LX3 RAW/JPEG vs. LX1 vs. F20 comparison

Started Aug 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
nboyer Veteran Member • Posts: 5,085
Re: Thank You...

I know this is a tedious task to make such comparisons. I really appreciate that you are sharing this with us, I find it very informative. I'll look forward to any other comments you may have about this camera. -Norm

oluv wrote:

today i tried to shoot some samples with all three cameras LX3, LX1
and Fuji F20 at the same time (not an easy task).
i shot jpeg/raw with both panasonics and jpeg with the F20:


the conversion was done with silkypix and i tried to find settings
that were able to extract as many details from the raw-files as
possible. unfortunately the demosaicing algorithms in silkypix are
not very sophisticated so i am not entirely happy with the results. i
hope dcraw will support the LX3 soon, so that i can repeat the test.

my observation so far: LX3 shows less noise than the LX1, especially
in the shadows, but the difference is not really huge. also the LX1
seems to have a weaker anti-aliasing filter, because on the one hand
it is able to render more details than the LX3 on the other hand the
LX1 has quite jaggy diagonals that the LX3 doesn't show.
the F20 still seems to extract most details from most of the shots,
fuji's jpeg-quality is really superb. it is even more surprising as
the fuji cost me 150€ wheras the LX3 cost three times as much.

i also have the impression as if my LX3 lens was misaligned a bit. on
many photos i discovered some blurring on the left part of the image.
i will have to dig deeper into this and exchange it if necessary.

some high-iso shots will follow and i wand to make some crops, so
that you can compare the images more easily.

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