Panasonic Lumix LX5 Review

 
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
General
Model Number: LX5 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price: $550.32
Date Available: 2010-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 9.6 oz (271 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.
(110 x 66 x 43 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3776 x 2520 (9.5 MP, Other),
3168 x 2112 (6.7 MP, 3:2),
2656 x 1768 (4.7 MP, 3:2),
2112 x 1408 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3328 x 1872 (6.2 MP, 16:9),
2784 x 1568 (4.4 MP, 16:9),
2208 x 1248 (2.8 MP, Other)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.8
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 848x480, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 60/50/30, 30, 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 11.30
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.63" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 10.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 90 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.80x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x ( Max. 15.1 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (wide) / f/3.3 (tele) - f/8 (up to f/11 (W) / f/18 (T) in movies) 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type: Optional EVF in hot shoe (DMW-LVF1, same as GF1) 
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-12800), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 12800* (* by pixel mixed readout)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2 
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Movie, My Color, Custom 1,2; Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, High Sensitivity, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo 
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.8 - 7.2m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 4.4m (Tele/ISO Auto) 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB): 40.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVCHD Lite / QT Motion JPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC Input, Mini HDMI with Viera Link 
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE 
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V 1250mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 400
Notes & Features: Power OIS, 720p movies, hot shoe with socket for Live View finder (same DMW-LVF1 finder as for the GF1). Available in black and white. 

 


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