it's fine, high ISO is good. not so good for human figure
youyi zhang, Amazon
15 May 2013
Summary: it's fine, high ISO is good. not so good for human figure, Despite its shortcomings, notably its weak JPEG processing, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 delivers an excellent all-around shooting experience--fastest in its class, full featured, and capable of shooting some very nice photos.
Summary: This is not a full review, but a warning to purchasers that the video format Panasonic uses to reduce storage space is a format that is not presently compatible with any form of Mac processing.
Summary: I thought I was getting a great camera by the reviews, but I learned different. I wanted to replace my Canon 8mp, because the battery door was broke. The Canon camera is a point and shoot, that takes excellent pictures. This Lumix DMC LX5 tends to overexpose in the auto mode. There is no way to adjust the flash like there are with the other manual settings on this camera. It would be nice, because when you want a fast shot indoors, the auto mode isn't the best choice.
A decent camera if you shoot RAW, otherwise look elsewhere
25 April 2012
Summary: I got this camera as an upgrade to an existing point and shoot. In that regard, it is a noticeable improvement. At ISO200 and below, pictures are sharp and fairly noise free even at 100% zoom. With the bright lens and good image stabilization, pictures that would be a blurry on my old point and shoot come out well. As compared to the Canon S90, which is the only other high end compact camera I've used, I'm a little disappointed.
Summary: I purchased this camera to replace a Canon SD1000 that I purchased nearly 5 years ago. Nearly 50% of my photos are taken inside my house of my dogs, wife, etc. With the Canon I had issues with the white balance and the sensitivity. Many of my pictures would come out orangeish and grainy.
The Package not damaged.But my camera's body has been bumped leaded to the metal case dostortioned and battery cover cannot open
28 March 2012
Summary: I bought this as a gift for my son.Since I think this is a brand new product,so I transfered it to him without opening the package. Today he has received this box. The transfer box and camera Package are not damaged.But my camera's body has been bumped leaded to the metal case dostortioned and battery cover cannot be opened. I think this problem may caused buy Amazon, that they sold not brand new product to customer.
Summary: I REALLY REALLY wanted to love this camera but after using it for a few months I have to say i felt it was over rated/hyped. This camera has a lot of great qualities, and as the rating indicates many people are happy with it. My main complaint is the high level of noise even at low ISOs. I looked at all the images from a recent trip and there was a LOT of noise at ISOs between 200-400 which should be well within the abilities of a $3-400 camera.
Summary: I was looking for a better P&S camera (for food photography) to replace my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 with the consideration of portability, a better image quality, and with a manual control. After reading the reviews and tech specifications, I settled on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 for its fast lens and low light photography capability.
Summary: I have owned this camera for about a year - purchased it after being disappointed when my second Canon point and shoot became unusable due to the dreaded "lens error" lock up. This one has a manual lens cap and great optics, so far as I can tell. The good: Fantastic photo quality and a lot of control over the exposure - you can control by aperture, shutter speed, increase or decrease the exposure,etc. Shoots HD video, too. The bad: I have a Ph.D.
Summary: Before getting this camera I made extensive research about it. I was really into the LEICA D-LUX 5 and decided to get this one instead just for the price. At the beginning I was very excited, it seem like a little jewel. I'm a filmmaker so all the features on this camera amazed me, I thought I could get similar pictures than with an XLR but with the convenience of the size. When I started taking photos, the point and shoot photos were amazing.