Summary Panasonic DMC-LX3

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Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
Help 2.5x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/2
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 24fps
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The Panasonic DMC-LX3 vs other recent pro digicams

Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Size Really small Help
Compact (109×60×27 mm)
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
380 shots
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds


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The Panasonic DMC-LX3 vs other recent pro digicams

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
94 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Color depth Little color depth Help
19.6 bits
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Missing geo-tagging
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 24fps
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.8 EV
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen type Screen type Help
Announced Old Help
July 2008
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help




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Avatar for Albert Argilaga Claramunt Albert Argilaga Claramunt (8:13 PM, January 03, 2014)
I found a great photographer using this camera in flickr: it seems a perfect equilibrium between size and quality to bring with you everywere.
sjogro (5:12 PM, January 09, 2012)
This is a great camera for creative photography. A sharp and fast lens with great wide-angle. Overall usage takes a little learning (as always) but is simple and not frustrating. Probably a bit old to recommend now, but this page definitely deserves at least one user comment praising this camera!