Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC5

Announced Sep 17, 2001 •
4 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 33 – 100 mm (3×)
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Writing a review of a 2001 release date camera in 2007 is not for those thinking of buying one new. It is aimed at those thinking of buying one on the second hand market. Read through this review to see my thoughts. I was one of the first Australian owners of an LC5 in early 2002. Since then I have taken well over 20,000 photos with this camera in locations all over the world. It has been to remote and rugged places and has always performed well. I followed the saga of 'image quality' in the ...

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I confirm the availability of a new firmware upgrade for DMC-LC5. I'm waiting mine (it's a question of day). I'll tell you more about the improvement asap ... I think that, if image quality is better, there will be no equivalent of a such great camera on the market.

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I bought this camera 1 month ago. All the features are great except the quality of images. There s a kind of posterization. I just wonder if the prints will have any posterization at A4 format. In some reviews I found there s a possibility of firmware upgrade. However there should be a link or something how to find such one! Anyway, it is great camera to find the way how to use manual features with these kind of cameras. Problems: Except the posterization none.

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To answer Resistance critics, I can assure the Firmware Update was done successfully on my camera. Noise reduction improved, ISO 200 far better and perfectly usable (yet not ISO 400), noise still exists but slightly fine grain only at ISO 100, without blotches, keeping the definition unlike the blurring effect we have with other cameras. I feel pity if Panasonic Service worldwide is not as good as it is in Switzerland ('swiss quality') :-)

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I was intrigued by Olivier16's comments about the firmware upgrade for this camera. I called Panasonic Product Support and was told what I had suspected from the start: there is no firmware upgrade for this camera...

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Oliver16 Contact me re firmware update or post in form a few of us are looking for the firmware update but cant find it any help would be great fastoys2nv@3web.net

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Great firmware upgrade ! For all of you who were happy about features and great color restitution from this camera, but claimed with reason on heavy noise, there is good news : the firmware upgrade gave me like a brand new camera. Heavy posterization has gone and we only find very fine film-like grain. So know I will enjoy the spared time, I can leave all the denoising-plugins in Phsp (100 ISO). The prints are even better and can now be larger. The lens is still the best on the market, even ...

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Hi All, I have been using this camera for the past 2 years (have taken abt 10000 photos with it). About the ratings ignore the Value for money as i managed to get this camera at the cost price so definitely value for money :) What i like about this camera: -Fast startup and response (I take lots of children photos) -The size and weght of camera and also the layout of the buttons. (I feel that the size is just right to be held steady and yet is not too heavy) -The pictures when printed are ...

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Many people complained the noise problem of LC5. But that comes from insufficient light condition to record. Before I bought LC5, I was worried about noisy picture quality issued by others. But Price drop(brand new for $400 including 128M) push me to get it. After using it several times, I love great performance of this camera. Especially the price/performance ratio is the best one. Actual print is amazing !!! I really love this camera. Problems: No problem at all

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I am a die-hard film camera user who believes in film scanning. I bought this camera to preview studio lighting (thanks to the 2.5 inch screen) and also to take easy pictures of less importance such as passport photos. I have to agree the image was noisy, even compared to my wife's Canon 320. Digital camera pictures are no where in comparison with my film scans overall. I haven't tried tiff mode - maybe it generate better pictures. Just read the article on NeatImage. What is it? Can you ...

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