Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Announced Jul 21, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 60 mm (2.5×)
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Product description
Announced Jul 21, 2008

Third generation of Panasonic's compact enthusiast model is a true thoroughbred offering a fast zoom with a real wideangle, a superb screen and excellent image quality, including high ISO performance puts most competitors to shame. The LX3 is positively understated compared to some of its competitors, which loudly proclaim the 'bigger is better' rather than 'less is more', and it's a far, far better camera for it. It's small enough to carry anywhere, fast and subtle enough for street photography and good enough to produce a decent 8x10 without the need to use raw. Of course it's not perfect; the controls are pretty fiddly (as it's so small) and there's no telephoto to speak of, but if the feature set matches your needs there's little to match it.

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Quick specs
Body type Ultracompact
Max resolution 3648 x 2736
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.63" (8.07 x 5.56 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 24–60 mm
Optical zoom 2.5×
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Storage types SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 265 g (0.58 lb / 9.35 oz)
Dimensions 109 x 60 x 27 mm (4.29 x 2.36 x 1.06)
GPS None

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