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Thread: A logical projection/ planning / development for prosumer performance (LC1 or DSLR)

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    Default A logical projection/ planning / development for prosumer performance (LC1 or DSLR)

    Mmmm, it seems like with the recently announced Canon 350D,
    the entry level DSLR is becoming very interesting.

    We have Oly E-300, Nikon D70 (price reduced), and the coming 350D.

    I am thinking where does LC1 stands.

    I would understand that DSLR provides:
    1) interchangable lens
    2) better quality in higher ISO (e.g. 800 and 1600)
    3) faster startup/ operation time
    4) faster RAW mode

    However, even though LC1 is quite old (in digi-cam history),
    it still excels in:
    1) acceptable lens range (28-90mm is all I need)
    2) marquee lens design (alright, call me materialistic, summicron is delicious)
    3) smooth user interface

    Grateful if u can comment on whether LC1 will survive with this entry-level onslaught, or LC2 may be hanging on the horizons??

    (well I heard that Nikon D50 is coming soon, not sure if Panasonic will
    follow suit or debut with 4/3)

    Well, just to stir the soup for some hot air ;-p

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    Pentax *isDs is another alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpcc
    Mmmm, it seems like with the recently announced Canon 350D,
    the entry level DSLR is becoming very interesting.

    We have Oly E-300, Nikon D70 (price reduced), and the coming 350D.

    I am thinking where does LC1 stands.

    I would understand that DSLR provides:
    1) interchangable lens
    2) better quality in higher ISO (e.g. 800 and 1600)
    3) faster startup/ operation time
    4) faster RAW mode

    However, even though LC1 is quite old (in digi-cam history),
    it still excels in:
    1) acceptable lens range (28-90mm is all I need)
    2) marquee lens design (alright, call me materialistic, summicron is delicious)
    3) smooth user interface

    Grateful if u can comment on whether LC1 will survive with this entry-level onslaught, or LC2 may be hanging on the horizons??

    (well I heard that Nikon D50 is coming soon, not sure if Panasonic will
    follow suit or debut with 4/3)

    Well, just to stir the soup for some hot air ;-p


    OK, not to flame you, the LC1 is a rangefinder class? Simply saying it is not a SLR. The targeted market is very different. DSLR is for serious starters or people who used much in Prosumer class like Pro1, F828 and 8700 and want an upgrade (cheap). LC1 is a unique piece of expensive but useless (IMO) focus/zoom/aperture by wire toy with that Leica lens. I think few serious starter/prosumer users would want to buy a LC1 compared to buying a DSLR of E300, 350D and D70.

    LC2 will be here, just like the 4/3 DSLR that Panasonic will producing (hopefully) as they are of different market. You do not sell enough LC1 to make profits, but you can for DSLR at entry level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpcc
    Mmmm, it seems like with the recently announced Canon 350D,
    the entry level DSLR is becoming very interesting.

    We have Oly E-300, Nikon D70 (price reduced), and the coming 350D.

    I am thinking where does LC1 stands.

    I would understand that DSLR provides:
    1) interchangable lens
    2) better quality in higher ISO (e.g. 800 and 1600)
    3) faster startup/ operation time
    4) faster RAW mode

    However, even though LC1 is quite old (in digi-cam history),
    it still excels in:
    1) acceptable lens range (28-90mm is all I need)
    2) marquee lens design (alright, call me materialistic, summicron is delicious)
    3) smooth user interface

    Grateful if u can comment on whether LC1 will survive with this entry-level onslaught, or LC2 may be hanging on the horizons??

    (well I heard that Nikon D50 is coming soon, not sure if Panasonic will
    follow suit or debut with 4/3)

    Well, just to stir the soup for some hot air ;-p
    If the LC1 ws built as a fixed lens SLR AND had it's lens manufactured by Leica, it'd probably be worth the price.
    The shortfalls of it are:
    1) Focusing by wire.
    2) Lens is not manufactured by Leica (as with the other Lumix cams. Do let me know if your lens specifically states that it is manufactured in Germany rather than Japan).
    3) EVF. I'd rather sacrifice movie mode and have a TTL optical viewfinder or at least have a high-res. evf like the Dimage A2.
    4) Non-standard mounting thread.
    5) No bulb mode.

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