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Old 01-06-2009
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Designed for easy, creative shooting, the new LX3 comes two years after its predecessor, the LX2, which earned an enthusiastic following among both professional photographers and serious amateurs for its exquisite image rendering, superior operating ease, and unique triple-wide system comprising wide-angle lens, 16:9 CCD and LCD. Panasonic has gone a big step further in the new LX3, upgrading every component to achieve a camera whose performance surpasses that of any compact camera that has come before. Simply put, the LX3 smashes all previous perceptions about the limitations of a digital compact camera, setting a lofty new standard in performance, quality and creative capabilities.

A Pleasure to Own, a Joy to Use

Designed for easy, creative shooting, and high-performance in low-light conditions, the DMC-LX3 features a F2.0 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens, 10.1 mega pixels and an ultra-sensitive 1/1.63-inch CCD developed specifically for this model. By combining a high-quality lens and sensor ready for a variety of shooting conditions with a wide-range of accessories and manual controls, the DMC-LX3 is ideal for professional photographers and serious amateurs looking for a compact digital camera that furthers their creative photography.

The Highest-Quality Images Ever from a Compact Digital Camera

At the heart of the DMC-LX3, is its 1/1.63-inch CCD. Making the intentional choice to limit the number of mega pixels to 10.1 on its CCD, Panasonic was able to give more space for each pixel and also redesigned the peripheral circuits and other components to further minimize noise generation. As a result, sensitivity is almost 40 percent higher and saturation is increased by 35 percent, when compared to Panasonics 10 MP digital cameras*, giving the DMC-LX3 outstanding image quality and a wide dynamic range, and meeting the demand for a camera that works optimally in low-light environments. The CCD is also capable of reproducing images in three aspect ratios 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9. The new Multi Aspect mode allows the camera to take an image in all three aspect ratios simultaneously, allowing you to choose the version that best suits their needs.

Large Aperture F2.0, 24mm Wide-Angle

Another major upgrade to the DMC-LX3 is the F2.0 24mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens. The F2.0 is about twice as bright as a F2.8 lens and can shoot at higher shutter speeds to capture clear, blur-free images in dimly lit environments. In addition, the 24mm lens captures approximately a 213% larger viewing angle than a normal 35mm camera and 136% larger compared to a 28mm wide-angle lens. The lens unit consists of eight elements in six groups with four aspherical lenses with four aspherical surfaces. As a result of the F2.0 lens, the DMC-LX3 produces high resolution and minimal distortion and artifacts such as chromatic aberrations, ghosting and flaring.

Shooting Functions that Invite Creativity

The DMC-LX3 features a Film mode with six color types and three types of monochrome selections. Much like selecting from different film types, this function gives you the flexibility and creative freedom to take more expressive digital photos. Also, when using the Multi-film mode, the DMC-LX3 produces a maximum of three images from a RAW file for you to compare the different textures. Another new feature is the multiple-exposure feature, which lets you create artistic photos by overlaying up to three consecutive images; while still viewing the last image on the 3.0-inch LCD screen. The LCD on the DMC-LX3 is new and improved with a 460,000-dot high resolution.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Specification of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Digital Camera
  • Camera Effective Pixels : 10.1 Megapixels
  • Optical Image Stabilizer : MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2)
  • Optical Zoom : 2.5x
  • Image Sensor : 1/1.63" 11.3 Total Mega Pixels CCD , Primary Color Filter
  • Extra Optical Zoom : 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3.8x for 5 Mega, 4.8x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 0.3 Mega
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio : 3.8x for 4.5 Mega, 4.8x for 2.5 Mega
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio : 3.8x for 3.5 Mega, 4.8x for 2 Mega
  • Digital Zoom : 4x
    (Max. 14.3x combined with Optical Zoom without Extended Optical Zoom)
    (Max. 21.4x combined with Extended Optical Zoom)
  • Focal Length : f=5.1-12.8mm (35mm Equiv.: 24-60mm)
  • Aperture Range Wide: F2.0 - F8.0
  • Tele: F2.8 - F8.0
  • Conversion Lens Compatibility : Yes
  • Focusing Area Normal : Wide 50cm/ Tele 50cm - infinity
  • Intelligent AUTO / Macro : Wide 1cm / Tele 30cm - infinity AF Metering Face / AF tracking / multi-area / 1-area high speed / 1-area / spot.Focus Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Joystick), One Shot AF
  • AF Assist Lamp : Yes
  • ISO Sensitivity : Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 2 : Yes
  • Intelligent Exposure : Off / Low / Standard / High
  • Digital Red Eye Correction : Yes
  • Easy Zoom/Zoom Resume/Motion Zoom : No/No/No
  • Still Image Recording with Audio : 5 seconds
  • Audio Dubbing : Maximum of 10 Seconds
  • Composition Guide Lines : Yes (2 patterns)
  • Built-in Memory : approx. 50MB
  • Scene Mode Help Screen : Yes
  • Auto Angle Detection : Yes
  • Flip Animation : No
  • Travel Date/World Time : Yes/Yes
  • Title Edit : Yes

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