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. I set the resolution to 7.5 M (the highest setting) and PROGRAM MODE in all pictures.
Summary: i was looking for an easy to carry camera with manual/slr features. so the choice was between this, the canon m9, ricoh capilo gx100, or nikon p5100. since i wanted as wide an angle lens as possible, but had limited funds, i went with the lx2 (the ricoh goes to 24mm equiv but is significantly more expensive). my main concern was that, compare to the others, i was losing out in getting a much less "professional" camera with poorest image quality in the class.
A excellent digital camera for whose who want maneuver manual exposure control
Akihiko Itoh "camera mavin", Amazon
17 October 2007
Summary: This compact digital camera is equipped with a number of unique features and is suitable for advanced users, having 16:9 aspect-ratio format, manual exposure controls, AE/AF lock, exposure compensation, auto bracket,etc similar to SLR digital cameras. If you are looking for a compact digital camera with something more than fully automatic exposure controls, this is it.
Summary: I was a bit hesitant to buy this camera after reading reviews about how it has terrible digital noise. After spending many hours reading, researching, and analyzing online pictures of the LX2 with other comparable digital cameras of the same class, I decided to just get it anyway. My decision was based on several reason: 1.
Summary: Got this camera in late September just as it was released. Initially thought I may have made the wrong choice after reading some complaints about excessive noise but I have not found noise to be much of a problem...PROVIDED that the ISO is kept at 100. Because the camera is so small it is easy to hold steady at slow shutter speeds and I also keep the image stabilization set on #2 (activates only as the shutter button is pressed) to ensure a sharp image.
Summary: The camera works great. I chose this one due to the lens quality and larger numerical aperture than other small cameras. The photos are bright, sharp, and high quality. The camera is easy to use, but allows manual adjustment. I'm still getting use to using a screen rather than a view finder. The screen is bright enough, but tough to see things like a person's expression. DO NOT BUY THE CAMERA CASE BY PANASONIC. The case is a horrible design.
Pretty good for the price, definitely not an SLR replacement...
12 March 2007
Summary: This camera does what it says it does: it takes 16:9 pictures and video at 10.2MP for pictures and OK resolutions for video. It takes decent video, if you put it on a tripod. The built-in stabilization is worthless in video mode and you'll get a palsy type shaking no matter what you do. In other words, this will not replace your camcorder.
Summary: At least for now it is :-) . During the course of the past 10-12 months I have owned 7, that's SEVEN, digital cameras: Canon S230; Kodak V530; 5 different models of Casio's: Z60, Z600, Z850, P700; and most recently presented my wife with a red S770 for Valentine's Day. I also had a pretty good chance to evaluate Canon SD450 (my brother-in-law owns one - it was actually a gift from my wife and I to him for his 21st birthday), Casio EX-S600 (a good friend of mine owns...
Summary: I love this camera--most of the time. Great features, damned good lens, good quality pictures, superb wide-angle views, compact size, strong battery, etc. Yes, the lack of a viewfinder is sometimes a problem, but not that often. Most problematic for me is the lack of close focus. My defunct Nikon could capture the fur on a bee half an inch from the lens.
Summary: I purchased the LX2 as a replacement for my Canon A620 and as a backup for my DSLR. I shoot a lot of landscape and the standout feature of this camera is the 16:9 format sensor. The camera is small, it won't fit in a shirt pocket but fits into a jacket pocket quite happily. Side by side, it is noticeably smaller than the A620. The layout of the controls is generally good, but unlike the reviewer, I don't find the joystick as useful.
Pros: 1. The 16:9 display., 2. The control layout with reservations about the joystick., 3. The mega O.I.S image stabilisation. My dslr (a Konica Minolta 5D) has built in image stabilisation, so it's a feature that I am used to. The stabilisation in the LX2 definitely works, though not as well as the stabilisation in the KM5D., 4. The lens quality, resolution is very good indeed, outperforming budget dslr lenses in some cases., 5. It's small., 6. The on-lens aspect ratio an...
Cons: Noise produced by the sensor is no worse than the Canon A620, if slightly different in nature. It is often commented on because the camera goes to iso800 &1600 where the A620 stops at iso400., The single biggest weakness is the in camera jpeg processing. At iso 100, for the most part you need to view the images at 100% to see it's effects, but from iso200 up, the effects are more noticeable. Jpegs from the camera especially at higher iso exhibit artifacts and an effec...