"DMC-LX2K: What A Disappointment!!!"2.0 starson by all_about_gps
Pros: Smallest 10 MP with manual for professional effects
Cons: Noise, Noise, Noise, No zoom/focus control in video?!
Summary: This camera is well built, with many good features as already discussed in various forums (Do a google search under DMC-LX2 review). Leica optics is definitely a plus. I tried all modes and the results were mixed. The biggest problem is the noise with ambient indoor lighting, even using ISO100 with noise reduction. Too many color grainy dots on black objects. Mega Optical Image Stabilization (either mode 1 or mode 2) works only marginally well, essentially no difference from my Canon SD500, which does not have image stabilizer. Known for its versatility, this camera come with a surprise that it has no zoom/focus control once the motion picture mode (i.e., video mode) starts. This is rather stupid from design standpoint of view. I hope this flaw can be fixed with future firmware upgrade.