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    6.0
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8.5
15 reviews
8.0
CNET Sep 6, 2010

Ever since it was launched two years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 has won the hearts of many photographers. With its comparatively large 1/1.63-inch CCD sensor and ultra-wide 24mm F2.0 lens, this compact dominated the advanced point-and-shoot market. Competitors such as Canon and Samsung have...

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8.0
Imaging Resource Sep 27, 2010

If you want to learn, if you want to grow as a photographer or even an advanced snapshooter, the Panasonic LX5 is a great choice. If you already own an SLR and want to have something smaller that does a little more than the average pocket camera, and has a fast, worthy optic, the LX5 is one of the...

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CNET UK Sep 7, 2010

For the best-quality photographs, a digital SLR is the number-one choice. They're not always practical to lug around, though. Hence the existence of high-end, premium-priced compacts, such as Canon's class-leading PowerShot G11 and Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX5, an update to the Lumix...

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Photography Blog Sep 7, 2010

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is the much-anticipated successor to the LX3, a compact digital camera that proved especially popular with experienced photographers due to its fast lens, full range of manual shooting modes and RAW file support. The new LX5 aims to build on the success of its predecessor...

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8.0
rmmiles rmmiles

A little pricey, but overall, a very nice compact point-n-shoot camera. I would recommended it for any photography enthusiast wanting a DSLR-like quality in a small package.

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8.0
Civ2boss Civ2boss

I've been wanting the LX3, ever since it was released. The one thing that I was hesitant about was the almost non-existent optical zoom. When the LX5 was announced with a better zoom and everything else pretty much the same or improved, I knew i had to get it. And let me tell you, it does not...

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Jgstew Jgstew

This camera is fantastic, with lots of manual control, and an auto mode that actually works. The only limitation this camera has is that it does not zoom very far, to a max of 90mm, and personally, I like close ups beyond 90mm in some situations. You really should not hold the limit of 90mm zoom...

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9.0
danvtim danvtim

This is a very good camera that produces a very good image in RAW. As a pro photographer, I have actually used images for fine art work. The video recording at 30 fps is output as a 60 fps when it's not, so it often plays the sound at the correct speed, but the video is at half speed. Most...

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9.0
thuggyBear thuggyBear

Love this point and shoot. Tons of manual controls woefully lacking in other cameras, which makes it tons of fun to experiment with. If size is more of a factor for you, go with the Canon s95, which is great. If you are a dilettante and like mess around with things, but still capture great...

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7.0
ColinR ColinR

This is an excellent compact camera. The only camera to directly compete (for my attention) with it is the Fujifilm X10. Let it be known, as great as it is, you have to work for the great shots. You gotta know how to use the camera. You can't put it on auto and expect amazing shots to happen....

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9.0
reviewboy reviewboy

My wife, a wedding/portrait photographer, had been coveting a Leica D-LUX 4 for years. When my previous camera (a Lumix TZ1) died after five solid years' use, I was pleasantly surprised with the LX5, which compared favorably to the D-LUX 4 features at a third the cost. The TZ1's superzoom (12x...

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