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G12 vs LX5?

 
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Oct 16, 2010 07:40 |  #1

Hi all,


Which of the above has better image qualities in day and night shots?

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Feb 23, 2012 20:14 |  #2

I'm prepared to bet it's the LX5, but that's just from studying the two on paper.




  
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Feb 23, 2012 20:19 |  #3

I have used the S95 and LX5 and those 2 are very similar. I think the way each renders Jpgs is slightly different but both ( and I am sure the G12 since its basically the same as the S95 ) are really nice p/s. Just don't expect DSLR quality in dim lighting.


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Feb 23, 2012 23:56 |  #4

how do these old threads pop up?

Since it's already going, I like the control layout, viewfinder, and Canon RAW format of the G12, but I bought an LX5 for it's faster lens and smaller size. Being able to shoot pretty good ISO 800 at f2 and 24mm with IS, means I can handhold in ridiculously low light. The G12 is a stop slower.


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Feb 24, 2012 02:21 |  #5

You know I had the same debate. I had a G12 before and decided to go back to it. I'm sure you're aware of the features of the G12 but when you shoot with it you'll soon discover how easy yet advanced it is. The G12 also had a high keeper rate of pics so it def found a way back in my hands.
My suggestion to you would be to shoot and play with both and you'll realize which is good for you. Only you can ultimately see what features mean the most to you.


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Feb 24, 2012 03:51 |  #6

It's all in the lens for me. I don't think I'd be all that happy with 28mm, even at f/2, but 24mm at f/2, yeah! :cool:




  
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Feb 24, 2012 06:16 |  #7

Still have my LX3, and love the 24mm f/2....




  
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Feb 25, 2012 17:54 |  #8

I had a G11 and wasn't all that impressed. I now have the LX-5. So far, I"m pretty happy. 24mm and f/2 are both wonderful assets. The LX5 does better with colors at low ISO and color and noise at higher ISOs than my wife's mid-line Lumix P&S does (RAW helps).

Add to that the smaller size of the LX5 and it (for me) is the better choice over the G series.


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Mar 08, 2012 15:59 |  #9

Agreed, if you're a lens buff, the LX5 takes some beating.

Also, little-discussed is the iZoom option of the LX5 which uses a factor of 1.3x digital zoom to give an overall zoom range of 24-120mm (5x). Not strictly a "purist" option, admittedly, but the image degradation is very slight and the extra reach can be useful.




  
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Mar 20, 2012 21:43 |  #11

I know it's nothing like a dSLR but how is the depth of field and background blur with the f/2 on the LX5?

Just trying to find something with decent DoF control but still pocketable.




  
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Mar 20, 2012 22:01 |  #12

ib2loud wrote in post #14123143 (external link)
I know it's nothing like a dSLR but how is the depth of field and background blur with the f/2 on the LX5?

Just trying to find something with decent DoF control but still pocketable.

its f2 only at 24mm equiv. if you focus very closely, you will ahve a bit of out of focus background. your best bet is at the long end. where if you are shooting at f 3.3, you get a bit of blured background.


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Mar 21, 2012 00:55 |  #13

ib2loud wrote in post #14123143 (external link)
I know it's nothing like a dSLR but how is the depth of field and background blur with the f/2 on the LX5?

It's crap because the lens is at wide angle. DOF is very deep. You have much better separation at 90mm f3.3.


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