Panasonic LX-2 Noise Comparison

Something I’ve been meaning to post for a while, that I’ll probably follow up on in the future.

The LX-2 is a great camera (for what it is), but several people have been concerned about the noise. I thought I’d take a series of pictures at various ISO settings to compare noise levels and then post them here.

These shots are all posted from RAW images, no noise reduction, no exposure compensation. Clicking on the images will get you the full-sized image, and I’ve done it sans-lightbox so that you can actually download/pan/see the image. I suggest looking over near the right side of the keypad for a fairly representative sample of noise in the images.


ISO 100


ISO 200


ISO 400


ISO 800


ISO 1600

One Reply to “Panasonic LX-2 Noise Comparison”

  1. My goodness! The noise level in the iso 1600 is so bad. You can see it in the above thumbnail in the black molded plastic between the menu and speaker/keypad panel.

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