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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

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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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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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Overall 8
8.0

Digital Photo Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Macworld
2 February 2011
  • Excerpt: (1 items) 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 focus controls, and a button layout that provides easy access to in-camera settings.
  • Pros: 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 sturdy build quality, Attractive, classic aesthetics, Superb button layout for accessing manual controls
  • Cons: Intelligent Auto mode produces underexposed images, Some camera settings are buried deep in menus, Limited optical zoom range
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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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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

CNET
9 March 2010
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a compact and versatile camera that works well as a back-up for a dSLR, but it's too expensive.
  • Cons: Costs as much as a starter digital SLR with a standard lens.
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Overall 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: When Panasonic announced the Lumix DMC-LX5, it mentioned the Canon PowerShot G11 numerous times as the camera’s direct competitor. Having now tested the LX5, the reason why is clear. Like the G11, the LX5 has a full range of manual-exposure controls, a metal body and larger-than-normal sensor for a compact camera, although its body is smaller and lighter.
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Overall 8
8.3
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

PC Authority
20 February 2011
  • Summary: It isn't good-looking, but it's powerful, flexible and produces top-notch pictures
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 review: Panasonic's best camera has an excellent lens but complicated menus

Good Gear Guide.au
3 February 2011
  • Summary: Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-LX5 is a digital camera that's appealing to enthusiasts because of its manual control features and excellent image quality.
  • Pros: Bright lens with reasonable zoom range, good ISO performance up to ISO 800, excellent build quality, excellent multi-aspect sensor design
  • Cons: Frustrating lens cap design, mediocre LCD screen, convoluted menu structure
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Overall 8
8.0

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a stellar camera for manual shooters

Good Gear Guide.au
3 February 2011
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix LX5 is not a digital camera for novices, but it offers an insane amount of power for a fixed-lens camera if you're not intimidated by manual controls.
  • Pros: 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 sturdy build quality; attractive, classic aesthetics; superb button layout for accessing manual controls
  • Cons: Intelligent Auto mode produces underexposed images; some camera settings are buried deep in menus; limited optical zoom range
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 7
6.7
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

PC Pro
29 October 2010
  • Conclusion: It isn't good-looking, but it's powerful, flexible and produces top-notch pictures
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