|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Compatible memory cards||MMC,SD,SDHC|
|Internal memory||50 MB|
|Display diagonal||7.62 cm (3")|
|Display resolution (numeric)||460000 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Focal length range (f-f)||5.1 - 12.8 mm|
|Lens structure (elements/groups)||8/6|
|Number of aspheric elements||4|
|Weight & dimensions|
|ISO sensitivity||80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto|
|Light exposure modes||aperture priority AE,auto,manual,shutter priority AE|
|Camera type||Compact camera|
|Image sensor size||1/1.63"|
|Maximum image resolution||3648 x 2736 pixels|
|Supported aspect ratios||3:2, 4:3, 16:9|
|Maximum video resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|Motion JPEG frame rate||30 fps|
|Video formats supported||M-JPEG|
|Auto focusing (AF) modes||Continuous Auto Focus,Face tracking,Multi Point Auto Focus,Selective Auto Focus,Single Auto Focus,Spot Auto Focus|
|Normal focusing range (tele)||0.5 - ∞|
|Normal focusing range (wide)||0.5 - ∞|
|Normal focusing range||0.5 - ∞|
|Macro focusing range (tele)||0.3 - ∞|
|Macro focusing range (wide)||0.01 - ∞|
|Auto Focus (AF) assist beam||Yes|
|Flash modes||Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization|
|Flash range (wide)||0.8 - 8.3 m|
|Flash range (tele)||0.3 - 5.9 m|
|Scene modes||Beach,Candlelight,Children,Fireworks,Night portrait,Party (indoor),Self-portrait,Sports,Sunset|
|Camera playback||movie,single image,slide show,thumbnails|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery life (CIPA standard)||380 shots|
|Battery capacity||1150 mAh|
Reviewed on 2009-11-14
Over a year after its release, the Panasonic Lumix LX-3 continues to be one of the hottest compact digital cameras on the market.OverviewThe Lumix LX-3 was released by Panasonic in September of 2008. Over a year after its release, this compact digital...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-02-09
Sharp, bright lens; compact but comfortable design; broad manual shooting feature set.
Relatively nonresponsive Quick Menu button; proprietary connectors; artifacts under certain conditions; optical viewfinder is optional.
With its compact, elegant design and enthusiast-friendly feature set, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 certainly qualifies as the camera you want to carry when you need something more discreet than a dSLR. The replacement for the , the LX3 has an almost id...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-01-21
The Panasonic Lumix LX3 is a capable prosumer camera that’s got very good image quality traits in almost all respects (Except for some noise and detail issues); thumbs up to Panasonic for tackling the issue of image quality which used to exist a few y...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-12-19
Since the introduction of the affordable digital SLR a few years back industry observers have been predicting the demise of what used to be called the prosumer camera; the highly specified compact with features aimed at the more serious photographer...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-11-12
Exceptional image quality, Manual controls, Compact design, Great build quality, Fast lens
Limited zoom range, Limited video modes, Expensive, Slightly fiddly controls
Over the course of a year, I review around 100 digital cameras, maybe one or two more or less, but quite a lot by any standard. Naturally some are better than others. Some are hopeless rubbish and some are really good, but it's only a couple of times a ye...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-11-04
Good image quality at low ISO settings, Exceptionally bright F2.0-2.8 lens, 24mm wide angle, Decent high ISO performance (up to ISO 1600), Unique choice of aspect ratios at a consistent angle-of-view, Comprehensive photographic control, High quality const......
60mm telephoto will be restricting for some, Noise reduction can impact on low-contrast detail, Underpowered flash, Auto flash keen on using 1/30th second shutter speed (but keeps ISO down), Dissappointing white balance performance (though has a fine-tune......
Panasonics LX series has always been home to the companys most ambitious compacts, offering a range of photographer-friendly features in a small, stylish and solid body festooned with external controls. Its been two years since the launch of the LX...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-10-29
Video Review: Chris Hardwick drops by to get intimate with the Panasonic LX-3 Digital Camera, and tell us whether or not its worth getting to know....Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-10-22
Classic, attractive design is also very functional, f/2.0 lens with optical image stabilization is great for available light, 24mm wide angle equivalent captures the whole room, Hotshoe lets you use an external flash (off camera, too), Multiple aspect ......
60mm telephoto is well short of the more common 105mm equivalent, Menu system is low res and quirky, No zoom in Movie mode, Slide show mode crops images, Closest macro image is only sharp at the very center, ISO 800, 1,600, and 3,200 have yellow and pu......
