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Old Nov 11, 2010, 6:35 PM   #11
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So my questions are 1) Does anyone have hands on use of the G12 vs the P7000. Preference?
I haven't handled either so take this with a grain of salt ... The P7000 was going to be my next camera. It sounded fantastic on paper. Due to Nikon's P&S history over the past few years though, I decided to wait for some reviews. The user reviews are generally not good, with complaints being primarily about focusing problems and buggy operation. Whether or not these things can or will be fixed via a firmware update I don't know, but I never count on that b/c most companies never fix anything unless the problem begins to affect their bottom line.

The G12 and LX5 on the other hand seem to be getting rave reviews from most owners. I personally put a lot more stock in owner reviews than "pro" reviews since the pro review sites usually only handle the camera for a very short time and often fail to take notice of the truly important pros and cons of a given camera.
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Old Nov 12, 2010, 12:53 PM   #12
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Thanks for the responses, I think your right, G12 is a little more tried and true. As for the EPL1, the focus does look pretty fast. Certainly looks adequate. I will have to get my hands on one and see if I like the size.

How do you like the way the camera works (EPL-1), I mean, are the controls logical?
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Old Nov 12, 2010, 1:24 PM   #13
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I works well, the button system is set up smartly. Very easy transition for a pns to the epl1.

I normally shoot a canon dslr, and I have no problems with the epl-1 setup.
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 4:14 AM   #14
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Hmm..didn't realize my thread got resurrected. At first I was considering G12, LX5 and P7000...later I added the EPL1 into the list.

At the end, I ended up chosing the LX5. And for me these were the reasons.
1. LX5 has very fast focus. F2 and 24mm wide angle. Which both are good for indoor low light.
2. LX5 has autofocus and zoom during video...G12 doesn't....on the P7000 I tried, I was able to fool its focus and it just lost it...
3. Size, its not exactly pocket friendly, but its still much smaller than the others.
4. For me, I think it had the best menu system. The Auto mode also seem to be smarter than the others.
5. Face detection works really well. And the ability to switch to Kid mode when it detects my kids is a plus.

One thing I have notice on this camera after my purchase is that, its low light capability is really good. When I compare against my G11, I notice the LX5 was consistently shooting at much lower ISO as compare to the G11 when given the same low light. This is very helpful when taking pic of my kids indoors.
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 4:35 PM   #15
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That is because the lx5 has a F2 lens wide open, the G11 or G12 is f2.8, that accounts for the higher iso.
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I am also close to buy the lx5 but.. I would like to know if it is possible/easy to adjust color rendering in a custom mode and use it all the time (or almost..) ?
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 8:13 PM   #17
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I recently was faced with the same dilemma and was looking at the cameras you are looking at.

I have an earlier Panasonic Lumix and although it is ok, I decided on the Canon G 12...as the G series has been around a long time, has a nice evolutionary development and a rep for ruggedness, quality and durability.

I have no doubt that the Panasonic and Nikon are fine...but I went with the one with the longest history...the Canon G series.

I'm very happy with my G so far.
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