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Panasonic DMC-LX5
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Panasonic DMC-LX5 Digital Camera

10.1MP 3.8x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Panasonic compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Panasonic is one of the better rated brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-LX5 which do not support Full HD video, the DMC-LX5 supports Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-LX5 supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-LX5 which do not support video capability.

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1/1.6"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the DMC-LX5 is 1/1.6"". That's 46% more optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 8.08 x 6.01mm. Across all cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-LX5 the worst optical sensor size is 1/3"" and the best is 4/3"".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-LX5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-LX5 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-LX5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-LX5 also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The DMC-LX5 has one of the higher playback zoom (max)s (16 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been around for more than two years have playback zoom (max)s of between 1x and 16x.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-LX5 range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has a very long slowest camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-LX5 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-LX5. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 170mAh, the biggest is 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. At 1,250 milliampere * hour, the DMC-LX5 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-LX5 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the DMC-LX5 which takes 400 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The DMC-LX5 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-LX5.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic DMC-LX5 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Panasonic camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DMC-LX5 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-LX5. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 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). The video resolution of all cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-LX5 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DMC-LX5 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Selective Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Fast Camera Shutter Interval

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has one of the faster camera shutter intervals (only 0.5 seconds) amongst compact cameras of this age. The fastest camera shutter interval of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-LX5 is 0.008s, the slowest is 30s, and the average camera shutter interval is 4.3s.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-LX5 is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x. The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3.8 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-LX5 is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the DMC-LX5 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-LX5.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-LX5 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The DMC-LX5 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-LX5 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-LX5 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-LX5 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DMC-LX5 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the compact cameras that came out more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 840g. The DMC-LX5 is quite heavy (233 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-LX5.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. With a total megapixels of only 11.3 megapixels, the Panasonic DMC-LX5 has one of the least total megapixelss amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-LX5. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DMC-LX5 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and spec. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effectss

The DMC-LX5 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found photo effects is Black&White, but this photo effects is not found on this Panasonic digital camera. The photo effectss Neutral and Skin tones are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Panasonic DMC-LX5 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of this type and age. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-LX5 the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 27x. With an extra/Smart zoom of only 6.7 times zoom factor, the DMC-LX5 has one of the smaller extra/Smart zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-LX5 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-LX5 the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic DMC-LX5 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-LX5.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-LX5

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DMC-LX5 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Panasonic released the DMC-LX5.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-LX5 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-LX5.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Fixed Focal Length
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
HDMI
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Power Requirements
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Aperture Priority AE
Power Source
Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Shutter Priority AE
HDMI Out
Conversion Function

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

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Fast
Great image quality in any light
Sharp display
Lots of controls for manual shooting
Hot shoe and digital accessory port
Pricey
Bulky
LCD shows some motion blur
Sound in video mode not as good as in other Lumix cameras
Pathetic burst mode

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 9 October 2013 by Anonymous
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmclx5, dmclx5e, dmclx5ef, dmclx5egk, dmclx5efk
Barcodes 00738676504378, 00885170016170, 00885170016187, 05025232579365, 05025232579389, 05025232579402
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