Digicamreview has reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC LX1, the first consumer level 16×9 digital camera. I’m in the market for a new camera. My trusty canon a40 has been great but 2 megapixels doesn’t cut it anymore. This one is tempting – I shoot a lot of panoramas of the hikes I go on, and this thing would be fantastic for that, both in wide and tall mode – wide so I can take fewer shots per panorama, tall so I can capture more of the sky when I’m shooting the mountains I hike in. To be honest I would never have considered a panasonic until I saw this review. I’d been focusing on Canon and Pentax so far, Canon because they rule and Pentax because they have a decent submersible camera that’s fairly inexpensive. I can get a wide angle lens for several of the Canons I’ve been considering but it adds bulk to the camera and this time around I’m trying to get as light and small of a camera as I can. The review is generally positive, it’s main complaints are with the noise levels the camera produces and the fact that it’s relatively expensive for an 8MP camera. I’m adding it to the list of models to consider when I get around to buying a new camera this spring.