Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 review

Started Feb 14, 2006 | User reviews thread
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CharlesGoodwin Junior Member • Posts: 27
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 review

The very good: Leica lens is super-sharp; 16:9 wide screen is terrific; photos at 28mm are really wide, rather than the usual cramped digital photo; LX1 delivers loads of manual control in an ulta-compact camera. Pictures seem much much better than my wife's Canon SD450. Bottom line: for $450, I'm happy with this camera. At $550, I'd start to be a touch grumpy.

Problems:

The not-so-goods: the sensor is very noisy at any speed > 100 ISO. You can fix it, somewhat, in software (but who has the time) and cleaning up the noise somewhat defeats the effect of a sharp lens. The built-in flash is not very strong. The body construction feels flimsy.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1
8 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 28 – 112 mm (4×)
Announced: Jul 20, 2005
CharlesGoodwin's score
4.3
Average community score
4.3
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