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    LX3 vs E-P1

    Here's a quick sample of what the LX3 vs E-P1. It's not really a decent comparison since these photos were taken like 2 month apart, one is RAW (the LX3) and the other is JPEG, and they've had different slightly treatments (I've given the E-P1 a warmer touch). But anyway...



    P.S - I hope it's ok for me to have posted this on the micro 4/3 and the small sensor sections, since I think people from both worlds will be interested

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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    Thanks for posting.
    As you have pointed out, the photos are not comparable in any way (also because of their small size).
    The E-P1 is very warm on my monitor, so I "had" to prefer the LX3.

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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    Rafa,
    Could you post some ISO 1250 from both....
    You may be schocked......
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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    Don, I don't have the E-P1 anymore, so no luck in posting iso 1250
    I do have iso 1600 from both, but under very different circumstances. I find iso 1600 from the E-P1 perfectly usable with little effort on post...I find iso 1600 usable from the LX3 but you really have to work hard on post.

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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    BTW. I really like both results but the E-P1 image shows more detail and dynamic range (for obvious sensor size reasons). We're also talking about jpeg (E-P1) vs RAW (LX3).

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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    Rafa,
    How do you find the AF in low light with the Lx?
    I lost a very special image with it and sold it the next day.
    The Pen against popular belief, works very well in low light.
    I played a concert on Sunday and my Wife was able to secure many images at
    ISO 2000, f 2.8 1/5 sec. They came out great and she never used the camera before.
    The IS is wonderful.
    Don
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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    The Lx3's low light AF improved a little bit with the latest firmware upgrade, but this is still not a camera for sports...unless you prefocus.

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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    Rafa,

    (This is in shooter's magic cloaking type, no one can read this but you and me.
    Have you entertained the idea of the G11?)

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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    Don,

    I can't read your message. Please help.

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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    Quote Originally Posted by s.agar View Post
    Don,

    I can't read your message. Please help.

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    Seyhun,
    It's not me, it's that shooter guy....
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    Re: LX3 vs E-P1

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Rafa,

    (This is in shooter's magic cloaking type, no one can read this but you and me.
    Have you entertained the idea of the G11?)
    Hahaha. I've put my infra-red glasses to check it out
    I have been thinking a lot about getting the S90, which shares the same sensor as the G11 but has as faster lens. The G11 is just too bulky for me. The next compact I buy I want it to fit on my jeans pocket. I know it may sound silly, but even the LX3 doesn't fit on a jean pocket and this means I have to take it out on a bag. I want go out and only remember I have a camera when I need it. I'm waiting for the S90 to be released here in Spain so that I may test drive it first.

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