Thanks for your effort Dennis ...
To my untrained eyes.. I would have thought that LX3 has applied less noise reduction and hence the sharper image....The EX1 has applied more noise reduction and hence details are lost.
I think to be fair, raw should be compared... in anycase.... I believe DP review has aleady done a proper job in their review.
Also IMHO (no punt intended)
After using both LX3 and EX1... I feel that the difference is really not that great.... and to be frank both camera are way below any entry level dslr... so I feel it is quite pointless to talk about image quality on small sensor camera like this.
I am more geared towards EX1 as I am impressed with the ease of accessing controls and of cse convenience the swivel screen gave.
I believe the amount of control it can offer to the photographer is really what will truly differentiate the two camera.
Again I am not a Samsung fanboy...