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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the lens and image quality. The performance and portability also get good comments, but there are some critical comments about the low light performance and flash.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, lens

flash, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43


The Lumix DMC-LC43 is a compact and lightweight 4-megapixel camera that features a high quality Leica DC-VARIO ELMARIT all-glass aspherical 3x optical zoom lens. It's the "big brother" to the 3-megapixel DMC-LC33 which is physically identical with a silve

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 Digital Camera Camera


WHAT'S HOT: A point-and-shoot in most respects, the DMC-LC43 has two advanced features for ensuring well-exposed photos: an automatic exposure bracketing control and manual white-balance calibration. You also get in-camera image cropping and resizing,...

Two AA rechargeable batteries and an external charger come packaged with the DMC-LC43. The camera's battery life is about average for all models we've tested: 326 shots on the set of rechargeable AAs

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Panasonic DMC-LC43


An inexpensive, 4-megapixel point-and-shoot, Panasonic's midsize digital camera includes advanced controls.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 Digital camera (Panasonic-DMCLC43)


The DCM-LC43 is a solid, basic point-and-shoot, suitable for novice and intermediate photographers.

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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 (lova, 13 Jan 06)


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Panasonic body with Leica lens creates excellent images.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 Digital camera (Panasonic-DMCLC43)


This camera is very good for its price. It uses a leica DC vario-elmarit lens which is known to every photographer and captures sharp images. It is lightweight that you can carry it anywhere. It uses two AA rechargeable battery that If you ran out of...

Uses Leica Lense,Lightweight,Affordable

Flash have a limited scope

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 Digital camera (Panasonic-DMCLC43)


This is the second Panasonic Lumix camera I've owned. The first was a DMC-LC33 which I recently sold to a friend after I purchased this one, and I was pleased with that. The 4MP version has all the same features as its lower-resolution sibling, but...

light weight, compact, excellent lens, lots of features, clear, crisp images

weak flash, small LCD

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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 (keith kerr, 6 Sep 04)


I bought the DMC-LC45 camera plus 128MB SD Card for $600 Singapore Dollars. After over a year now and shooting any and all types of pics. I must say I am very pleased with it so far. Best Features: 1) Compact, light and easy to carry to around. 2)...

No problems encountered so far

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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 (Dominic Babu, 28 May 04)


PROs Can't complain really, knew I was getting a P&S and have made the most of it, focus on composition is what my teacher always told me, so now I can. Love the color reproduction, I really don't want a camera to work how the picture should turn out,...

CONs ; Its low light performance is not so great, work around that by overexposing...I wonder if the fixed that in the LC70 ; Flash is poor ; Plastic body ; The new one is cheaper ; MADE IN CHINA ; Lens Cap seems pretty useless ; And the biggest one-...

Product Specifications

With compact size, lightweight, and the superb image rendering of the LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens, the DMC-LC43 makes it easy to take beautiful shots. The LC43 boasts a CCD with an effective pixel count of 4.0 megapixels. This digital camera offers a 3x optical zoom and features Panasonic's high-performance Venus Engine LSI for superb image quality and lightning-fast response. The DMC-LC43 lets you snap off shots at a moment's notice, so you're always ready to catch even sudden photo opportunities. And with its superior image rendering, this model is great for both casual everyday shots and artistically expressive shots - and everything in between.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Macro / Night portrait / Portrait mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:3
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Neutral / Vivid / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical