Panasonic Lumix LX5 10.1MP Digital Camera 3.0 inch TFT LCD Display, 1/1.63 inch CCD, f/2.0 LEICA Summicron Lens with 3.8x optical zoom £305.99 @ Play
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Panasonic Lumix LX5 10.1MP Digital Camera 3.0 inch TFT LCD Display, 1/1.63 inch CCD, f/2.0 LEICA Summicron Lens with 3.8x optical zoom £305.99 @ Play

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Panasonic DMC-LX5 prosumer camera is the successor of the famous DMC-LX3. It contains all the advantages that LX3 has and further improvement in every aspect,such as light weight, compact, superior image quality, durable body finishing and user-friendly operations. It comes with the Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Lens that brings you the sharp picture, rich colour and high details images. With the benefit of the 24mm wide-angle lens, it provides a larger viewing space comparing to those 35mm lens with more than 200% larger.

With the combination of the 1/1.63-inch large size, ultra-high sensitivity CCD and the Venus Engine FHD featuring Intelligent Resolution Technology that makes the DMC-LX5 can achieve a high resolution, detailed colour and crystal-clear image reproduction. At the same time, it gives a low-noise distortion in high ISO level that ensures you can capture every golden moment in a low light environment with superior quality images.

With the M mdoe, you are able to have the full manually operations in focusing, shutter speed, aperture size and ISO levels that gives you more possibility to take the pictures you want and feel more flexible to show your creativity.

Like the LX-3, it has lots of optional accessories that expands LX5's specification. You can attach the optional wide angle adapter to give you a wider viewing space for landscape or the optional telescope to extend the focal length that allows you to capture objects with a longer distance. And you can choose your favourite optical viewfinder or electronic viewfinder for your own needs or put a TTL supported flash light to the hot shoe to enhance the low light shooting capability of the LX5.

Features:
- Effective pixels: 10.1 megapixels
- Sensor: 1/1.63-inch High-sensitivity CCD
- Lens: f/2.0 Leica DC VARIO-SUMICRON Lens
- Optical Zoom: 3.8x
- Shutter speeds: 60 - 1/4000s
- Storage: Approx. 40MB internal memory, SD / SDHC / SDXC support
- Movie Recording: HD (1280 x 720 @ 50/60fps) / WVGA (848 x 480 @ 30fps) / VGA (640 x 480 @ 30fps) / QVGA ( 320 x 240 @ 30 fps)
- Display: 3-inch TFT LCD (460K dots)
- Dimensions: 109.7 (x 65.5 x 43 mm
- Weight: 271g (include Battery, SD Memory)

Box Contents:
- Panasonic DMC-LX5 Digital Still Camera
- Battery Charger
- Battery Pack
- AV Cable
- AC Cable
- USB Cable
- Shoulder Strap
- CD-ROM
- Lens Ring Front
- Hot Shoe Cover
- Lens cap
- Lens cap string
- Warranty Card
Additional InformationModel LX-5
In Depth Panasonic DMC-LX5 prosumer camera is the successor of the famous DMC-LX3. It contains all the advantages that LX3 has and further improvement in every aspect,such as light weight, compact, superior image quality, durable body finishing and user-friendly operations. It comes with the Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Lens that brings you the sharp picture, rich colour and high details images. With the benefit of the 24mm wide-angle lens, it provides a larger viewing space comparing to those 35mm lens with more than 200% larger. With the combination of the 1/1.63-inch large size, ultra-high sensitivity CCD and the Venus Engine FHD featuring Intelligent Resolution Technology that makes the DMC-LX5 can achieve a high resolution, detailed colour and crystal-clear image reproduction. At the same time, it gives a low-noise distortion in high ISO level that ensures you can capture every golden moment in a low light environment with superior quality images. With the M mdoe, you are able to have the full manually operations in focusing, shutter speed, aperture size and ISO levels that gives you more possibility to take the pictures you want and feel more flexible to show your creativity. Like the LX-3, it has lots of optional accessories that expands LX5's specification. You can attach the optional wide angle adapter to give you a wider viewing space for landscape or the optional telescope to extend the focal length that allows you to capture objects with a longer distance. And you can choose your favourite optical viewfinder or electronic viewfinder for your own needs or put a TTL supported flash light to the hot shoe to enhance the low light shooting capability of the LX5.

20 Comments

Original Poster

Why the ..... I can not edit my OWN post and FIX broken link?

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yep had this problem in the past too, sorry no fix

I know this is reckoned to be a very good camera, but it is too big to fit easily in a pocket and at £306, surely a Sony NEX-3 would be only a few pounds more expensive and not vastly larger, but will give much better image quality. Am I missing something here?

