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.
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!
Summary: I wanted a pocket camera I could make hand held HDR exposures with, so fast EV bracketing and wide bracket EV range were a must. The LX3 with the 2.0 firmware will take 3 exposures with an EV range of EV4 in under a second! Because it has a hot shoe I can use radio remote triggers so strobes can be up to 100' away. Fast lens at f2 gives twice the light as an f2.8, which helps with the noise level. It shoots in RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG.
Summary: I'm still learning how to use manual settings for this camera so I can take better photos in specific conditions, but generally speaking, just placing the camera in 'Auto' mode or choosing one of the pre-defined 'Scenes' has produced the most beautiful photos I've ever taken. I've been asked 'What kind of camera did you use for this?" more times than I can count. I like the camera because it also has the option for manual settings.
Summary: I bought this camera used, after researching online. I was looking for a camera to take to rock concerts, as the cameras I have don't do well in those light conditions. This camera was one of the two most recommended. This one cost less, though, and that was a major part of my decision. I haven't gotten to a concert yet, but I have taken pictures in some odd lighting conditions, and it gives awesome results. I went to a night baseball game, and got some great shots.
Summary: Almost an exact replica of the Leica D-Lux 4. Very lightweight, and compact, with an incredibly bright 2.0 lens that makes a flash unit almost unnecessary in a majority of typical "snapshot" style photos! This camera does not have a lengthy zoom feature (only 24mm to 60mm), but for the individual that wants to capture a wide angle view of a lake scene, or a sunset with a truly panoramic view of the horizon, this is a great choice.
Summary: Although my girlfriend bought this camera off of me when I upgraded to a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens the camera still holds a special place in my heart- and as it will with most everyone who's ever owned one. It is one of the most beautiful cameras I have ever held, and it feels solid and well-built to the touch.
Pop Photo mag "probably the best point and shoot" ever
22 November 2010
Summary: Prints look perfect. Though zoom sucks. Reviews are terrific. I love the flexibility of the different apps. The grip is horrible, you can barely handle it without smudging up the lcd screen. The black and white feature is superb. Truly in a class by itself. I decided to buy the camera for its lens. Leica is one of the world's best when it comes to lens. After all, the quality of a photo depends upon the quality the lens produces.