On the outside, Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LX5 is a sturdy, compact camera with nice retro styling. Inside, though, there’s a 10-megapixel CCD sensor and a number of advanced features you usually only get in a large DSLR. It has full controls (including manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority), extensive white-balance controls, and a Raw shooting mode. Its centerpiece, though, is a stunning, ultra-wide-angle 24mm Leica lens that opens up to an aperture of f/2.0. It’s a great camera for DLSR owners who want a second camera or for beginners looking to get more control over their shots.