Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

Announced Jul 20, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 – 112 mm (4×)
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I got this for $250 off ebay... And it was the best 250$ I've spent. It's AF in sunlight is almost as fast as my 400D (and I'm using the Sigma EX 24-70 f2.8 on it). The shot to shot times are unnoticable, and the auto ISO feature in program mode is really great since this cam doesn't let too much light in even in the brightest places. I've been getting Very Good to Excellent results. ISO 400 is pretty much not useable, but everything else is great. I'm using it as a cam to take with me ...

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Recent Problem on 18 month old camera. Have been very happy with images, features, and quality of camera until 1 week ago. See Problems area below for explanation. Problems: The camera has recently developed a thin blue vertical line across left side of viewfinder screen. The blue line is burned into each image / picture we take. See attached for an example image.

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cburd
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best point and shoot camera i have owned. i love the camera and use it daily to take pics during guided fishing trips. my usual settings are: aperature priority; 28mm; iso 80; 16x9; flash on; 8m jpg or raw. i really like the lens and manual control. i wish that the flash output were controllable. size is a little small for my hands, but is excellent for easy carrying. noise has not been a problem for me. other cameras i use regularly are leica m6 ttl and nikon d70. i have pre-ordered ...

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I have been using the camera for about a month and am pretty underwhelmed. It's considered to have a bit of "bling" among other professionals but I am not overly impressed. I like the 16:9 format but find the image quality, even at 80 is a bit disappointing. The controls are kind of counter-intuitive and the interface is a bit clunky. Much of what I don't like about this camera is more about shooting style and actually working with it, rather than faults or shortcomings with the camera itself. ...

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melon
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Using the camera for 8 months and after a few thousand shots, my pros here: - quite fast AF - camera is all-round very responsible - nice image quality at low ISOs (80, 100) - real wide angle when using 16:9 - surprisingly long battery life and fast recharge - LCD screen visible in direct sunlight Problems: - very noisy at ISO 400 (200 is usable with RAW and post-processing) - very-very noisy at long exposures - relatively high price

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Read my review here: http://pindelski.org/Photography/ Click on 'Leica DP' in the left hand column.

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I have to say that my expectation was surpassed with the DMC-LX1. It is surprising to hear suggested that the JPEGs are unusable after ISO 80. I have witnessed excellent results at ISO 100 that are suitable for 13X19 prints (believe it - they're on my wall). 400 is visibly noisy, but 200 is suitable from a processed RAW image after noise reduction. This camera is everything I was looking for and has freed up my style in a manner I couldn't have anticipated. It is small, unobtrusive and ...

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Camera tackles images very nicely. ISO noise is unusable above 80 if you use the jpegs out of the camera. RAW on the other hand comes out great and noise is a minumum and can be reduced with some post -processing like "Neatimage" software. You can get it here http://www.neatimage.com/ The lens is tack sharp "almost" acrross the whole lens. I mostly shoot 16x9 just to get the 28mm so I don't see the benfit of the 2 othe 3:2 and 4:3 modes, maybe its just me. Bottom Line: If you want a small ...

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I've owned several compact digital cameras, and this is hands down the finest I've ever used. The options offered are really excellent for a compact camera, most of all the option for complete manual control, as well as apeture/shutter priority modes. The ease of switching aspect ratios as well as AF to MF is great because, as others have noted, without needing to access menus to make these changes means you actually take advantage of such features. Finally, the 16:9 aspect ratio is really ...

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