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This review is from: Panasonic Lumix LX5 10.1MP Digital Camera - Black (3.0 inch TFT LCD Display, 1/1.63 inch CCD, f/2.0 LEICA Summicron Lens with 3.8x optical zoom) (Electronics)I have actually downgraded from a DSLR to the LX5, as I was tired of lugging all the extra lenses etc. After endless hours of reading review after review, I went for this and I do not regret it. I was expecting quality but what I was not expecting was images that could rival my DSLR images; I am very pleasantly surprised. People complain about the lens cap and the possibility of losing it but I can't really see why as the camera comes with a string to tie it to the strap eye. I'm also used to removing the lens cap on my dslr lenses so that isn't a problem either.
Pros - All of the above....wonderful crisp images, excellent low-light quality, attractive retro design.
Cons - The only thing I can really think of is the lack of a case with the product and there don't seem to be many custom-made ones about. Manufacturers of LX3 cases just re-specify to say that their case is suitable for LX3/LX5, though the LX5 is bigger...so I'm not sure.
Anyway, in my opinion this is the camera to get if you don't want a dslr but want dslr quality potential. The only premium-compact camera I've seen that I think gets close is the Canon powershot G10, which is hard to find for under £500....though this is probably better.
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Initial post: 25 Jul 2011 14:47:40 BDT
most leica dealers stock a very compact neoprene (black) case for this camera, it has a small front pocket, and an easy horizontal format- wouldn't give maximum protection like a boxy case, but perfect for 'in the pocket' days out. Sorry I can't remember the brand- I took the rubber logo off the front!
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