10.1-megapixel compact camera with plenty of style and substance.
Good Gear Guide.au
25 October 2009
Summary: The Leica C-LUX 3 is a deluxe compact camera steeped in style and elegance. Unfortunately, its premium price tag is slightly beyond reason, especially given the existence of Panasonic's similar Lumix DMC-FX38. As such, its appeal will be limited to cashed-up members of the glitterati.
Pros: Excellent picture quality, loads of automatic features, HD video recording, eminently stylish
Cons: Prohibitive price tag, it's a bit too (s)wanky
Excerpt: Few brands in photography enjoy a reputation as strong as Leica’s, but the C-Lux 3 is a far cry from the company’s traditional fare. So how does this compact point-and-shoot fare?
Pros: A compact worthy of the name, the C-Lux 3 is tiny enough to slip into your jeans pocket – but you may want to use the uber-swanky white leather case instead, just for show-off purposes. In fact, this camera looks utterly gorgeous, with a glossy white lacquer finish that helps justify the price tag. The shots it delivers are almost as delectable, thanks to a top notch 5x zoom lens and quality 10.1-megapixel sensor. Macro close-ups work well, as do basic portrait and la...
Cons: The C-Lux 3 lacks any kind of manual controls, so it can’t match the flexibility of the Canon G10, Nikon P6000 or Panasonic DMC-LX3. Its small size also makes it slightly harder to hold steady than these bulkier cameras.
Summary: A stylish and pocketable digicam for point-and-press snapshooters. The C-Lux 3 is the latest Leica-branded camera to emerge from the on-going partnership between Leica and Panasonic. Essentially a re-badged Panasonic FX37, it has the same image sensor and 5x optical zoom lens, the same monitor and identical controls. In the past, the main difference between the Leica- and Panasonic-badged models was the superior software package supplied with the former.
Leica C-Lux 3: 10-Megapixel-Kompakt-Digitalkamera im Test
5 January 2010
Summary: Die Leica-Kamera wartet mit einem hauseignen Objektiv vom Typ DC Vario Elmarit auf, das im Weitwinkel eine Anfangslichtstärke von f2,8 bietet. Seine Brennweite deckt den Bereich 25 bis 125 Millimeter ab.
Excerpt: La Leica C-LUX 3 è una fotocamera digitale elegante e raffinata, nonché dotata di prestazioni elevatissime, che va ad arricchire la serie C-Lux, dopo la Leica C-lux 2 . Caratterizzata da un design essenziale con linee pulite, disponibile nelle colorazioni nero e bianco, questa fotocamera monta un sensore di immagine CCD da 1/2,33 pollici e con una risoluzione di 10,7 megapixel, un obiettivo Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT che presenta una lunghezza focale di 4,4-22 mm,...