Excellent picture quality, lot of useful manual setting
I bought this Panasonic LX5 camera one month ago and really satisfied with photos quality. For taking pictures inside the camera's flash is acceptable - but you can use external flash in the room (if necessary). Good enough camera with Auto & Manual settings for enthusiast photographers - I'd recommend the camera for making pictures not only in Auto mode (if you want to set exposure, white balance or focus manually). Compact design (comparing wit SLR) - without any problems fits in a pocket. Excellent Leica lens with selection of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 formats.
The Panasonic DMC-LX5 is a top compact, well worth the money.
The used Panasonic DMC-LX5 was bought by auction, the price was around £100 below the lowest new price. It replaces my Kodak Z7590 which has developed a number of faults. So far I'm happy with the purchase, everything works fine as far as I can tell. Picture quality, given the Leica lens, is excellent; far superior to that of many DSLRs costing twice as much - which I kind of knew having previously looked at many various photos on the internet. The LX5 is a compact camera, it is easy to carry and handle. It works well in low light levels, it shoots excellent HD movies. I thought I might miss a viewfinder, but I don't. So far so good, as there is no insurance, and its second hand, I hope that it will keep working for a few years at least.
If you want a high end compact don't look any further, this is the best!
Being an artist, I bought this camera specifically to take high resolution images of paintings in order to produce fine art prints form them. Having used it now for a number of weeks I can't fault it. The picture quality is excellent, producing super high quality art prints from the images taken. Auto focusing is the best I've used on a compact camera, with crystal clear images every time. The Leica lens performs superbly and produces beautifully sharp images in quite low light conditions, meaning you hardly ever have to use the flash. All in all a very good high end compact camera, which act like a mini DSLR. I'd recommend it highly!
A fantastic little camera that takes beautiful pictures - what more do you
I can't recommend this little camera highly enough. I am a professional photographer by any means but this is the camera to teach me how to take better pictures and not always 'point and shoot'. It s a classy little number but I would recomend buying the automatic lense cover and the leather case - I am also going to buy a viewfinder as it is hard to see the screen on sunny days. Buy it you won't regret it, beautiful colours, clear sharp pictures so much better then my last compact camera. Great seller too - no problems and great price!
It is a great camera with excellent picture quality for its size. Very convenient to carry around without compromising the image quality.