Just as Panasonic’s LX3, the EX1 is an enthusiast’s compact, a camera for those who want the best possible quality and greatest possible versatility to carry around in their pocket. What makes it so dangerous to the LX3 is that it ups pretty every spec of its contender: It’s got a faster lens (f/1.8 vs. f/2), greater focal range (24-72mm vs. 24-60mm), a better, tilt/swivel display (AMOLED, 920k pixels vs. 460k pixels), etc. etc.
But can it compete in terms of image quality (both lens and sensor), pocketability and ease-of-use? Will it be the new enthusiast’s compact? Well, read the reviews to find out!
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