Panasonic LX15 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Panasonic makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the LX15 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 below.
In any case, the LX15 (called Panasonic LX10 in some regions) is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on September 19th, 2016, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2199 days old (young?). Given that the LX15 is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Panasonic product line-up.
Panasonic's advanced owner manual for the LX15
The camera's advanced owner manual is 308 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the LX15 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
Don't forget to bookmark this page for future reference (Ctrl-Shift-D on a Windows PC; Cmd-Shift-D on a Mac). Happy browsing!
Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Panasonic's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Panasonic LX15 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your LX15 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Panasonic LX15 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Panasonic LX15 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the LX15.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the LX15 based on?
The camera is build around a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Panasonic equipped the LX15 with the Venus image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the LX15?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-25600.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the LX15 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Panasonic LX15?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Panasonic LX15?
The LX15 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Panasonic LX15 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Panasonic LX15 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the LX15 use?
How does the LX15 stack up against available alternatives? In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities with other camera models, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.
- Canon XC10 vs Panasonic LX15
- Epson R-D1 vs Panasonic LX15
- Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Sony A9 II
- Fujifilm X10 vs Panasonic LX15
- Hasselblad X1D II vs Sony A9 II
- Nikon B500 vs Sony A9 II
- OM System OM-1 vs Sony A9 II
- Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic LX15
- Panasonic LX15 vs Sony RX0 II
- Panasonic LX15 vs Sony RX1
- Pentax K-50 vs Sony A9 II
- Sony A9 II vs Sony HX95
Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15.
|Camera Model||Panasonic LX15|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-72mm f/1.4-2.8|
|Launch Date||September 2016|
|Launch Price||USD 699|
|Sensor Format||1" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||13.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||116 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||15.9 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 472 x 3 648 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||2.41 μm|
|Pixel Density||17.18 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 12 800 ISO|
|ISO Boost||80 - 25 600 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1040k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||10 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Image Stabilization||In-body stabilization|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Battery Type||DMW-BLH7 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||260 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
106 x 60 x 42 mm
(4.2 x 2.4 x 1.7 in)
|Camera Weight||310 g (10.9 oz)|
Did you notice an error on this page? If so, please get in touch, so that we can correct the information.