At first glance the Panasonic DMC-LX5 may look like another point-and-shoot camera, however this little fellow has a lot more to offer. One great thing about this camera is the wide-aperture lens. While being a zoom lens the maximum aperture starts at f/2.0. Fully zoomed in the maximum aperture will drop to f/3.3. These large apertures will not only help one while shooting pictures in lowlight situations, but also makes it possible to isolate a subject by making use of the so called ‘shallow depth of field’. For example take a look at the coneflower below.
This coneflower was shot with the Panasonic DMC-LX5 at f/2.0. See how the shallow depth of field singles out the flower while at the same time reducing the effect of distracting background clutter. Another great feature is it’s ability to take macro or close-up shots. More on this subject soon