Multi Award Winning Lumix Digital Camera - The DMC-LX3 produces outstanding results and offers exceptional low light performance thanks to its new electrical circuitry and high sensitivity CCD. With the combined efforts of the CCD and Venus Engine Ⅳ, the LX3 has managed to achieve a performance gain of 3dB in S/N ratio while resolving a high level of detail even at high ISO sensitivities.
The f/2.0-2.8, bright Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Lens guarantees premium quality with minimal distortion and edge-to-edge sharpness. Even at the 24mm wide angle, the DMC-LX3 displays less distortion than competitive models.
The joystick control gives the LX3 its intuitive and highly precise, full manual operation. Simply move the joystick vertically or horizontally to adjust the exposure and focus (during Manual focus mode). The joystick can be easily operated by the thumb while holding the camera to prevent any interruption to your shooting rhythm. This lets you smoothly optimize the settings as soon as you finish framing the shot, whether you are capturing the proud stance of a single magnificent flower, the gentle flow of a stream, or a bird taking flight.
The LX3 can also record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps) and supports the HD Output function (1080i output). Simply connect the camera to an HDTV with an optional HD component cable (DMW-HDC2), and you can easily view HD Photos on any HDTV. The HD Output also makes it possible to enjoy both HD motion images and slideshows of your LUMIX still images, complete with music.
The Intelligent LCD screen is new and offers a high resolution (460k) 3:2 for easy framing in this aspect. The Intelligent LCD function allows you to view images or compose your shots from many angles. Under bright sunlight, the Auto Power function increases the backlight brightness in nine steps according to the ambient light intensity. In dimly lit locations, it adjusts the frame rate of live images in two steps according to the ambient darkness.
All in all, a well composed camera for perfectly composed images.