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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

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Overall 9
9.1

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Digitalcamera HQ
9 June 2014
  • Summary: Our initial thoughts on Panasonic's new high-performance compact after getting hands-on for a few minutes.
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Panasonic Lumix LX5 Review

techolo.com
21 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Now that Panasonic has already released the Lumix LX7. I remembered that I still haven’t wrote a review ( just an unboxing ) for it’s predecessor, the LX5 - which I got as a replacement for my old Panasonic ZS6, another point-and-shoot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

neocamera.com
10 October 2011
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a compact camera with full manual-controls and a bright stabilized ultra-wide 24-90mm F/2-3.3 lens. It has excellent expansion options that include a hot-shoe for external lighting and a port which supports an optional EVF, making it one of the very rare compact cameras which can be used at eye-level. The LX5 uses a larger-than-average 10 MP CCD sensor which delivers reasonably good results for its class.
  • Pros: F/2 Maximum Aperture, Low image noise, Reliable metering, Low optical distortion, Good focus accuracy, on the slow side, Very short shutter-lag, Fast shot-to-shot speed, Plenty of controls, Excellent anti-reflective coating on LCD, Good build quality, Good battery life, Optional EVF
  • Cons: Poor White-Balance, Low color accuracy, Autofocus delay, Unsharp MF assist, Half-press required for Exposure-Priority and correct Live-Histogram, Slow noise-reduction, Interface inefficiencies, 2s Filming delay, Poor tripod mount placement, Self-timer cancels often
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
3 August 2011
  • Conclusion: If you don't need long telephoto reach, full 1080p HD video recording and a swivel screen, the Lumix DMC-LX5 is definitely worth considering. It's well made, generally well-thought-out and has a great lens. A great family camera or SLR replacement in other words, but hardly an impulse buy at £360 - so while its downsides are not huge, they do need to be weighed up.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

PC Magazine
24 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 performs as well as the best compact cameras on the market, but its mirrorless competitors, in price and size, deliver even better performance.
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: Pricey. Bulky. LCD shows some motion blur.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Steve's Digicams
24 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Nearly two years after Panasonic rolled out the LX3, the LUMIX DMC-LX5 is entering their lineup of digital cameras this fall. This powerful compact model has a classy "retro" look and feel, and offers loads of exposure options for advanced to novice users. The LX5 has an increased optical zoom range from 2.5x on the LX3 to 3.8x.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
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Performance 10
10

Review of the Lumix LX5 by Panasonic

Bright Hub
13 January 2011
  • Excerpt: 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 outstanding...
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Product Reviews: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

PDN Gear Guide
22 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The advanced compact camera category has gotten increasingly competitive in the last year and while there are many excellent models out there my favorite is the 10.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix LX5. Why? This small camera takes great pictures in a variety of shooting conditions and is a blast to use. No, it won’t outduel your DSLR but it makes a damn fine sidekick.
  • Pros: Pros: The best compact advanced camera on the market right now.
  • Cons: Cons: Limited external control and small buttons and knobs.
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Product Reviews: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

PDN Gear Guide
22 November 2010
  • Summary: The advanced compact camera category has gotten increasingly competitive in the last year and while there are many excellent models out there my favorite is the 10.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix LX5. Why? This small camera takes great pictures in a variety of shooting conditions and is a blast to use. No, it won’t outduel your DSLR but it makes a damn fine sidekick.
  • Pros: Pros: The best compact advanced camera on the market right now.
  • Cons: Cons: Limited external control and small buttons and knobs.
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Overall 8
7.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Review

Digital Camera Review
20 October 2010
  • Summary: The LX5 is the latest Panasonic iteration of the big sensor, modest resolution compact that offers better than typical compact ISO noise performance, albeit at a nearly entry-level DSLR MSRP. Still image quality on our LX5 was very good in compact digital terms, and the slower-than-most AF and shutter lag times of the LX3 have been laid to rest.
  • Pros: Very good still image quality, Improved AF and shutter lag times over LX3, RAW capability, Better than compact digital noise performance at compact size
  • Cons: Near entry-level DSLR cost without DSLR performance, Video quality can be negatively impacted by bright scenes, Power up time a little slow
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