Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
|Lens||5.1–12.8 mm (35mm equivalent: 24–60 mm) f/2.0–f/2.8|
|Maximum resolution||3648 × 2736 (10.0 megapixels)|
|ASA/ISO range||ISO 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200|
|Storage||Secure Digital Card (SD/SDHC)|
|Focus modes||Single, Continuous (only available in Auto mode), Servo AF/AEl|
|Focus areas||TTL (9-point AiAF) 1-point AF (fixed to centre)|
|Exposure metering||Evaluative, Center-Weighted Average, Spot|
|Metering modes||Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)|
|Shutter speed range||1/2000 sec–60 sec|
|Continuous shooting||Approx. 0.9 frame/s|
|Custom WB||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom|
|Rear LCD monitor||3.0" Purecolor LCD II (TFT) appro. 460,000 dots|
|Battery||Panasonic CGA S005e|
|Optional battery packs||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40|
|Dimensions||109 mm × 60 mm × 27 mm (W × H × D)|
|Weight||265 g (9.3 oz) excluding battery|
The LX3 has:.
- High-Sensitivity 1/1.63-inch CCD 10.1 Megapixels and Venus Engine IV up to ISO3200 at Full Resolution.
- 24 mm Wide Angle f/2.0–2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Lens with 2.5x Optical Zoom.
- Optional full Manual Operation.
- HD Motion Images and HD Output.
- 3.0-inch (460,000-dot) 3:2 Ratio LCD.
- "Intelligent Auto Mode" with AF Tracking.
- DMW LW46 wide angle conversion lens, 35 mm equivalent 18 mm.
- Panasonic genuine leather case
Leica D-Lux 4
The Leica D-Lux 4 is very similar to the LX3, sharing most of the design and the mechanical components. The main difference is the more pronounced grip on the LX3, the firmware which processes the JPG files in warmer hues on the D-Lux4 and the fact that D-Lux4 comes bundled with Capture One image processing software.
Panasonic has continued to improve the firmware. The v. 2.1 firmware claims improved performance, a 20% improvement in autofocus speed, and new features such as a 1:1 aspect ratio and focus resume.
On July 30, 2010, Panasonic released another firmware update for the LX3. The stated reason behind the update is 'Optimization of software processing', with an additional comment stating 'Change in software version has no effect on camera performance'. 
The latest model features a revised sensor, longer zoom range and improved control layout without fundamentally changing the existing model's formula. It offers a more flexible 24–90 mm equivalent lens with a bright f/2.0–3.3 maximum aperture range and a comparatively large 10MP sensor in a small body. The body itself is barely changed compared to the LX3 – gaining an improved hand grip, clickable control dial, direct movie record button and a 1:1 position on the aspect ratio slider. Most significantly it gains a connector to add the DMW-LVF1 electronic viewfinder originally launched with the GF1. Other than this, the LX5 gains the AVCHD Lite format for its 720p video, and its image stabilization is branded with the company's latest 'Power O.I.S' designation.
- Panasonic updates firmware for DMC-LX3, Monday, 28 September 2009 07:00 GMT
Media related to Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 at Wikimedia Commons
- Lumix Official Website UK
- Lumix Official Website USA
- Lumix DMC-LX3 Photos
- Official Website Global
- LX3 Official Website Global
- DPReview – Panasonic DMC-LX3