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Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Panasonic DMC-LX5 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-LX5 number 662 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
131 Reviews + 14 Awards
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Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Intelligent LCD technology automatically adjusts picture brightness in 11 steps and according to specific shooting conditions. at the highest level, the LCD backlight is approximately 1.4 times brighter than normal. the screen has also been coated with a special anti-reflective layer that cuts glare and enables clear, high visibility in any lighting situation, even bright sunlight.<br>functiona
Extended battery life:
HD movie in AVCHD lite:
Bundled software:
PictBridge compatible:
Slideshow with music:
Light detection intelligent exposure:
Happy mode:
Scene detection intelligent scene selector:
Motion detection:
Subject detection:
Face detection:
Face recognition:
Intelligent auto mode:
Power optical image stabilizer (o.i.s.):
3.0-inch 460,000-dot high-resolution lcd:
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
With the extra optical zoom feature, zoom power is pushed to 6.7x, helping to make those distant subjects appear even clo
Introduction
Highly anticipated panasonic LUMIX dmc-lx5 is a dramatic improvement over its predecessor, the dmc-lx3. this new model has a fully redesigned lens, CCD and image processing engine. following in the LUMIX tradition, the lx5 delivers amazing picture quality, advanced technology, greater creative control over photos and video, and ease of use in a stylish, compact pack
a reworked, super bright f2.0 ultra wide-angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens, the lx5 delivers incredible, true-to-life images with minimal distortion, excellent resolution and stunning detail. the 24mm wide angle provides an exceptionally large viewing space for a compact camera, and with an optical zoom that extends to 3.8x, the dmc-lx5 is even more versat
Technology venus engine:
Venus engine also supports image and sound output via HDMI and is highly energy efficient, which allows for longer AVCHD lite movie record
Super bright f/2.0 leica DC vario-summicron lens:
LEICA lens has 10 elements in nine different groups and three aspherical lenses with five aspherical surfaces. the result is minimal distortion, ultra-high resolution, and fewer instances of chromatic abnormalities, ghosting and flaring. images are reproduced in beautiful detail and are of the highest qual
24mm ultra wide-angle lens:
1/1.63-inch 10.1-megapixel high sensitivity ccd:
New CCD offers high resolution images with virtually no noise (even in high sensitivity recording) and thanks to the increased dynamic range, beautifully reproduced gradation in high contrast shooting situations. combined with the brightness of the lens, minimum illumination of the lx5 can go as low as 3 lux when recording video, with a maximum ISO setting of 12800, which makes it easy to shoot great pictures in very low li
Intelligent resolution technology:
5.0x intelligent zoom / 6.7x extra optical zoom:
Summary
Lower than average megapixels
Only 3968 x 2232 pixels image resolution

How Big is the Panasonic DMC-LX5?

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 is 109mm wide and 65.53mm tall. It is 42.92mm deep and weighs 231g.

Panasonic DMC-LX5 front dimensions
Panasonic DMC-LX5 size in context

Panasonic DMC-LX5 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Only 3968 X 2232 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Panasonic DMC-LX5 is 3968 x 2232 pixels. That's 44% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the DMC-LX5 of only 10.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 91% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Panasonic camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The DMC-LX5's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is in the slowest 18% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Weight

The DMC-LX5's weight of 231g is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 56% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DMC-LX5 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DMC-LX5 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The maximum playback zoom of the DMC-LX5 of 16x is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 95% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DMC-LX5's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DMC-LX5 has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Average Digital Zoom

The DMC-LX5's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 71% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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400 Battery Life

The DMC-LX5 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-LX5 features calendar, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Features Face Detection

The DMC-LX5 features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DMC-LX5 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DMC-LX5 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The Panasonic DMC-LX5's image sensor size of 0.625" is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The image sensor sizes of cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47".

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The DMC-LX5 has an orientation sensor, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The DMC-LX5 features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Night Mode

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has a night mode, unlike 96% of cameras which do not have a night mode.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DMC-LX5 features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmclx5w, dmclx5efk, dmclx5egk

Barcodes:

00738676504378, 00885170016170, 00885170016187, 00885170029637, 05025232579365, 05025232579389, 05025232579402

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