42nd Street Photo Reviews The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 was the much anticipated successor to the LX3. The LX3 proved very popular with veteran photographers because of its fast lens and wide range of manual shooting modes. The new LX5 is looking to build on that success. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 delivers an excellent all-around shooting experience. The changes in the LX5 include a new sensor, larger zoom range, improved noise reduction, and a better video codec. The camera incorporates a wide angle f/2.0 aperture Leica DC Vario- Summicron lens with 3.8x wide-angle optical zoom (equivalent to 24mm – 90mm on a 35mm film camera) and the MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) system.

The LX5 also boasts a 3.0-inch LCD screen, Face Recognition / Detection, 720 high definition video capture and and the new Venus Engine FHD image processor. The LUMIX DMC-LX5 comes in either black or white colors and it’s slightly larger than the LX3 in width and depth. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 delivers an excellent full featured digital camera that is capable of shooting some very nice photos.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 key features include:

• 10.1 megapixel, 1/1.63-inch CCD image sensor
• F2.0 Leica DC-Vario-Summicron 3.8x optical zoom wide-angle with 24-90mm (equivalent) focal range
• ISO 80-3200 at full resolution (up to12800 high sensitivity at lower resolution)
• 3.0-inch TFT LCD with 460K pixels (backlight LED)
• 720p HD video capture (AVCHD lite)
• Face Recognition and Detection technologies
• Venus Engine FHD image processor
• POWER Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.)
• SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
• A/V, USB 2.0, HDMI outputs
• Stereo Microphone with Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
• Powered by a Li-ion battery pack (rated up to 400 shots per charge)
• Accessories include External Optical View Finder, Wide Conversion Lens, Live View Finder, ND Filter, MC Protector, External Flashes and Leather Case


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