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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Digital Camera - 10.1 Megapixel

Photography enthusiasts who require a compact digital camera that provides excellent build and image quality are naturally drawn to the LX-series. And now the latest model is here – the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 sports a 10.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CCD sensor teamed with a new 3.8x optical zoom Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens that ranges from 24mm wide-angle to 90mm at the telephoto end, with a large f/2.0 aperture making it excellent for low-light performance and achieving background blur.
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Photography enthusiasts who require a compact digital camera that provides excellent build and image quality are naturally drawn to the LX-series. And now the latest model is here – the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 sports a 10.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CCD sensor teamed with a new 3.8x optical zoom Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens that ranges from 24mm wide-angle to 90mm at the telephoto end, with a large f/2.0 aperture making it excellent for low-light performance and achieving background blur.

Power O.I.S. doubles the hand-shake correction as compared to previous image stabilisation systems. The all-new Venus FHD image processing engine ensures high quality stills and 720p HD movies in AVCHD lite format, as well as low power consumption allowing around 400 shots per charge with the supplied rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. And of course the LX5 offers a large 3.0” 460K LCD Screen,  full manual controls along with a new jog dial, hot shoeand RAW file format.

Movie Feature - captures High Definition video in AVCHD Lite format up to 1280x720p resolution at 50p frames per second. Basic in-camera video editing is possible. Intelligent Auto functions during video recording, as well as My Colour, Film Mode, Happy Mode. Creative movie mode allows manual control over exposure. 3.8x optical zoom functions during video recording. The length of recording time depends on the capacity of the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card*.

* We recommend using Class 4 or higher memory cards for HD video recording.

SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html

10.1 Megapixel 1/1.63” CCD Sensor – achieves high resolution, noise-less images even in high sensitivity recording and richly reproduced gradation in highly contrasted situations with wide dynamic range.
Dual Image Stabilisation – Power O.I.S. optical and digital technology works together to counteract blurred images due to shaky hands, subject movement, or when shooting in low-light conditions - important at full zoom where a small movement of the hand can cause a lot of movement at the other end.
Leica DC VARIO_SUMMICRON 24mm f/2.0 Ultra Wide-Angle 3.8x Optical Zoom Lens –cover a huge range of shooting situations from ultra wide-angle to capture more in your image - such as sweeping landscapes, tight interior shots and group shots - to telephoto where you can zoom up close to distant objects. Large f/2.0 aperture allows more light in for better low-light performance.
iA (Intelligent Auto) – Automatically adjusts your camera for a range of different shooting situations and includes such features as face detection, intelligent scene selection, intelligent ISO, motion detection, and Power O.I.S. image stabilisation - get great shots without having to fiddle around with menus, modes etc.
Intelligent Scene Selector – automatically sets the camera to the correct scene mode for the shooting conditions.
Face Detection AF/AE with Face Recognition - The Face Recognition function remembers faces that have been registered in the camera and provides the faces with optimal focus and exposure.
Venus Engine FHD – advanced noise reduction and higher processing speeds via its triple CPUs.
460K 3.0” LCD Screen – Large high-resolution LCD screen with wide viewing angle. Sonic Speed AF - You can quickly get moving subjects in focus, such as when you're shooting sports, kids, pets etc..
AF Tracking/Subject Detection - Once you focus on your subject the AF Tracking automatically tracks it until you press the shutter, keeping moving subjects in focus – great for kids, pets, sports etc. (also functions in video mode).
Manual Controls – manually adjust aperture and shutter speed for creative effects such as background blur and shutter effects for moving subjects such as water. Also features focus switch on lens barrel, AF/AE lock button, and assignable Function Button.
Wind Cut Function – helps to reduce noise when recording video in windy conditions.
Video Divide – allows you to do basic in-camera video editing.
Cut Animation – allows you to save a still image from a video file.
Dedicated Movie Button – easily start and stop video recordings
Creative Movie Mode - lets you set the shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive movies.
Multi Exposure - lets you take up to three exposures in a single frame.
Fast Start Up - ultra high-speed start-ups.
Less Shutter Lag - The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.007 seconds, making it easy to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities.
Burst Consecutive Shooting - lets you snap off consecutive shots at approx. 2.5 frames per second, even in RAW format.
My Colour Mode – features a range of expressive filters to enhance your creativity.
Film Mode – 6 colour and 3 monochrome modes
Multi-Aspect Ratio – shoots in 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 ratios to suit the framing of your scene.
New Grip & Jog Dial - a new grip design makes handling even easier for active shooting. The new turn-and-push jog dial also enhances operation for quick setting changes.
Text Stamp – allows you to add text to images in-camera such as date/time as well as other information such as names, birth dates etc.
Seamless Slideshows – lots of options including playing slideshows with music, slideshows based on category ie recognized faces, still or movies only; or both.
Viera Link – makes viewing your image slideshows and videos on a Viera TV easy (requires optional mini HDMI cable)

Specifications

DMC-LX5

Lens

LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON
10 elements in 9 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical Surfaces)

Optical Image Stabilizer

POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)

