Summary: It is just what I wanted. I has good telephoto capabilities,sd card and AA batteries. Compact easy to use point and shoot. I will be carrying it and did not want a expensive camera that I will bang up.
Summary: I have had my LX2 for several years and have shot thousands of pictures with it. It is an absolute dream to use and the quality of the photos are remarkable. I have purchased other cameras that provide some new features, like a touch screen and feature rich GUI, and have always come back to the LX2 for shot quality, speed and features. The Program and Manual controls of this camera are "over the top" in functionality and ease of use.
Summary: It is SMALL and powerful..The Lx2 takes photos that rival DSLR quality. 4x zoom is a (maybe) a little small range, but with 10mp u can 100% crop and still print 8x10..It is ONE of the best Ihave ever owned....
Summary: The LX-2 is a serious photographer's point-and-shoot camera. In my experience, including 4 other "serious" P&S cameras, the Panasonic excels in user control, quality construction, classic design, and ease-of-use. It's image quality (in halfway decent light) is equivalent to many dSLR's. In poor light, I often took this camera in lieu of my dSLR (which has a slower lens) because its excellent IS and low-light capability makes after-dark pictures not only possible but fun.
Summary: I needed a camera that I could take along for vacations; the portability factor was very important, but I also wanted something that had a bit more than the regular point-and-click business. I was recommended the LX2 by a few professional photographer friends of mine. I did look around for others, notably the Canon G7-G9 series, but at the end, in terms of weight, portability and the Leica lens, I shelled out for this one. And I haven't regretted it.