• 1/1.63 inch 46.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 60.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA
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Predecessor: Panasonic DMC-LX2
DMC-LX2 vs DMC-LX3
Sony RX100 V
RX100 V vs RX100 VA
Successor: Panasonic LX5
DMC-LX3 vs LX5
 
General
Model Number: DMC-LX3 RX100 VA
Alternate Model Number(s):   DSC-RX100M5A
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $500.00 $899.99
Street Price: $449.95 $898.98
Date Available: 2008-08-31 2018-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 9.1 oz (257 g)
includes batteries
10.5 oz (299 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(109 x 60 x 27 mm)
4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 in.
(102 x 58 x 41 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Exmor RS
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 20.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.63 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 46.2365mm2 (7.85mm x 5.89mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.98 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 39  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 19.6  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.8  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 94  
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)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2544 x 2544 (6.5 MP, 1:1),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2720 x 1528 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
12416 x 1852 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21) JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.9 23.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
320x240 (10)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​60i/​50p/​50i/​24p)
1824x1026 (250p/​240p)
1824x616 (500p/​480p/​250p/​240p)
1292x436 (500p/​480p)
1244x420 (1000p/​960p)
912x308 (1000p/​960p)
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD Ver.2.0 / MP4; with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: Component HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens; 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 60mm 24 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual): 5.1 - 12.8mm 8.8 - 25.7mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.50x 2.92x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/8 f/1.8 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/11 with 7 blade aperture, plus built-in 3-stop ND filter
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; 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Multi-area with face detection and tracking Fast Hybrid AF: Phase Detection/Contrast Detection with 315 PDAF points, 25 CDAF areas; Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (S / M / L), Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock on AF (Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S / M / L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional external viewfinder Pop-up EVF: 0.39-inch, XGA OLED, 2,359,296 dots, 100% coverage, 0.59x magnification, 20mm eye-point (from eyepiece)/19.2mm from eyepiece frame; -4.0 to +3.0 m^-1 diopter, ZEISS T* Coating, eye detector
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.59x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 13.6x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   125
ISO Settings: Auto, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, ISO 125 - 12800 with ISO 80 and 100 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR
Auto ISO Mode: No Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2 Auto (Standard, Ambience or White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 60 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Average, Highlight
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, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity; DRO (Auto/Level); HDR (Auto/Level); Auto Portrait Framing; Sweep Panorama; HFR Mode; Picture Effects: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High- key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 5, 10; 3 or 5 shots after 2, 5, 10; Portrait 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, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off
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: Approx.0.4m to 10.2m (1.31 ft. to 33.46 ft.) (W) / Approx. 0.4 m to 6.5 m (1.31 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD Ver.2.0 / MP4; with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
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 No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired, via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): DC Input Micro HDMI (Type D) with 4K support; Multi-terminal Micro USB port supports optional wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.17 0.51
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):   0.50
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.9 23.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4 233
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   23.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   103
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   23.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   102
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.77 seconds 0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.76 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.280 seconds 0.030 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.92 seconds 0.20 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.012 seconds 0.010 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF, High-Speed mode: 0.61s  
Startup Time: 2.3 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 1.1 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.8 seconds 5.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 380 shots 220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   210 shots
Battery Life, Video:   35 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: 3.7V 1150mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO Viewer 2.1E, ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, SilkyPix Developer Studio 3.0SE Free downloads of Sony Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, Edit, Capture One Express (for Sony)
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent Auto, RAW support.