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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
7.1 out of 10

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...
  • 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
10 April 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 7
6.5

Expert Review

reviewed
20 December 2010
  • Summary: The LX5 is crammed with features that photo-savvy users will love, but performance runs hot and cold.
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Overall 8
7.8

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
20 October 2010
  • Summary: With the Panasonic LX3 on the market for well over a year, rumors began circulating among Panasonic fans of a successor (assumed to be the LX4) as far back as early 2010. Panasonic kept everyone in the dark until the new camera was finally unveiled on July 21 – and turned out to be the Panasonic...
  • Pros: Very good still images, RAW capability, Improved AF and shutter lag
  • Cons: Near entry DSLR price, Bright scenes pose problem in video mode, Power up time a bit slow
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix LX5 review

TechRadar UK
3 August 2011
  • Summary: Is this SLR replacement radical enough for Panny to stay ahead?
  • Pros: Superb lens, Idiot-proof HD video, Advanced features
  • Cons: Loose aspect-ratio slider, Lens distortion in 16:9 mode, Fixed rear LCD
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Overall 8
8.3
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

PC Authority
10 April 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

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

Good Gear Guide.au
16 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; s...
  • 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
8.0

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

Good Gear Guide.au
15 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
8.3
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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