I don’t take pictures often enough. The problem, I have realized, is that whenever I do I have to take my big clunky DSLR, and camera bag with lenses and such, and make a big ordeal out of it. I need a good quality point-and-shoot that I can carry around on a daily basis.
The Canon Powershot has a reputation for being the point-and-shoot for professionals.
However, during my research, I learned that it has a new competitor: the Panasonic Lumix LX5 . With a lens manufactured by Lica, this camera is hard to ignore.
The main differences that I can see are these:
The LX5 has a 24 – 90mm vs. the 28 – 120 on the G12.
The LX5 has a maximum aperture of 2.0 – 3.3 vs. 2.8 – 4.5 of the G12.
The LX5 shoots 2.5 frames per second vs. the 1.5 fps on the G12.
The LX5 costs around $420 vs. the G12 at $480.
A full side-by-side technical comparison can be found here.
Help me out here. What do you think I should buy? Please let me know in this poll, or in the comments section.
Thanks for your help!