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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Where to buy
Price when rated: $500
Lowest price: $589.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Ultra-wide-angle lens with F2.0 aperture
  • Macro mode lets you get extremely close to subject
  • Very fast autofocus and quiet zoom motors
  • Superior video capture and manual video controls
  • Manual controls for aperture, shutter, and focus
  • Very sturdy build quality
  • Attractive, classic aesthetics
  • Superb button layout for accessing manual controls

Cons

  • Intelligent Auto mode produces underexposed images
  • Some camera settings are buried deep in menus
  • Limited optical zoom range
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