or get on that bathroom scale and see for yourself.
When I am going minimal, for a street shooting session where the camera must be unobtusive, or when I don't want my family to even know our trip to the museum is a photo outing, this is my kit.
small bag. The entire kit weighs in at 495 g., or just over one pound!
What does this buy you in terms of performance? Well, as I've said, I won't descend into restating camera specs for you, but it has a real, albeit digital, finder, a nice Leica-branded Vario-Summicron 24-90mm equivalent (actual 5.1-19.2mm), f2.0-3.3 lens, and enough battery power and memory to shoot all day.
Of course, the tradeoff is in the small sensor, and its noise performance. I feel pretty comfortable using it at iso400, and 800 instead of missing the shot. As in other cases, I find that slightly overexposing at high iso allows me to better remove noise in post-procesing.
Here are a couple of examples of images I've taken with this combination (full disclosure - I process my images in Lightroom):
Of course, these are low resolution images. Feel free to drop me an email, or visit my flickr page:
if you'd like to see the full-size images.
I will write in a later post about my specific setup of the camera for street shooting. It has some grreat features that were not present in my previous DMC-LX2. The obvious one here is the live view finder.
Since I have committed to carry a Lumix every day in 2012, you can bet this kit is sure to continue to get a lot of use!