Continuing on from the previous 5 reasons to buy a TZ10 (ZS7) I came across a secondhand LX5 when out shopping. At £85 I thought it was a great bargain and I had to have it – even though cosmetically it was a little worse for wear.
The LX5 was a superb little camera and I had one in 2012 before upgrading it to the LX7. Stills wise the LX5 gave better images but was lacking in video quality as it only supported 720p at low bit rates.
I subsequently sold the LX7 to buy a GH2 micro four thirds camera.
This is my short video to show the potential of this 10M CCD image sensor and why I think it is a great purchase for anyone wanting a better camera than their smartphone without spending a small fortune. At the end of the video is a 720p test file upscaled to 1080p which I then downloaded to my iPhone 8 and my Shark 1 Android phones just to see what the quality would be like – very acceptable. I also uploaded the file to my private facebook page just to see it at the default resolution – again quite acceptable.
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