LX3 or LX5?

Started Dec 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
bondiblue
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Had LX3 now LX5
In reply to averageguy, Dec 9, 2011

Had two LX3's, over time gave both to close friends (who were envious of my results) and replaced them with an LX5. Both are great compacts though personally I do prefer the LX5:

a) Zoom.

The LX3 lens only zoomed to 60mm (equivalent). While I could live with that it was always a bit short for portraits.

The extra zoom of the LX5 is enough to take nice portraits.

b) The noise of the LX5 sensor is 1 stop better (lower) in long exposures in low light.

c) Better video in the LX5. Image stabilisation in video mode is awesome, and being able to zoom while recording is very nice.

d) Focussing and exposure/white balance errors seem to be rarer in the LX5.

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