Huey Slick wrote in post #12161117
Derek - I used to have the LX3, which my wife has since I got the G12, and I would say the LX5 would be easier to pocket than the G12; unless you have the EVF attached.
The LX3 is a cracking camera and I got some lovely images from it.
The G12 fits into a fleece pocket with no problems, but NOT in the old jeans pocket!!
Derek I've had both a G11 and now an LX5.
Frankly the lens protrudes so much on the LX5 that it's only slightly smaller than the G11 was.
It is lighter.
I carry or have carried both in a suitable pocket in my scottevest. It works very well for me. I wouldn't think to carry either in pants pockets, or a shirt pocket. Some jackets have large enough pockets.
Cargot pants certainly have large enough pockets.
If carrying is an issue, and it sometimes is for me, I would rush and buy an S95 and put a Richard Franiec grip on it.
Finally, the screen on my G11 was always usable. The viewfinder was a welcome asset. On the other hand, the screen on the LX5 is not readable when I take the camera skiing. So I bought the electronic view finder. It's costly!
I regret not buying the S95 and Franiec grip.