LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic LX5 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LX5 doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic LX5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
LX5 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic LX5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
With Panasonic LX5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 60,30 fps and save in and AVCHD Lite formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
LX5 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic LX5 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect LX5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic LX5 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic LX5 is $499.95