Megapixel has recently posted their review on Panasonic DMC-LX1, a 8.4 megapixels camera with CCD chip, RAW support, true native 16.9 wide aspect ratio sensor, and an optical image stabilization. In conclusion they wrote:
“The LX1’s primary metering mode, called Multi, is a type of averaging that measures the light at various points in the frame and combines these readings into a single overall set of shooting parameters that will produce a good overall exposure. Indeed, the metering is accurate and regularly yields good exposures, albeit with a slight tendency to give preference to lowlights over highlights.
Noise however can be detected at all ISO levels, although it is only at the 400 ISO level that is is unavoidable. Still, even at 80 ISO, the camera’s lowest sensitivity level, noise can be seen in shadow areas, and can become more pronounced when the image is captured under poor light, or with its little flash.”