Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 review : hands-on first look

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The LX15 has plenty of control dials, but is slender enough to slip into a pocket

Panasonic’s LX series is one of the longest-running, and best-loved lines of enthusiast compacts. Indeed in 2007 the LX3 rescued the sector from a slump induced by the appearance of affordable DSLRs, and with its small size and unusually fast zoom lens established a template that successive models have followed.

The two-year-old LX100 is still one of best cameras of its type, thanks to its enthusiast-friendly control dials, built-in electronic viewfinder, and excellent image quality. However its relatively large size places it at a disadvantage compared to more pocketable cameras like the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV. So with the LX15, Panasonic has made a smaller camera to compete directly with these models, built around the familiar 20MP 1in sensor.

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