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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Digital Camera - £299 @BestBuy + £44 cashback
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Digital Camera - £299  @BestBuy + £44 cashback

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Digital Camera - £299 @BestBuy + £44 cashback

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Panasonic's Lumix LX5 really packs a punch on the imaging front, with impressive levels of creativity available. The LX5 is feature packed with a high senitivity sensor offering incredible performance even in low light whilst the manual controls ensure maximum creativity.

Best Buy online exclusive price of £315 minus 5% off till 13th Dec with the Topcashback or Quidco voucher which brings the price down to £299.
Plus you then get a further approx 14.89% cashback of the non-VAT price which is about £38 which should bring the price down to to around £261.
Note: The cashback and vouchers run out on the 13th...

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£300 for compact camera? no, thank you. I rather buy entry DSLR which will take way better pictures than that.

johnny2

£300 for compact camera? no, thank you. I rather buy entry DSLR which … £300 for compact camera? no, thank you. I rather buy entry DSLR which will take way better pictures than that.



Speak when you know about the subject.

I own both the LX3 and a professional Canon DSLR. Some of my best shots have been with the LX3, it takes amazing shots for a compact and for reportage etc it's ideal. It's low light performance is excellent.

Here's a great site dedicated to the LX3 (and now the LX5). Check out some of these happy snaps.

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johnny2

£300 for compact camera? no, thank you. I rather buy entry DSLR which … £300 for compact camera? no, thank you. I rather buy entry DSLR which will take way better pictures than that.



What if you need to put it in your pocket... what if you are travelling?

Your DSLR will be a burden
Edited by: "Nad_84" 10th Dec 2010

Kafkaesque

Speak when you know about the subject.I own both the LX3 and a … Speak when you know about the subject.I own both the LX3 and a professional Canon DSLR. Some of my best shots have been with the LX3, it takes amazing shots for a compact and for reportage etc it's ideal. It's low light performance is excellent.Here's a great site dedicated to the LX3 (and now the LX5). Check out some of these happy snaps.http://www.lx3-photography.com/search/label/LX3%20GALLERY



+1

anyway, this is a good price... next cheapest is amazon @ £314

johnny2

£300 for compact camera? no, thank you. I rather buy entry DSLR which … £300 for compact camera? no, thank you. I rather buy entry DSLR which will take way better pictures than that.



Clueless comment!

johnny2 just expressed his opinion. And he will probably take better pictures with his DSLR, it's all in the mind. Many people seem upset about this, I wonder why?

Original Poster

thehitman

Clueless comment!



Yes - incredibly clueless comment
I have owned several Nikon DSLRs but got fed up with the size and weight - net result - less photos taken on family outings etc.
Downsized to a GF1 last year and that gets used much more.
On a recent outing with the local photography club I was seriously jealous of the guy with the LX3. Just been waiting for the LX5 to drop in price and £261 after cashback is too good a chance to pass up.

I agree with Johny - if you want a compact that will fit in your pocket you dont want to spend £300 for it. If you want to take great pictures no compact can compare to SLR and if someone says that they've seen better pictures taken with compact then with SLR that only means that the photographer who used the SLR wasn't very good.

Original Poster

I don't think this is about better or worse than DSLR.
Often at the local photo club competitions, one of the winning entries has been a photo taken with a pro-compact like the LX3 or Canon Powershot etc because the guy happened to be carrying the camera in his pocket at an opportune moment which he would have otherwise missed.

Most important in photography:
1. Photographer
2. Lens.
3. Light
4. Camera
In that order.
My friend bought Canon film SLR on ebay last year for £50 and his picture won an amateur competition so it's not what you have but what can you do with it.

joanne25

I agree with Johny - if you want a compact that will fit in your pocket … I agree with Johny - if you want a compact that will fit in your pocket you dont want to spend £300 for it. If you want to take great pictures no compact can compare to SLR and if someone says that they've seen better pictures taken with compact then with SLR that only means that the photographer who used the SLR wasn't very good.



Actually, I'd disagree. At this price point the lens supplied with any budget SLR is extremely poor, both in terms of optics, speed (low light use) and vignetting . On the other hand the Panasonic comes with a rather tasty Leica lens which gives excellent results.

Certainly in the right hands and at a higher price point an SLR will give better results (that's why I have one). But someone who is is a casual photographer with £300 pounds in their wallet will get better results with an LX5.

Here are a couple of photos taken with an LX3. If you can find better quality photos taken with a £300 SLR please share...

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I like this one:

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Edited by: "Kafkaesque" 10th Dec 2010

joanne25

I agree with Johny - if you want a compact that will fit in your pocket … I agree with Johny - if you want a compact that will fit in your pocket you dont want to spend £300 for it. If you want to take great pictures no compact can compare to SLR and if someone says that they've seen better pictures taken with compact then with SLR that only means that the photographer who used the SLR wasn't very good.


johnny2

£300 for compact camera? no, thank you. I rather buy entry DSLR which … £300 for compact camera? no, thank you. I rather buy entry DSLR which will take way better pictures than that.



Bit of a coincidence that both of you joined today, both of you have posted a single comment in this thread and that one of you has agreed with the others comment. Don't tell me, you probably both had the same breakfast this morning and are probably both looking at this comment right now and are about to reveal your triplet for another clueless comment!

There seem to be more decent compacts on the market now which is great. I love using a DSLR but there's a time and a place for using one so it is nice to see a range of cameras available without the bulk.

I've just bought one and Quidco have given me a tracking receipt that says :

Expected cashback £44.64

I make that a net total of £255.18

Original Poster

polishpete

I've just bought one and Quidco have given me a tracking receipt that … I've just bought one and Quidco have given me a tracking receipt that says :Expected cashback £44.64I make that a net total of £255.18


Yes mine just came through on topcashback for the same. The initial post I did was based on the topcashback description which said the exclude the vat.

It shows as out of stock on the BestBuy site!
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