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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 10.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

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Product description
  • LUMIX compact digital camera
  • F/2.0 Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens with 24mm wide angle
  • 10.1 mega pixel high sensitivity CCD
  • Intelligent resolution technology
Product Information
DMC-LX5 is fully re-designed in the lens, the CCD and the image processing engine together with other improvements and upgrades. The developed super bright F2.0 ultra wide angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimizes distortion for stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The 24mm wide angle offers extraordinarily large viewing space and now the optical zoom is extended to 3.8x (90mm) making the LX5 even more versatile. The DMC-LX5 is equipped with developed F2.0 24mm ultra-wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with even higher resolution. The super bright, high quality lens is redesigned for extension of the optical zoom from LX3s 2.5x (60mm) to 3.8x (90mm) to be even more versatile for snapshots including portraits. The F2.0 lens is about twice as bright as the F2.8 lens; itself generally considered a bright lens. The result is a higher shutter speed can be used to capture stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images in lower lighting situation. This advanced lens also makes it easy to produce beautiful photos with pleasing soft-focused background thanks to the shallow depth of field provided by the extra light. Also, the 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens - rare on a compact camera - gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities. The super-high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimizes distortion at the wide end, so users can get stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The LX5 captures approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of normal 35mm cameras, and approx. 136% larger compared to that of 28mm wide-angle lenses.

Product Features
  • High sensitivity CCD and F2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens
    DMC-LX5 is fully re-designed in the lens, the CCD and the image processing engine together with other improvements and upgrades. The developed super bright F2.0 ultra wide angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimizes distortion for stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The 24mm wide angle offers extraordinarily large viewing space and now the optical zoom is extended to 3.8x (90mm) making the LX5 even more versatile.
  • F2.0 super bright 24mm ultra-wide-angle high quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with minimum distortion
    The DMC-LX5 is equipped with newly developed F2.0 24mm ultra-wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with even higher resolution. The super bright, high quality lens is redesigned for extension of the optical zoom from LX3s 2.5x (60mm) to 3.8x (90mm) to be even more versatile for snapshots including portraits. The F2.0 lens is about twice as bright as the F2.8 lens; itself generally considered a bright lens. The result is a higher shutter speed can be used to capture stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images in lower lighting situation. This advanced lens also makes it easy to produce beautiful photos with pleasing soft-focused background thanks to the shallow depth of field provided by the extra light. Also, the 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens - rare on a compact camera - gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities. The super-high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimizes distortion at the wide end, so users can get stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The LX5 captures approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of normal 35mm cameras, and approx. 136% larger compared to that of 28mm wide-angle lenses.
  • Save memories in movie - start enjoying videography as you enjoy photography
    In addition to Motion JPEG images, the DMC-LX5 can record high-definition motion picture in AVCHD Lite. It features almost doubling the recording time in HD quality compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format. The picture quality is greatly enhanced thanks to the newly added Intelligent Resolution technology. The LX5 also features Dolby Digital Creator to record high quality audio. In movie recording, the DMC-LX5 goes further than simply recording HD movies. Apart from the movie recording capability of conventional digital compact cameras, the DMC-LX5 also features a Creative Movie mode, which lets the user set the shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive movies. Changing the shutter speed brings special effects to movies, which is especially suitable for shooting fast-moving subject. The ability to control the aperture is convenient when there are several subjects at different distances and it is desired to have each of them stand out.


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Product Identifiers
BrandPanasonic
ModelDMC-LX5
MPNDMC-LX5K
UPC00885170016170, 0885170016194, 885170016170

Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Optical Zoom3.8x
Digital Zoom4x
Sensor Resolution10.1 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/1.63"
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Macro Focus Range1cm
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera24 - 90mm

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed60 sec
Exposure compensation±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 12800, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 6400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-12800)
Light Sensitivity Max12800

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Effective Flash Range0.3 m - 7.2 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Integrated Memory size40 MB
Supported Flash MemoryBuilt-in, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeWithout Viewfinder

