Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 10.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

DMC-LX5 is fully re-designed in the lens, the CCD and the image processing engine together with other improvements and upgrades. The developed super bright F2.0 ultra wide angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimizes distortion for stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The 24mm wide angle offers extraordinarily large viewing space and now the optical zoom is extended to 3.8x (90mm) making the LX5 even more versatile. The DMC-LX5 is equipped with developed F2.0 24mm ultra-wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with even higher resolution. The super bright, high quality lens is redesigned for extension of the optical zoom from LX3s 2.5x (60mm) to 3.8x (90mm) to be even more versatile for snapshots including portraits. The F2.0 lens is about twice as bright as the F2.8 lens; itself generally considered a bright lens. The result is a higher shutter speed can be used to capture stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images in lower lighting situation. This advanced lens also makes it easy to produce beautiful photos with pleasing soft-focused background thanks to the shallow depth of field provided by the extra light. Also, the 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens - rare on a compact camera - gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities. The super-high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimizes distortion at the wide end, so users can get stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The LX5 captures approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of normal 35mm cameras, and approx. 136% larger compared to that of 28mm wide-angle lenses.

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Consumer Reviews


i can't say enough good things about this camera!

bysafeauto Jan 1, 2012
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros - price is fair<br>-excellent photos<br>-weight is manageable 
Cons -still bulky comapred to point and shoot compact<br>-lens cover is not...
Recommended it? Yes

i love my lx5! i've had it wouth me for a year but it is still going strong. The photos always come out great and the video quality is more than decent. i've taken it to say many trips with me, under different codnitions and it's held up fine. even with newer models coming out left and right, it... Read full review »


A professional photographer's back up camera

byplayhooky Dec 7, 2011
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros High quality lens, ability to shoot RAW format, professionnal controls
Cons No viewfinder for bright sunny days, although you can purchase one.
Recommended it? Yes

Quick Specs:

* F2.0 Leica DC Summicron Lens
* 1/1.63" High Sensitivity 10 megapixel CCD with evolved sensor technology
* HD Movie Recording - AVCHD Lite
I shoot stock photography for income. I don't have the most expensive equipment or fanciest camera equipment.  For me its... Read full review »


My second choice may be your best option

bylawman67 Oct 13, 2010
22 Helpfuls 23 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Incredible F2.0 Leica lens.  Low resolution 10 MP sensor for maximum detail and...
Cons Expensive, a bit bulky
Recommended it? Yes

  I did not buy the LX5, and choosing a different camera (Canon PowerShot S95) was one of the most difficult purchase decisions I've ever made.  The LX5 really is THAT good.

First the basics.  The LX5 is a compact digital camera with advanced controls and a fast F2.0... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


White Balance Shade (Preset) • Halogen (Preset) • Flash (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Colour Temperature Adjust • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Backlight Compensation • Digital Noise Reduction • Contrast Control • Resizing an Image • RGB Primary Color Filter • Intelligent Scene Selector • HDMI • Red-eye Correction • Image Stabilization • Face Detection • AF Tracking • Not Interchangeable Lenses • Intelligent Resolution Technology • Orientation Detection • DPOF Support • Built-In Help Guide • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Cropping An Image • Histogram Display • Automatic Face Tracking • Direct Print • Highlight Point Display • Sharpness Control • Saturation Control • PictBridge Support • Red eye Fix • Built-In Speaker
Face Detection Yes

File Format

Digital Video Format Motion JPEG • QuickTime • MJPEG • AVCHD Lite


Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific


HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Operation Mode Mono


Display Rotation Built-in
Display Type LCD


Viewfinder Type Without Viewfinder

Memory / Storage

Supported Flash Memory SDXC Card • SDHC Card • SD Card • Built-in • SDXC Memory Card • SDHC Memory Card • SD Memory Card

Camera Flash

Flash Type Pop-up Flash


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Multi-Segment • Spot
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type CCD

Key Features

Type Point & Shoot

Product Identifiers

Brand Panasonic

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