The DMC-LX3 is a system camera with a wide variety of options to choose from to match your shooting situations and style, including a fast-draw Leather Carrying Case, Wide Conversion Lens, External Optical Viewfinder, ND Filter, and PL Filter. The External Optical Viewfinder is ideal for snapshots or shooting in bright outdoor light, as it gives you a clear view exactly when you need it. These accessories let you further improve the DMC-LX3's mobility, while upgrading the system to ensure you don't miss those once-in-a-lifetime shooting opportunities.Panasonic has not yielded to the sirens of marketing and the LX3 does a "mere" 10 Mpix. In addition, engineers have also succeeded in increasing the surface sensitivity of the photodiodes 19%. Information which augur well in high sensitivities. Furthermore, the LX3 is a rare brand of equipment to climb up to 3200 ISO. Yet we must not go beyond 800 ISO. Despite the presence of the new processor image processing Venus Engine 4, the management of electronic noise is not the strong point of the new compact. However, the results are far from catastrophic.
Opening speed scenes: everything is there. Including iA mode for Intelligent Automation (not Artificial Intelligence, Panasonic has willingly confusion): a mode in which the user does not choose. It activates only the macro mode if needed, detects and adjusts the scenes, correct the sensitivity if the subject is moving, he focuses on the faces. In short, this may surprise a compact expert, unless it considers - sacrilege for Panasonic. Is intended for an audience of enthusiasts which seeks above all the most compact of the market. In the meaning: those who make the best photos with the greatest flexibility possible. While the LX3 scores with its unusual characteristics: its HD video, its super wide-angle.