The best compact digital cameras for photographers

Small yet advanced and awesome digital cameras for photographers, including cameras from Canon, Ricoh, Panasonic and Samsung

For the times when you don't want to lug around a digital SLR, yet still want to capture great quality images, you need to have an awesome compact camera -- preferably one with manual controls. The best compact cameras for pros include Canon's PowerShot G11, Ricoh's GR Digital III, Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-LX3 and Samsung's EX1. In time, we'll be adding Canon's PowerShot G12 to the list, as well as Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-LX5.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5

The new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 makes several improvements to the old flagship LUMIX DMC-LX3. It's an expensive product but the specifications look great -- we're keen to do some in-depth testing.

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  • 18th Aug., 2010
  • Campbell Simpson
  • Panasonic
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  • Pros:
  • Longer lens zoom, more powerful processor, better movie recording
  • Cons:
  • It's expensive!
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