Zoom

Optical: 3.8x

Extra Optical: 4.5x (4:3 / 7M), 5.4x (4:3 / 5M), 6.7x (4:3 / under 3M)

Intelligent: 5.0x

Digital: 4x 
(Max. 15.1x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 26.8x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)

Step Zoom

Yes

Focal Length

f = 5.1 – 19.2 mm (24 - 90 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(25 - 95 mm in 35 mm equiv. in movie recording)

Focusing Area

Normal: Wide / Tele 50 cm (1.64 feet) - infinity
Macro / Intelligent Auto / Wide 1 cm (0.3 feet) - infinity / Tele 30 cm (0.98 feet) - infinity

Focus Range Display

Yes

AF Metering

Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23-area) / 1-area (flexible / scalable)

AF Assist Lamp

Yes

Conversion Lens Compatibility

Yes

Camera Effective Pixels

10.1 Megapixels

Image Sensor

1/1.63", 11.3 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Color Filter

Focus

Normal / Macro, Quick AF On / Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On / Off, AF / MF Switchable, Manual Focus (Jog dial), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking

Focus Icon Select

Yes (in Face Recognition only)

ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)

Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* / 12800* (* by pixel mixed readout)
High Sensitivity (1600 - 12800)

Max. Auto ISO Setting

Yes

White Balance

Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Flash / Halogen / Color Temperature / White Set1 / White Set2
(Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst
)
White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, ±9 steps each, Blue / Amber and Magenta / Green bias)

Exposure

Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual , Program Shift (Program AE Mode)

Exposure Compensation

1/3 EV step, -3 - +3 EV

Backlight Compensation

Yes (only in Intelligent Auto Mode)

Multi Exposure

Yes

Multi Aspect

Yes

Auto (AE) Bracketing

±1/3 EV - 3 EV step, 3 frames

Light Metering

Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot

Mode Switch

[Playback] Button

One-touch Movie Button

Yes

Recording Mode (Mode Dial)

Intelligent Auto, P (Program) Mode, A (Aperture Priority) Mode, S (Shutter Priority) Mode, M (Manual) Mode, Creative Movie Mode, My Color Mode, Scene Mode, Custom1, Custom2

Still Image Scene Mode

Portrait, Soft Skin, Self Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, High-speed Burst (Image Priority / Speed Priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo

Movie Scene Mode

Portrait, Soft Skin, Self Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, High Sensitivity
(Activated by selecting Still Image Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Image Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)

Shutter Speed

Still: 60 - 1/4,000 sec
Movie Mode: 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF operation on Creative Movie Mode)
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec

Aperture

F2.0 - 3.3 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.0 - 8 (W) / F3.3 - 8 (T))
(F2.0 - 11 (W) / F3.3 - 18 (T) in movie recording)

Self Timer

2 sec / 10 sec

Auto Review

1 sec / 2 sec / Hold / OFF

Quick Menu

Yes

Color Mode

Film Mode (Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth / Vibrant / Nostalgic / Standard B&W / Dynamic B&W / Smooth B&W / My Film 1, 2 / Multi Film)
My Color Mode (Expressive / Retro / Pure / Elegant / Monochrome / High Dynamic / Dynamic Art / Dynamic B&W / Silhouette / Film Grain / Custom)
Happy (only in iA Mode)
* Film Mode and My Color Mode are working for movie recording, too.

Picture Adjustment

Contrast: ± 2 steps
Sharpness: ± 2 steps
Saturation: ± 2 steps
Noise Reduction: ± 2 steps
(can be adjusted in Film Mode)

Recording File Format

Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3) 
Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3) + QuickTime
Motion Picture: AVCHD Lite / QuickTime Motion JPEG

AVCHD Lite Recording

NTSC / PAL (Depends on region)

Aspect Ratio

4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1

Recording Image Size

Still Image

 

4:3 Aspect Ratio:

3,648 x 2,736 pixels (10M),
3,072 x 2,304 pixels (7M EZ) 
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ)
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ)
1,600 x 1,200 pixels (2M EZ)
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)

3:2 Aspect Ratio:

3,776 x 2,520 pixels (9.5M)
3,168 x 2,112 pixels (6.5M EZ)
2,656 x 1,768 pixels (4.5M EZ)
2,112 x 1,408 pixels (3M EZ)
2,048 x 1,360 pixels (2.5M EZ)
640 x 424 pixels (0.3M EZ)

16:9 Aspect Ratio:

3,968 x 2,232 pixels (9M)
3,328 x 1,872 pixels (6M EZ)
2,784 x 1,568 pixels (4.5M EZ)
2,208 x 1,248 pixels (2.5M EZ)
1,920 x 1,080 pixels (2M EZ)
640 x 360 pixels (0.2M EZ)

1:1 Aspect Ratio:

2,736 x 2,736 pixels (7.5M)
2,304 x 2,304 pixels (5.5M EZ)
1,920 x 1,920 pixels (3.5M EZ)
1,536 x 1,536 pixels (2.5M EZ)
480 x 480 pixels (0.2M EZ)

Image Quality

Fine / Standard / RAW+ Fine / RAW+ Standard / RAW

Motion Picture Recording

4:3 Aspect Ratio:

VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) 
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)

16:9 Aspect Ratio:

WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)

HD Movie:

1,280 x 720 pixels,

AVCHD Lite (SH: 17 Mbps / H: 13 Mbps /
L: 9 Mbps):

[NTSC Model] 60p *CCD output is 30p.
[PAL Model] 50p *CCD output is 25p.

