E-PL8, LX10 info leaked.. [43rumors, FT5]

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Nathanael, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2015
  2. grog

    grog Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 30, 2015
    I just looked at the alleged information for the LX10 and some of the specs does make it tempting to buy. According to the measurements it's even smaller than the ZS100 which would make it a great pocketable travel option.

    I was hoping for some longer reach on the tele side of things but maybe that's where the LX15 will come in, if such a camera exists.
     
  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    If LX10 is real, I'm extremely interested.
     
  4. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Can't wait for the full specs (dimension, weight, focus bracketing? etc)! I want to replace my GM1 with the E-PL8.
     
  5. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro


    1" sensor...??? < Hack, Spit! >
     
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  6. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    F1.4 zoom!
     
  7. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro


    Yeah but on a 1" sensor...? Then it blows out to f/2.8 at full stick... :shakehead:

    Maybe if it was f/1.2 constant... :hiding:
     
  8. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Zagreb, Croatia
    Unless E-PL8 is offering anything new besides looks (IMO aiming for that PEN-F old school look), i don't see the need for it. But the good news is that E-PL7 is going to be cheaper, and it's a really solid camera. Both are, of course, a step up from the GM1 in terms of handling.
     
  9. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    I'm also interested in the LX10, it looks like it could be a pocket GX85 + 12-32 or GM1 + 12-32 with a tilt and touch screen.

    Are the pictures of the PL8 really what it will be? If so why didn't they upgrade the flash and dump the port? Just to keep the EVF option? While I'm not really looking at one I think I'd rather the better flash than add an EVF. IMHO
     
  10. aphasiac

    aphasiac Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Taiwan
    I hope the EPL-8 is thinner and less bulky; the EPL-7 is a horrible shape ( and very plasticy).

    Saw a lot of EPL5/6/7s when I went to Japan recently, The pen series is really popular there.
     
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  11. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Zagreb, Croatia
    The only thing i miss in the E-PL7 as oppose to the E-PL5 is the possibility to add the MCG-2 grip. Even with smaller lenses and my girlish hands, i miss the grip. I'd definitely not call it plasticky.
     
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  12. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Full-frame and APS-C people say the same kind of thing about micro four thirds. It hasn't stopped us.
     
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  13. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    LX10 is interesting.. It's slimmed down a lot from LX100 and I hope inevitable lens corrections improved too.
    It's pretty much following Sony RX100 success, will see if they price it right.
     
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  14. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    I don't get the E-PL8. I mean, yes, it looks different. But with seemingly no changes to functionality, who is going to get one vs. the older (and cheaper) E-PL7?
     
  15. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Think of it like an 12-36/f2.0-4.0 zoom for M4/3.

    ...except that 1" sensors perform better than equivalence would indicate (just as M4/3 and APS-C sensors perform better per-area than FF). So maybe more like a 12-36/f1.8-3.5 in terms of image quality, if not DoF.

    Doesn't sound bad to me. The short range is kind of a bummer, though. My interest will largely be predicated on price point.
     
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  16. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

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    I was wondering this too, but I see now that it is smaller by a fair margin. Not quite to the size of the GM series, but it does have a tilting screen unlike those cameras.
     
  17. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    And a proper mechanical shutter that goes up to 1/4000s with decent flash sync speed, along with IBIS.
     
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  18. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

    Yeah yeah... but now I have the moral high ground and it's a good place to site my artillery... :biggrin:
     
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  19. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2015
    Of course of course. Sometimes I take for granted all the stuff that comes "standard" with the Oly line.
     
  20. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Okay Panasonic, now expand your LX line. LX10 is a smaller sensor like the LX7 and previous models, LX100/LX200 could continue in a larger form factor with larger sensor, and please oh please release a single focal length fixed lens version with a flat form factor!
     
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