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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

10.1MP Compact Digital Camera with 2.5x Optical Zoom
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Best Digital Camera for Travel Photos Under $500
Editors' Ratings:
"Highly Recommended" at DPReview.com
"Dave's Pick" at Imaging-Resource.com
"Rated Very Good" by CNET.com
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Expert
2 Compliments
4 Recommendations
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“You can get a great digital camera for $500 these days, and there are several that I can think of would make fantastic travel companions. But if it were my money, I’d buy the new Panasonic DMC-LX3. With a fast and wide Leica lens, excellent…”
Expert
7 Compliments
27 Recommendations
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“Panasonic has in its latest incarnation of the LX series decided to replace the venerable Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with the newly designed and much superior DC Vario-Summicron. Mating it with the totally redesigned, very low noise, 10.0 MP sensor…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
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“Equipped with the best in class bright lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 has steered clear of the megapixel race and instead focused on improving the quality of its pixels. The resulting low light images are less noisy and retain fine details with great…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
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“Equipped with the best in class bright lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 has steered clear of the megapixel race and instead focused on improving the quality of its pixels. The resulting low light images are less noisy and retain fine details with great…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
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“Sitting atop the high-end compact market, the Panasonic LX3 brings a host of powerful low-light features to the table, including an IS system, good high-ISO ability, RAW images, flash hotshoe, and a huge f2.0-2.8 aperture lens that give users just about…”
Website
11 Recommendations
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“Thus we get a fast zoom with a real wideangle, a superb screen and excellent image quality, including high ISO performance puts most competitors to shame…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
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“Sitting atop the high-end compact market, the Panasonic LX3 brings a host of powerful low-light features to the table, including an IS system, good high-ISO ability, RAW images, flash hotshoe, and a huge f2.0-2.8 aperture lens that give users just about…”
Website
1 Compliment
18 Recommendations
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“Critics love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 with only few reservations. One issue is the short 2.5x zoom range…”
Expert
7 Compliments
27 Recommendations
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“Although a little pricey, The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 offers a lot in a pocket-sized package. From its excellent Leica zoom lens with built-in image stabilization, Intelligent Multi-metering that really works, Auto scene recognition, and 720p HD video…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
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“Sporting a class-leading super-bright zoom lens that is sharp and offers an outstanding wide-angle view for capturing landscapes, a superb HD movie mode, and good battery life in a sturdy metal body, this camera is the best-in-class companion for novice…”
Expert
31 Compliments
53 Recommendations
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“Already making a name for themselves in the compact camera world, Panasonic has raised the bar even more with the Lumix DMC-LX3. With the newly designed Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens 1:2.0-2.8/5.1-12.8 ASPH you can take in a huge area in less than…”
Expert
31 Compliments
53 Recommendations
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“Whether you’re looking for a companion camera to your DSLR, or you simply want a compact point and shoot for all of your photography needs, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is an excellent camera designed to get the job done. Outfitted with a fast…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
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“Part of Panasonic’s LX-line of high-end cameras, the LX3 is truly in a class of its own, offering the extensive manual controls and solid build quality that the series has been known for, RAW capture, and a unique 24-60mm (2.5x) lens. While the 2.5x…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
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“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is the latest top-of-the-line offering from Panasonic. This camera is equipped with a sharp and bright wide-angle zoom lens with the widest aperture in its class. The lens gathers double the light at the wide end of the zoom…”
Website
17 Recommendations
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“One of the finest premium enthusiast cameras on the market Almost in a category by itself, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera really impressed us. Read more at Imaging Resource…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
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“Panasonic’s association with leading lens manufacturer Leica has helped them produce cameras with good quality lenses and the Panasonic LX3 is their top-of line product featuring a 24mm (focal length equivalent to that on a 35mm film camera) ultra…”
Expert
31 Compliments
53 Recommendations
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“When a camera with the robust features of a DSLR and the portability of a compact are what you are looking for, the LX3 is worth considering. Offering both auto and manual focus, a Leica lens with an aperture of 2.0 (wow!) and an optional viewfinder…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Panasonic’s association with leading lens manufacturer Leica has helped them produce cameras with good quality lenses and the Panasonic LX3 is their top-of line compact camera featuring a 24mm (focal length equivalent to that on a 35mm camera) ultra…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is the latest top-of-the-line compact camera offering from Panasonic. This camera is equipped with a sharp and bright wide-angle zoom lens with the widest aperture in its class. Consequently it focuses quicker and captures…”

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