It’s been a long time since the DMC-LX3 made an impact on the compact camera industry and now it’s successor DMC-LX5 have finally arrived from Panasonic. The new camera features a newly designed Leica DC Vario-Summicron, F2.0 ultra wide angle 24mm lens which is super bright and minimize distortion providing fantastic detail. High sensitivity 10 megapixel CCD is equipped in the camera and it is redesigned to achieve the expansion of dynamic range by increasing the sensivity and the saturation. High Definition movie recording is available in AVCHD Lite through the image processor Venus Engine FHD that acts super-fast response time. This camera could be a good alternative to the basic point and shoot camera or the premium compact camera.