Panasonic has got a great reputation in the digital cameras industry for consistently bringing highly advance and latest technologies based cameras for the international markets. Recently the company has brought a really amazing lineup of the Lumix cameras that are not only amazing in their style and looks but also ultra-compact in their capabilities. The new lineup includes FZ40, FZ100, FX700, TS10 but the main flagship model introduced is the LX5 which the is a true master piece. This July the company has really got its place in the markets through these cameras and the main reason is that it’s the vacation time and industry is at its peak nowadays.
Here I am going to discuss the ‘LX5’ in some more details, basically it is the successor to the LX3 which was introduced 2 years ago and just like the previous model the LX5 got the huge round of applause from the viewers just at the time of its release. The LX5 is almost similar to the LX3 but the main difference includes a fully redesigned lens, the CCD and image processing engine. The looks of the camera are completely same as before, the same retro style design with the similar manual controls. Lets discus the features of this camera is some more details.
- It is basically a 10.1 megapixels camera that can give you the top level image quality that is comparatively better than the other high class cameras of the industry. It has also got the evolved sensors technology which adds up perfection to whatever you are shooting.
- It comes equipped with F2.0 24mm ultra-wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens that ensures the perfection and clarity in the quality of images. It promises perfect image results even in the low light areas so you don’t have to worry about the environmental conditions while shooting with this camera.
- It has got a high resolution 3.0inch LCD display with approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle AUTO Power LCD mode. The brightness and contrasts of the screen ensures perfect platform where you can image all your stuff easily even at the day time.
- Along with giving you the motion JPEG images, it also brings the feature for capturing HD movies and motion pictures. The 720p HD video capture of this camera brings the excitement of shooting videos along with capturing the photographs.
- It has got advance face recognition and detection technologies that beautifully ensures the sharpness and accuracy of shots which you capture with this camera.
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.32 x 2.58 x 1.69 in / excl. protrusions: 1.00 in
- Weight (lbs): Approx 61lb with Battery and SD Memory Card
- Approx. 51lb without Battery and SD Memory Card
- Shutter Speed Still: 60 – 1/4000 sec
- Movie Mode : 1/30 – 1/20,000 sec
- Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60sec.
- Power: ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 1250mAh) (Included)
- AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
- Battery Life: 400 pictures (CIPA Standard)
- Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, QuickTime, Adobe Reader
- 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)
- LCD Monitor: 3.0″ TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating
- Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle
- AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
- High CRI (Color Rendering Index) LED backlight
- Film Mode: Standard / Dynamic / Nature /Smooth / Vibrant / Nostalgic / Standard B&W / Dynamic B&W / Smooth B&W / My Film 1, 2 / Multi Film
- Built-in-Flash: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off,Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
- 0.8 – 7.2m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 – 4.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)
From the features and specifications, one thing gets cleared in the mind that this is a really exciting camera that has got the majority of advance features and is capable to make you enjoy each and every shot your capture with it. If you want to store you memories in the complete clarity and perfection then this one is the best choice.