Summary: For the size, this camera is great. Easy to pack on hikes, and easy to pull out and put away quickly! I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for something high quality to be used for everything. It only lacks some optical zoom, but I knew that going into it.
Summary: This camera is truly exceptional. It takes amazing pictures and the build quality is top notch I have owned this camera for about three years and have never had a single problem. The reputation Panasonic has established for building great cameras has certainly proved itself to me.
Summary: now outdated by Sony, but was top of the line a few years ago have taken many thousands of photographs with this little gem the current price makes it a best buy 24mm and close up ability makes for a great investigative tool
Excerpt: I did a lot of research while looking for a new camera to replace my Canon SD1000 point-and-shoot, and because of the limitations of my camera needs - a lens capable of large, wide-angle shots, yet housed in a package small enough to take with me on backpacking trips into the mountains - and numerous favorable reviews, I decided on the Panasonic Lumix LX-3.
Excerpt: This camera totally destroyed the magapixel wars going on. While every other manufacter decided to increase their megapixels to sell their cameras panasonic took a step back , but actually a step forward in this regard. They realized that after a point megapixels matter litte. It was a misinformed public belief that the higher the megapixel the better the camera. This is simply not true!
Excerpt: I love this camera because of it's compact size, it's ability for manual settings and it's HD video recording capability. Although it's not extremely compact, it's definitely pocketable in your jacket or back pocket. When considering the lens quality and ability for full manual settings, you really can't complain. I usually leave mine on the Aperture priority setting to take advantage of the F2.0 lens.
Excerpt: I am a semi-pro dSLR user, but I wanted an easy-to-carry compact camera next to it. The Panasonic LX3 is just the right camera for me. I still have the opportunity to change multiple settings and due to the Leica zoom lens the quality of the photos is just great. Recommendable!