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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 644 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The responsiveness and lens also get good views, but views about the energy efficiency and shutter are different. There are some negative reviews about the contrast and memory.

portability, lens, responsiveness, performance, image quality

viewfinder, features, zoom, memory, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Review


Panasonic has created a worthy competitor in a tough category that has several great cameras competing in it. With excellent image quality, speedy performance, awesome High ISO capabilities (for a compact), and all of the Panasonic bells and whistles...

Well-built, compact body ; Comfortable control layout ; Captures beautiful 10-megapixel photos ; Sharp and fast Leica 3.8x optical zoom len ; You have full use of the optical zoom option while recording video ; 24mm wide angle extreme is one of the...

ISO 6400 and 12,800 are not settings we recommend using unless extremely necessary ; No full 1080 HD option like found on other Lumix models

Panasonic has created a worthy competitor in a tough category that has several great cameras competing in it. With excellent image quality, speedy performance, awesome High ISO capabilities (for a compact), and all of the Panasonic bells and whistles...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5


The 10-megapixel Lumix LX5 backs up its F2.0 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens (3.8X optical zoom, 24mm to 95mm) with manual controls for both still shots and video, a great macro mode that practically lets you touch the lens to your subject, fast access to...

Ultra-wide-angle lens with F2.0 aperture ; Macro mode lets you get extremely close to subject ; Very fast autofocus and quiet zoom motors ; Superior video capture and manual video controls ; Manual controls for aperture, shutter, and focus ; Very...

Intelligent Auto mode produces underexposed images ; Some camera settings are buried deep in menus ; Limited optical zoom range

The Lumix LX5 isn't the most novice-friendly camera, but it offers an insane amount of power for a fixed-lens camera when you dig into its manual controls.

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Camera of the Year: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5


Panasonic's stealthy little 10.1-megapixel sharpshooter has the guts of a pro rig tucked inside a compact body.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 (White)


Excellent raw photo quality; sharp, bright lens; compact but comfortable design; broad manual shooting feature set.

JPEG processing should be better.

Despite its shortcomings, notably its weak JPEG processing, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 delivers an excellent all-around shooting experience--fastest in its class, full featured, and capable of shooting some very nice photos.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Point-and-Shoot Camera Review - PCWorld


The DSC-G3 is an innovative camera with integrated storage and Wi-Fi, but price and some performance issues slow it down.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5


Fast. Great image quality in any light. Sharp display. Lots of controls for manual shooting. Hot shoe and digital accessory port. Camcorder-like video experience

Pricey. Bulky. LCD shows some motion blur

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Digital Camera Review


As long as you're comfortable with using manual controls for photos and video, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 ($500) has to be in the running for your consideration—it's one of the ...

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Panasonic LX5


The predecessor to the Panasonic LX5 -- the 2008 model year Lumix LX3 -- was a huge success both in the enthusiast camera market in general, and with Imaging Resource readers in particular. The reasons weren't hard to understand: The LX3 combined a...

Solid feel and appearance of quality ; Longer 24-90mm eq. lens than LX3, yet still as wide ; Fast lens at f/2.0 - 3.3 ; More effective optical image stabilization with Power O.I.S ; Compact design ; 3-inch 460K-dot LCD with 11-step auto brightness ;...

Some soft corners at wide-angle (wide-open) ; Lots of barrel distortion in RAW files at wide-angle ; Below average color accuracy/inaccurate Manual WB ; Yellowish skin tones outdoors with Auto WB ; Visible demosaicing errors in fine detail such as hair...

Ultimately, I don't think the Panasonic LX5 is the camera I would recommend to someone who walked up asking "for the best camera." The confusing part is, I truly think it is one of the best cameras out there--for those who will take the time to learn...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Review | Neocamera


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is one of the few cameras aimed at the middle ground between P&S models and DSLR cameras. Its body and fixed lens makes it closer to compacts yet it manages to surpass them by combining a larger sensor and bright lens. Image...

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Review of the Lumix LX5 by Panasonic


Released during the latter part of 2010, the Lumix LX5 continues to gather admiration and accolades from those who have had hands-on experience with this digital camera. This review will look at what this camera is capable of and what makes it an...

Product Specifications

Would you like to take better photographs than you ever have before - images that you will be proud to share with family and friends? To record important moments in your life with high quality photos is now possible with the Lumix DMC-LX5. You will find that there is plenty to love about this camera, whether you're new to the Panasonic LUMIX line or are looking to upgrade from an older LUMIX model.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/1.63''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes