Panasonic LX5 with Canon A490 Comparison

Panasonic LX5 and Canon A490 Main Features

  • December, 2011
  • January, 2010
  • 10 MP 1/1.63 CCD Sensor
  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 24-90 mm (3.8x) F2.0-3.3 Zoom Lens
  • 37-122 mm (3.3x) F3.0-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • -
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 65 x 43 mm, 271g.
  • 94 x 62 x 31 mm, 175g.
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Panasonic LX5 Scores


Imaging score
41
Features score
51
Value for money score
67
Portability score
93
Overall score
52

Canon A490 Scores


Imaging score
19
Features score
18
Value for money score
45
Portability score
96
Overall score
27

Canon PowerShot A490 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Overview


Let's compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 with Canon PowerShot A490. These models are included in the Small Sensor Compact cameras. Panasonic LX5 was released in 2011, and Canon A490 in 2010. Lumix DMC-LX5 is newer, which is a plus. PowerShot A490 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
These two cameras have the same sensor resolution - 10 MP. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Lumix DMC-LX5 has image stabilization(Optical), PowerShot A490 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Panasonic LX5 has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Lumix DMC-LX5 has electronic (optional) viewfinder, and the PowerShot A490 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Lumix DMC-LX5 PowerShot A490
Brand Panasonic Canon
Model Lumix DMC-LX5 PowerShot A490
Announced December, 2011 January, 2010
Body Type Compact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 1
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 115k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 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 5
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.20 3.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.63 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD CCD
Sensor Dimensions 7.85 x 5.89 mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 46.2 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 12800 1600
Min Native ISO 80 80
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 640 x 480
Video Formats AVCHD Lite Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model 2 x AA
Physical
Weight 271 g 175 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 65 x 43 mm 94 x 62 x 31 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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