ISO 12, shots are not usable at 4 x 6, the smallest we print. A few times I’ve had to wonder whether I’d pressed the Playback button. The Panasonic LX5 wins over the gadget lover in me. The engineers devoted a lot of effort to the Panasonic LX5 lens’s design and manufacturing, to insure that met the demands of the discerning photographers the camera is targeted for. Exposure Parameters Exposure Metering. Unless you want to deal with included SilkyPix nightmare of a software don’t shoot RAW, you won’t have much to gain anyway The Panasonic LX5 uses the same basic Panasonic menu structure that works well on all of their pocket cameras.

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It does have panorama assist, but who really wants to try to line up and stitch together fake panoramas?

And partially I feel like this camera isn’t as durable, considering its heft. Or if for just for general ghost hunting use it as its full spectrum by default.

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Shedding some light on the sources of noise. Latest Reviews Popular Reviews. Jutting out left and right are two strap loops.

ISO 6, can make a usable 4 x 6 so long as there’s not a lot of detail, but again, don’t pass our standard of a good photo. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. The good news is that you can create your own custom settings, raising the saturation and contrast if you like, but I still always shoot RAW to make sure I can rescue a good shot from the permanent damage that can be inflicted by noise suppression and JPEG compression.


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At telephoto it’s 0. Pure noise showed little correlation. As I mentioned, the Panasonic LX5’s big advantage ox5 its relative pocketability. The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens is rare on a compact camera.

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It used to be we criticized cameras whose zooms xl5 in steps, rather than smoothly following the dictates of our fingers. Even the lens cap is made well enough that it stayed on in my pocket.

I’d already tried the Olympus FL flash with some success. Engineers made three essential improvements over the LX3’s design. The Panasonic LX5 uses the same basic Panasonic menu structure that works well on all of their pocket cameras. Lens System Lens Construction.

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That’s a great plus too. See details for full description. Enthusiast Raw-shooting Compact Cameras. Next to the shooting mode dial is the raised shutter release button ergonomically encircled by rocker switch for operating the zoom. So this is a digital stills camera where video seems more than just an afterthought, or an exercise in box ticking.


Cheap lens caps can come off in a pocket or bag, but this one ls5. However, what you’re not seeing in this first set of lmuix is the very difficult red swatch in our Still Life target, which on the S95 starts out quite blurry at ISO 80, yet the LX5 handles it quite well. The Panasonic LX5’s rear dial requires a more deliberate effort to turn, which is good, because turning it in Lymix or Shutter priority modes changes those settings.

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Auto, 80 to High Sensitivity Mode: Relative to its predecessor, the Panasonic LX5’s sensor increases the size of both layers of microlenses, decreasing the gap between lenses for adjacent pixels, and increasing light-gathering area.

Getting proper color out of the netbook was a greater challenge, though, as its screen is not calibrated. Similar to the LX5 but smaller lighter larger sensor cheaper But