3.8x Optical zoom.... for £300 I'd keep looking

Brilliant camera, hot from me.

andyken

I know this is reckoned to be a very good camera, but it is too big to … I know this is reckoned to be a very good camera, but it is too big to fit easily in a pocket and at £306, surely a Sony NEX-3 would be only a few pounds more expensive and not vastly larger, but will give much better image quality. Am I missing something here?



This review for the LX5 compares it with the nex 3 amongst other competitors.

cameralabs.com/rev…tml

leedavis88

3.8x Optical zoom.... for £300 I'd keep looking



What the hell has zoom length got to do with it?

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This review for the LX5 compares it with the nex 3 amongst other … This review for the LX5 compares it with the nex 3 amongst other competitors.[url=http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_LX5/verdict.shtml]http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_LX5/verdict.shtml[/url]



Thanks, Adidas Addict, interesting read and I think CameraLabs are one of the best reviewers out there, but from what I can see, the review rather proves my point, as the review says that apart from the LX5 being slightly smaller and having a slightly brighter, wider lens, it loses out in virtually every other respect. The only other significant advantage mentioned over the NEX-3 is that 'the LX5 is 25% cheaper', but the NEX-3 has dropped in price since then, whereas the LX5 hasn't.

The NEX-3 with the 16mm pancake is slightly bigger than the LX5. However, if you put the 18-55mm zoom on a NEX-3, it is much bigger. Take a look at :
seriouscompacts.com/f41…95/
for some size comparisons. In terms of ultimate performance, the 16mm pancake on the Sony is nothing special and a fairly useless focal length for a walkabout camera (24mm on a 35mm equivalent).

Some more valid comparisons would be with other small sensor zoom digicams like the Canon G12 & S95 or Samsung EX-1.

I have a damaged Canon S95, which I replaced with the LX5.
LX5 is a bit bigger but has wider and sharper Leica lens and is much faster in operation than the S95 plus it also can use AF and optical zoom in video mode.




Serious bit of kit at a decent price.

TZ10 suits me very well with its decent quality and great versatility but I know this would be a big step up. However, my approach is that a camera should either be pocketable (TZ10 just about so) or you might as well go for a DSLR or similar if you're going to lug it around anyway. This camera and all those 'system' cameras seem to fall between two stools. Just my perspective - happy to give this deal some heat.

andyken

Sony NEX-3.... will give much better image quality. Am I missing … Sony NEX-3.... will give much better image quality. Am I missing something here?



Are you sure ?, a Leica Summicron specification lens will be a top performer, that's probably why it's only 3.8x zoom.
I haven't used either camera, so can't be sure but the CL reviews give the same 18/20 for both on image quality

Adidas Addict

What the hell has zoom length got to do with it?



well i certainly would not buy another camera with 3 x zoom..

The F2.0 Leica lens makes this camera, the sensor is large for a 10M camera too, its amazing what photo's you can get WITHOUT a flash, I have the previous Leica model, slightly lower zoom, but still f2.0, don't get hung up on the zoom, picture quality is what counts, and this has it in bucketful's. In fact here is a link to the identical Leica..Quality!

en.leica-camera.com/pho…_5/

Edited by: "dwain" 20th Dec 2010

My Olympus E-P1 with 17mm pancake has a 0.0x zoom.

Will people please stop posting these stupidly good deals on ridiculously desirable highly specified recently revised and destined to be classic cameras? It’s very unhealthy.

Not vastly larger???? - its is massive compared to the Panasonic with the lens retracted - you can pocket the Panasonic - you can fit the Sony in a backpack. Quality - very similar.

andyken

I know this is reckoned to be a very good camera, but it is too big to … I know this is reckoned to be a very good camera, but it is too big to fit easily in a pocket and at £306, surely a Sony NEX-3 would be only a few pounds more expensive and not vastly larger, but will give much better image quality. Am I missing something here?

Adidas Addict

This review for the LX5 compares it with the nex 3 amongst other … This review for the LX5 compares it with the nex 3 amongst other competitors.[url=http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_LX5/verdict.shtml]http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_LX5/verdict.shtml[/url]



I read a fair few reviews of the Sony NX3 when it was featured on HUKD a while back. The gist seemed to be that the NX-3 was aimed at people who used compacts wanting better pictures, and that the NX3 largely delivered on this.
However, it was said that the manual controls were tricky to use, and images would sometimes be overexposed.

They are two different cameras.

If you are in no hurry for a camera, it might be an idea to wait: Only this year have large-sensor-compacts entered the mainstream (Sony, Samsung), and there are more to follow (Fujifilm).

Nice. I have the Lx3. I should've waited for this...
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