Summary: now outdated by Sony, but was top of the line a few years ago have taken many thousands of photographs with this little gem the current price makes it a best buy 24mm and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
DMC-LX3: Great Compact Camera With Advanced Features
J. Yamashita, Amazon
30 May 2010
Summary: I bought this camera to take pictures at social gatherings and in situations where I did not want the bulk, size, and intimidation factor of an SLR digital camera. In many situations people are more relaxed when they see me with a point and shoot type as opposed to a pro SLR digital camera.
Summary: When I was shopping for a digital camera a few weeks ago, my choices are the micro ¾ system: Olympic E-PL1, E-P2 or Panasonic GF1. I want a camera that can go anywhere with me so size is an important factor. The above are all good cameras, and then I came across the LX3.
Summary: I, like many others who have written a review, wanted a good point and shoot for those times when my Canon xTi(still a wonderful camera) or 40D with lenses, are too much to bring along. Additionally, I have arthritis in my hands, and sometimes I simply cannot handle my 40D.
I own this & the Canon G11 . . . 75% of the time I grab the LX3 first
22 January 2010
Summary: In my review of the Canon G11 I talked about how it was, for many reasons, a better camera than the new Canon S90. If you're in the market for a top of the line P&S camera you should know all of these models.
Possibly best P&S to date ... begin to reach SLR quality
30 November 2009
Summary: This is my 4th P&S and 2nd Panasonic camera. My other Panasonic is a LZ8, which is an inexpensive but fantastic P&S. I have 2 DSLRs also. It is by far the best P&S. At ISO 100, images from LX3 are comparable to my 10MP DSLR, which is about 4X more expensive.
Summary: I have been looking for a small camera for social events... something other than carrying around my big DSLR. Perhaps my expectations are too high, but I'm just not satisfied with the quality of the photos. At a glance, some look quite stunning.
Summary: Panasonic LX3 It's not a world-shaking camera, but it's a good one. I give it 4 stars. I've been taking pictures for pleasure since the 70s. I've owned a Nikon rangefinder, a Yashicamat 124G, a Pentax 67, and a variety of Nikon SLRs since back in the ancient days of film.