As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms, boutiques and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX230 HS and the PowerShot G9) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX7 and the Lumix DMC-LX5)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX3 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly longer battery life (380 shots vs 260 shots), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
1 year older
$459

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the G9 and DMC-LX3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
4 years newer
$392

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-LX3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 380 shots
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
2 years newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and DMC-LX3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 380 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
1 year newer
$479

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 380 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S90 and DMC-LX3

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-LX3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 380 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 380 shots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and DMC-LX3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX3 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 37 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 118k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 40 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is significantly heavier (265 g vs 176 g), is slightly more expensive ($778.49 vs $642.18) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10
2 years newer
$642

Significant advantages of the EX-ZR10 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 2.5 fps
  • Significantly lighter: 176 g vs 265 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZR10 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/2
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the EX-ZR10 and DMC-LX3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot SD500

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the SD500 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Lighter: 200 g vs 265 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD500 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the SD500 and DMC-LX3

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX3 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm), has a much longer battery life (380 shots vs 230 shots), supports an external flash and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 16 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (july 2008 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
2 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 380 shots

common strengths of the SX230 HS and DMC-LX3

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
3 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 380 shots
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the S6300 and DMC-LX3

  • None found

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
5 years newer
$266

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2

common strengths of the HX60V and DMC-LX3

  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS8 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS8 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS8 and DMC-LX3

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 16 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the WB150F and DMC-LX3

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
5 years newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 380 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-LX3

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX3 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 207k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact (109×60×27 mm) vs prosumer size (128×88×87 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, is slightly more expensive ($778.49 vs $456.98), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
similar age
$519

Significant advantages of the SX10 IS (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX10 IS (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the SX10 IS and DMC-LX3

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Compact (109×60×27 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 265 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
1 year older
$457

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ8 and DMC-LX3

  • Very small: Standard size (113×72×79 mm) vs Compact (109×60×27 mm)
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 380 shots
  • Very light: 340 g vs 265 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX3 compared to boutique competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (380 shots vs 300 shots), is thinner (1.1" vs 2.2") and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has way more less zoom (2.5x vs 3.1x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 11 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
6 years newer
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much more zoom: 3.1x vs 2.5x
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 2.5 fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 380 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 2.2" vs 1.1"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DMC-LX3

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (109×60×27 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 2.2" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
7 years newer
$1,365

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the X70 and DMC-LX3

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×44 mm) vs Compact (109×60×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 340 g vs 265 g

Leica X1

Leica X1
1 year newer
$1,850

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much less zoom: 1.5x vs 2.5x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the X1 and DMC-LX3

  • Fairly small: Compact (124×60×32 mm) vs Compact (109×60×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 265 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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10 years newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Much more zoom: 3.1x vs 2.5x
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.1"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and DMC-LX3

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Compact (109×60×27 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 392 g vs 265 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX3 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), records movies in 24p and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 15.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs four thirds 17.3x13.3mm) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2
4 years newer
$284 (body only)
$320 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PM2 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the E-PM2 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PM2 and DMC-LX3

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×64×34 mm) vs Compact (109×60×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 265 g

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the E-PM1 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the E-PM1 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PM1 and DMC-LX3

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×64×34 mm) vs Compact (109×60×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 263 g vs 265 g

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3
2 years newer
$450 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-P3 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-P3 (vs the DMC-LX3)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the E-P3 and DMC-LX3

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×69×34 mm) vs Compact (109×60×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 369 g vs 265 g