The aperture ring, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial allow very fast adjustment of the exposure settings. You can even set the zoom ring to adjust ISO if you want full control even faster.
The lens.From this site, you'll be able to easily download the latest firmware to enhance the product's performance. Panasonic recommends that you update the firmware in your camera if either of the following conditions exists:.
If the firmware version indicated is older than the version being offered, please update firmware. The firmware update is not necessary if the current firmware version on your camera is Version 1. Download of any file for Panasonic firmware update requires your agreement with the software agreement.
You may proceed to the next step only once you have agreed. Please make sure to confirm all terms and conditions in advance to proceed to download.
Head on this page. Search keyword. Text begins from here. Panasonic recommends that you update the firmware in your camera if either of the following conditions exists: If the firmware version indicated is older than the version being offered, please update firmware.
The firmware version display method. Set the camera's power switch to ON. Go to the [Setup] menu and select the [Version Disp. Step 2. Download the file for update and Extraction of the file. Please choose the button after reading [ Warning ] sentence. Fixed bug in contrast adjustment of monitor.