• 1/1.63 inch 46.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 60.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
  • Samsung TL500 / EX1
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Panasonic DMC-LX2
DMC-LX2 vs DMC-LX3
 
Successor: Panasonic LX5
DMC-LX3 vs LX5
 
General
Model Number: DMC-LX3 TL500
Alternate Model Number(s):   EX1
Camera Format: Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $500.00 $449.99
Street Price: $449.95  
Date Available: 2008-08-31 2010-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 9.1 oz (257 g)
includes batteries
11.1 oz (315 g)
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(109 x 60 x 27 mm)
4.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 in.
(114 x 63 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 10.0
Sensor Format: 1/1.63 inch 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 46.2365mm2 (7.85mm x 5.89mm) 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.98 microns 2.08 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG  
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 39 40
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 19.6 19.2
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.8 11.1
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 94 129
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)
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2052 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21) JPEG (Exif 2.21), RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.9 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
320x240 (10)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG MP4 (Video : H.264, Audio : AAC )
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 Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 60mm 24 - 72mm
Focal Length (actual): 5.1 - 12.8mm 5.2 - 15.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.50x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/8 f/1.8 (wide) / f/2.4 (tele) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
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 Detection: Center AF, Multi AF, Selection AF, Manual Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD OLED
Viewfinder Type: Optional external viewfinder  
Focus Peaking: No No
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 614,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
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, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: No No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2 Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 60 sec 1/1500 - 16 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot Multi, Spot, Center-weighted
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  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2 or 10 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 & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix, Manual
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.8 - 8.3m; Tele: 0.3 - 5.9m (ISO Auto) Wide: 0.3m - 5.2m, Tele: 0.5m - 2.5m (ISO AUTO)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 1.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG MP4 (Video : H.264, Audio : AAC )
Included Memory: 50.0 MB 1,000.0 MB
Included Memory Type: built-in memory Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
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
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): DC Input HMDI 1.3a Type D, 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 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.76 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.280 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.92 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.012 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF, High-Speed mode: 0.61s  
Startup Time: 2.3 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.8 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 380 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 3.7V 1150mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
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. Ultra- Bright f/1.8 lens , 3x 24mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens, 3.0" Swiveling AMOLED, Dual Image Stabilization (Optical + Digital), Manual Controls: A/S/M, RAW support, Smart Auto 2.0 (Still & Movie), Large 1/1.7 inch, high sensitivity CCD, Front Wheel Control.