The Panasonic LX3 was officially announced today by Panasonic, and it has already generated a lot of buzz and excitement among the world of photographers, especially the ones interested in this particular segment of the market.
So here are ten things like about the Panasonic LX3 - on paper of course :)
- A 24-60mm f2-2.8 bright lens that trades off more light over zoom reach
- Moderation in number of megapixels - "only" 10-megapixels on the new 1/1.63" sensor (okay, it's an 11mp sensor with 10mp effective
- Allegedly bigger photodiodes compared to the LX2 sensor that will increase sensitivity and range
- RAW with SilkyPix included
- Venus Engine IV - The New Hope!
- starts at 24mm wide!
- optional 18mm wide converter available
- reasonable 380 CIPA battery life number (higher if f2.0 lens makes flash unnecessary)
- reasonable $500 starting price