• 1/1.63 inch 46.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 60.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
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Predecessor: Panasonic DMC-LX2
DMC-LX2 vs DMC-LX3
Canon G1X
G1X vs G1X Mark II
Successor: Panasonic LX5
DMC-LX3 vs LX5
Canon G1X Mark III
G1X Mark II vs G1X Mark III
General
Model Number: DMC-LX3 G1X Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $500.00 $799.99
Street Price: $449.95 $649.00
Date Available: 2008-08-31 2014-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 9.1 oz (257 g)
includes batteries
19.9 oz (563 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(109 x 60 x 27 mm)
4.6 x 2.9 x 2.6 in.
(116 x 74 x 66 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 13.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.63 inch 1.5 inch
Sensor size: 46.2365mm2 (7.85mm x 5.89mm) 233.75mm2 (18.70mm x 12.50mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.98 microns 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2, 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 39 58
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 19.6 21.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.8 10.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 94 581
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)
4160 x 3120 (13.0 MP, 4:3),
4352 x 2904 (12.6 MP, 3:2),
4352 x 2448 (10.7 MP, 16:9),
3120 x 3120 (9.7 MP, 1:1),
2496 x 3120 (7.8 MP, Other),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1840 x 2304 (4.2 MP, Other),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1368 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
1232 x 1536 (1.9 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.9 5.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
320x240 (10)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: Component HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 60mm 24 - 120mm
Focal Length (actual): 5.1 - 12.8mm 12.5 - 62.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.50x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/8 f/2.0 (W) / f3.9 (T) - f/16, with 9-blade aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Multi-area with face detection and tracking Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 31-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional external viewfinder Optional EVF available.
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 100 to 12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: No Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2 Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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 Scene Modes: Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks; Filters: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, On, Slow-Sync w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Off Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.8 - 8.3m; Tele: 0.3 - 5.9m (ISO Auto) Auto ISO: 1.6 - 22 ft. (W), 4.6 - 11 ft. (T) / (50cm - 6.8m (W), 1.4 - 3.5m (T))
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot-Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format:   14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: 50.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: built-in memory  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional RS-60E3 wired release, and via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): DC Input Micro HDMI, remote jack (for optional RS60-E3 wired remote switch)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.17 1.01
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.17 1.14
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 4 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   1.24
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.9 5.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   1.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   Unlimited
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   1.3
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   Unlimited
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.77 seconds 0.21 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.76 seconds 0.37 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.280 seconds 0.238 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.92 seconds 1.03 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.012 seconds 0.091 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF, High-Speed mode: 0.61s Fill AF shutter lag, Auto-area mode = 0.422s
Startup Time: 2.3 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 1.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.8 seconds 3.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 380 shots 240 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NB-12L
Usable Battery Types: 3.7V 1150mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-12L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO Viewer 2.1E, ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, SilkyPix Developer Studio 3.0SE Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:   Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent Auto, RAW support. 12.8MP 1.5-inch CMOS sensor, f/2.-3.9 5x zoom, DIGIC 6 processor, 1080p60 Full HD video, Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Optional EVF and grip available.