My previous favourite compact travel camera was the Panasonic Lumix LX3/LX5. It has a fast (F2.0) and wide (24mm) lens, shoots HD video, is a joy to handle, all with very good image quality.
It’s still a cult classic after more than 2 years, but I have one major gripe with it: it’s simply not pocketable. Some people claim the LX5 is pocketable, but that’s just nuts. And nuts are what the LX5 looks like when it’s in your pocket. Don’t be offended when friends ask if you’re just happy to see them. But I’ve found a near-perfect compromise… Continue reading →