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.
Summary: Use it for happy snaps. Nice look and feel. Could use an optical view finder and the focus searches a lot. The 10mp occurs as a wide image that will be cropped on 90% of image devices. Battery life seems good and LCD is bright and clear. The camera feels robust.
Summary: I am a amateur photographer and use it for everyday pictures. The camera works well even in indoors. It is fast and the flash recycling time is acceptable. To improve the image quality, you should keep the ISO setting between 100 and 200. Higher than this will put too much noise in the picture. The manual override of all settings is very useful, and not common in this camera size. I am very pleased with the results.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Summary: I'm used to lugging around a DSLR and have been shopping for a 'compact' for a long time. I did my research and was concerned about the constant complaints of too much noise and how horrible the Venus engine is at rendering. I decided to take the plunge anyways and have been nothing but impressed with this camera. If you read the manual and do a little research there are more than enough manual adjustments that can be made to compensate for just about anything.
Pros: Amount of manual adj, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Summary: I carry this camera with me at all times. It shoos raw so whenever I see a stock image, I don't have to worry about taking out my big camera. The 16:9 ration makes even the ordinary great. Light and durable.
Summary: One of the best cameras I ever had, no only for the price or the leica lens, the real advantage of this little camera is the possibility to take pictures in RAW format. This format let you control much more things that jpgs and the camera also record movies in HD! I surely recommend this product to anyone who is looking for high quality images and good price.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Good sound in videos, LEICA, Raw pictures, Strong Construction, Video in high definition
Summary: I shoot a lot. But let's face it. Lugging an oversized, overweight digital SLR around is just not practical. The DMC-LX2 gives many of the features found on the big SLR's, but in a palm sized package. I am particularly impressed by the Leica lens. It is incredibly sharp. In comparison to a huge fixed focal length hunk of glass on the SLR, it wins on sharpness. There has been a lot of talk about the excessive noise in higher ISO settings, but I found it to be acceptable.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Short Lag Time, What a lens
Summary: I am a pro and this is my choice for point and shoot. Get it and start shooting instead of reading this. Only minor draw back is the selection dial on top moves to easy and sometimes you may not realize it.