I just sold my Olympus E-510 and Panasonic Lumix LX3. I want to get just ONE good compact camera to replace both of them. I know it will involve a few compromises. I will miss the zoom lens of the E-510 where I can pull faces very close for instance when photographing at parties etc. I will miss the small convenient size of the LX3 when hiking and trekking. But that is ok. The zoom lens of the E-510 can be replaced by the photographer moving more around and getting closer to the object and I think I will be able to live with a little bit bigger camera.
So I am looking at these two:
1) Olympus XZ-1: Has fantastic reviews but lacks full HD video. Great for low light shots because of the F1.8 aperture.
2) Lumix LX5: Has it all but I might not get the same control over "depth of field" as I can get in the XZ-1 - which is most important to me to make great shots.
- I have also been considering a more expensive alternative and look at the Olympus E-PL2 but I am not sure I will be getting any extra lenses and I also think extra lenses are way to expensive.
What do you think?
And does anyone here have any experience with both LX5 and XZ-1 I should consider?