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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

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Overall 8
8.3

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

best4reviews.com
16 May 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.
  • 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 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.
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Panasonic Lumix LX3

Digital Photography Interface
21 January 2009
  • 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.
  • 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 mo...
  • 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 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 LX3 Review

What Digital Camera
16 October 2008
  • Summary: There’s little doubt that the Panasonic LX3 is a serious alternative to any other enthusiast compact. While its retro styling appeals to the traditionalist, on the inside we see a whole heap of features to keep the discerning user happy.
  • Pros: Solid build, Impressive image quality, Design, Great LCD screen, Impressive AF performance
  • Cons: Ineffective grip, Limited zoom range (though potentially this is beneficial to image quality)
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Expert Review

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.
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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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Overall 10
10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: A Leica in all but name, is the LX3 the perfect photographer’s compact camera?
  • Pros: Exceptional image quality, Manual controls, Compact design, Great build quality, Fast lens
  • Cons: Limited zoom range, Limited video modes, Expensive, Slightly fiddly controls
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Review – 026

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
20 June 2009
  • Excerpt: There are some compelling reasons to own a Lumix LX3. The first would be the divine Leica wide-angle zoom lens. This DC Vario-Summicron may only cover the equivalent of 24-60mm (2.5x) and be built under license by Panasonic, but it has all the hallmarks of a lens fresh out of Germany.
  • Pros: Wide 24mm zoom lens, Fantastic build quality, RAW file + JPEG + HD movie, 16:9 aspect ratio
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Overall 8
8.0

Advanced camera with 24mm wide-angle lens

Good Gear Guide.au
14 June 2009
  • Summary: Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX3 is an impressive high-end compact camera with a wide-angle 24mm lens and a host of manual features.
  • Pros: Good colour balance, low chromatic aberration, tonnes of features, wide-angle lens
  • Cons: Some oversharpening, expensive
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Overall 8
8.3
Picture quality 7
6.7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, still an impressive camera despite its age

PC Authority
13 May 2009
  • Summary: Packed with features, a delight to use and capable of great results. Stiff competition is the only stumbling block
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