Motion JPEG: 30 fps

Max. recording time depends on memory card capacity. 
A max. of approx. 2 GB of continuous motion picture can be recorded in Motion JPEG. In AVCHD Lite, recording may be continued until the card is full.

Continuous Recordable Time
(Motion Pictures)*

AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 140 min
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 140 min

Actual Recordable Time
(Motion Pictures)*

AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 70 min
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 70 min

Continuous Shooting Mode

Full-resolution Image, 2.5 frames / sec
Max. 5 images (Standard Mode), Max. 3 images (Fine Mode) 
High speed Burst Mode: Approx. 10 frames / sec (Speed Priority), Approx. 6 frames / sec (Image Priority)
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)

Approx. 15 - 100 shots.
* Maximum is 100 shots.
· The number of consecutive shots is limited by the shooting conditions, card type, and card condition.
· The number of consecutive shots may increase immediately after the card is formatted.

Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode

Max. 5 images (Standard Mode)

iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

Face Recognition

Photo

Optical Image Stabilizer

Photo & Movie

Intelligent ISO Control

Photo

Face Detection

Photo & Movie

Intelligent Scene Selector

Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)

Intelligent Exposure

Photo & Movie

AF Tracking

Photo

Digital
Red-eye Correction
(Red-eye Removal)

Photo

Intelligent Resolution Technology

Photo & Movie

Zoom Resume /
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture

Yes / 
Yes

Real-time Histogram

Yes

Composition Guide Line

Yes (3 patterns)

Built-in-memory

Approx. 40 MB

Scene Mode Help Screen

Yes

Orientation Detector

Yes

Travel Date / 
World Time

Yes / 
Yes

Copy /
Title Edit /
Text Stamp

Yes /
Yes /
Yes

Cut Animation

Yes

Video Divide

Yes

Built-in-flash

Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Synchro: 1st / 2nd
0.8 - 7.2 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 0.3 - 4.4 m (Tele / ISO Auto)

External Flash

Yes

Viewfinder

(Optional OVF / EVF)

LCD

7.5 cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (460,000 dots), AR Coating
Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide-viewing Angle
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode
High CRI (Color Rendering Index) LED Backlight

Playback Mode

Normal Playback, Slideshow, Mode Playback, Category Playback, Favorites Playback

Thumbnails /
Zoomed Playback

12, 30 thumbnails /
Max. 16x

Calendar Display

Yes

Set Favorites

Yes

Playback Motion Picture

Yes (AVCHD Lite / Motion JPEG)

Slideshow Mode

All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Favorites
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / Off)

Show Histogram

Yes

Show Highlights

Yes

Delete Image

Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites

DPOF Print Setting /
Set Protection

Yes /
Yes

Resize /
Cropping /
Leveling

Yes /
Yes /
Yes

Face Recognition Edit

Yes

OSD Language

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek
* Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the OSD languages on the products that are available in your market.

VIERA Link

Yes

HDMI Output

Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p for PAL) 
Audio: Mono

Movie Rec Guide

Yes

Wind-cut in Motion Picture

Yes

Recording Media

Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Microphone

Yes (Mono)

Speaker

Yes

Interface

AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC)*, HDMI (mini HDMI), USB2.0 High Speed
* Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the AV Output on the products that are available in your market.

PictBridge Support

Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Power

ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 1,250 mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)

Release Time Lag (Approx.)

0.007 sec

Shutter Interval (Approx.)

0.5 sec (minimum) *Not including the time for AF.

Battery Life (Approx.)

400 images (CIPA Standard**)

Included Software

PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE, QuickTime, Adobe Reader

Dimensions (Approx.) 
(W x H x D)

109.7 x 65.5 x 43.0 mm / excluding protrusions: 25.5 mm
(4.32 x 2.58 x 1.69 inch / excluding protrusions: 1.00 inch)

Weight (Approx.)

271g (0.61 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
233 g (0.51 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card

* These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23°C (73.4°F) and a humidity of 50%. The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON]/[OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. Motion picture recorded continuously in [MOTION JPEG] is up to 2 GB. Only the maximum recordable time for 2 GB is displayed on the screen. Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds in European PAL area.
** CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. Temperature: 23°C (73.4°F)/Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on. Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). Using the supplied battery. Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [AUTO].) Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. The number of recordable images decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode and Power LCD Mode.

•Use a card with SD Speed Class*** with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures in AVCHD Lite. Also, use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 6" or higher when recording motion pictures in Motion JPEG.
*** SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
•SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats.
•If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html 
•The battery life differs depending on the condition stored or used or environment. •Operating Temperature: 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F) •Operating Humidity: 10%–80%
•Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. •Design, functions, and specifications are subject to change without notice.



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