Dimensions
Depth1 in.
Height2.58 in.
Width4.32 in.
Weight8.22 Oz.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connections
Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVCHD Lite, MJPEG, Motion JPEG, QuickTime
Still Image FormatDCF, DPOF, EXIF 2.3, JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image

Resolution
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAF Tracking, Automatic Face Tracking, Backlight Compensation, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, Contrast Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Face Detection, HDMI, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Image Stabilization, Intelligent Resolution Technology, Intelligent Scene Selector, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Red-eye Correction, Resizing an Image, Saturation Control, Sharpness Control, USB 2.0 Compatibility
Face DetectionYes
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Miscellaneous
Shooting ProgramsAerial photo, Baby1, Baby2, Beach, Candle, Fireworks, Flash-burst, Food, Hi-speed burst, High sensitivity, Night portrait, Night scene, Panorama assist, Party/indoor, Pet, Portrait mode, Scenery, Self-portrait, Snow, Soft skin, Sports mode, Starry sky, Sunset
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Colour Temperature Adjust, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Halogen (Preset), Shade (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames per second

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Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewExcellent

  • THE GOOD

    Excellent raw photo quality; sharp, bright lens; compact but comfortable design; broad manual shooting feature set.

  • THE BAD

    JPEG processing should be better.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    Despite its shortcomings, notably its weak JPEG processing, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 delivers an excellent all-around shooting experience--fastest in its class, full featured, and capable of shooting some very nice photos.

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 37 user reviews

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of customers recommend this product

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Created: 01/29/11

Smarter Than I Am

Review For: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 10.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

As a ditigal photo beginner, the Panasonic LX5's artifical intelligence is smarter than I am. So, maybe, one day, I will know enough to use the manual and raw to create works of art. However, my photography is more for informational content than works of art, so manual and raw are there just so if I ever get around to it.

My buying decision was to purchase a camera with a high probability of a good photos by "point and shoot" in potentially low light situations at short range.

The LX5 had very good reviews with sophisticated analysis of technical data and sample photos and comparisions to other cameras. My likelihood of being able to take the photo is much higher because I will have this compact camera with me. My experience with the bulky and heavy film SLR and gear is that I was always wishing that I had the camera with me.

The Panasonic OEM battery is expensive ($50) and required for full functionality.

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Created: 02/07/11

Very Nice Camera

Review For: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 10.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

I would probably rate this as excellent after I have had it a little longer, but from what I have seen so far this camera delivers very nice jpg. and video images. I selected it as a blend between simple point and shoot and full DSLR (which is what I owned prior to buying this camera) I am very satisfied with my choice as quality of images seems very good and the customization thats available to get closer to a full DSLR is there, including the ability to shoot RAW images which was important to me for post processing controls....I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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Created: 07/07/12

Great camera for a P&S

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

First of all my dealing with the seller was excellent. The camera came as it was advertised. No problem there. I am using this camera as a smaller and lighter alternative to my DSLR and it is excellent for that purpose. The picture quality is very good for a P&S. It shoots raw files, which is what I need. I still have not had a chance to read the manual yet. But there seems to be many advanced features. So overall this is a very good camera.

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Created: 10/08/11

Best package for the money - I think

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 10.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

Well, I upgraded my Leica D-lux 3 with this one. First I wanted Leica D-lux 5, but since it's almost double in price I got this Panasonic(equivalent).
It is better than D-lux 3 by features and all technncal part.
Though there is something good about owning a Leica. I guess it's the name and German quality.

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Created: 06/30/11

If you want compact and excellent quality, there's no better camera.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 10.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

This is an absolutely fantastic camera in all ways. Compact, lightweight, but with an embarrassingly broad range of features and capabilities. It takes excellent photos, the camera controls and software are easy to use, and the battery lasts so long it's downright supernatural. If you care about the quality of your pictures and the control you need to take them, but you want a camera you can take everywhere and not notice its weight, this is your camera.

The only gripes I have are that the audio pickup for shooting movies isn't great quality, and I always forget to put the macro mode switch back to normal auto-focus. But those are minor compared to this excellent camera.

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