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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 8.4 Megapixel Digital Camera is the first digital camera to have a true 16:9 CCD for taking wide aspect pictures. This compact camera also features 4x optical zoom, equivalent to 28 to 112 mm on a 35 mm camera.



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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 8.4 Megapixel Digital Camera is the first digital camera to have a true 16:9 CCD for taking wide aspect pictures. This compact camera also features 4x optical zoom, equivalent to 28 to 112 mm on a 35 mm camera. It also features Extended Optical Zoom, tbring the photographer even closer to the subject. Like other cameras in the Lumix line, the LX1 features Panasonic's MEGA Optical Image Stabilization, the key to removing unintentional shaking from the picture-taking experience. With MEGA OIS, pictures come out crisp and clear.

For high-speed image processing, the LX1 utilizes the Venus Engine II LSI. It boasts quick responsiveness that realizes best-in-class level release time lag of 0.01 seconds. The LX1 also is the first digital still camera that can record moving images at 848x480 16:9 Wide VGA, as smooth as 30 frames per second. The LX1 offers manual focus and exposure, with both adjustable by an easy-to-use joystick, and a switch lets users choose between 16:9 wide image mode, 3:2 image mode, and 4:3 image, in case a more traditional aspect ratio is desired.

Finally, the 2.5 inch LCD monitor is perfect for reviewing still images, movies, and up to 25 thumbnail images for quick review, turning the LX1 into a digital photo album as well as a fun image capture device.

Key Features

8.4 Megapixel Resolution
The 1/1.65" diagonal CCD with 8.4 million effective pixels give you superb image quality over a wide shooting range, and can yield photo quality 20x30" prints.

Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4x Optical Zoom Lens
The Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens on the DMC-LX1 follows in the Leica tradition of excellence. Although it is small in size, it has a large, bright aperture, meeting Leica's stringent quality standards. A Leica multi-coating process applied to the lens helps to prevent the flare that is caused by fogging, and ghosts that can result from internally reflected light. Even enlarged images captured by the DMC-LX1 are crisp and clear - right to the edges. Plus, you can use the 4x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom together to produce a maximum of 16x zooming power. Furthermore, the Extended Optical Zoom, which minimizes the image degradation that normally occurs with digital zooming, gives you up to 5x additional zooming power.

MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer
The MEGA O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) feature offsets unintentional hand movement while you're taking pictures to give you clear, sharp images even when taking handheld telephoto shots or shooting at night. This optical technology provides precise compensation for movement with no image quality degradation.

2.5" High-Resolution LCD Display
The DMC-LX1 features a 2.5" diagonal high-resolution LCD monitor which is surprisingly large for such a compact camera. This high-quality, display makes it easy to see your subject, and when shooting outdoors on a sunny day, press the Power LCD button to boost the backlighting by about 40% for easier visibility.

Choice of Aspect Modes
A switch at the top of the lens barrel lets you choose an aspect ratio of normal 4:3, wide 16:9, or the 3:2 used in film cameras. A 16:9 image is obtained using the wide-angle lens and large CCD, instead of the conventional method of cropping the top and bottom of a 4:3 image.

Flexible, Single-Switch Focusing
A switch on the side of the lens lets you match the focusing operation to your shot. Choose from 1-point AF (normal or high-speed), 3-point high-speed AF, 9-point AF, Spot AF, AF macro to focus from as close as 0.16feet (5cm) from the subject, or manual focus using the joystick. Focusing is also made easier by the Manual Focus Assist function, which lets you enlarge the center of the LCD image to check the focus, and the AF Assist Lamp for focusing in dimly lit places.

Super-Fast Shutter Response and Consecutive Shooting
Thanks to the Venus Engine II's release time lag of only 0.01 second and shutter interval of around 0.4 second, the DMC-LX1 is super-fast. You can snap consecutive shots at 3 frames per second with full resolution. And with Unlimited Consecutive Shooting, you can keep shooting until the memory card is full.

Record High Quality Moving Images
Record beautiful full-size movie in VGA resolution at 30 fps with enhanced picture quality not only in the resolution but also in the overall brightness level of the image. A built-in speaker lets you enjoy playing back movies with audio on the 2.5" large LCD anytime, anywhere.

Easy-to-use Scene Modes for Wider-ranging Situations
The DMC-LX1 has 12 scene modes to provide the best overall image quality for common shooting situations, such as Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, and more. There are also three added scene modes not available in previous models. "Soft Skin" detects only skin tones and softens detail to produce smoother and more beautiful skin rendition. "Food" catches the natural color of food regardless of the light condition in macro closeup. "Baby" allows easy growth record in which the baby's age, according to preset birthday, would be automatically recorded onto the image, as well as giving a shade of soft focus on the subject. It is easy to select the best scene mode thanks to the Scene Mode Help Screen, that shows the description of each mode on the LCD monitor, helps you to select the mode that best fits the shooting condition.

