Summary Panasonic DMC-LX3

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Score Snapsort rank
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Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
Help 2.5x
Screen size
Help 3.0"
Help f/2.0
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

Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Size Really small Help
Compact 109x60x27 mm
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Battery life Above average battery life Help
380 shots
Thickness Thin Help
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Macro focus Good macro Help
1 cm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds


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The Panasonic DMC-LX3 vs other recent pro digicams

Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 24fps
Color depth Little color depth Help
19.6 bits
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
94 ISO
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.8 EV
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Startup delay Longer startup delay Help
2300 ms startup delay
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
770 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
July, 2008
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
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!