• 1/1.63 inch 46.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 60.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-LX3 advantages over Fujifilm X100T

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    60 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 52 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    257g vs 440g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Fujifilm X100T advantages over Panasonic DMC-LX3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.63 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 1.98 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.28 vs 0.77 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.0 fps vs 1.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    16 vs 4 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Attractive, retro rangefinder-style design; Excellent still image quality; Great, sharp f/2 35mm-equivalent lens; Overall better operation than the X100S with improved controls and dials; Improved optical viewfinder coverage; Built-in Wi-Fi.

  • Low-light AF still slow and inconsistent; Video quality still compromised by moire and lack of image stabilization; Buffer depths could be better when shooting RAW.

The Competition

Compared to Canon S90

Panasonic DMC-LX3
Canon S90
  • $450
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $430
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X100T
Canon S90
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $430
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic LX5

Panasonic DMC-LX3
Panasonic LX5
  • $450
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X100T
Panasonic LX5
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon S95

Panasonic DMC-LX3
Canon S95
  • $450
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X100T
Canon S95
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm X100S

Panasonic DMC-LX3
Fujifilm X100S
  • $450
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X100T
Fujifilm X100S
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • External Mic Jack
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X100F

Panasonic DMC-LX3
Fujifilm X100F
  • $450
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X100T
Fujifilm X100F
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More pixels
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