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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 10.1 Megapixels Digital Camera with 3.8x 24mm Wide-Angle Leica Optical Zoom, 3.0in LCD Display - Black

SKU: IPCDMCLX5BK MFR: DMCLX5K
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About the Panasonic DMC-LX5

DMC-LX5 is fully re-designed in the lens, the CCD and the image processing engine together with other improvements and upgrades. The newly 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 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.

The predecessor DMC-LX3 played a big role to cease the pixel count war by adopting 1/1.63-inch CCD for 10.1-megapixel recording to realize the unprecedented picture quality with a compact digital camera and even to establish a new premium compact camera category in the market. The CCD in the LX3, which was highly acclaimed from specialists worldwide, is redesigned to achieve further expansion of dynamic range by increasing the sensitivity by approx. 31% and the saturation by approx.38%. It is made possible by the improvement of on-tip-lens design with larger light concentration and VCCD expansion while deepening the photo diode to manage richer signal more effectively.

The result is a high resolution, noise-less pictures even in high sensitivity recording and richly reproduced gradation in highly contrasted situations with the exquisitely wide dynamic range. Taking advantage of the high sensitivity CCD and the brightness of the lens, minimum illumination of DMC-LX5 is as low as 3 lux in movie recording.

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. My Color mode is also available in movie recording.

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings and more.The Panasonic DMC-LX5 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Panasonic DMC-LX5 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic DMC-LX5: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Nice body color, Short lag time and Zoom range/performance.

Panasonic DMC-LX5 Includes

  • Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable,USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM,Lens Ring Front, Hot Shoe Cover, Lens cap, Lens cap string, Panasonic 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good image quality (24) , Good in low light (21) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (19) , Easy to use (18) , Compact (17) , Large clear LCD (17) , Image stabilization (15) , Nice body color (10) , Short lag time (7) , Zoom range/performance (5)
Cons:
Limited zoom (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (18) , Landscape/scenery (17) , Travel (17) , Family photos (14) , Video (6) , Sports/action (5) , Weddings (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (12) , Pro photographer (6) , Semi-pro photographer (6) , Casual photographer (2) , Photo enthusiast (2)

Panasonic DMC-LX5 Features

  • F2.0 Leica DC Summicron Lens: For all camera user who loves photography and pursuing image quality
  • 1/1.63" High Sensitivity 10 megapixel
  • CCD with evolved sensor technology: Realized industry top level image quality in compact digital camera
  • Creative photography: My color mode, Manual exposure even in movie mode
  • HD Movie Recording - AVCHD Lite: Features high quality movie in AVCHD Lite with Dolby Digital Creator and SD Link compatibility

Panasonic DMC-LX5 Specifications

Camera Effective Pixels 10.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/1.63-inch / 11.3 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F2.0 - 3.3 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.0 - 8 (W) / F3.3 - 8 (T))
(F2.0 - 11 (W) / F3.3 - 18 (T) in movie recording)
Optical Zoom 3.8x
Digital Zoom 4x
( Max. 15.1 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 26.8 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Length f=5.1-19.2mm (24-90mm in 35mm equiv.)
(25-95mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON
10 elements in 9 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Photo & Movie
Conversion Lens Compatibility Yes
Focusing Area Normal: Wide/Tele 50 cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 30cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)
Focus Normal / Macro Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off
AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Jog Dial), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* / 12800* (* by pixel mixed readout)
High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-12800)
White Balance Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Flash/Halogen/Color Temperature/ White Set 1 / 2
White Balance Adjustment 2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift(Program AE Mode)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 3 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE) +/- 1/3 EV - 3EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Face Detection Photo & Movie
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, High Sensitivity, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1/2, Pet, Sunset, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo
Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, High Sensitivity
Shutter Interval Approx. 0.5 sec
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold, OFF
Picture Adjustment Contrast +2steps
Sharpness +2steps
Saturation +2steps
Noise Reduction
Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3648 x 2736(10M) / 3072 x 2304(7M)/ 2560 x 1920(5M) / 2048 x 1536(3M) / 1600 x 1200(2M) / 640 x 480(0.3M)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3776 x 2520 (9.5M) / 3168 x 2112 (6.5M) / 2656 x 1768 (4.5M) / 2112 x 1408 (3M) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M) / 640 x 424 (0.3M)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3968 x 2232 (9M) / 3328 x 1872 (6M) / 2784 x 1568 (4.5M) / 2208 x 1248 (2.5M) / 1920 x 1080 (2M) / 640 x 360 (0.2M)
1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 2736 x 2736(7.5M) / 2304 x 2304 (5.5M) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M) / 1536 x 1536 (2.5M) / 480 x 480 (0.2M)
Motion Picture Recording 4:3 VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording 16:9 WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording HD Movie 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p(CCD output is 30p)
(AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps)
/ 30fps (Motion JPEG)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Intelligent Exposure Photo & Movie
Real-time Histograms Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes (3 patterns)
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
External Flash Yes
Viewfinder (optional OVF/EVF)
LCD Monitor 3.0" TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating
Field of View: approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
High CRI (Color Rendering Index) LED backlight
Film Mode Standard / Dynamic / Nature /Smooth / Vibrant / Nostalgic / Standard B&W / Dynamic B&W / Smooth B&W / My Film 1, 2 / Multi Film
Works for movie recording
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
OSD Language English, Spanish
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Interface AV Output (NTSC), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High speed
Viera Link Yes
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
0.8 - 7.2m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 4.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, QuickTime, Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Ring Front, Hot Shoe Cover, Lens cap, Lens cap string
Multi-Aspect Yes
2-Speed Zoom No
Step Zoom Yes
Max Auto ISO Setting Yes
Quick Menu Yes
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max. 3 img (Fine Mode) High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (img priority) approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority) recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for1:1)
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Macro Zoom No
Orientation Detector Yes
Playback Motion Picture Yes ( AVC HD Lite / Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Favorites BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights Yes
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
Cut Animation Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC NTSC
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Movie REC Guide Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
Continuous recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] approx.140 min
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] approx.140 min
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] approx.70 min
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] approx.70 min
My Color Mode Expressive /Retro / Pure / Elegant / Monochrome / High Dynamic / Dynamic Art / Dynamic B&W / Silhouette / Pinhole / Film Grain / Custom / Happy (only in iA mode)
For movie recording
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Recognition Photo
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3)
Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3) + QuickTime
Motion picture: AVCHD Lite, QuickTime Motion JPEG
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) mode, A(Aperture Priority) mode, S(Shutter Priority) mode, M(Manual) mode, Creative Movie mode, My Color mode, Scene mode, Custom 1,2
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 4.5x (4:3 / 7M), 5.4x (4:3 / 5M), 6.7x (4:3 / under 3M)
Shutter Speed Still: 60 - 1/4000 sec
Movie Mode: 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF operation on Creative Movie mode)
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60sec.
Digital Red Eye Correction Photo (Red-Eye Removal)
Mode Switch [Playback] button
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume No / Yes
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
Touch Panel No
Intelligent Zoom 5.0x
AF Tracking Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo & Movie
Video Divide Yes
Face Recognition Edit Yes
HDMI output Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p
Audio: Mono
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 1250mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life 400 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.32 x 2.58 x 1.69in / 109.7 x 65.5 x 43mm (excl. protrusions: 1.00 in / 25.4mm)
Weight Approx. .61lbs / 0.28kg (with Battery and SD Memory Card)
Approx. .51lbs / 0.23kg (without Battery and SD Memory Card)
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