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Panasonic DMC-LX5 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 3.8x Jul 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Excellent owner reviews
Supports video recording
Supports video capability
11 Reviews

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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 10 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Panasonic digital camera is outstanding. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most DMC-LX5 owners think it is one of the very best digital cameras of a similar type and age.

Good Brand

Based on 8,853 owner and expert reviews (including 695 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DMC-LX5 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-LX5 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. This digital camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 848 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-LX5 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D5000 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-LX5 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Features Face Detection

The DMC-LX5 features face detection, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Night Mode

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has a night mode, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-LX5 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-LX5 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-LX5 has a higher still image resolution than most low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s), whereas most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 2304 and 3328 x 1872 and 3968 x 2232. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The DMC-LX5 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution found on most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The worst image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The DMC-LX5 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature multi-shot function.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of 16 times zoom factor, the DMC-LX5 has one of the higher playback zoom (max) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average playback zoom (max) of cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 9x, and the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 24x.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DMC-LX5 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The DMC-LX5 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-LX5 features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The DMC-LX5 has an external flash connector. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an external flash connector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DMC-LX5 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports PictBridge

The DMC-LX5 supports PictBridge. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DMC-LX5 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DMC-LX5 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DMC-LX5 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-LX5 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Battery

400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DMC-LX5 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DMC-LX5 is more than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this camera.

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Lens System

Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2, the DMC-LX5 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. The minimum aperture numbers of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 1.3 to 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras of this spec and age range from 1.8 to 22. At only 3, the DMC-LX5 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm. At only 90 millimeters, the DMC-LX5 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

The DMC-LX5 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon 510 HS.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon 500 (4.1x), or the GE A1250 ($55.29) (5.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-LX5 has a relatively standard optical zoom (3.8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W310 (4x), the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39) (4x), or the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($419.95) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DMC-LX5 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 1 V1 ($3,866.68), or the P500 both from Nikon.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon 1100 (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the DMC-LX5.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The DMC-LX5 has a fairly standard weight (274.5 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmclx5k, panasonic dmclx5w, dmclx5egk, dmclx5efk
Barcodes 00738676504378, 00885170016170, 00885170016187, 00885170029637, 05025232579365, 05025232579389, 05025232579402

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