Panasonic LX5 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5? 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 LX5 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-LX5 below.
In any case, the LX5 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on July 21st, 2010, which means that, as of today, the camera is 4512 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Panasonic LX7 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Panasonic's operating instructions for the LX5
The camera's operating instructions is 236 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 LX5 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 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 LX5 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-LX5
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your LX5 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 LX5 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 LX5 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the LX5.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the LX5 based on?
The camera has a CCD (Charged Coupled Device) sensor at its core.
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 LX5 with the Venus FHD image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the LX5?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 3200.
Can the camera be equipped with an optional viewfinder?
Yes, Panasonic provides the DMW-LVF1 as an accessory (here on amazon) that can be mounted on the hotshoe.
How do I find the shutter count on my LX5?
Panasonic embeds the number of shutter actuations in hidden menus. You can check the number of shots that your LX5 has taken up to now by carefully following the steps described on the Panasonic LX5 shutter count page.
Does the Panasonic LX5 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.
Which battery does the LX5 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.
|Camera Model||Panasonic LX5|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-90mm f/2.0-3.3|
|Launch Date||July 2010|
|Launch Price||USD 499|
|Sensor Format||1/1.7" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||7.85 x 5.89 mm|
|Sensor Area||46 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||9.8 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||10 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||3 648 x 2 736 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||2.14 μm|
|Pixel Density||21.59 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||720/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 3 200 ISO|
|ISO Boost||80 - 12 800 ISO|
|Image Processor||Venus FHD|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||41|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||19.6|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||10.8|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||132|
|Viewfinder Type||Viewfinder optional|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||460k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||2.5 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||DMW-BCJ13 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||400 shots per charge|
110 x 65 x 43 mm
(4.3 x 2.6 x 1.7 in)
|Camera Weight||271 g (9.6 oz)|
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