Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Panasonic DMC-LX2
DMC-LX2 vs DMC-LX3
Successor: Panasonic LX5
DMC-LX3 vs LX5
General
Model Number: DMC-LX3
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $500.00
Street Price: $449.95
Date Available: 2008-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 9.1 oz (257 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(109 x 60 x 27 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.63 inch
Sensor size: 46.2365mm2 (7.85mm x 5.89mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.98 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3776 x 2520 (9.5 MP, 3:2),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3168 x 2112 (6.7 MP, 3:2),
3328 x 1872 (6.2 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2656 x 1768 (4.7 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1568 (4.4 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1408 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
2208 x 1248 (2.8 MP, Other),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
320x240 (10)
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: Component
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 60 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.50x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/8
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Multi-area with face detection and tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder:  
Viewfinder Type: Optional external viewfinder
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash-Burst, Film Grain, Pin Hole
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, On, Slow-Sync w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.8 - 8.3m; Tele: 0.3 - 5.9m (ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Included Memory: 50.0 MB
Included Memory Type: built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.17
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.17
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 4
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.77
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.76
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.280
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.92
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.012
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF, High-Speed mode: 0.61s
Startup Time: 2.3
Play -> Record Time: 0.8
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 4.8
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 3.7V 1150mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 380
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO Viewer 2.1E, ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, SilkyPix Developer Studio 3.0SE
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent Auto, RAW support.

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