A much better Panasonic LX5 leak (directly from the mothership)

Panasonic's website leaked the long expected Panasonic LX5:

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Main differences between the LX5 and the older LX3:

  • the LX5 has 3.8x zoom 24-90mm (the LX3 has 2.5x and ends with 60mm)
  • LX3 has 8 elements in 6 groups, 4 aspherical lenses and 4 aspherical surfaces. LX5 will have 10 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical lenses and 5 aspherical surfaces.
  • LX5 wit 80 to 12800 ISO (the LX3 80 to 3200)
  • Shutter speed of the LX5 is 1/4000 sec (up from 1/2000sec of the LX3)
  • It records in HD 60p (sensor output is 30p) AVCHDlite
  • Optional electronic and optical viewfinder
  • LX5 will have step zoom
  • both cameras will have almost identical weight, slightly bigger dimensions
  • LX5 will have a Orientation Detector
  • LX5 will add also Movie Zoom, Wind noise cut and a direct movie button

Those will be the Panasonic LX5 accessories (click for larger view):

Full LX5 specs after the break:

Camera Effective Pixels

10.1 Megapixels

Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter

1/1.63-inch / 11.3 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter

Aperture

F2.0 - 3.3 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.0 - 8 (W) / F3.3 - 8 (T))

(F2.0 - 11 (W) / F3.3 - 18 (T) in movie recording)

Optical Zoom

3.8x

Digital Zoom

4x

( Max. 15.1 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)

(Max. 26.8 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)

Focal Length

f=5.1-19.2mm (24-90mm in 35mm equiv.)

(25-95mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)

Lens

LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON

10 elements in 9 groups

(3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical surfaces)

Optical Image Stabilizer

Power O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)

Photo & Movie

Conversion Lens Compatibility

Yes

Focusing Area

Normal: Wide/Tele 50 cm - infinity

Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 30cm - infinity

Focus Range Display

Yes

AF Metering

Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)

Focus

Normal / Macro Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off

AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Jog Dial), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking

AF Assist Lamp

Yes

ISO Sensitivity

Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* / 12800* (* by pixel mixed readout)

High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-12800)

White Balance

Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Flash/Halogen/Color Temperature/ White Set 1 / 2

White Balance Note

(Selectable at Normal Portrait,Soft Skin,Creative Portrait,Normal Sports,Creative Sports,Objects Close-up,Creative Close-up,Baby,Pet,High Sensitivity,Hi-Speed Burst,Panorama Assist,Photo Frame mode)

White Balance Adjustment

2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias

Exposure

Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift(Program AE Mode)

Exposure Compensation

1/3 EV Step, ± 3 EV

Backlight Compensation

Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)

Auto Bracketing

(AE

)

+/- 1/3 EV ~3EV step, 3 frames

Light Metering

Intelligent Multiple

/ Center-weighted

/ Spot

Face Detection

Photo & Movie

Still Image Scene Mode

Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, High Sensitivity, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1/2, Pet, Sunset, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo

Movie Scene Mode

Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, High Sensitivity

Movie Scene Mode Note

(Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)

Shutter Interval

approx. 0.5 sec

Self Timer

2sec / 10sec

Auto Review

1sec, 2sec, Hold, OFF

Picture Adjustment

Contrast +2steps

Sharpness +2steps

Saturation +2steps

Noise Reduction

Image Quality

RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard

4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)

3648x2736(10M) / 3072x2304(7M)/ 2560x1920(5M) / 2048x1536(3M) / 1600x1200(2M) / 640X480(0.3M)

3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)

3776x2520 (9.5M) / 3168x2112 (6.5M) / 2656x1768 (4.5M) / 2112x1408 (3M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M)

16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)

3968x2232 (9M) / 3328x1872 (6M) / 2784x1568 (4.5M) / 2208x1248 (2.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)

1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)

2736x2736(7.5M) / 2304x2304 (5.5M) / 1920x1920 (3.5M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M) / 480 x 480 (0.2M)

Motion Picture Recording 4:3

VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)

QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)

Motion Picture Recording 16:9

WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)

Motion Picture Recording HD Movie

1280x720 pixels,60p(CCD output is 30p)

(AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps)

/ 30fps (Motion JPEG)

Aspect Ratio

4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1

Intelligent Exposure

Photo & Movie

Real-time Histograms

Yes

Composition Guide Lines

Yes (3 patterns)

Scene Mode Help Screen

Yes

External Flash

Yes

Viewfinder

(optional OVF/EVF)

LCD Monitor

3.0" TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating

Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle

AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode

High CRI (Color Rendering Index) LED backlight

Film Mode

Standard / Dynamic / Nature /Smooth / Vibrant / Nostalgic / Standard B&W / Dynamic B&W / Smooth B&W / My Film 1, 2 / Multi Film

*Works for movie recording

Playback Mode

Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback

OSD Language

English, Spanish

Recording Media

Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Interface

AV Output (NTSC), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High speed

Viera Link

Yes

Power

ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 1250mAh) (Included)

AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)

Battery Life

400 pictures (CIPA Standard)

Built-in-Flash

Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off,Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd

0.8 - 7.2m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 4.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)

