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'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.
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.
Summary: Although my girlfriend bought this camera off of me when I upgraded to a 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.
Summary: This is a great little camera that offers all the features you're used to on a DSLR. Spot metering, AF area selection, RAW, apterture and shutter speed control (and dedicated apterture and shutter priority modes) are all there.
Summary: I bought the black one last year, and it was just excellent. Now I bought the silver version as a gift. Compared to the expensive Leica, Lx3 has same features and the small body is good for anyone who dislike huge SLR.
Summary: There's a reason why the Lumix LX3 has no shortage of rave reviews; this is a camera that yields amazing pictures. Panasonic has made huge improvements in image processing between the LX1 model of 2005, and the LX3 of 2008.