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Subject: [Leica] LC1 vs 20D comparison
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Fri Apr 8 08:26:17 2005

The limiting factor is NOT the resolution - it's the sensor size. I have
an 8 mgp P&S with a typically-tiny sensor, and an E-1 with a 5mpg 4/3
sensor - the 8mpg gets noisy by 400 iso and is a joke at 800. The E-1 is
fine at 400 and useable up to 1600, or in desperation, 3200. More over,
I can blow the E-1 images way up, and can't go as far with the 8 mgp
camera. Taking the LC1 or similar camera up to 8-10 mgp wouldn't improve
things - it would probably make them worse. 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Simon Ogilvie
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 10:44 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] LC1 vs 20D comparison

Hi Will,

I agree - I really liked the LC1, but the form factor means it would be
competing with my 20D for usage and would lose out every time.  If I
wanted/needed to take something small and light, then the LC1 wouldn't
suit either.  For that, at the moment I'm using a Fuji F810, but I'm not
entirely happy with it.  Would you be able to post a full-size image
from your Sony for me to look at?  I've tried a Samsung camera with a
Zeiss lens, but the image quality wasn't good enough (for me at least).


On Apr 8, 2005 3:28 PM, Will von Dauster <>
> Hi All,
> Simon wrote (snipped):
> > However, the big decider for me was the image quality.  Doubtless 
> > the LC1 is better than most if not all digital P&S cameras, but it's

> > a long way behind the 20D in image quality.
> > Anyone else have similar or oposing opinions?
> A fair comparison and consistent with my own experience vv my 20D and 
> a good friend's LC1. This is not to say that the photos from the LC1 
> do not have their own character, which I find pleasing. It's main 
> drawback is the limiting 5MP resolution. I wonder if we will see a 7.2

> - 10MP version with a better and faster viewfinder. That would be very

> interesting to me.
> I'm actually quite pleased, for a point and shoot, with my Sony DSC-V3

> and its "Zeiss" lens.
> Will von Dauster
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