Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX5 is a Serious Point-and-Shoot
At a Glance
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Compact Camera
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The Lumix LX5 isn't the most novice-friendly camera, but it offers an insane amount of power for a fixed-lens camera when you dig into its manual controls.
Positioned as a point-and-shoot camera for serious photographers, the Lumix DMC-LX5 tacks on significant enhancements to the performance-oriented LX3. The new camera doubles the optical zoom, and has improved low-light shooting, better range-of-motion correction in its optical image-stabilization system, a proprietary hot-shoe mount on the top of the camera, and the ability to shoot 720p high-definition video.