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Just Ordered In Stock Panasonic LX5

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by flyby, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. flyby

    flyby Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just ordered from Samy's Camera http://http://www.samys.com the new Panasonic LX5 in stock now for $489.00..disregard price on site once you put item in cart price goes down.

    It will be delivered tomorrow. I can't wait. I've been staying on top of the release of this camera here in the US and this is the 1st time it's showed up as available and ready to ship. Amazon still shows it as pre-order only.

    I know many of you also desire this camera and would love to hear more about it once you too have it. I think the combination of the micro 4/3 GF1 and the LX5 will be killer!
  2. flyby

    flyby Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    LX5 Arrived this morning! All set up and ready to shoot. It's just wonderful! Feels good in my hand..much smaller than GF1! Won't be a problem at all porting the two of them around.
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  3. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 13, 2010
    Sweet, let us know how you use that additional range (compared to LX3)!!!
  4. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Have you Posted any of the pics anywhere yet? What are your initial thoughts?
  5. riveredger

    riveredger Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 30, 2010
    Northern NJ
    Congrats - very nice compact!
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    How do you find the AF in low light and the IQ at ISO above 800? It's supposed to be improved in those areas but I'd rather hear from you than the sales reps.
  7. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    did you get the EVF
  8. flyby

    flyby Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey! you guys..I just got the package yesterday Sept 1st! Give a girl a break! LOL
    Took a couple of hours to charge the battery and then another hour or so to set-up the menu's and begin to play around making adjustments, etc.

    My impressions so far...focus is fast and quiet. The camera is small but extremely well built..I love the finger grip as opposed to the lack of one on the others in this category. BillN, I have the EVF because I bought it for my GF1 although I have not used it yet on the LX5.
    I played around with the camera taking some shots with it yesterday. I'll take some more today and post the on Serious Compacts for ya'all to see. So far I am extremely pleased with the pic quality, color saturation, sharpness and the B&W is frankly just lovely!
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  9. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Hi Karen

    sounds good - interested to know what you think of use with and without EVF

    Best wishes

  10. flyby

    flyby Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA

    So far haven't felt the need to put on the EVF unlike the need with the GF1. I simply could not see the screen well enough in sunlight with the GF1..so I had to get the EVF. On the LX5..the screen is better or seems to be...I have not looked up the differences between the two in resolution.

    I was outside today quite a bit taking pics with the LX5 and was able in all circumstances to see the screen well enough to frame and take pics. I think the glare is quite abit less on this LCD as opposed to the GF1.

    So far so good. I'll let you know if things change or I get into a situation where it's not visible enough to frame well.
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  11. vincechu

    vincechu Mu-43 Regular

    Hi Karen, I just picked up an LX5 today and was very impressed with the build quality and image quality. But I'm currently having a little worry, I just pointed the camera towards a bright light source, specifically an energy saving light bulb, and I kind of get some streaks or banding appearing vertically on the LCD screen. But they dont appear on the final image, I wonder if I have a faulty camera?
  12. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey Vince I think your camera is fine. If the screen doesn't show the vertical lines when not pointed at the light I would say it is OK. What I think you are experiencing when you point the camera at the power saving one light is an effect produced by the flicker in the fluorescent bulb and the refresh rate of the cameras screen. House power is generally AC in current and therefore you get an alternating frequency of 50 to 60 Hz.

    That is one reason they don't have fluorescent lights in metal machining shops because the flicker in the emited light can cancel out a spinning lathe chuck- turning at the same frequency.

    Hope this helps. If you pointed your camera at a Cathode Ray Tv screen I would imagine you would get the same vertical bar effect on your camera screen.
  13. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2010
    Your camera is fine. :smile:
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