The Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 is a highly advanced digital camera. This type of camera is often used as a back up to a Digital SLR when carrying a larger camera is not practical. Panasonic has equipped the Lumix DMC LX5 with a wide range of advanced features allowing you to fine tune the way your photos look. I also like the way the camera handles.
One of the biggest attractions is likely to be the large aperture. At f/2 the Lumix DMC LX5 is able to let plenty of light in when taking a shot. This means the camera is able to cope well in lowlight situations.
There is a full set of manual exposure controls as well as a manual focusing option. You also have a facility that allows you to store your favourite shooting settings through two custom modes.
On top of the Lumix DMC LX5 is a hot shoe. Not only can this be used for attaching an external flash unit you can also plug in an optical viewfinder. To further enhance the camera there is a filter ring available. This can be used to add on accessories such as conversion lenses and filters via a lens adapter.
A 24mm lens with 3.8x zoom does not give you a great deal of zoom power, but the amount of zoom available can be increased to a maximum of 6.7x when shooting at lower resolutions. Panasonic also offers an intelligent zoom option to boost to 5x.
4:3 16:9 3:2
JPEG / RAW
Focal Length Equivalent:
24 - 90mm
60 to 1/4000 seconds
F2.0 - 8 (W) / F3.3 - 8 (T)
Auto 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (6400 and 12800 at 3 megapixels
White Balance Settings:
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Flash / Halogen / Color Temperature / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst mode? / White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias)
1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
Intelligent Multiple,Center Weighted, Spot
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
Maximum Movie Resolution:
1280 x 720
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
109.7 x 65.5 x 43mm
Read Review: Panasonic DMC LX5 Review
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Panasonic DMC LX5 Specification