Excerpt: I wanted a small camera i could always have with me, so after days of deliberating bought this one. It didn't impress me at all so i returned it. Image quality is only good at ISO 80, starting from iso 200 the quality drops dramatically and at iso 800 images are no different from those HTC smartphone takes. Under bright sunlight you can take good pictures with it, which makes it a great travel camera, but still..
Summary: I bought this camera just to try it out - since "everyone" keeps saying how wonderful it is. It's a very nice camera, but it's simply too large, has limited zoom, and has far too many "bells & whistles" type controls. I am far more impressed with my Panasonic ZS20 which has MUCH more zoom, all the optical quality anyone can reasonably expect (let's face it, the LX & the ZS can hardly be told apart as to IQ)and the ZS20 is a LOT slimmer.
Summary: looks and takes very good photos if you can get the target subject in shot, the glare from the lcd is terrible, and I have to point and prey that I get the shot, most of the time I don't. the camera looks good (retro) when off, but presents itself as a point and squirt camera when switched on, although a Leica lens it has a plastic barrel which protrudes itself about 2" from the camera body when the camera is switched on(Panasonic do not show this in their sales photos...
Summary: Ok, man sollte nicht nur den PReis bewerten aber in dem Fall muss es auch mal gesagt sein: In den USA gibt es das Ding bei vielen Händlern, darunter amazon, um 299$. Das sind 230€ plus 20% USt. 276€. Hier kostet sie heute 435€. Macht 58% mehr. Ist eine gute Kamera (aber auch die Olympus XZ2 oder die teurere Sony RX100), aber ich zahl Panasonic die Deppensteuer nicht, aus Prinzip nicht.