Sep 30, 2005

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 Review

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 has a broad set of manual controls, image stabilization, and a wide lens and sensor crammed into a compact package. A good choice for aspiring photographers who want the portability of a snapshot camera but a robust manual feature set.

DP Review today posted their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 Review and liked it a lot except for the noise problem at ISOs above 100. They went on to say-
"We had real difficulty deciding between Above Average and Recommended for the LX1; it is capable of delivering stunning resolution, sharpness and detail - and is stuffed to the gills with useful photographic features, but for a camera to exhibit this level of noise at ISO 80 in 2005 is pretty unforgivable. Take a look at the full size shots, print them if you want, and decide for yourself if you're happy to make a compromise on noise in order to get all that detail."

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 Features:
  • 8.4 Megapixel 16:9 aspect CCD

  • 28mm wide 4x optical LEICA DC lens

  • MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer)

  • Venus Engine II

  • Joystick-operated manual control

  • Large 2.5" LCD monitor (207k pixels)

  • Industry's first 16:9 aspect Wide VGA moving image recording

  • Raw, TIFF and JPEG recording modes

  • Manual exposure and focus options

  • 1/2000th to 60 sec shutter speeds

  • Available in black or silver