Inputs and Outputs Notes
Lens: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 digital camera is equipped with an
F2.0-F3.3 Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens. Its
5.1-19.2mm focal length is
equivalent to 24mm to 90mm in 35mm film photography. The focusing range is as
- Normal: 1.64' to infinity
- Macro: 0.04' to infinity (wide), 0.99' to infinity (tele)
Extended Optical/Digital Zoom: The 24-90mm focal length of
the lens gives it an optical zoom of 3.8x. The camera's
extended optical zoom can increase the zoom up to 6.7x, depending upon the
picture size. In addition, the digital zoom
extends the focal length by another 4x.
Intelligent Zoom (i.Zoom): The camera's Intelligent Zoom
uses super resolution technology to extend the optical zoom ratio by
approximately 5x while maintaining the original image quality.
The DMC-LX5 records
images onto its internal memory (approximately 40 MB), or onto SD (8 MB to 2 GB), SDHC
(4 GB to 32 GB),
and SDXC (48 GB to 64 GB) Memory Cards. Pictures may be
copied between cards and the built-in memory if desired.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a
1/1.63" CCD image sensor with approximately
11.3-million total pixels and 10.1-million effective pixels.
Image Recording Format:
The camera records still images in JPEG in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1
aspect ratios. Uncompressed RAW images can be recorded for later processing and
editing with a PC. You can also simultaneously record a Fine or Standard JPEG
along with a RAW image. The camera can also record HD movies in AVCHD Lite,
as well as HD and SD movies in QuickTime Motion JPEG. You can choose from the following resolutions for still images and
|10M: 3648 x 2736
||9.5M: 3776 x 2520
||9M: 3968 x 2232
||7.5M: 2736 x 2736
|7M: 3072 x 2304
||6.5M: 3188 x 2112
||6M: 3328 x 1872
||5.5M: 2304 x 2304
|5M: 2560 x 1920
||4.5M: 2656 x 1768
||4.5M: 2784 x 1568
||3.5M: 1920 x 1920
|3M: 2048 x 1536
||3M: 2112 x 1408
||2.5M: 2208 x 1248
||2.5M: 1536 x 1536
|2M: 1600 x 1200
||2.5M: 2048 x 1360
||2M: 1920 x 1080
||0.2M: 480 x 480
|0.3M: 640 x 480
||0.3M: 640 x 424
||0.2M: 640 x 360
- AVCHD Lite: 1280 x 720 pixels, 16:9, 60p (Sensor output is 30 fps)
- SH: 17 Mbps bit rate
- H: 13 Mbps bit rate
- L: 9 Mbps bit rate
- Motion JPEG:
- HD: 1280 x 720 pixels, 16:9
- WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 16:9
- VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 4:3
- QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 4:3
Optical Image Stabilizer:
The Optical Image Stabilizer helps solve the problem of unintentional hand movement
that can result in blurry images, particularly with telephoto shots.
Battery: The LX5 is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
(DMW-BCJ13PP). A fully charged battery gives you approximately 200 minutes of
recording time, or about 400 images. When recording motion pictures, the battery
provides approximately 140 minutes of continuous recording or 70 minutes actual
recording time. Playback time
using the LCD monitor is approximately 360 minutes. The battery takes
approximately 130 minutes to fully charge with the supplied DE-A65B battery
Optional AC Adapter/DC Coupler: If you wish to operate the
camera using ordinary household current, you will need the optional DMW-AC5PP AC
adapter, along with the DMW-DCC7 DC coupler. The AC adapter cannot
be used alone, as the DC Coupler provides a plug-in jack for the AC adapter. This is helpful if
you have the camera connected to your computer or printer for a long time, or
playing back photos in a slide show.
LCD Monitor: The DMC-LX5 has a 3" TFT color LCD
monitor featuring approximately 460,000 dots. It has approximately 100% field of
Optional Viewfinder: The LX5 has a port on the back, just
above the LCD monitor, for plugging in the optional DMW-LF1 External Live
Viewfinder. With the External Live Viewfinder, you can view the recording
screen, even when taking pictures with a low camera angle.
Flash: The LX5 has a built-in flash with a range of
2.62' to 23.6' (Wide) and 0.99' to 14.4' (Tele) in Auto ISO mode. The range
varies with other ISO settings. Available flash modes
include: Auto, Auto (w/Red-eye Reduction), Forced Flash, Forced Flash (w/Red-eye
Reduction), Slow Sync, Slow Sync (w/Red-eye Reduction), or Flash Off.
Optional External Flash: The top-mounted hot shoe allows you
to attach an external flash, such as the DMW-FL220,
DMW-FL360, or DMW-FL500.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial and the
menu, the LX5 allows
you to choose from the following shooting modes:
- Intelligent Auto Mode: Optimum settings are made
automatically. The camera identifies the scene and sets one of the
following: i-Portrait, i-Baby, i-Scenery, i-Night Portrait, i-Night Scenery, i-Macro, or i-Sunset.
- Program AE Mode: You can use the recording menu to
change settings and set up your own recording environment.
- Aperture-Priority Mode: You can control the range of
focus (depth of field) by setting the aperture. The shutter speed is
automatically adjusted to be appropriate for the set aperture value.
- Shutter-Priority Mode: You can control the shutter
speed, while the aperture is automatically adjusted to be appropriate for
the set shutter speed.
