Panasonic Lumix LX3

Published on May 12th, 2009.

I’ve been thinking for quite some time about getting a new camera. I was actually leaning towards buying an HD video camera and continue to roll with my old Sony Cyber-Shot 6mp camera. But as the prices for a decent HD video camera are pretty high I decided to look for something else. So I ended up looking at Canon’s G10 and Panasonic’s LX3. And after watching a few videos on YouTube I decided to go with the LX3 instead on the G10 as both the audio and video quality was a lot better. I also got some great replies on Twitter that made me confident about my choice, thanks!

Lumix LX3 Front

Lumix LX3 Box Lumix LX3 Specs on Box Lumix LX3 Side

I really like the look of it, it’s like a modern retro, if that makes any sense. I’m a newbie when it comes to photography though, so don’t expect too much from me! I bought the Lumix from a Swedish online store for $595 in total, I added a high speed 4 GB SD card and that also includes shipping. I didn’t bother to check any sites outside of Sweden as I would have had to pay customs and whatnot anyways. It’s a lot of money, but I guess it’s a decent price for a camera like this, the G10 was like $125 more.

Lumix LX3 Flash Lumix LX3 Top Lumix LX3 Navigation

For some reason, the LX3 reminds me of a BAB (big ass boat) when the flash is up, is it just me or do you agree?

I haven’t really played with it a whole lot yet, I just finished charging the battery and I’ve been moving stuff around all day (preparations for Friday when I move to the new apartment). I think I’m gonna play with it tonight though, but if I don’t, I’ll definitely take some more photos tomorrow. I also have a few ideas for video recordings so I might upload some videos to YouTube soon.

Well, that’s all I had to say about my new toy! Peace out!

  • http://michaelflux.com Michael Flux

    Wait wait wait, I is slightly confused… Why is the red text that goes around the lens missing in the first photo? :p

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      What the… I have no idea why it’s not there?!? That’s really weird! XD

    • http://michaelflux.com Michael Flux

      Well then! …. yeah… :p

    • http://www.instant-ramen.net Hao

      Ha! It’s photoshopped, yonasu’s camera is NOT a Mega O.I.S., check the pixels and you’ll know =)

    • http://michaelflux.com Michael Flux

      Are you talking about the exif? I just gave him the benefit of the doubt and implied that he used photoshop only to resize the images before uploading them.

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Haha it’s not photoshopped! Or well, actually it is, but it’s only cropped…

  • http://michaelflux.com Michael Flux

    Wait wait wait, I is slightly confused… Why is the red text that goes around the lens missing in the first photo? :p

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      What the… I have no idea why it’s not there?!? That’s really weird! XD

    • http://michaelflux.com Michael Flux

      Well then! …. yeah… :p

    • http://www.instant-ramen.net Hao

      Ha! It’s photoshopped, yonasu’s camera is NOT a Mega O.I.S., check the pixels and you’ll know =)

    • http://michaelflux.com Michael Flux

      Are you talking about the exif? I just gave him the benefit of the doubt and implied that he used photoshop only to resize the images before uploading them.

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Haha it’s not photoshopped! Or well, actually it is, but it’s only cropped…

  • http://www.otakuphone.com Ragnar

    Nice boat!

  • http://www.otakuphone.com Ragnar

    Nice boat!

  • http://monki.net/ René

    Canon’s point and shoot cameras are good, but I personally think Panasonics are designed better! I really love that old-fashioned look their cameras sport. I was thinking about buying one, but I opted to go the full monty and get a DSLR instead as I’m much more serious about photography.

    Can’t wait to see what you do with this new camera.

    Also, re: missing red text… that’s pretty weird!

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      How much did you pay for your camera + equipment?

      I’m still experimenting with the settings and everything, there’s a lot of stuff I haven’t cared to learn before! But I’m starting to get how things work now :)

      I’m already in love with it, wide-angle lens in 16:9 is awesome!

    • http://monki.net/ René

      My friend sold me her old DSLR for super cheap, $200 for the body with an 18-55mm lens and 4GB CF card. I ended up buying a better lens for it for $400, so $600 total — not bad at all since it does its job well!

      If you have any questions about camera settings, feel free to ask me. I’m not a wiz, but I’ve worked with enough to help with troubleshooting. ^^

      I didn’t realize the LX3 shot in RAW mode! That’s really incredible. Now I’m tempted to sell my old point and shoot and buy that as my pocket camera.

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      That’s a sweet deal, lucky you! I’m not a wiz either but I think RAW is the uncompressed file type that you work with in Photoshop (or other image editing software) afterwards?

      Well anyways, thanks! I’ll go to you when I have questions^^

  • http://monki.net/ René

    Canon’s point and shoot cameras are good, but I personally think Panasonics are designed better! I really love that old-fashioned look their cameras sport. I was thinking about buying one, but I opted to go the full monty and get a DSLR instead as I’m much more serious about photography.

    Can’t wait to see what you do with this new camera.

    Also, re: missing red text… that’s pretty weird!

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      How much did you pay for your camera + equipment?

      I’m still experimenting with the settings and everything, there’s a lot of stuff I haven’t cared to learn before! But I’m starting to get how things work now :)

      I’m already in love with it, wide-angle lens in 16:9 is awesome!

    • http://monki.net/ René

      My friend sold me her old DSLR for super cheap, $200 for the body with an 18-55mm lens and 4GB CF card. I ended up buying a better lens for it for $400, so $600 total — not bad at all since it does its job well!

      If you have any questions about camera settings, feel free to ask me. I’m not a wiz, but I’ve worked with enough to help with troubleshooting. ^^

      I didn’t realize the LX3 shot in RAW mode! That’s really incredible. Now I’m tempted to sell my old point and shoot and buy that as my pocket camera.

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      That’s a sweet deal, lucky you! I’m not a wiz either but I think RAW is the uncompressed file type that you work with in Photoshop (or other image editing software) afterwards?

      Well anyways, thanks! I’ll go to you when I have questions^^

  • http://roadblogg.blogspot.com Shinky

    Woot~! It’s a nice cam! You won’t regret it!

    I got mine not so long ago~ Have been using it for most of my photos ever since.

    http://roadblogg.blogspot.com/2009/03/introduction-of-my-lx3.html

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Sweet! It seems like many bloggers choose this camera for some reason ^^

  • http://roadblogg.blogspot.com Shinky

    Woot~! It’s a nice cam! You won’t regret it!

    I got mine not so long ago~ Have been using it for most of my photos ever since.

    http://roadblogg.blogspot.com/2009/03/introduction-of-my-lx3.html

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Sweet! It seems like many bloggers choose this camera for some reason ^^

  • http://divita.eu Philip Seyfi

    I’ve finally gone with a Casio Z1200 instead as I highly prefer their design/usability but LX3 is a great camera as well…

  • http://divita.eu Philip Seyfi

    I’ve finally gone with a Casio Z1200 instead as I highly prefer their design/usability but LX3 is a great camera as well…

  • http://www.protocolsnow.com Protocol Snow

    I think Danny Choo uses this camera as well. Happy shooting! :)

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Yeah he does, I checked his photos out before deciding to get one myself :)

  • http://www.protocolsnow.com Protocol Snow

    I think Danny Choo uses this camera as well. Happy shooting! :)

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Yeah he does, I checked his photos out before deciding to get one myself :)

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