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Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 – Price & Review

By on April 26, 2012

After releasing three LX cameras, Panasonic’s new product release is the Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 Digital Camera. The Lumix DMC LX5 is the immediate successor to the LX3 model and carries the same but slightly improved multi aspect sensor. The LX5 looks very similar to the LX3 model and offers more or less the same specs with few improvements here and there.

Apart from the multi aspect sensor few other product highlights of the new Panasonic Digital camera include features such as – improved optical zooming range, fast-aperture Leica Vario-Summicron lens, noise reduction, flash hotshoe and video codec.

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 – Price & Review

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Features of Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5

The product specification of Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 Digital Camera is given below in detail:

Design

The Lumix DMC LX5 from Panasonic has a small and compact metal body with a lot of external manual controls for the user. The camera with a high quality built has a 3 inch screen. The DMC LX5 also has a high end and stabilized lens with a fast aperture. The 10 MP multi aspect CCD sensor of the Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 Digital camera offers a very good and effective image resolution. Also, the Lumix DMC LX5 has DSLR styled exposure mode dials for the user.

Dimensions

The Panasonic camera weighs approximately 233 grams and has the following dimension measurements – 109.7 x 65.5 x 43.0 mm

Rear Display

The camera sports a 3.0 inch TFT LCD Display with 460K dots

Sensors

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 features

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The Lumix DMC LX5 camera has a 1/1.63 inch CCD sensor with 10.1 million effective pixels and primary color filter functionality

Lens

24-90 mm (equivalent) stabilized and improved lens with 4.5 times optical zooming capability and F2.0-3.3

Image Ratios

The Panasonic camera supports the following image aspect ratios – 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9

Image stabilization

In-lens stabilization

Flash

The DMC LX5 camera from Panasonic has a built in flash mode – 0.8 – 7.2m (Wide/ISO Auto) and 0.3 – 4.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)

Processor

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 is powered by a Venus Engine FHD

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Video mode

Advanced Video Coding High Definition Lite- SH: seventeen Mb per second, H: thirteen Mb per second and L: nine Mbps, MJPEG – 1280 x 720 pixels, 4:3 – 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels and 16:9 – 848 x 480 pixels (all at 30 frames per second speed)

Connectors:

The following options are included – USB 2.0 High speed, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), miniHDMI and DC Input

Other

Other functionalities include – ISO 80-3200 (up to ISO 12,800 equivalent at reduced resolution), 720p video mode, PASM modes plus ‘C1′ and ‘C2′ custom modes, Dedicated movie shooting button (shutter button also can initiate video in movie mode), Optional electronic DMW-LVF1 and Optional optical DMW-VF1 viewfinder, 1/4000 sec maximum shutter speed, ±3 EV (at 1/3 EV steps) exposure compensation, SD/SDHC/SDXC and Internal storage options, microphone, orientation sensor, five white balance presets, custom white balance, RAW uncompressed format, fine and standard JPEG quality levels, 50 cm (19.69″) normal focus range etc.

Battery life

The Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 offers a Lithium Ion rechargeable battery with a longer battery life that can capture approximately 400 shots. This is quite a remarkable feature for a digital camera.

Price of Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5

Panasonic is currently selling the Lumix DMC LX5 Digital Camera at $799 and in India it is priced at INR 29,090.

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