Summary: I like this device. I have been using it for a couple years now. It is built real well. The optics are great. The features are numerous. I really like the stabilizer feature. If I was to trade mine in I would only look for something with more zoom and something that shoots better in low light...
Excerpt: I have owned a ---bunch of Digital cameras. This is THE best. It takes photos every bit as good as a DSLR..I attached a teather to the lenscap..NO problem. .IMO this is one of the finest P&S cameras on the market.--because of the superb imagew quality.
Summary: I have the Lumix FX 50 a while ago and wanted to have a smaller camera for everyday use. I love my new LX2K - it is small but takes the same great fotos like its big brother does. for everyone who wants more than snapshots - this is the right choice.
Excerpt: 90% of my shots are in daylight and screen is impossible to see, especially when you have sun over your shoulder as is preferred. Quality drops as zoom increases and noise gets bad above iso200. Close up shots are good with iso100 and no zoom. Detail in landscape shots is poor.
Summary: I purchased this camera about a year ago but never took this camera serious until recently. On an overseas trip to S. Korea. I ended up using this camera because I found it impractical to carry around Canon 40 D when you walk or ride subway most of times.
Summary: I will give my individual perspective on this LX2. I ordered mine from JM Group and I am so happy with them, I wish I could order everything from them. They charged a very reasonable price especially for the black (k) model. They packaged it very well and shipped it right away.
Excerpt: I bought this camera in Nov. 06. These comments are from my own personal viewpoint and are aimed at RAW shooters. I wouldn't use this camera to shoot any of the image types which are compulsorily noise reduced. I have read the other comments in this review so will try not to repeat those comments.