Lumix LX3 Test Drive

I’ve been looking out for a little range-finder style camera to substitute for Elektra during those times when discretion is required. After comparing the Canon G9, the Fujifilm F100FD, the Ricoh GX200, and most recently, the Lumix LX3, I finally decided on the latter.


The LX3 comes with comprehensive manual controls and a fast, ultrawide F2.0-F2.8 24-60mm (35mm equivalent) Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens. Images are captured on a 1/1.63-inch CCD sensor sporting 10.1 million effective pixels.

A solid camera perfect for those official functions or discrete food reviews, or even for going walkabout. Here are some shots from my gerai ramadhan walkabout earlier today. Panasonic have made some bold claims about the LX3, stating that it offers “the highest image quality in compact camera history”. I’m beginning to agree 🙂





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Author: Reedz

29 thoughts on “Lumix LX3 Test Drive

  1. CL: I think aaah, this camera very ngam for u orrr! hee hee!
    E: Same goes to you! Sure u can play with it!
    GD: awesome’s the word!
    tina: bah let me talk to da man! heheh!
    JimmyJoe: I shall test drive high ISO tomorrow night at the chinese temple outing but I’m managing my expectations bearing in mind this is still a compact camera 😀

  2. AB, oh I forgot! there is one model of Ricoh which is also good for photohournalistic works. The DOF effects is “Finger Lickin” good.

  3. Bro, cute camera, especially when it’s hanging around your neck … 😛

    Wanna see samples from the shots you took at BE just now, galap jua tu … 😛

  4. I have been using a LX3 for a week now, and I have to agree: this is a great photography instrument for those who expect more from the compact cameras. Not an all-purpose tool, but excellent where it matters: handling, image quality, dynamic range, colors, noise control. Couldn’t be happier with my new camera.

  5. Hi AB. I think I’m sold. Will be heading to SG next week, and this will be the first purchase on my list. (Should be handy for my phone reviews too! LOL)
    Did your’s come with a lil bag or sthg? See u around bro.

  6. Excellent choice which I am positive you will not regret! The Lumix LX3 is a work of art with the performance to boot! Yes, mine came with a little bag 🙂

  7. yulintara: thank you for your valuable feedback. I really appreciate honest feedback. I’d appreciate it even more if you could tell me why you think those pics are badly taken so I can improve on them?

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