Everybody wants this camera: the Panasonic Lumix DMC–LX3. Not too long ago, the Ricoh GR and GX serious compacts made it into the bags of discerning enthusiasts. Now here’s a new camera that simply does the job well without the made–for–marketing features of its competitors. With a more than adequate 10 megapixel CCD sensor, the LX3 has a Leica 2.0-2.8 lens with an equivalent focal range of 24-60mm.
I’ve been trying to hard to resist the urge to buy this cam, and for the past few days I’ve been successful. Wish me luck as I continue to avoid another big spend. Now here’s some links to make you think about the Lumix LX3:
- Laurence Kim’s review (parts 1, 2, 3)
- DPReview’s take on the LX3
- PiPho’s thread on the LX3 (as reviewed by user Dave_D)
And if you’re wondering by now, the Lumix LX3 suggested retail price is USD $499 and it sells here in Manila in the 23-25,000 peso range, not bad at all. Unless of course you’d rather have a Nikon D40 for around 20k.