Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC5

Announced Sep 17, 2001 •
4 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 33 – 100 mm (3×)
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I first purchased the LC5 in early April 2002, as I was interested in the Leica lens it utilised. On my first outing with this camera a day later, I was not disapointed. The results were excellent. At this time, I was unaware that the salesman had set the picture quality at the thrid highest. After learning the finer points of this camera, I was blown away by the quality. I have had enlargements printed (16x24 inches) and have been delighted with the results. I found that whilst the ...

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I had the chance to play with this camera for a day. What caught my eye (literally) was the LARGE LCD on the back. I'm getting too old to have to squint into the tiny LCDs of other makes. The camera had a good "feel" to it and of course, Leica lens...no need to say more on that subject. Like Ian, I am ... actually, I used to be, a professional photographer, using 8x10 and 4x5 format cameras, as well as Hassalblads and Nikons. Our company also had a top flight custom color lab to support ...

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I must say I am very disappointed with the picture quality of this camera. While this camera has good features and its price is competitive compared to others at the same level, the image quality on screen is just not there. Another problem I found was the capture rate and image processing, which is a bit slow for my taste. And the limitation of SD/MM cards is also a huge problem - at the highest capcity using the Tiff format, each image i take is around 2Mb, and it is simply not enough if ...

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Great,fast lens, Really easy to use. I bought this camera to shoot for the top newspaper in my city of almost a million people. I freelance for a department that does special features. My images are environmental portraits. I've held off buying a digital camera until I found one with exactly the right features. THIS IS IT!! Thanks to this great fast lens I can throw the background out of focus almost whenever I want. With a hotshoe accessory, I can use my portable lights to achieve the kind ...

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First off, I shoot film and video professionally and large format (4"x5") as a hobby. I bought the LC5 as a gift for my wife to replace her point-&-shoot. This is our first digital camera. I held off on buying a digital because of image quality but now I'm glad I did it. This feels like a real camera, not a little toy like the Nikon I looked at. Construction quality is excellent. The lens was the primary selling point. The large LCD screen with hood is a good feature, though it doesn't ...

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This camera is a tease! Everything about it is perfect. 2.5 inch lcd, burst mode, focus ring, finish, and ergonomics. Well how's the image quality you ask? Pure garbage! Images too overprocessed and posterized. Do your homework before you decide to drop money on this one. Problems: Image quality.

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I have had my Black LC-5 for more than a month. I am very happy with the results and overall quality.

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Hi, I have the Panasonic prior to this and use it for web imaging. It has well over 25,000 images to it's credit. This unit is even sharper. I must say the unprocessed out of the camera are nothing great...but, that's what Photoshop is for. The lens is wonderful. As for the 64 meg media...a 512 is coming . I have also hear that a major manufacturer is planning a 3 gig...yes 3 gig media chip...wow. This is a wonderful camera for the money. Problems: I only wish they had not made you charge ...

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Bought it May 2002. Everything about the camera is great, except for the image quality, which should be the primary factor when choosing an imaging device. I'm surprised to see ANY positive reviews here. Either the cameras vary from batch to batch, or the happy owners aren't seeing what i'm seeing: primarily NOISE and POSTERIZATION. If you choose to buy one, be sure to purchase from a dealer who allows returns within a reasonable (test) period, and doesn't charge a re-stocking fee. And, good ...

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First, I were scared by what other said on the forum. However, after I got my own, and tested with it. I found that it produce a very sharp and colourful picture, Especially, when it was taken out-door. I tried to print it in 4R size and it gave me very great pictures even when it was taken 1600 X 1200. Problems: Can't find SD more than 64MB right now. Hope to get 256MB soon. Because, when using TIF format 64MB can only hold 15 shot.

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