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Steppenwolf 9 1.2k
13 Feb 2012 6:39PM
Why not get a Fuji X10? It's about 400 and it's like a Leica except for the price. It's in a different league from the LX5 as it has a proper viewfinder - it's a real camera.
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2012 7:08PM
Thanks both. I'd not considered the Fuji. Not in any real hurry to buy, so will sit down tonight & read reviews.
ChrisTom 12 72 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2012 8:31PM
I have the Panasonic LX3, which was the predecessor of the LX5, and have found it a very good camera as an alternative to carrying DSLR kit around.

As I understand it, both the LX3 and the LX5, are the same as the Leica, but with a slight difference in the firmware.

Take care.

Chris R.
I. El. (Eng). (Rtd).
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
13 Feb 2012 8:40PM

Quote:LOL, I do live in Northamptonshire, but I am not the famous granny that foiled the jewel thieves, I've got a few years to go before that

Lol well the Fuji XS-1 at 880 grams will be of no use then Smile
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2012 10:15AM
I have to say I favour the tripod for whacking youths with, you can get a really good swing going with it Smile
Hugo 15 649 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2012 12:36PM
Just bought an Canon S100 to replace my LX3. (Images very noisy by 2012 standards)
Slightly smaller -will actually fit in pocket.
Still has the 24mm lens and you can buy an adaptor to screw filters on.
The S100 has a control ring on the front - and another one on the back - this is very good, especially the front one (much like the aperture ring on an old MF film SLR lens) -set it up so this is exposure compensation - much easier than fiddly menus.
Built in GPS logging - a nice touch.
I paid 320 for a "grey" import - or about 370 at Amazon.

I only say this as I was just going to replace LX3 with an LX5, but this seemed much more fun.
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2012 12:42PM
I am going to be busy reading all these reviews & trying them out, but thanks for the suggestions, it's very helpful.

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