"LX2 no improvement over LX1 for noise"2.0 starson by raoul_lipschitz
Pros: wide screen, OIS, manual shooting, raw format
Cons: Venus III a non-solution to sensor noise
Summary: The LX2 would be a great camera if Panasonic reduced *intrinsic* noise in the chip, rather than post-processed it away. It's absurd to combine a beautiful lens with a crummy sensor, then use Venus III as a band-aid to a fundamental design flaw. Result? Overprocessed- looking images. I prefer images shot with my LX1 in raw mode and post-processed with NoiseNinja or Adobe Camera Raw to Venus III-processed LX2 images. Panasonic: drop back to 8 MP, clean up the sensor and you'll have a remarkable digicam.