Voted Best of Show in Electronics at the 2010 ICAST Show - the Lowrance Elite-5 DSI Color Fishfinder-Chartplotter and the Lowrance Elite 5X DSI Color Fishfinder deliver Lowrance's innovative and exclusive DownScan Imaging for crystal-clear, photo-like views of the underwater world. Thermoclines are exposed, fish are truly revealed, hard and soft bottoms are easily distinguished, and structure is clearly defined - all in brilliant color.

A higher resolution 5-in/12.7-cm 480x480 pixel SolarMAX 256-color TFT Display furnishes unmatched viewing brightness and target detail at wider angles and bright sunlight. An adjustable fluorescent cold-cathode backlit screen and keypad make viewing in low-light and nighttime conditions easier, and expanded sonar imaging display color choices also allow you to customize your favorite colors to your personal preference and water/light conditions.

The Lowrance Elite-5 & Elite-5X DSI's 500W RMS Sounder (4,000W peak-to-peak) reaches recently tested depths of up to 200ft, and its exclusive dedicated Skimmer DSI Dual Frequency 455/800kHz Transducer (transom-mount) delivers selectable 455 kHz sounding for wider and deeper sonar imaging, as well as, 800 kHz for enhanced, down-looking, crystal-clear images of targeted locations. The Elite-5 & Elite 5X DSI even deliver impressive bottom readings at boat speeds up to 40mph. Optimum imaging speed of 8mph and under.

For the Elite-5 DSI Fishfinder/Chartplotter Only - An internal, front-mounted, ultra-precise 16-channel GPS Antenna offers superior navigation guidance, even when mounted in-dash, and also has the benefit of built-in Lowrance Cartography. Multiple map & chart options are available (not included). A waterproof microSD media card slot accepts the most up-to-date mapcard options including Fishing Hot Spots Pro USA and LakeMaster in the US, and Navionics Gold worldwide.

So advanced, it’s easy-to-use, the Lowrance Elite-5 & Elite 5X DSI also feature automatic fine-tuning for the best sonar imaging picture possible after power-up, and the Advanced User Mode offers full manual control of settings. A convenient TrackBack feature also allows you to immediately scroll-back through sonar imaging history to review covered water and pinpoint spots.

Easy to Install and Use - the Lowrance Elite-5 DSI Fishfinder/Chartplotter and the Elite-5X DSI Fishfinder's unique new keypad and quick-release bracket design offers easy installation, plus one-hand viewing adjustment, and operation at-speed.

Dimensions: 6.9" x 5.4" x 2.5"

Gimble Bracket Mounting included with unit - In-dash installation will require additional hardware not included.

Skimmer DSI Transducer - transom-mount

Power supply: 10-17 vDC

Sonar Alarms: Fish, Max and Min Depth

Depth Alarm

Shallow Alarm

Temperature Display

Built-in Backup Memory

Sealed and waterproof - suitable for saltwater use

Model Display Sonar Power Output Depth GPS
5" Diagonal
480 x 480 Pixel
SolarMAX 256-color TFT
Skimmer DSI
250 ft. GPS Capable
Elite-5X 5" Diagonal
480 x 480 Pixel
SolarMAX 256-color TFT
Skimmer DSI
250 ft. No


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Customer Reviews

Comments: This unit is by no means on the Lowrance higher end level but it is definately worth the $. I got mine price matched for $399.99 so it was a deal for sure! GPS feature is slow to update and it doesn't have many settings. The manuals included are useless but installation is a breeze. For a weekend or entry level tournament fisherman this is a lot of product for the $. For the more dedicated angler, save your pennies and get an HDS unit.

From: Luis: Hardee, FL

Comments: To answer your question, the mount that comes with the unit does not swivel unfortunately. This is a good unit both in day and night time conditions. Its easy to see but does take some practice to get it setup like you want to use it. I do wish i had spent the extra $100 and got the chartplotter with it

From: Brian: Fenton, MI

Comments: Does anyone know if this comes with a mount that swivels so it can be turned to face the bow?

From: A

Comments: Just purchased this unit and am somewhat satisfied. Love the color imaging in bright sunlight, way cooler than "old school" grayline stuff! Can't get a water temp reading though, haven't figured that one out yet, also the manufacturers instructional manual is a joke, making it a little "Un-User Friendly". It WILL take you a little practice with this one!

From: Mike: Easley, SC

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