Bundled Photo Editing Software
In addition to the ArcSoft PhotoImpression, PanoramaMaker, and PhotoBase, The DMC-LX1 includes the Lumix Simple Viewer for Windows. This software is good especially for the beginners to store, playback, print or attach to E-mail the images via the PC. Images will be automatically transferred just by inserting the SD Memory Card into a card reader, or by connecting the camera to PC; and the images will also be sorted by the date of shooting to streamline the process of organizing the pictures as much as possible.

Print Directly From Your Camera
You can send images directly to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge compatible printers.


Total Megapixel: 8.61
Effective Pixels: 8.4 Megapixels      

CCD (Image Sensor): 1/1.65" (16:9)

Image Processor: Venus Engine Plus  
Primary Color Filter     


Recording Image Size: (Pixels ) 

4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
2880 x 2160
2304 x 1728
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960

3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
3248 x 2160
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360

16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
3840 x 2160
3072 x 1728
1920 x 1080

Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
640 x 480, 320 x 240


Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio)

848 x 480


Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens: 9 Elements in 8 Groups (3 Aspherical Lenses/3 Aspherical Surfaces)

Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )      

Optical Zoom: 4x    


Extra Optical Zoom:

4:3 Aspect Ratio: 5x for 4 Mega, 5.6x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5.1x for 4.5 Mega, 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5x for 5.5 Mega, 2 Mega


Digital Zoom: 4x
(Max. 16x combined with Optical Zoom without Extended Optical Zoom)
(Max. 22.5x combined with Extended Optical Zoom)


Combined Total Zoom: 16x     


Aperture: Wide: F2.8 - F8; Tele: F4.9 - F8

Focal Length: f=6.3-25.2mm (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm in 16:9 aspect mode)  

Focusing Area:  

Normal: Wide 50cm / Tele 120cm - infinity
Macro/Auto Mode: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity


Focus Modes:  

Auto Focus System
Continuous AF On/Off
Manual Focus


AF Metering:

1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points


ISO Sensitivity: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400


White Balance:

Halogen/White Set1/2
White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto WB)


Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE
Program Shift (P mode)  


Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, +/- 2 EV      


Backlight Compensation: Yes (at auto mode) 


Auto Bracketing (AE): +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames       


Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot


Scene Modes:

Dial: Auto, Program Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Manual Mode, SCN1, SCN2:(Portrait, Sports, Food, Scenery, Night Scenery, Panning, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Baby, Soft Skin, Starry Sky, Candle),Moving Image, Playback


Shutter Speed:
1/4 - 1/2000 sec.: Auto
1 - 1/2000 sec.: Program AE
8 - 1/2000 sec.: Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE
60 - 1/2000 sec.: Manual


Self Timer: 10 seconds / 2 seconds      


Auto Review: 1 sec/3 sec/zoom


Review: 1x/4x/8x


Picture Adjustment: Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction


Color Effect Mode: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia    


Recording Format:

Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG 


Image Quality: RAW/TIFF/Fine/Standard  


Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG):

4:3 Aspect Ratio: 30 or 10 fps (320 x 240 pixels) 2(640 x 480 pixels)
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 30 or 10 fps (848 x 480 pixels)


Mega Burst Shooting Mode: (Full-resolution image)
Standard Mode: Up to 9 images at 3 or 2 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 5 images


Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds      


Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds      


Built-in Flash Mode:  

Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction,
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Forced On/Off
Flash Output Adjustment (1/3EV step, -2 +2EV)
Wide: 0.6 - 4.1m
Tele: 0.3 - 2.3m (ISO Auto)


External Flash: No     



2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode


Playback Mode:

25, 16 or 9-Thumbnail Display
Zoomed Playback (16x max)
Image Rotation
Slide Show
Favorite Pictures
Trimming, Protection
DPOF Setting


Recording Media: SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card      


Microphone: Built-in      


Speaker: Built-in      


Interface: DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB    


Power Supply:  

Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1150 mAh)(Included)
Battery Charger/AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Included)


Battery Life:

Up to 240 pictures (CIPA Standard)


Included ArcSoft Software:

ArcSoft PhotoImpression
ArcSoft Panorama Maker
ArcSoft PhotoBase
USB Driver
Lumix Simple Viewer

Photo Fun Studio


OSD Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French


Dimensions: 2.20'' (H) x 4.16'' (W) x 1.01'' (D)


Weight: .48 lbs 


Other Features:

Color: Black          

AF Assist Lamp     

Composition Guide Lines 

Flip Animation
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 
Scene Mode Help Screen

Auto Angle Detection  

Real-time Histograms        

Direct Print: PictBridge      

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