The battle of the Xes
macro close up both in AI mode, the HX5 (always the left picture) used the macro sweet spot at 2.4 x.
The sweet spot from the HX1 is 1.5 x, what does not give you more magnification on the contrary to the HX5 but gives you some more distance from the object what otherwise nearly would touch the lens (see more details on my HX1 blog also with the skeleton watch close ups).
The crops are lossless, that means you see the original quality.
As you can see the HX5 has a wider depth of field (DOF).
Cameras were sitting on the table.