Hi everyone, I need to get a camera by year end and after narrowing my choices, I'm pretty much stucked between these 2.
Lx3 has the advantages of good image quality, wider lens, hd video, hot shoes, light weight, lower price, while g11 has better 5x zoom, suitable for all light conditions, newly launched.
Looking at the specs, lx3 seems like a better option, but my main dilemma lies in lx3's value retention ability with high possibility of its successor coming out next year. on the other hand g11 is newly launched, so i'm guessing it'd be easier to sell it (with probably lower losses) if i decide to upgrade to lx3 successor?
considering the basic specs, price and value retention factor, which do you guys think is a better choice if my primary purpose is for travelling?
i'm also puzzled why most people would rather get g11 from local stores than ordering it from the states when its cheaper that way (usd499 vs $795)? also, are lx3 and g11 likely to be cheaper in japan since they originate from there?
thanks in advance!