Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Compact Digital Camera

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The Ideal Way to Capture
Professional Quality Photo

PanasonicLumix DMC-LX5 Digital Camera A unique Digital Camera offering photo enthusiasts the ideal way for capturing professional-quality photos and High Definition (HD) video. With an ultra-bright F2.0 ultra-wide-angle 24mm Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens, the Lumix LX5 minimizes image distortion, resulting in stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The 24mm wide angle lens offers extraordinarily large viewing space and now the optical zoom is extended to 3.8x (90mm) making the LX5 even more versatile.

The F2.0 lens is twice as bright as a F2.8 lens, making it easy to produce beautiful photos with a soft-focused background thanks to the shallow depth of field provided by the extra light. In addition to the newly-designed lens, the Lumix LX5 features an image processing engine that combines technologies resulting in professional-quality photos, especially in low-light situations. Like its predecessor, the Lumix LX5 features the highly-acclaimed 10.1-megapixel CCD, but it has an expanded dynamic range by increasing the sensitivity and the saturation.

Features

Venus Engine FHD image processor
The newly developed Venus Engine FHD image processor enables higher-speed, higher-performance while compiling the Intelligent Resolution technology. The triple CPUs in this imaging engine dramatically speeds up processing while achieving exceptional noise reduction performance. With its high-sensitivity CCD and the brightness of the lens, minimum illumination of the Lumix LX5 is as low as 3 lux while shooting video.

Record HD videos in AVCHD Lite
In addition to capturing high-quality still photos, the Lumix LX5 can record HD videos in AVCHD Lite, a format that allows almost doubling the recording time in HD quality compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format. Creative video shooting modes include Creative Movie mode, where users can set shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive movies. My Color mode and Film mode are available for more extended expression not only in photography but also in videography. The Lumix LX5 also features Dolby Digital Creator to record high quality audio and the 3.8x optical zoom is available while shooting video.

Ergonomic design for easy control
The Lumix LX5 has also been redesigned externally--with a thicker grip making it easier to hold and a newly-incorporated turn-and-push jog dial achieves various selection and setting more quickly. The Lumix LX5 also features a hot shoe, which allows for the attachment of a wide-variety of accessories, such as an optional Live View Finder which helps shooting under strong daylight with high visibility or an external flash. The 1:1 square format setting is added in the aspect ratio option which can be selected with the switch at the side of the lens barrel.

Additional Features

The 3.0-inch large 460,000-dot high resolution Intelligent LCD also redesigned by adopting High CRI (Color Rendering Index) backlight LED to greatly increase the color reproduction, making it more visible both in shooting and playing back images in any conditions from at dark night to under bright sunlight. Battery life is extended to shoot 400 photos (CIPA) per a single charge. A wide-variety of optional accessories, including a Live View Finder (DMW-LVF1), External Optical View Finder (DMW-VF1), Wide Conversion Lens (DMW-LWA52), Conversion Lens Adaptor (DMW-LA6), MC Protector (DMW-MC52), ND Filter (DMW-LND52), PL Filter: DMW-LPL52, External Flashes, Leather Case (DMW-CLX5) and a Battery Pack (DMW-BCJ13).

Camera Includes
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Digital Camera
Battery Pack,
Battery Charger
USB Cable
A/V Cable
Shoulder Strap
Lens Cap with Strap
Lens Ring Front
Hot Shoe Cover
CD-ROM
1-Year Parts and Labor U.S.A. Limited Warranty

Specifications
Price US: $ 499.95
Sensor 1/1.63" Type CCD
11.3 million pixels total
10.1 million effective pixels
Primary Color Filter
Image sizes 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
3648 x 2736(10M)
3072 x 2304(7M)
2560 x 1920(5M)
2048 x 1536(3M)
1600 x 1200(2M)
640 x 480(0.3M)

3:2 Aspect Ratio:
3776 x 2520 (9.5M)
3168 x 2112 (6.5M)
2656 x 1768 (4.5M)
2112 x 1408 (3M)
2048 x 1360 (2.5M)
640 x 424 (0.3M)

16:9 Aspect Ratio:
3968 x 2232 (9M)
3328 x 1872 (6M)
2784 x 1568 (4.5M)
2208 x 1248 (2.5M)
1920 x 1080 (2M)
640 x 360 (0.2M)

1:1 Aspect Ratio:
2736 x 2736(7.5M)
2304 x 2304 (5.5M)
1920 x 1920 (3.5M)
1536 x 1536 (2.5M)
480 x 480 (0.2M)

Movie clips AVCHD Lite 1280 x 720 pixels @ SH: 17 Mbps/ H: 13 Mbps/ L: 9Mbps)
Motion JPEG: 1280 x 720 pixels @ 30fps
4:3: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels @ 30 fps
16:9: 848 x 480 pixels @ 30 fps
File formats Still Image: Raw + JPEG(DCF/Exif2.21)
Motion picture: AVCHD, AVCHD Lite, QuickTime Motion JPEG
Lens 3.8x optical zoom
24-90mm (35mm equiv.)
f=5.1-19.2mm
F2.0-3.3
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR
10 elements in 9 groups (3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical surfaces)
Image stabilization Power O.I.S lens-shift stabilization
Digital zoom Yes, up to 4.5x
Focus Normal
Macro
Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto)
Continuous AF On/Off
AF Tracking
AF Area select
Manual
Focus (Jog dial)
AF area modes Face / AF tracking
23-point
1-point
Spot (flexible/ scalable)
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance Normal: 50cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ Clipboard: Wide 1 cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
Metering Intelligent Multiple
Center Weighted
Spot
ISO sensitivity Auto
80
100
200
400
800
1600
3200
High Sensitivity Mode : Auto (6400 - 12800)
Exposure compensation +/- 3EV, 1/3EV steps
Exposure bracketing +/- 1/3 EV ~ 3EV step, 3 frames
Shutter speed 60-1/4000 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, 60sec
Aperture Multistage Iris Diaphragm
F2.0 - 3.3
F2.0 - 8 (W) / F3.3 - 8 (T))
F2.0 - 11 (W) / F3.3 - 11 (T) in movie recording )
Modes Intelligent AUTO
P(Program) mode
A(Aperture Priority) mode
S(Shutter Priority) mode
M(Manual) mode
Creative Movie mode
My Color mode
Scene mode
Custom 1,2
Scene modes Portrait
Soft Skin
Self-Portrait
Scenery
Panorama Assist
Sports
Night Portrait
Night Scenery
High Sensitivity
Food, Party
Candle Light
Baby1
Baby2
Pet
Sunset
Hi-Speed Burst
Flash Burst
Starry Sky
Fireworks
Beach
Snow
Aerial photo
White balance Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Shade
Halogen
White Set 1,2
Color Temprature
Self timer 2, 10 sec
Continuous shooting Full-Resolution Image
2.5 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max 3 images (Fine Mode)
High-speed Burst Mode:
Approx. 6.0 frames/sec (image priority)
Approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority)
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Image parameters 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 / Pinhole / Film Grain / Custom Happy (only in iA mode)
Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.8 - 7.2m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 4.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash Yes, via hot-shoe
Viewfinder Yes, External (optional)
LCD monitor 3.0" TFT LCD Display
460K dots
Field of View : approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode ,High CRI (Color Rendering Index) LED backlight
Connectivity USB2.0 High speed
AV Output (NTSC/PAL)
 miniHDMI
DC Input
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
40MB internal memory
Power Li-ion battery
Charger included
AC adaptor (optional)
Weight (no batt) 155 g
Weight (with batt) 176g
Dimensions 110 x 65 x 25 mm
(4.08 x 2.20 x 0.97 in)


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