- Manual Exposure Mode: You can set any aperture value
and shutter speed when automatic exposure adjustment prevents you from
recording at the desired exposure. Long exposures of up to 60 seconds is
- Custom Mode: You can register frequently used recording modes
and menu settings in Custom 1 or Custom 2 position, so you can quickly switch to those settings when desired.
- Scene Mode: You can select from different scene modes
using the menu. Available Scene Modes include: Portrait, Soft Skin, Self
Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery,
Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity,
Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, and Aerial
- Creative Motion Picture Mode: Enables motion picture
recording with audio using manual settings.
- My Color Mode: You can use this mode to check coloring
effects, select a color mode from among these 12 available modes:
Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Monochrome, High Dynamic, Dynamic Art,
Dynamic, Silhouette, Pin Hole, Film Grain, and Custom.
Self Timer: The self timer is
useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording still
images. The delay time for single shots can be set to 10 seconds or 2 seconds.
You can also use the self timer in Burst mode to take 3 pictures after the delay.
Exposure Compensation: If you
are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to
correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set
the adjustments from -3 to +3 in 1/3-step increments.
Auto Bracket: In the Auto Bracket mode, 3 pictures are taken
with different exposures, allowing you to select the picture with the desired
exposure. You can set the exposure compensation from -1 EV to +1 EV in 1/3-step
Burst Modes: Pictures are taken continuously at
approximately 2.5 frames per second while the
shutter button is pressed. The maximum number of recordable pictures is 3 (Fine,
RAW, RAW+Fine and RAW+Standard) or 5 (Standard). The Hi-Speed Burst (Scene Mode)
lets you shoot approximately 10 fps (speed priority) or 6.5 fps (image priority)
with a maximum number of pictures of approximately 15 to 100. Picture sizes are
set to 3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2 and 1:1), or 2M (16:9).
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance modes:
- Auto: automatically
adjusts the white balance
- Outdoor, Clear Sky: for recording
outdoors on a bright day
- Outdoor, Cloudy Sky: for recording
outdoors under a cloudy sky
- Outdoor, Shade: for recording outdoors in the shade
- Flash: for taking pictures with flash
- Incandescent: for recording
under incandescent lighting
- Set Manually: sets the white balance manually on a
- Color Temperature: when using the preset color
ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity to light in values. If you set the
ISO sensitivity higher, the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark
places. Sensitivity can be set as follows:
- Auto: Automatically set between ISO 80 to 12800
- Preset: Manually set to ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200,
6400, or 12800
- ISO Limit: Auto up to a maximum of ISO 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- ISO Increments: 1/3EV (23 steps) or 1EV (9 steps) between ISO 80
to ISO 12800
The camera has three available metering modes: Multiple, Center-weighted, or
Auto Focus Mode:
You can choose one of the following AF modes: Face Detection, AF Tracking,
23-area Focusing, or 1-area Focusing.
Still Image Playback: You can manually display images one at
a time, 12 at a time, or 30 images at a time.
Calendar Playback: You can display pictures by recording
date using the calendar playback function. If there are multiple pictures with
the same recording date, the first picture recorded on that date is displayed.
Slide Show: Images can be played back in slide show fashion.
You can set the duration between images at 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec, or 5 sec. You
can also set on or off the repeat mode, music, and audio.
Playback Zoom: You can view the picture at the original size, or
enlarge the picture to 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Using the arrow buttons, you can move
the position of the zoomed picture in the monitor.
Auto Review: After an image
is recorded, it will appear in the LCD screen for a preset number of seconds
for reviewing. Auto Review lets you choose one of the following settings: Off, 1
second, 2 seconds, or Hold.
This function is useful if you want to reduce the file size of the picture in
cases when it needs to be attached to an e-mail or uploaded to a website. Once
an image is resized, you can choose to keep the original image.
Cropping Pictures: This function lets you trim unnecessary
parts of the recorded picture. Motion pictures and pictures with text stamps cannot be trimmed.
Auto Power Off: The camera is
automatically turned off if it has not been used for a predetermined amount of
time. The amount of time can be set to 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 10
Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge
compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints,
regardless of brand.
HDMI: The DMC-LX5 has a mini-HDMI (Type C) for connecting
the camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. A mini-HDMI to full-size HDMI cable is
necessary to connect the camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. If connected to a VIERA Link-compatible Panasonic TV, you can control the camera using the TV's
remote control. The unit is compatible with VIERA Link Version 5.
AV Out / Digital:
This proprietary jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer with the
supplied USB cable. You can also connect the camera to a TV or other A/V device
using the supplied audio/video cable. TV output is NTSC only.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition (Windows XP/Vista/7): This
software allows you to acquire pictures to the PC, and categorize the
acquired pictures by their recording date or the model name of the camera used. You can also resize pictures and
add effects. Various printing functions are supported.
QuickTime (Windows XP/Vista/7): This software allows you to
playback still pictures with audio and motion pictures (QuickTime Motion JPEG
format) recorded on a digital camera. Quick Time comes standard in Macintosh OSs. Apple QuickTime Pro can be purchased for
advanced editing movies on a Mac.
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE (Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.4
/ v10.5 / v10.6): This software allows you to edit RAW format images,
and save them in a format, such as JPEG or TIFF, for displaying on a personal
USB-connectible Environment: Compatible OS include:
- Windows Millennium Edition
- Windows 2000 Professional
- Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional
- Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium
- Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate
- Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium
- Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate
- Mac OS 9.2.2
- Mac OS X 10.1 to 10.6