Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Digital Camera Review
The LX5 is crammed with features that photo-savvy users will love, but performance runs hot and cold.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 (MSRP $499.95) is a smart camera, packed full of features that most aficionados dream of in a compact point-and-shoot. However, the rich feature set and versatile controls can't hide the fact that the LX5 slips in some key areas of performance. We were especially disappointed by the sharpness and stabilization scores, as well as the relatively high noise levels in bright light testing. The camera's greatest strength was in low light performance, where color and noise were spectacularly preserved.
All in all, the LX5 is a solid camera for those craving something meaty in a compact form factor. However, there are better models out there for the same price... we suggest you shop around.
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