Above we have my new Panasonic Lumix LX5 as seen by my old LX3, and below the roles are reversed. Both shots were taken within 30 seconds at the same positions on the IA setting and are downsized but unedited. Interestingly different aren’t they, but neither got the fleece blanket colour anywhere near right.
Setting the LX5 up was easy enough, I think partly because it feels familiar and partly because there is less faff there maybe? It looks to be up to date with 2.0 firmware already in there and with some relief I’ve found all the settings, or should that be the only settings I regularly use in the Scene menu.
It does look easier to delve into the manual stuff and there’s a little thumbwheel that when pressed and rotated does something that I don’t understand. Cool.
The simpler external layout and controls look nicely usable and the chunkier and more prominent mode dial is a good call, even the old-school lens cap is a better version.
It took a shite photie below, but I’m sure there’s better times ahead. Depending on the weather.