The 16:9 aspect ratio closely approximates the natural wide field of view of thehuman eye. To express this view more beautifully, the DMC-LX2 features a 10.2-magapixel 16:9 aspect CCD that produces images with all the clarity and dramatic presence of a movie scene. Even after shooting, the 16:9 ratio can be converted to 3:2 or 4:3 with the camera according to your purpose of use.
The LX2 features a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with 9 elements in 8 groups. Full use of the CCD allows wide-angle 28mm shooting (equivalent to a 28 mm to 112 mm lens on a 35 mm camera). This is highly effective for expressing distance, and when shooting at a limited range indoors.
The extra optical zoom made possible by using the center part of 10.2-megapixel high resolution CCD, further extends the zoom ratio to 5.5x for 5-megapixel image recording in 16:9 aspect with minimal deterioration. Adding the Extra Optical Zoom to the 4x digital zoom extend the total zooming power to a maximum of 22x ( equivalent to a 616 mm lens on a 35mm camera).
Panasonic invented the MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) system to fight against the major cause of blurred images. It compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. The movement of the subject, the other major cause of blurred images, is suppressed by the advanced image processing LSI Venus Engine III with the Intelligent ISO Control (I.I.C.).
The DMC-LX2 adopts the Venus Engine III to realize high sensitivity recording at max. ISO 1600 at full resolution. The noise reduction system is greatly improvedby removing noise at the processing stages in series. The joystick was incorporated to facilitate operational ease and thereby get the best technical advantage of the multitude of functions offered by the camera.
A switch on the side of the lens barrel lets you quickly change the focus mode between MF, AF or Macro AF. The AF mode can be selected according to the shooting situation: 9-point, 3-point high speed, 1-point high speed, 1-point and Spot. The AF/AE lock button lets you frame your shot freely while keeping the focus locked.
Ther is an AF Assist Lamp, New Composition Guidelines, Real-Time Histograms and Two Axis White Balance Adjustment. Adjust the exposure setting to create a particular image, and Auto Bracketing lets you pick the best shot from different, automatically graduated exposures.
The LX2 features a Color Effect Mode, Picture Adjustment mode, a Zoom Auto Review, Direct Button Operation and You can use either a 10-second or 2-second self timer setting. The LX2 is equipped with a built-in multifunctional flash that features Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync/Red- Eye Reduction, and Forced On/Off.
To express the best of the extensive 16:9 wide image recording, the wide 2.8" and large 207k pixels high resolution LCD is newly equipped. The new High Angle Mode makes the display extremely easy to view & the LCD backlight is about 1.4 times brighter.
|Image sensor||CCD (Image Sensor) 1/1.65" (16:9)
10.4 Total Megapixel CCD
Primary Color Filter
Camera Effective Pixels: 10.2 Megapixels
|Lens||Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens 9 Elements in 8 Groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses/3 Aspherical Surfaces
Aperture Range: Wide: F2.8 - F8 Tele: F4.9 - F8
Focal Length: f=6.3-25.2mm (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm in 16:9 aspect mode)
|Digital Zoom||Digital Zoom: 4x
Max. 16x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 24.8x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Extra Optical Zoom:
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4.4x for 6 Mega, 5.5x for 4 Mega, 6.2x for 3 Mega, 2Mega, 1 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4.4x for 7 Mega, 5.6x for 4 Mega, 3 Mega
16:9 Aspect 4.4x for 8 Mega, 5.5x for 5 Mega, 2 Mega
|LCD monitor||2.8" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode, High Angle LCD Mode
25 or 9-Thumbnail Display, Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback(16x max), Image Rotation, Slide Show, Favorite Pictures, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, DPOF Print Setting
|Focus method||AF, AF Macro, MF switchable, Continuous AF On/Off
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
AF Metering: 1 point, 1 point high speed, 3 points high speed, 9 points, Spot
|Focusing range||Normal: Wide 50cm / Tele 120cm - infinity
Macro/Auto Mode: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
|Shutter speeds||1/4 - 1/2000 sec.: Auto
1 - 1/2000 sec.: Program AE
8 - 1/2000 sec.: Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE
60 - 1/2000 sec.: Manual
|Exposure control method||Auto, Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (at auto mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE): +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
|Continuous shooting||Burst Shooting Mode: Full-resolution image:
Standard Mode: Up to 5 images at 2 or 1 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 3 images
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: Yes
Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds
Real-time Histograms: Yes
Composition Guide Lines: Yes (2 patterns)
Scene Mode Help Screen
Auto Angle Detection
|Self-timer||10 seconds / 2 seconds
Auto Review: 1 sec/3 sec/zoom
|Sensitivity (equivalent film speed)||Auto / I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 3200)|
|White balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 /
White Balance Adjustment (150K step, -1500 +1500K) (except for auto WB)
|Built-in flash operating modes||Auto
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto, Slow-sync, Forced Off, Forced On/Off
|Terminals for external flash||No|
|Storage media||Built-in Memory: 13MB
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
|Image recording format||Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime
|Resloution Modes||4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image): 3168 x 2378 2880 x 2160 2304 x 1728 2048 x 1536 1600 x 1200 1280 x 960
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image): 3568 x 2376 3248 x 2160 2560 x 1712 2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image): 4224 x 2376 3840 x 2160 3072 x 1728 1920 x 1080
|Movie Recording||Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio): 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480 1280 x 720
|Interface||DC Input, USB
Direct Print: PictBridge
|Power Source||Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1150 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
Battery Life: Up to 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)
|Video Output||A/V Output (NTSC/PAL)|
|Dimensions||HxWxD: 2.2" x 4.16" x 1.04"|
|Special features||Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Picture Adjustment: Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction
Color Effect Mode: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
OSD Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French