Panasonic got the dimensions right from the start with the LX1 and theyve had the sense not to mess with a classic. The Panasonic LX3 enhances the basic design with a very nicely integrated grip, a new record/playback mode switch (no need to reselect ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-10-14
Very good photo quality, low noise though ISO 800 in good light, Fast, ultrawide 24 60 mm lens, Optical image stabilization, Fairly compact, wellbuilt metal body; comes in silver and black, Very sharp and bright 3inch LCD display, Full manual controls,......
Noise reduction smudges details, even at low ISOs (though better than previous models), Camera tends to underexpose, Some redeye, No real telephoto power, No fluorescent white balance preset, or WB bracketing feature, No optical viewfinder; optional on......
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is a unique, fixed-lens camera for wide-angle enthusiasts. It offers very good photo quality (though theres room for improvement), a fast, ultra-wide lens, full manual controls, a sharp 3-inch LCD display, and support for ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-10-02
Consistent auto focus across the lens range, Nice bright lens with f/2.0 aperture, Amazing wide angle performance, Retrocompact design, Excellent range of automatic and manual controls,
Nostalgic mode seems to be the only neutral color mode, Limited optical zoom, High ISO noise reduction smears fine detail, The hard plastic grip should be replaced with soft rubber, A little expensive compared to entrylevel DSLRs,
We’ve seen something of a renaissance in advanced compact digital cameras over the last year. These cameras are reasonably compact and are much easier to carry than a DSLR with interchangeable lenses. However, as the prices for DSLRs continued to dro...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-09-22
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 was introduced with grandeur during an international press meeting. The decision to not go for a higher resolution amount, but instead for improvements, was received positively. The expectations were high up, while the camer...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-09-18
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is a camera that frustrates us. Its made by a company that usually crafts excellent cameras, it has a quality Leica lens, and its design is a wondrous nod to its past. The LX3 has excellent manual controls, expandability, ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-09-10
Many features, Great vintage design, Good lens, Excellent macro, Nice colour rendition
Joystick isnt very responsive, Flimsy battery door, Noise could be better
Panasonic stated that their main aim is to release a camera that can offer what all other manufacturers offer, but with something extra. Could the LX3 be the most feature rich camera available to date? Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3: SpecificationResolution:...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-09-01
24mm coverage, OIS and f2.0, Full manual, RAW and hotshoe, HD movie recording, Screen with 460k pixels.
Maximum coverage only 60mm, Lens cap can be inconvenient, 3:2 screen but max resolution at 4:3, Better IQ than LX2, but still some noise.
The Lumix DMC-LX3 is Panasonic’s flagship compact for enthusiasts. Announced in July 2008, two years after its predecessor, the new LX3 features 10.1 Megapixel resolution, full manual control, HD movie recording, a flash hotshoe, RAW recording and a ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-08-15
The Lumix DMC-LX3 is the third compact digital camera from Panasonic to offer a 16:9 ratio image, following on from the original LX1 model that was released back in 2005 and the LX2 in 2006. The Panasonic LX3 additionally offers more conventional 3:2...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-07-22
Handling, design, build, iA, Image quality, Lens, Manual control.
Slight image softness (a pre-production foible, hopefully) so it's a bit early to tell. However, on this showing, there's not much else wrong.
Panasonic has taken a brave stand with the LX3, it’s decided not to increase the resolution in the race for cameras with ever-higher pixel counts (for the record, the LX3 is a 10-megapixel camera) at the expense of image quality...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-07-21
Panasonic have announced an high end \"P&S digicam\", the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX3. No ordinary camera, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX3 features a fixed 24mm f2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 8 elements, 4 of them with aspherical surfaces. The sensor...Read more >
Reviewed on 2008-04-01
Panasonic Lumix LX-3 Very Wide – Very Fast – Very Nice There arent many truly pocket-sized digicams that offer raw mode. There arent very many that currently offer decent HD video capability as well. There are even less that feature a truly wide ang...Read more >
Reviewed on 2014-05-26
Panasonic shows the rest of the market how to make a real enthusiast's compact camera - the highly capable Lumix LX3.You can't help but admire how quickly Panasonic has got its head around designing compact still cameras. With very little history in 35mm ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2010-08-23
The LX3 is getting on for its second birthday, making it positively geriatric in digital camera terms. However, it's such a significant camera it's impossible to ignore.|It looks gorgeous, with a timeless design that recalls rangefinder cameras such as...Read more >