Overall best digital compact for concert photography

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I've used an LX3 compact on several occasions.
In reply to David Pastern, Apr 6, 2013

The LX3 has been upgraded two times by now : I assume the LX7 is going to be better.

It has a good fast lens and is easy to use.  Only "let-down" is the focal range: it is fairly limited (not nearly in the 200mm EFL range that you would wish for, according to your OP).

But I personally don't mind, because if a concert really interests me, I like to get there early and be very close to the stage.

Here are some images from past experiences with that humble LX3 (having a bit of technique and knowing about music, stage lighting and timing, helps a lot) :

Lenny Kravitz:


Paul Weller:


Jack White:

Bob Mould (Sugar and Hüsker Dü):

If you care, you can see the rest of my images from these concerts (all done exclusively with the little LX3) here : http://roelh.zenfolio.com/f443593203

Most other concerts there (when I had a photo-pass) were shot with Olympus cameras.

When I don't have a photo-pass but just pay my way, I take the LX3.

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Roel Hendrickx
lots of images: www.roelh.zenfolio.com
my E-3 user field report from Tunisian Sahara: http://www.biofos.com/ukpsg/roel.html

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