First Shots posted for Panasonic LX5!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 10:56 EDT)
We've just posted test shots for the Panasonic Lumix LX5, straight from the lab.
Compared to its predecessor, the Panasonic LX5 has an all-new lens, sensor, and image processor, among many other changes to the camera's image quality and handling. The new 1/1.63-inch CCD image sensor offers 10.1 effective megapixel resolution, and includes dual microlenses. The LX5's sensor has larger microlenses with smaller gaps on both layers, and also increases well depth for improved dynamic range and reduced high-ISO noise. The Lumix LX5 couples its imager with a more sophisticated Leica DC-Vario Summicron branded 3.8x optical zoom lens that has bright maximum apertures varying from f/2.0 at the generous 24mm-equivalent wide angle, to f/3.3 at the moderate 90mm telephoto. See our Panasonic Lumix LX5 Preview for more details, and the Panasonic LX5 samples page for all the test shots we've taken so far, including links to select RAW files.