Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix LX5: Getting the Most from Panasonic’s Advanced Digital Camera, was published in November 2010. The book is a trade-sized paperback, 268 pages long, with a full table of contents and a 19-page index. Besides explaining all controls, features, and menus of the camera and how to use them to best advantage, the book explores more advanced topics, including infrared photography, street photography, astrophotography, and creating 3D images. The book’s more than 150 color photographs or illustrations demonstrate the use of the camera’s menus and controls, and provide actual examples of the excellent quality of the photographs taken by this camera. To see a sample of the actual book before purchasing, please download this Excerpt from Lumix LX5 Book here.
To purchase the paperback book from Amazon in the United States, please use the following button, or search for the book’s title at Amazon:
To purchase the paperback book from Amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom, please use this link to the product page or go to the Amazon.co.uk site and search for “LX5″ in the “Books” category.
To purchase the PDF version through this site, please use the button below. If you purchase the PDF version here, you will also receive, at no extra charge, links for downloading the .mobi file, which is formatted for Kindle readers, and the ePub file, which is formatted for devices such as the iPad, Nook, and Sony e-readers.
To purchase just the Kindle version directly from Amazon in the United States, you can use this link to the Kindle product page, or go to the site and search for “LX5″ in the “Kindle” category. You can also purchase the Kindle version from Amazon.co.uk.
If you want the LX5 book only in the version for the Barnes & Noble Nook reader, here is a link to the bn.com page for the Nook version.
The LX5 book is also available through the iBookstore for the iPad; here is a link to the book’s listing in iTunes.
At the Panasonic web site, you can download the official instruction manual and find other information about the Lumix DMC-LX5 camera.
On September 13, 2011, Panasonic released the firmware upgrade to version 2.0 for the LX5. You can click on the link in the previous sentence to download the upgrade so you can install it in your camera. Here is a link to Panasonic’s supplementary documentation explaining the features and improvements provided with the upgrade.
I have produced a brief Addendum to the LX5 book to explain the basis operation of the new features and settings. The Addendum, in PDF format, is provided free of charge to any reader for his or her own personal use. You can click on this link to download the Addendum.