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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

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Panasonic Lumix LX3

Digital Photography Interface
23 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix LX3 is a capable prosumer camera that’s got very good image quality traits in almost all respects (Except for some noise and detail issues); thumbs up to Panasonic for tackling the issue of image quality which used to exist a few years back. The LX3 looks a whole lot like a Leica rangefinder camera and features a nice, bright zoom lens that starts at 24 mm.
  • Pros: Very good image quality; automatic color fringing and redeye removal, Very fast and very wide-angle stabilized 24 mm zoom lens, Nice 3 inch LCD and rangefinder-like camera design, Expandable: super wide conversion lens, external flash, external viewfinder and filters, Customizability: 2 custom mode dial positions and 1 function button, Great battery life (above average), Quick performance, Full manual mode, with advanced white balance controls and RAW image mode, Abun...
  • Cons: Some detail loss from noise reduction (use RAW mode or turn NR down), No red-eye removal or image brighten features in playback mode, Lack of white balance bracketing and color tone control, Not enough telephoto reach; no telephoto conversion lenses, Can’t operate zoom while recording a movie
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Overall 8
8.3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 First Look: Review. (Updated 22/7/...

best4reviews.com
27 April 2009
  • Summary: There’s too much to go into in any detail here particularly as Panasonic were so nervy about the camera being a pre-production model and so they feared, perhaps, it would not be quite up to scratch. However, the camera is great to use and handle, it looks nice and it seems to do exactly what it says on the tin.
  • Pros: Handling, design, build, iA, Image quality, Lens, Manual control.
  • Cons: Slight image softness (a pre-production foible, hopefully) so it's a bit early to tell. However, on this showing, there's not much else wrong.
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 review

What Digital Camera
27 April 2009
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix LX3 review: with its wideangle lens, RAW shooting and HD video capture... is there anything the LX3 can't do?
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Panasonic Lumix LX-3 Review

Bright Hub
8 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Over a year after its release, the Panasonic Lumix LX-3 continues to be one of the hottest compact digital cameras on the market.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
8 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital compact camera The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 was introduced with grandeur during an international press meeting. The decision to not go for a higher resolution amount, but instead for improvements, was received positively. The expectations were high up, while the camera still had to prove itself in practice. The paper specifications Panasonic revealed looked excellent.
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Dc Resource
13 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 ($499) is not your typical compact camera. Other cameras offer more pixels, more zoom, and bigger LCDs. So what makes the LX3 so interesting? It has a fast, 24 - 60 mm Leica lens with optical image stabilization. Three available aspect ratios, all of which maintain the camera's 24 mm wide end. Manual controls, "film modes", and support for the RAW format. A high definition movie mode. Heck, there's even an optional viewfinder.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Review

Digital Camera Review
2 October 2008
  • Summary: As we've seen across the entire range of Panasonic cameras, each generation of cameras in the Lumix lineup seems to provide clear improvements in resolution, screen quality, lens performance, and image processing, all while keeping these upgrades within the same MSRP as the previous generation. At a street price of $500 or less, the LX3 provides solid performance and capability, but comes dangerously close to the price of entry level DSLRs.
  • Pros: Consistent auto focus across the lens range, Nice bright lens with f/2.0 aperture, Amazing wide angle performance, Retro-compact design, Excellent range of automatic and manual controls
  • Cons: Nostalgic mode seems to be the only neutral color mode, Limited optical zoom, High ISO noise reduction smears fine detail, The hard plastic grip should be replaced with soft rubber, A little expensive compared to entry-level DSLRs
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Overall 9
8.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Camera Labs
1 September 2008
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is an ideal compact for enthusiasts who demand full manual control and specialist features in a small and light package. Crucially, the LX3 also addresses some of the issues concerning image quality which faced its predecessor. We’ll kick-off with the sensor.
  • Pros: 24mm coverage, OIS and f2.0., Full manual, RAW and hotshoe., HD movie recording., Screen with 460k pixels.
  • Cons: Maximum coverage only 60mm., Lens cap can be inconvenient., 3:2 screen but max resolution at 4:3., Better IQ than LX2, but still some noise.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
19 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Panasonic is one of the largest and best-established electrical manufactures in the world It has had a presence in consumer digital imaging for several years.
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Compact Digicams A Pro Could Love; Canon’s PowerShot G10, Nikon’s COOLPIX P6000, And Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LX3: Which One’s Right For You?

Shutterbug
1 May 2001
  • Excerpt: Now that D-SLRs have become so affordable there seems to be less interest in the premium-grade digicams, high-level cameras with an integral lens. That may make sense because an entry-level D-SLR with a built-in flash and a 28-85mm zoom costs as little as $429. But even the most serious photographers need a compact camera that fits into a pocket for occasions when they don’t want to lug a heavy camera bag around.
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