Panasonic Lumix LX15 + 5 Year Warranty + 32GB SD Card + Case + Photobook at Jessops for £499
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Panasonic Lumix LX15 + 5 Year Warranty + 32GB SD Card + Case + Photobook at Jessops for £499

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Found 28th May 2017
I've been looking out for a new compact camera for a while now, and was about to pull the trigger on an LX15 (widely considered as one of the best compact digital cameras on the market at the moment - from what I can tell via reviews) from SLR Hut for £500, when I realised multiple shops are doing the same deal from UK now!

Jessops are doing an extra deal on top of the 5 Year Warranty from Panasonic that throws in an SD card + a case and photobook, all still for £499!

Seems like a good deal to me, as I've been checking compact cameras out for a few months now and this is the first time I've seen the camera for £500 from a UK seller, let alone the extra warranty and accessories!

Hope this is of some use to someone!

Reviews:
Expert Reviews - 5/5
Photography Blog - 4.5/5
Techradar - 4.5/5

Product Description:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 Camera in Black
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 sets the standard for low-light performance and bokeh expression in a compact camera. It features an exceptional high-speed f/1.4 lens and a 1-inch large MOS sensor; all in a sleek, stylish pocket-sized body. Integrating 4K video recording capability, it’s the perfect choice for enthusiasts.

Great low-light performance and beautiful bokeh expression
The LUMIX LX15 includes the newly-developed F1.4-F2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens system with 3x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-72mm). The lens lets a large volume of light into the camera, enabling the high-speed shutter release to capture clear, sharp images even in low-lit situations. It also allows for beautiful bokeh, making the subject stand out for impressive photos and videos

Simple and effortless shooting of moving objects
The LUMIX LX15 brings the next era of photography to your pocket. The 1-inch MOS sensor with its 20.1-megapixel resolution realises high-quality image recording with stunning details. The MOS sensor contributes to a reduction in noise and improved S/N ratio, allowing for high-quality, high-sensitivity shots - even at ISO 12800. What’s more, the newly-added Random Filter granulates chromatic noise to be blended into the image more naturally.

For even faster response and greater mobility, the LUMIX LX15 features a fast, high-precision autofocus (AF) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, which shortens the time to set focus. It calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels at 240fps. This improvement in speed and precision is even greater as focal length increases. The LUMIX LX15 boasts high-speed burst shooting at 10 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC) to capture fast-moving subjects in focus.

Experience the 4K evolution in videography/photography
Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can enjoy both 4K PHOTO and 4K VIDEO. With the 4K PHOTO capability, users can capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution by extracting the most photogenic frame from the 4K burst file to save as a photo. Three 4K functions are integrated to avoid missing the spur-of-the-moment action; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst.

The LUMIX LX15 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p / 25p(50Hz Area) or 24p in MP4 in addition to the full-HD 1,920 x 1,080/ 50p videos in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time AF.

Not only that, the LUMIX LX15 also enables 4K Live Cropping in video recording – achieving stable panning and zooming. Thanks to the digital operation of the zoom lens, panning and zooming on images appears smooth because it doesn’t physically move the lens. If the original footage is recorded in 4K, users can create a perfect full HD video with impressive special effects.

Advanced macro shooting
The LUMIX LX15 excels in macro shooting capability thanks to integrating Panasonic’s cutting-edge optical/digital technologies. Stunning macro shots can be shot with a minimum working distance of 3cm (wide).

The LUMIX LX15 comes with Post Focus, a function that enables users to select in-focus areas after shooting. It’s helpful in situations such as macro shooting, where extreme focusing is required, or for changing the expression of the image by changing the subject in focus (simply by touching it on the camera’s integrated screen). This is beneficial when shooting macro shots of small objects such as insects or jewellery, or when shooting facial expressions.

Panasonic has also integrated a new Post Focus Stacking function into the LUMIX LX15, which enables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different areas in focus, then combine all or selected focus areas into one image.

Professional features in a compact body
The LUMIX LX15 is capable of shooting images in RAW and developing them in-camera. In addition to the colour space setting (sRGB/ AdobeRGB), the parameter of white balance, exposure compensation, contrast, highlight/shadow, saturation, noise reduction or sharpness can be flexibly adjusted while LUMIX’s Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Resolution can also be applied. The camera’s two control rings for focus and aperture make it even easier for enthusiasts to manually select the ideal settings to create the perfect picture.

The LUMIX LX15 also integrates the popular Creative Control function, which features a total of 22 filter options that add fun to digital photography – exceeding the expectations of a compact camera. It is now possible to apply one of these filters even in P/A/S/M mode. Users can combine precisely the setting and filter they desire to create the optimal image.

Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi with Smartphones
The LUMIX LX15 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation.

5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. +
The 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. + (Five Axis Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) effectively compensates for handshakes occurring in virtually any direction, enabling smooth photo and video recording.
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Hi,

I think price is increased now £599?

Sorry just realised I need to use PANADISCOUNT

Thanks
Edited by: "mouzzampk" 29th May 2017
Can't understand why this is so cold. Is it the price or camera? I have the predecessor LX5 which is still a great camera. It takes beautiful pictures in very low light which is a failure of most compact cameras.
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sydney871

Can't understand why this is so cold. Is it the price or camera? I have … Can't understand why this is so cold. Is it the price or camera? I have the predecessor LX5 which is still a great camera. It takes beautiful pictures in very low light which is a failure of most compact cameras.


No idea! But looks like at least one person is making use of this so I'm happy enough!
You can get the Sony RX100 III for £499 so you need to decide if a viewfinder is more important to you than a touch screen and 4K video.
I have the LX7. Which also has a fast 1.4 lens. The larger sensor and 4K would be nice. But wow the price!!!!!! I shall wait a while till it drops to something affordable. But a great camera for sure. The lens is the most important part of any camera.
Good deal, hot!
Not a bad price compared to its peers but there seems to be a lack of progress in large sensor compacts.

As in, it's been a few years since Sony RX100 came out but the prices for similar cameras are still very high
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