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Postby noodlum » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:39 am

Thinking of buying Lumix DMC LF1. Coming from Canon S100 which I liked a lot - lense stuck due to damage. All Panasonic features seem very attractive but a bit concerned about two things. Review (Gordon Liang Juily 2013) Sample images don't seem as vibrant in colour as the Canon produces. Does the LF1 create a less contast - flatter colour spectrum than Canon compacts. Also my eyes are poor and the screen shots of the Panasonic's TFT screen seem to show quite small and perhaps hard to read icons and text. Is the Canon's (lower res 460k) screen easier to read? Also would the small viewfinder be especially difficult to use if one's sight was not the best? - hard to answer I know. Perhaps there is someone near 70yo out there with experience of both cameras that can comment.
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Postby Maestro » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:06 am

Sorry, I can't help with the screen/viewfinder questions, but as someone who shoots with both Panasonic and Canon cameras, I can say that, yes, Canon tends to have more "punchy" colors, while Panasonic tends to be biased toward a slightly greenish tint. But of course, these stock preferences can be adjusted both in-camera and in post (especially if you shoot RAW).

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Postby pcake » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:23 pm

canon does have a bit more vividness in their default colors, but you can adjust colors in most cameras. i don't see a greenish cast to my LF1 pics, but at default they are a little less vibrant than canon's colors.

i'm actually about to sell my LF1 because of the EVF. i wear glasses, which might make some difference, but i find the EVF doesn't show me the entire picture i'm shooting well, and you have to sort of work to see everything. i was SO excited when i bought my LF1, but now i wish i'd taken my husband's suggestion and bought a G15 - his G15 has less zoom, but while the EVF isn't sharp, it does show everything in frame, and it does very well in low light.
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Postby mfc » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:28 am

Yes, glasses will be the cause of that, because they force your eye further from the EVF. True of all viewfinders, in fact.

With the LF1 I just push my glasses up a bit when using the viewfinder and adjust the dioptres for my eyes without glasses -- this also avoids problems with reflections of the glasses and their varying strength (varifocals).
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