Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Panasonic lumix dcm-lx5 1.jpg
Overview
TypeDigital Camera
Lens
Lens5.1–19.2 mm (35mm equivalent: 24–90 mm) f/2.0–3.3
Sensor/medium
Sensor1/1.63" CCD
Maximum resolution3648 × 2736 (10.1 megapixels)
ASA/ISO rangeISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, High Sensitivity (1600 - 12800)
StorageSecure Digital Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Focusing
Focus modesNormal / Macro, Quick AF, Continuous AF, AF / MF Switchable, Manual Focus (Jog dial), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
Focus areasFace, AF Tracking, Multi (23-area), 1-area (flexible / scalable)
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (Program AE Mode)
Metering modesIntelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
Flash
FlashInternal
Shutter
Shutter speed range1/4000 sec – 60 sec
Continuous shooting2.5 fps for 3 frames (Fine), 5 frames (Standard)
Image processing
Custom WBAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Balance Adjustment
General
Rear LCD monitor3.0" Purecolor LCD II (TFT) approx. 460,000 dots
BatteryLi-ion Battery Pack (3.6 V, 1250 mAh)
Dimensions109.7 mm × 65.5 mm × 43.0 mm (W × H × D)
Weight271 g (9.6 oz)
Made in Japan

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, or LX5, is a high-end compact "point and shoot" camera launched by Panasonic in 2010 to succeed the LX3.

The camera is also sold by Leica under the name D-Lux 5 (which has its own exterior design).

Its successor is the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 with CMOS sensor but still maintaining the same resolution (10.1MP).

Features[edit]

The LX5 has:.[1]

  • High sensitivity 1/1.63-inch CCD (10.1 megapixels)
  • 24 – 90 mm (35 mm equivalent) ultra wide-angle f/2.0 - 3.3 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens (3.8x optical zoom)
  • POWER O.I.S (optical image stabilizer)
  • 3.0-inch (460,000-dot) LCD
  • Optional full manual operation
  • HD 720p30 quality movie clips in AVCHD Lite and Motion JPEG format
  • HDMI output

Accessories[edit]

  • DMW BCJ13 - Battery. Chipped to encourage OEM battery usage. Some 3rd party batteries work, but features like battery level indicator typically do not work.
  • DMW-AC5 - AC adapter. Needs DMW-DCC5 to supply power to camera. Port in battery door allows connection to DMW-DCC5.
  • DMW-DCC5 - DC Coupler. Replaces battery pack in the camera. Needs DMW-AC5 to work with AC power.
  • DMW-LVF1 - External Live Viewfinder (Electronic)
  • DMW-VF1 - External Viewfinder. Optical, static
  • DMW-LWA52 - Wide Conversion Lens - Needs DMW-LA6
  • DMW-LPL52 - Circular PL Filter - Needs DMW-LA6
  • DMW-LND52 - Neutral Density Filter - 3 shutter stops - Needs DMW-LA6
  • DMW-LMC52 - Lens protectors - Needs DMW-LA6
  • DMW-LA6 - Lens adapter. Works with DMW-LW52, DMW-LND52, DMW-LPL52, DMW-LMC52
  • RP-CDHM15/RM-CDHM30 - Mini-HDMI to HDMI cables. Hooks up LX5 to HDMI up to 1080i. Only for reviewing pictures/video, not for preview.

Similar cameras[edit]

Similar high-end compact cameras ("large" sensor and lens maximum aperture) are the Olympus XZ-1, the Canon PowerShot S95 and the Nikon Coolpix P7000.[2]

Notes[edit]

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