Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Review

Overall Score

52

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/1.63 CCD Sensor
  • 24-90 mm (3.8x) F2.0-3.3 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 65 x 43 mm, 271g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-LX3
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-LX7

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Overview


First introduced in December, 2011, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/1.63 (8.07 x 5.56 mm) sized CCD sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic LX3 with Lumix DMC-LX5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic LX5 with Panasonic LX3

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-LX5 with Panasonic LX7. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic LX5 with Panasonic LX7


Panasonic LX5 comes with a 7.85 x 5.89 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 9.81 mm (0.38").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Sensor resolution of Panasonic LX5 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Panasonic LX5 has Crop Factor: 4.41

The sensor has a surface area of 46.2 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic LX5 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Panasonic LX10 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 310g 106 x 60 x 42mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Panasonic LX7 2012 10MP 80 - 6400 298g 111 x 68 x 46mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Panasonic LX5 2011 10MP 80 - 12800 271g 110 x 65 x 43mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Panasonic LX3 2008 10MP 80 - 6400 265g 109 x 60 x 27mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic LX5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
12800 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
RAW Support
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
2.0 Lens at Wide
23 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.0
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F3.3
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has an Overall Score of 52/100 and ranked #140 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #447 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic LX5 Scores
Imaging score
41
Features score
51
Value for money score
67
Portability score
93
Overall score
52
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic LX5


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 weighs 271g and has external dimensions of 110 x 65 x 43mm (4.33 x 2.56 x 1.69"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Panasonic LX5 is 96 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic LX5 is more by 12mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic LX5
271g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic LX5
43mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-LX5 Dimensions Lumix DMC-LX5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Panasonic LX7 298 g 271 g 111 x 68 x 46 mm 110 x 65 x 43 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Panasonic LX3 265 g 271 g 109 x 60 x 27 mm 110 x 65 x 43 mm
Leica D-LUX 5 Leica D-LUX 5 271 g 271 g 110 x 66 x 43 mm 110 x 65 x 43 mm
Olympus XZ-1 Olympus XZ-1 275 g 271 g 111 x 65 x 42 mm 110 x 65 x 43 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 271 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 110 x 65 x 43 mm
Fujifilm X10 Fujifilm X10 350 g 271 g 117 x 70 x 57 mm 110 x 65 x 43 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Panasonic LX10 310 g 271 g 106 x 60 x 42 mm 110 x 65 x 43 mm
Canon PowerShot S100 Canon S100 198 g 271 g 99 x 60 x 28 mm 110 x 65 x 43 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-LX5
Announced December, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.20
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.63
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 7.85 x 5.89 mm
Sensor Area 46.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats AVCHD Lite
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 271 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 65 x 43 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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