Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Price in the Philippines, Features, and Other Details: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is one of the most anticipated digital cameras in the market. It is compact and solidly built with a design reminiscent of age-old cameras. It is easy to handle, without too much fuss on its physical utilities, and it takes high quality pictures with vivid colors. Added to these features are the long zoom range and the speedy lens.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is the successor to the widely successful LX3. First released two years ago, the LX3 became an instant success and even came to be regarded as one of the classic digital cameras. The LX5 also features the same full range of manual setting modes, fast shutter, and RAW file format as the LX3, but of course with some twist and improvements here and there.
For instance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has a new 3.8x 24-90 mm zoom lens, a large 1/1.63 inch 10-megapixel CCD sensor and it also has HD movie recording with built-in Creative Movie mode to adjust shutter speed and aperture when shooting. The user interface was also redesigned for easier accessibility. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has a Power OIS anti-shake system that minimizes blurry needs for high-speed images, Intelligent Resolution technology and an optional viewfinder. The model is available in both black and white colors.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 features a super bright f/2.0 LEICA DC Vario-summicron lens that offers high sensitivity CCD. The lens is a superb piece of technology. It consists of 10 elements in 9 groups with 3 aspherical lenses and 5 aspherical surfaces. Together, these pieces make for stunning true-to-life images with laudable details. The lens produces minimal distortions especially at the wide end, high resolution, and minimum image artefacts such as chromatic aberrations, ghosting and flaring.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has a 0.24 mm ultra-wide angle lens that is very rare in compact cameras. This extends the optimal zoom from LX3’s 2.5x or 60 mm to 3.8x or 90 mm as 35 mm equivalent. This adds versatility to snapshots including portraits since the LX5 offers approximately 213% larger viewing space and approximately 136% larger compared to the normal 28 mm wide-angle lens. The f/2.0 lens is approximately twice as bright as the f/2.8 lens, which in itself is already considered a bright lens. Together, image capture will be stunningly sharp, crisp, and devoid of blurry effects, especially during low lighting conditions.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 also utilizes a 1/1.63-inch CCD with an 11.3 MP total resolution. The highly acclaimed CCD was redesigned to accommodate an expansion of the dynamic range by 31% and saturation by 38%. The CCD can give three different aspect ratios with the same wide angle from 24 mm to 90 mm. In addition, the minimal illumination of the LX5 is as low as 3 lux in movie recording and the maximum setting is IS0 12800. Together, these enable shooting quality images even in very dark places.
Another important thing about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is its 5.0x Intelligent Zoom feature. The Intelligent Resolution technology that powers the LX5 extends the zoom ratio to approximately 1.3x and even combines optical zoom, all the while maintaining the image quality. Together, the optical scan thus extends to 5.0x. In addition, the center part of the large CDD can bring the subjects even closer in what is called Extra Optical Zoom. This extends zoom to 6.7x. There is also a Step Zoom function that lets the user set the zoom range from 24, 28, 35, 70, or 90 mm. A maximum of 800 mm can be attained when using both the Intelligent Zoom and digital zoom.
As mentioned earlier, Panasonic also worked on the low-frequency vibration and high shake component. Power OIS (Optimal Image Stabilizer) can be easily activated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a low shutter speed. The technology approximately doubles the effect of shake regulation compared to other cameras.
Other features of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 include: HD movie recording at 1280 x 720 pixels resolution 25 fps and AVCHD lite format, a full resolution 2.5fps, high-speed burst of approximately 6fps/10fps, shutter speed of 60 to 1/4000, a user interface for exposure controls, image capture, white balance, etc.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a bit pricey at around $400 but it sure is a nice deal with regards to its high-end specs.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 18,000.00

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