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Panasonic Lumix LX5
Panasonic Lumix LX5

Hey! You should know that Panasonic has released a newer version of this product: the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

Panasonic Lumix LX5

We've given the LX5 a grade of A-.
This product is ranked
8th of 30 in Panasonic Digital Cameras
10th of 32 in Advanced Compact Digital Cameras
16th of 78 in 10-12 Megapixels Digital Cameras

Editor's Review

The LX5 is a powerful, high-performance compact camera for true enthusiasts. The oversized CCD sensor and f/2.0 lens offer excellent image quality in all settings. Autofocus is among the fastest out there in a compact camera and is almost comparable to a dSLR in good light. It strikes a nice balance between the bulk of larger advanced compacts like the Canon G12 or Nikon P7000 and the portability of the Canon S95 -- easier to carry around than the former, easier to handle than the latter. It has arguably the best video mode of any advanced compact as well. There really are no bad options in the advanced compact space at the moment, but this is certainly one of the most enticing of the bunch at the moment.


  • 10 megapixels
  • f2.0 max aperture
  • 3.8x optical zoom
  • 24mm wide-angle
  • ISO 3200 at full resolution, extends to 12800
  • 1/1.63” CCD sensor
  • Venus Engine FHD processor
  • Electronic viewfinder optional (port under hot shoe)
  • 3-inch LCD screen
  • 720p HD Video (AVCHD Lite)
  • Full manual control
  • Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC media cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2010

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Panasonic Lumix LX5 Reviews

Panasonic Lumix LX5 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

If you're looking for a camera with a longer zoom range and image stabilization for an inexpensive price, Panasonic has many cameras that fit this description perfectly. Without a doubt, this helps the Panasonic digital cameras meet the requirements of photographers who require versatility in small packages. Providing something for amateurs and serious enthusiasts alike, Panasonic offers a wide range of digital cameras, from ultra compacts to mirrorless cameras. Every model has its own distinctive features and traits, which make them difficult to compare.

Consumers who enjoy using automatic modes will find Panasonic digital cameras very useful. The camera will automatically pick the best scene mode for the desired subject with the iAuto feature, which is included in almost all Panasonic cameras currently developed. This tool, in combination with image stabilization will really help beginners take excellent photos.

By providing users with easy access to settings, reviews are correct in pointing out that Panasonic cameras are designed for maximum user friendliness. If you choose a Panasonic camera, you will discover that it possesses an LCD screen, a versatile optical zoom lens, and is both lightweight and very compact.

There are some excellent choices among Panasonic's cameras, most notably the Panasonic Lumix ZS20. A GPS tracker, a 20x optical zoom lens, and image stabilization that will make sure your pictures are steady even when you're using maximum zoom are several of the features that make this camera a popular choice. Panasonic has included manual modes but the automatic modes and iAuto mode make the camera a perfect choice for amateurs as well. Image quality is quite competitive, too, although not the best on the market.

We here at Digital Camera HQ offer unbiased, informative reviews and recommendations to guide you to the right camera. We're not an actual store, we're just here to help you find the perfect camera at the best price price possible by using our camera grades. Let us know if you have any problems or questions, we're happy to help.