LX100 vs. FZ200 -- head to head, extreme low light

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by Jock Elliott, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I put both cameras in P mode and iISO mode, letting the cameras make the choices for ISO and exposure.

    FZ200 (ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/4 sec.)


    LX100 (ISO 3200, f/1.7, 1/40 sec.)



    Cheers, Jock
  2. lenshacker

    lenshacker Veteran

    Nov 21, 2014
    In light such as this you would be better to set exposure yourself, either dialing in ~ +2ev, setting manuually, or using exposure lock. I can't make out any detail in the shadow era. The FZ200 choice for shutter speed is too slow for most hand-held shots.
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  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    For me the color details in the FZ shot are much, much poorer than the LX100. The FZ's sky goes from almost white to a thick, daylight rich blue, whereas the LX's sky fades much more gradually and accurately. Dynamic range is much better on the larger M4/3 sensor, I would assume?
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  4. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    Dec 15, 2011
    I would assume the same about DR, but you have to also consider the exact focal point and metering mode for these shots. Shooting both P does not mean the shots are apples-to-apples.
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