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#1 davephdv

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:39 PM

Announced by panasonic.

http://www.dpreview....clx5.asp#images

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:08 AM

Wow, been wondering about the next version as I have been shooting the Lecia version of the LX3. Looks as though there have been a few changes to body but with the exception of the physical height I wonder how hard a retro fitting will be modulo a new rear panel.

Here is Panasonic's listing:

http://panasonic.net.../lx5/index.html

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#3 davephdv

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:47 PM

They mention two things. The joystick has been changed to controls like the GF1. The hand grip has been enlarged.

So I have my doubts about backwards compatibility.

Sounds like camera that might be easier to make a housing for, and better for shooting UW.
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#4 maurilyly

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:22 AM

I assume Panasonic does not make OEM housings and the cheapest housing for this will be +600 dollars?
Compared to Canon S95 which will have OEM housing for less than 200 dollars.

I have G9 and I like taking macro pics is LX5 worse in that sense?