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Panasonic DMC LX2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews of Panasonic DMC LX2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and lens. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the focus and reliability, and the memory and viewfinder get negative opinions.

portability, usability, performance, lens, image quality

price, color, low-light, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic DMC LX2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMC LX2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Panasonic DMC LX2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The performance and portability also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the optics and low light performance.

usability, portability, performance, size, reliability

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMC LX2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Panasonic DMC LX2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The lens and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the zoom.

portability, usability, lens, image quality, performance

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

 

The 10-megapixel Lumix DMC-LX2 ($410 as of February 15, 2007), the most recent Panasonic model we've tested, has the same image stabilization feature found on many other Lumix cameras, but it dispenses with those cameras' long zoom in favor of a...

Very accurate exposures ; Takes photos in widescreen format

High price ; Must pop up flash manually

High image quality and widescreen format are this camera's best attributes, though some controls could be easier to use.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

 

This Lumix approaches greatness in terms of image quality, but falls short on performance.

High megapixel count. Can quickly and easily change aspect ratio. Excellent still image quality. RAW capabilities. High ISO. Large 2.8-inch LCD.

Very slow recycle time. Shutter lag. Video has a grainy quality, and the high-def mode shoots at only 15 fps.

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Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 also uses a 10-megapixel CCD as the G7 does. There's one significant difference in the implementation, however: the LX2's sensor has a native 16:9 aspect ratio instead of 4:3. To produce 4:3 or 3:2 aspect photos, the LX2...

Great lens; nice design; lots of manual controls.

Generally soft photos; mediocre movies; no optical viewfinder.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 is a good choice for an enthusiast looking for a powerful camera that can fit into a jacket pocket.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 Review

 

The Lumix LX1, announced July 2005, was a camera that proved just how commited Panasonic is to shaking up the digital camera market with innovative, often quirky products rather than taking the easy (though unimaginitive) 'me too' route followed by so...

Good resolution, sharp results with lots of detail (particularly at ISO 100) Unique 'widescreen' 16:9 sensor 28mm wideangle (16:9 mode only) Comprehensive photographic control High quality construction, lovely design Good edge-to-edge lens performance...

Noisy sensor and excessive noise reduction at all ISO settings. Low NR setting not low enough Underpowered flash Auto flash mode tends to choose 1/30th second shutter speed (and a high ISO in auto ISO mode) Occasional exposure / dynamic range problems...

Reviewing the LX2 - the successor to one of the only memorable compact cameras of 2005 - has been a slightly disappointing, yet totally unsurprising experience. Like the FZ50 reviewed last month, the LX2 is an 'upgrade' that fails to address in any...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

 

Physical Views The DMC-LX2 compared in size to a standard CD disc. The DMC-LX2 and the 6-megapixel DMC-FX3 . Continue to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-LX2 Specifications Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 9 elements in 8 groups (3 Aspherical lenses / 3...

Nov, 2006

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 is the second-ever compact digital camera to feature a 16:9 ratio CCD sensor, following on from the original LX1 model that was released back in 2005. The 16:9...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 Digital Camera - Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix LX2, like its predecessor the LX1, is clearly inspired by the surging popularity of widescreen (16:9) televisions. Employing a unique set of "triple-wide" features, the Lumix LX2 combines a 28mm wide-angle Leica lens, a 16:9 wide...

Triple wide feature set of 16:9 lens, 16:9 image sensor and 16:9 LCD is a hit, Sporty compact design combines classic rangefinder elements with contoured modern style, Very speedy all-around performance with virtually no shutter lag when you...

Images shot at 1,600 and above too noisy for printing, Weak dynamic range in images shot in anything but the softest of light ; some shots lacked "pop", Slow playback of full resolution images on LCD, Oversaturated reds and blues in images more...

Panasonic made quite a splash last year with photographers (and reviewers) when it released the LX1, a rangefinder-style shooter with a boatload of features that Imaging Resource's own Mike Pasini called "an excellent little camera, and clearly one of...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Michael J. Mcnamara (popphoto.com)

Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

 

Panasonic could have impressed us just by fixing the faults we found in last year's compact Lumix DMC-LX1. But with its new Lumix DMC-LX2 ($500, street), it delivers a whole lot more. A pocketable alternative to a digital SLR, the 10.2MP LX2 packs a...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

 

Some features that haven't changed include the wide-angle 28 - 112 mm lens, optical image stabilizer, full manual controls, and support for the RAW image format

Unique 16:9 CCD captures a nice widescreen image ; Wide-angle, 4X optical zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization ; Widescreen 2.8" LCD display; good visibility in bright outdoor light as well as dimly lit rooms ; Robust performance, especially in...

Over-aggressive noise reduction noticeably reduces fine details in images ; Above average noise levels; drop in color saturation at ISO 800 and above ; Unimpressive high sensitivity mode (and I'm being generous here) ; No optical viewfinder ; Choppy...

If you're shooting at ISO 100 and not making huge prints then I recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2. If you've got the patience to shoot in RAW mode, you'll likely be more satisfied with the photos you get out of the camera. If you want to run around...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Panasonic Lumix LX2

 

The Panasonic Lumix LX2 can be thought of as a fairly big upgrade to the LX1 with more resolution, a larger widescreen LCD, new processor and some other improvements here and there. Find out if it's a worthy upgrade in the review now.

Widescreen CCD with wide-angle lens ; Above average battery life ; Widescreen high-resolution LCD ; Fast performance ; Unlimited continuous shooting at full resolution ; Great movie mode

Above average noise with smearing and detail loss due to NR ; Redeye ; Sluggish frame rate at highest setting; no movie focus or optical zoom

The Panasonic Lumix LX2 is a great compact (not in your back pocket though) camera. It can produce 10 megapixels of widescreen photos, a 28 mm wide-angle lens and of course has a lovely widescreen LCD on the back to show off your photos.

Apr, 2007

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