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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

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Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
10 July 2007
  • Conclusion: Reviewing the LX2 - the successor to one of the only memorable compact cameras of 2005 - has been a slightly disappointing, yet totally unsurprising experience. Like the FZ50 reviewed last month, the LX2 is an 'upgrade' that fails to address in any convincing way the single glaring problem with its predecessor.
  • Pros: Good resolution, sharp results with lots of detail (particularly at ISO 100), Unique 'widescreen' 16:9 sensor, 28mm wideangle (16:9 mode only), Comprehensive photographic control, High quality construction, lovely design, Good edge-to-edge lens performance and excellent, natural color, Feels fast and responsive, Big, bright, high resolution screen screen, Generally reliable exposure, white balance and focus, Effective image stabilization, Excellent on-screen menu and ...
  • Cons: Noisy sensor and excessive noise reduction at all ISO settings. Low NR setting not low enough, Underpowered flash, Auto flash mode tends to choose 1/30th second shutter speed (and a high ISO in auto ISO mode), Occasional exposure / dynamic range problems in very contrasty scenes, New control layout (due to larger screen) difficult for anyone with big fingers, Menus stretched to fit new screen shape rather than redesigned, Slow macro focus
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Overall 8
7.5
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 7
6.5

Panasonic Lumix LX2

Digital Photography Interface
27 April 2007
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix LX2 is a great compact (not in your back pocket though) camera. It can produce 10 megapixels of widescreen photos, a 28 mm wide-angle lens and of course has a lovely widescreen LCD on the back to show off your photos. The camera has above average battery life, a fair amount of external control (without too much button clutter) and a function menu to quickly access several camera settings.
  • Pros: Widescreen CCD with wide-angle lens, Above average battery life, Widescreen high-resolution LCD, Fast performance, Unlimited continuous shooting at full resolution, Great movie mode
  • Cons: Above average noise with smearing and detail loss due to NR, Redeye, Sluggish frame rate at highest setting; no movie focus or optical zoom
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Overall 8
7.5
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 7
6.5

Panasonic Lumix LX2

Digital Photography Interface
27 April 2007
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix LX2 is a great compact (not in your back pocket though) camera. It can produce 10 megapixels of widescreen photos, a 28 mm wide-angle lens and of course has a lovely widescreen LCD on the back to show off your photos. The camera has above average battery life, a fair amount of external control (without too much button clutter) and a function menu to quickly access several camera settings.
  • Pros: Widescreen CCD with wide-angle lens, Above average battery life, Widescreen high-resolution LCD, Fast performance, Unlimited continuous shooting at full resolution, Great movie mode
  • Cons: Above average noise with smearing and detail loss due to NR, Redeye, Sluggish frame rate at highest setting; no movie focus or optical zoom
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Camera Labs
1 October 2006
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 is very much a camera of two halves. In use, it can be an absolute dream with its wide lens, sensor and screen inspiring your creative side, and the decent build quality and high level of manual control satisfying the demands of enthusiasts. In these and many other respects it’s an excellent product.
  • Pros: Unique wide sensor and screen, Sharp, wide lens with stabilisation, Widescreen movies including 720p at 15fps, Plenty of manual control and good build quality
  • Cons: Visible noise even at 100 ISO, Aggressive noise reduction at higher sensitivities
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 5
5.0
Picture quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
27 July 2007
  • Summary: Megapixels make great headlines, but the LX2 suffers from noise and smudging even at low ISOs. That's a shame, because otherwise this is a great camera. With a better-balanced sensor (fewer pixels, better quality) and a more operational speed, it would be hard to fault.
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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 7
6.7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

PC Authority
11 July 2007
  • Summary: Image quality is reasonable, but there are far better cameras available for less.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
7.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

PhotoReview
1 November 2006
  • Summary: Plenty of user-adjustable controls in a high-resolution camera that fits into a jacket pocket.Released just over a year after the DMC-LX1, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX2 model retains many of the admirable features of its innovative predecessor but boasts a higher resolution sensor (10.2 megapixels, vs 8.4). The main advantage of the new model lies in its 'widescreen' LCD monitor, which no longer letterboxes shots taken with the camera's 16:9 setting.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
7.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

PhotoReview
1 November 2006
  • Summary: Plenty of user-adjustable controls in a high-resolution camera that fits into a jacket pocket.Released just over a year after the DMC-LX1, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX2 model retains many of the admirable features of its innovative predecessor but boasts a higher resolution sensor (10.2 megapixels, vs 8.4). The main advantage of the new model lies in its 'widescreen' LCD monitor, which no longer letterboxes shots taken with the camera's 16:9 setting.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

PhotographyBLOG
10 October 2005
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 is an evolution of a very unique, innovative and intriguing camera, the DMC-LX1. The new model has the important addition of a 16:9 wide-screen LCD which matches the sensor, making the DMC-LX2 a true wide-screen camera. It still offers a choice of image aspects, from wide-screen 16:9 to the more conventional 4:3.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

pcmag.ru
5 June 2007
  • Summary: Эта любительская 10-Мпиксел фотокамера обеспечивает высокое качество снимков, но имеет ряд недостатков.
  • Pros: Большое число мегапикселов изображения. Можно быстро и легко изменить формат снимка. Превосходное качество снимков неподвижных объектов. Возможности сохранения изображений в формате RAW. Высокие значения ISO. Большой 2,8-дюйм ЖК-экран.
  • Cons: Длительная подготовка к съемке следующего кадра. Задержка срабатывания затвора. Зернистость видео. В режиме высокого разрешения съемка только со скоростью 15 кадр/с.
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