Long and clear lens and the ability to shoot 4K are just some of the advantages of the new compact camera Panasonic LX15. We had a chance to look at the model closely, we also have pictures of an exemplary embodiment of the camera.
Sony has a lot to say in both bezlusterkowców and compact cameras. Its compact models TZ80 or TZ100 is interesting compacts that problem, however, was the fact that at higher zoom lens became quite dark. The LX15 finally get a clear objective, and that's not all.
- 1-inch matrix MOS 20 megapixels
- Lens 24-70 mm (based on FF) f / 1.4-2.8
- Burst mode: 10 fps
- Movie Mode: 4K 30p
- 5-axis stabilization matrix
LX15 will become a great position in the offer Panasonic, a competition will be a difficult opponent to beat. What you shut in the middle of the camera? Normally, 1-inch display MOS, whose resolution is 20 megapixels. But the real power of the lens design gives Leica – less than TZ models, for giving focal range of 24-72 mm (converted to full frame), but it is exceptionally bright. At full width of the aperture is up to f / 1.4, and decreases up to f / 2.8, and therefore still a very decent level.Panasonic offers brightness, which could have been in vain so far to look for compacts. This aperture makes it even at very low light and matrix 1-inch executives get free of noise. Besides the new design of the matrix we have szumom prevent – the manufacturer guarantees that the maximum usable ISO value will amount to 12 800. I have not had occasion to do testing in low light, but I would be cautious about such statements. It does not change the fact that for the compact Lumix LX15 copes well with the noise. Of course, immediately after the matrix quality and clarity of the lens, the most interesting question is how the autofocus. And you have to admit – it works very well. The manufacturer has applied the technology DFD (Depth From Defocus), which is based on the fact that the camera calculates the distance from the object, evaluating the two images with different levels of sharpness at 240 fps. It never happened to me that either the captured images were out of focus, and proper focus, even at the longest focal length was a breeze. Speed of the can also boast the burst mode. We can take pictures at 10 fps mode AFS and 6 fps AFC. But as in older models, also here you do not run 4K Photo function, which allows continuous shooting in 4K quality, at a rate such as movies, and so up to 30 fps. Another feature known from previous models is the Post Focus, which is an option to select a focus point for the picture after it is taken. And when it comes to sharpness – with its participation we can achieve great results. Not only because the lens is exceptionally bright, but also due to the fact that the minimum focusing distance of only 3 centimeters, which strongly emphasized during the presentation of Mr. Uematsu.
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Rich movie mode 4K
There is no doubt, however, that the manufacturer puts firmly on the film and it is in this respect many users will buy the camera. Possibilities film camera as there are always big. That mode 4K 30p format (MP4) provides us with excellent image quality, very nice colors and enormous detail. Filming in Full HD can AVCHD and is using continuous autofocus, whose performance is really impressive. The manufacturer gives us a mode slow-motion 120 fps. The film image can apply different effects, just as on the images – effects we find here a lot. While there is no typical profile of a flat film, but we can for quite lower contrast and saturation (up 5 points), and this part we will replace the gray profile. The work of the camera is really enjoyable. Missing perhaps a little better profiling and grip, but the camera is small, light, taking photos quickly and properly, and the screen – standard – can deviate by 18 degrees – in the end, we live in an era of selfie. The impression made on me also five-stabilizing matrix HYBRID + – already known from other models, but really efficient. Great idea that while the feature 4K Live Cropping – the image is digitally trimmed to Full HD, we gain even greater stability, useful when using the longest focal length, and the picture on the wins, because the Full HD is still a great value. When panning the image is as stable as when using a tripod. About how much the producer puts on the film in addition to all the above is proved by the fact that the compact is equipped with two independent rings – focus and iris – which we can use at a time during filming. Great idea!
Price and Availability
behooves briefly summarize, and I will do it very short – Panasonic LX15 is a compact almost perfect – at least that is my first impression. The camera works well especially if you want to use it for filming. I can not see properly reason that the average user would instead select the camera or a larger model with interchangeable lenses. LX15 gives you good quality pictures and videos, in addition, offer dozens of useful effects and additives. We'll see how his popularity will affect the price. The camera valued at around 800 euros, so the 3.5 thousand zł. Counting However, duty on other charges, the new model can cost even more than 4 thousand. But I think that the competition at a similar price LX 15 will be presented exceptionally well, so if you only Polish distributor not transplant the valuation, the LX15 can be a great option.