Panasonic DMC-LX5 Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 Point & Shoot
Price in India: 28000 Approx
Whenever we see something nice we yearn to capture the same in our camera lens however the camera needs to be exceptionally good in order to capture anything beautiful and exquisite. This is the reason that the demand for the digital cameras has grown enormously over the last couple of years. It is again due to this that companies all across the globe have tried to launch better digital cameras every year, some of which have gone unnoticed while the others have registered success.
Very recently Panasonic seems to have come out with the DMC-LX5 premium compact digital camera which is said to carry forward the good work of the much acclaimed Panasonic LX3. Before you are told anything about the pros and the camera it would be good to focus on the features that the Panasonic DMC-LX5 comes with. The camera boasts of a 10 MP camera, a flexible 24-90mm equivalent lens, bright F2.0-3.3 max aperture range, improved hand grip, good control dial, 1:1 position aspect ratio slider, direct movie record at 720p HD format and many other such features. However the talking point of the device is the 'Power O.I.S' designation which is something new and was never there in the older versions of the Panasonic cameras including LX3.
The DMC-LX5 is a new and improved version of the LX3 and after going through the product I couldn’t help but admire the kind of work done by the experts at Panasonic. The LX3 was a huge success but it did have its shortcomings and thus this time Panasonic seems to have decided not to repeat the same kind of mistakes. Panasonic DMC-LX5 comes with a good control wheel instead of the joystick which was an integral part of LX3. The lens range, the grip, manual control of the aperture and the shutter speed are some of the areas where DMC-LX5 seems to have made some improvement.
It is to be noted that the DMC-LX3 has been the outcome of a two year silence from Panasonic since the launch of LX3. Hence masses would love certain such gaps in hope that Panasonic and other biggies from the world of digital cameras would come up with something as spectacular as the DMC-LX5.
Some of the other specifications of the Panasonic DMC-LX5 include 11.3 million pixels, Primary Color Filter, Motion JPEG: 1280 x 720 pixels @ 30fps, 3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical surfaces, shutter speed of 60-1/4000 sec, Multistage Iris Diaphragm, Self Timer of 2 or 10 sec, High-speed Burst Mode, Flash, View Finder, 3.0" TFT LCD Display, LED backlight, USB2.0 High speed, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), miniHDMI, DC Input, 40MB internal memory, supports SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card and much more.Having dimensions of 4.08 x 2.20 x 0.97 inches, the DMC-LX5 is one of the sleekest digital cameras available in the market. It is to be noted that it is one of the very few cameras that would be able to satisfy you minus any notable glitches; hence laying hands on the device makes more sense than waiting for some other company to come up with their product.