Panasonic Digital Cameras - Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

 
Over all Rating
 
Cost

60%

Performance

50%

Looks

50%

Durability

50%

 
       
 
   

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 Digital Camera Review

Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
9 elements in 8 groups (3 Aspherical lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1 / Mode2)
Focal Distance f=6.3 - 25.2 mm (35 mm Equiv.: 28-112 mm in 16:9 Aspect Mode)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm(1.64 feet) / Tele 120 cm(3.94 feet) - infinity
Macro / Auto: Wide 5 cm(0.16 feet) / Tele 30 cm(0.98 feet) - infinity
AF Metering 1 point / 1 point high speed / 3 points high speed / 9 points / Spot
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Camera Effective Pixels 8.4 Megapixels
Image Sensor 1/1.65"(16:9), 8.61 Mega Total Pixels CCD,
Primary Color Filter
Focus Auto Focus System : Normal / Macro, Continuous AF(Still Image Only) : On / Off, Manual Focus
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Halogen / White Set 1/2
White Balance Adjustment (150 K step, -1500 - +1500 K) (except for Auto WB)
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (P mode)
Exposure Button - (Joystick Operation)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, -2 - +2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at Auto Mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 EV -1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Scene Mode Dial:
Auto, P(Program) Mode, A(Aperture Priority) Mode, S(Shutter Priority) Mode, M(Manual) Mode, SCN1 / SCN2 (Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Self-Portrait, Soft Skin, Food, Baby, Starry Sky, Candle Light), Moving-Image, Playback
Shutter Speed Auto: 1/4 - 1/2,000 sec.
Program AE: 1 - 1/2,000 sec.
Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE: 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Manual: 60 - 1/2,000 sec.
Aperture Wide: F2.8 - F8.0
Tele: F4.9 - F8.0
Self Timer 10 sec. / 2 sec.
Auto Review 1 sec. / 3 sec. / zoom
Review 1x / 4x / 8x
Picture Adjustment Contrast: Low, Standard, High
Sharpness: Low, Standard, High
Saturation: Low, Standard, High
Noise Reduction: Low, Standard, High
Color Effect Mode Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard), DPOF corresponding
Picture with Audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard)+ QuickTime
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality RAW* / TIFF / Fine / Standard
Motion Image**(QuickTime Motion JPEG)
4:3 Aspect: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels
30 fps, 10 fps
16:9 Aspect: 848 x 480 pixels
30 fps, 10 fps
(Max. recording time depends on memory card capacity.)
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec. or 2 frames/sec.
Full-Resolution: Max. 9 images (Standard Mode) / Max. 5 images (Fine Mode)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting Yes (Depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
Still Image Rec. with Audio 5 sec.
Audio Dubbing Max. 10 sec.
Real-time Histogram Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Auto Angle Detection Yes
Flip Animation Yes
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On / Off
Flash Output Adjustment (1/3EV step, -2 - +2 EV)
Wide: 0.6 - 4.1 m (ISO Auto), Tele: 0.3 - 2.3 m (ISO Auto)
LCD Monitor 2.5" Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207 K Pixels)
Field of View : approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode
Playback Mode 25 /16 / 9 - thumbnail display, Zoomed playback (16x max.)
Image rotation (except for RAW)
Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable)
Playback of favorite pictures
Resizing (selectable number of pixels), Trimming, Protection, DPOF print setting
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese(Traditional), Chinese(Simplified), Russian, Japanese
Varies according to the models of your sales area.
Recording Media SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Microphone Yes
Speaker Yes
Interface DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC / PAL), USB
Direct Print PictBridge
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7 V, 1,150 mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240 V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life (Approx.) 240 pictures (CIPA Standard***)
Included Software LUMIX Simple Viewer, Photo Fun Studio, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, USB Driver

Dimensions
(Approx.) (W x H x D)
105.7 x 55.8 x 25.6 mm
(4.16 x 2.20 x 1.01 inch)
(Not including protruding parts)

Weight
(Approx.)
185g (0.41 lb) (Body), 220 g (0.48 lb) (with Battery and SD Memory Card)
Standard Accessories Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories that are available in your market.

Reviews
 
Review by:
Lacation: Dubai,Alabama
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 06-28-2009
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Review by: Jennifer
Lacation: Frenso,California
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-16-2007
Cost Performace

I purchased this camera. I was in search of portable anywhere camera. It is wonderful with its installed features 8.4 megapixel 4x optical zoom, manual compact camera having 2.5 inch LCD in its undersized body. The key feature of LX1 is the MEGA Optical image stabilizer.

 
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