Saturday, August 02, 2008

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Digital Photography Review reports: [edited]

Panasonic has today announced the Lumix DMC-LX3. The camera is aimed at DSLR users who are looking for a compact camera to complement their existing SLR gear. Consequently the LX3 comes with comprehensive manual controls and a fast 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. The Lumix DMC-LX3 will be available in the UK from August at £399.99.

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Brett's 2p'orth: With its larger-than-usual-for-a-compact-camera (LTUFACC™) image sensor and fast lens, this promises to be a very desirable piece of kit. The main issue for me is that I would really miss the long zoom range of my DMC-TZ3. And the range of available 'bolt-ons' is the reason I stopped using a DSLR in the first place.

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