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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 909 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and lens. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the price. The storage and memory get negative reviews.

portability, performance, usability, lens, image quality

zoom, viewfinder, memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and durability. The lens and design also get good reviews. Many are negative about the price and focus, and opinions are divided on the size.

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focus, price

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the image quality and lens. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. The shutter and zoom get mixed opinions, and many are less positive about the image stabilizer and viewfinder.

portability, usability, performance, lens, image quality

viewfinder, stabilizer

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

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Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 review


With its compact, elegant design and enthusiast-friendly feature set, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 certainly qualifies as the camera you want to carry when you need something more discreet than a dSLR. The replacement for the LX2 , the LX3 has an almost...

Sharp, bright lens; compact but comfortable design; broad manual shooting feature set.

Relatively nonresponsive Quick Menu button; proprietary connectors; artifacts under certain conditions; optical viewfinder is optional.

Although the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 has its share of passionate fans, we think the JPEG quality should be more consistent for the price.

Feb, 2009

Highly Recommended!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3


Panasonic's LX series has always been home to the company's most ambitious compacts, offering a range of photographer-friendly features in a small, stylish and solid body festooned with external controls. It's been two years since the launch of the LX2...

Good image quality at low ISO settings; Exceptionally bright F2.0-2.8 lens; 24mm wide angle; Decent high ISO performance (up to ISO 1600); Unique choice of aspect ratios at a consistent angle-of-view; Comprehensive photographic control; High quality...

60mm telephoto will be restricting for some; Noise reduction can impact on low-contrast detail; Underpowered flash; Auto flash keen on using 1/30th second shutter speed (but keeps ISO down); Dissappointing white balance performance (though has a...

The LX3 is an example of a species so endangered that we were beginning to worry it had become extinct - a compact camera that photographers can get excited about.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : LetsGoDigital (

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX3 Review


Panasonic is serieus met de kritiek van de Megapixelrace-tegenstanders omgegaan en laat met de LX3 een positieve indruk achter. Een indruk waarmee Panasonic wederom kans ziet zich te onderscheiden ten opzichte van de massa. De verbeteringen zijn...

Jul, 2009


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Panasonic Lumix DMC LX3 review


Over the last few years, Panasonic has worked hard to build up a recognizable camera line. And it is quite obvious that they have succeeded, if we look at the market figures that were revealed during an international press event. Panasonic is ranked at...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 was introduced with grandeur during an international press meeting. The decision to not go for a higher resolution amount, but instead for improvements, was received positively. The expectations were high up, while the...

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Review


The Lumix DMC-LX3 is the third compact digital camera from Panasonic to offer a 16:9 ratio image, following on from the original LX1 model that was released back in 2005 and the LX2 in 2006. The Panasonic LX3 additionally offers more conventional 3:2...

In summary the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 certainly fulfills its remit of being a premium system camera which challenges the likes of the Ricoh GR and GX series cameras, the Canon Powershot G9 and the Sigma DP1. The LX3 is a beautifully made and...

Aug, 2008

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


The Panasonic Lumix LX3 has a sensor resolution of 10.1 effective megapixels from a newly developed 1/1.63" RGB CCD image sensor, which is said to offer 40% higher sensitivity along with a 35% increase in saturation, as compared to the company's other...

Classic, attractive design is also very functional ; f/2.0 lens with optical image stabilization is great for available light ; 24mm wide angle equivalent captures the whole room ; Hotshoe lets you use an external flash (off camera, too) ; Multiple...

60mm telephoto is well short of the more common 105mm equivalent ; Menu system is low res and quirky ; No zoom in Movie mode ; Slide show mode crops images ; Closest macro image is only sharp at the very center ; ISO 800, 1,600, and 3,200 have yellow...

ISO sensitivity ordinarily ranges from 100 to 3200, with the ability to extend this as far as ISO 6400 equivalent in High Sensitivity Auto mode. Shutter speeds from 1/2000 to 60 seconds are possible, controlled automatically. The Panasonic DMC-LX3 uses...

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3


Many will look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 and wonder what all the fuss is about. $400 for a camera with only 10-megapixel resolution and a 2.5x optical zoom seems a bit strange. Camera enthusiasts, however, will see a camera with a wide-angle 24mm...

The LX3 has classic good looks that anyone who remembers cameras from thirty years ago will instantly recognize. The somewhat blocky body, protruding lens and metal construction lend it a retro feel. Although it's on the larger side for a...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Richards (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3: New trix for Lumix


Panasonic officials made the very bold boast that the new 10.1 megapixel Lumix DMC-LX3 will produce "the highest image quality in compact digital camera history." We had seen prototypes of this new camera, the successor to the LX2, in Japan, and the...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Dc Resource (

Expert Review


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 ($499) is not your typical compact camera. Other cameras offer more pixels, more zoom, and bigger LCDs. So what makes the LX3 so interesting? It has a fast, 24 - 60 mm Leica lens with optical image stabilization. Three...

Oct, 2008

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