Included Software

PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, QuickTime, Adobe Reader

Standard Accessories

Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable,USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM,Lens Ring Front, Hot Shoe Cover, Lens cap, Lens cap string

Multi-Aspect

Yes

2-Speed Zoom

No

Step Zoom

Yes

Max Auto ISO Setting

Yes

Quick Menu

Yes

Continuous Shooting Mode

Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max. 3 img (Fine Mode)High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (img priority) approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority) recorded in 3M for 4:3,2.5M for 3:2,2M for 16:9,2.5M for1:1)

Focus Icon Select

Yes (in Face Recognition only)

Optical Zoom in Motion Picture

Yes

Macro Zoom

No

Orientation Detector

Yes

Playback Motion Picture

Yes ( AVC HD Lite / Motion JPEG)

Slideshow Mode

All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Favorites BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)

Show Histogram

Yes

Show Highlights

Yes

Delete Image

Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites

Cut Animation

Yes

PictBridge Support

Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC

NTSC

One-Touch Movie Button

Yes

Movie REC Guide

Yes

Wind-Cut in Motion Picture

Yes

Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode

Max. 5 images (Standard mode)

Continuous recordable time (Motion images)

AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] approx.140 min

MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] approx.140 min

Actual recordable time (Motion images)

AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] approx.70 min

MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] approx.70 min

My Color Mode

Expressive /Retro / Pure / Elegant / Monochrome / High Dynamic / Dynamic Art / Dynamic B&W / Silhouette / Pinhole / Film Grain / Custom / Happy (only in iA mode)

*For movie recording

Intelligent ISO Control

Photo

Face Recognition

Photo

Intelligent Scene Selector

Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)

File Format

Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3)

Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3) + QuickTime

Motion picture: AVCHD Lite, QuickTime Motion JPEG

Mode Dial / Mode Button

Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) mode, A(Aperture Priority) mode, S(Shutter Priority) mode, M(Manual) mode, Creative Movie mode, My Color mode, Scene mode, Custom 1,2

Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp

Yes / Yes / Yes

Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.32 x 2.58 x 1.69 in / excl. protrusions: 1.00 in

Weight(lbs)

Approx. .61lb with Battery and SD Memory Card

Approx. .51lb without Battery and SD Memory Card

Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)

4.5x (4:3 / 7M), 5.4x (4:3 / 5M), 6.7x (4:3 / under 3M)

Shutter Speed

Still: 60 - 1/4000 sec

Movie Mode : 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF operation on Creative Movie mode)

Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.

Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)

Photo

Mode Switch

[Playback] button

Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume

No / Yes

Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback

12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x

Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback

Yes / No

Set Favorites / Rotate Image

Yes / No

DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection

Yes / Yes

Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling

Yes / Yes / No / Yes

Travel Date / World Time

Yes / Yes

Built-in-Memory

Approx. 40MB

Microphone / Speaker

Mono / Yes

Touch Panel

No

Intelligent Zoom

5.0x

AF Tracking

Photo

Intelligent Resolution Technology

Photo & Movie

Video Divide

Yes

Face Recognition Edit

Yes

HDMI output

Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p

Audio: Mono

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  • MJ

    The descriptions are poorly translated english (big time). Fake.

  • photonut

    Sign me up!

  • elliot

    MJ, try reading more carefully — these photos and specs come directly from Panasonic’s website.

  • greg44

    does it have 2.8 aperture up to higher than 60mm ?

  • http://www.jasonlitka.com Jason Litka

    What good is 720p60 when the sensor output is 720p30? Skip the interpolation and save the space on the card. Users could frame double after the fact if they like.

  • Legsvan

    Do you think possible this new sensor improve 1 point of sensitivity comparing currrent sensor?

  • http://photorumors.com PR admin

    It is a leak because the official announcement is few days away. Early Monday morning those entries will be removed.

    • http://photorumors.com PR admin

      this is not the first time products are displayed on their website for a short period of time before announcement

      • Carlos R B

        YOu forgot to mention the step zoom(like Ricoh) as a difference between the LX3 and LX5….

  • John H

    The LX-5 also has:

    “High CRI (Color Rendering Index) LED backlight”

    This seems new – an LED back-lit LCD? Sounds good, but what’s the good stuff that comes with this?

  • Hmmmmmmmm

    The LX5 seems the copycat of similar to Ricoh GRD3

  • http://ricoh-gxr.blogspot.com/ RICOH news

    Very disappointing…

    • Peter

      I agree, the zoom range is a bit wider, but that’s the only real improvment, and it doesn’t look as good as the lx3…

  • coolpux

    lolz @ super evolved ccd sensor. should just use 1/1.63″ back illuminated cmos sensor

  • Inge-M.

    The big difference is hight ISO 3200 to ISO 12800, so maybe we necessary to wait to we look picture quality on ISO 12800.

    • coolpux

      6400* / 12800* (* by pixel mixed readout)

      could be just some gimmick . iso 3200 and below should be not much diff than LX3.

      • M

        At 320×240 res it could work :)

  • http://photorumors.com PR admin

    As I said already – the pages were removed, this was a leak! In two days will see the official press release.

  • Peter

    anything bellow iso 800 in the lx3 is preaty much useless, iso 12800? Yeah…right…

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