The LX3 firmware version 2 that’s been released and pulled out a few weeks ago is now back as version 2.1. Now you can shoot in 1:1 ratio among other new niceties. For LX3 shooters like me, you can’t let this pass.
Are you in for some friendly competition? There’s a Lumix LX3 Contest blog that gives away some prizes for the best LX3 Dynamic B&W photos. All you need is an LX3, of course!
I knew I wouldn’t regret buying my Lumix LX3, and this just confirms it: best enthusiast compact camera! The Panasonic Lumix DMC–LX3 bests some of the more popular brands and cameras like the Canon Powershot G10 and the Nikon Coolpix P6000 and takes the crown among enthusiast compacts. Nice to see a good camera get noticed by the rest of the industry.
If you’re one of those (like me!) who joined the mad rush for a Panasonic Lumix DMC–LX3 this Christmas season, you’d want to upgrade it to the latest firmware, now at version 1.1. Not that there was anything wrong with the older firmware, but updates like this one make sure everything is right with your device. It takes just a few minutes to finish the update and all you need is an SD card and a fully charged battery. And your LX3 of course.
I tried hard to resist buying a new camera, but I guess since it’s almost Christmas I’ve got a perfect excuse. So I bought the camera that’s been the favorite serious compact the past few weeks: the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3!
The sample photos I’ve been running into just made it harder, it was the camera I’ve been looking for, the one I can carry with me when I don’t to lug around a heavy digital SLR. The 24-60mm lens is performs well despite the short range. At 24mm, its aperture maxes out at f/2.0, making it perfect for natural light shooting. At the 60mm end, it’s still at f/2.8 and with the built–in optical image stabilization, very much usable. This is the compact digicam that you’d love using for shooting without a flash.
Image quality is lovely and the built–in “film modes” produces old-school black and whites as well great–looking color photos. Heck, you can even make it produce lomo–like ultra–saturated snaps that pop!