We continue with Part III of the LX3 Daily Round-up. To catch up here is Part I and Part II.
The updates continue in Part IV of the LX3 Diary.
Mon Sept 22
We continue with the review-a-day pace with Camera Labs reviewing the LX3. The review was just posted, check it out! If you can't wait, check the "Verdicts" tab to see their conclusions! Spoiler follows:
...indeed our High ISO Noise results page reveals the LX3 enjoys around a one stop advantage over the Canon PowerShot G9 from 100 ISO to its maximum sensitivity.
One has to wonder what DCI was smoking :)
Sun Sept 21
And a new review, this time at Let's Go Digital! As always, no spoilers here, don't want to introduce bias into the initial readings.
Video samples of the LX3 discussed at Neutral Day, and new b+w street photography at Burn Blue.
Oops! They are the same.
Sat Sept 20
A new first impressions with lots of samples pictures at Anak Brunei. The photographer decided on the LX3 ahead of three others! Read on to find out more!
If you haven't bookmarked LightScrape, it is high time you did! Lots of new updates with pictures, including a very positive update on battery life, blurring backgrounds, MegaOIS, and lots more!
A text-based first impressions and discussion at the Serious Compacts flickr group. What did the author find ...underneath the LX3 skin?
And a discussion for the camera geeks. What camera did you have before the LX3?
Fri Sept 19
Another day another review! This time by Photo Review Australia, which is one of the fastest websites in reviewing new digital cameras and providing measurable findings. Lots of measurables as Photo.Review.Au uses Imatest. This looks like a much more thorough/technical review than the previous "review" that got dissected like a frog in the forums (see Sept 18 entries). But don't spend too much time looking for a traditional "conclusions/verdict", there isn't one :)
You can use dcraw with the LX3 says one flickr user and provides details on how to refresh to version 8.88.
In the on-going LX3 experience at LightScrape, the question is asked: is it too complex?
Doonster got hsi LX3 and posts his first impressions.
An update on RAW files and BreezeBrowserPro at the Breezesys forums.
Thur Sept 18
The aforementioned DCI review is getting dissected in the Panasonic forum. Dissected is putting it politely. A number of different forum posters are pointing at various items that "lower" the credibility of the review. Memo to camera review sites: If you are going to review a serious digital camera, you should spend more time with it. You don't review a $500 camera with RAW the same way you review a $100 point and shoot!
Thanks to Lightscrape for the heads up! Posted today is a brand new LX3 review at DCI (Digital Camera Info). Be sure to check it out! Haven't read it yet, but this looks like the most bearish LX3 review to date!
More real-world pictures and hands-on impressions of the LX3 at Lightscrape. Be sure to check the night pictures post where the author discovers that a 25-year old generic manual flash is recognized by the LX3. Nice!
Also shipping from Adorama for $480 with free shipping and handling.
Wedn Sept 17
Now shipping! OneCall.com has it in-store and shipping for free for
Tue Sept 16
New LX3 arrival! LightScrape has received the new LX3 and posted their first impressions. Stay tuned to Lightscrape for lots more!
A new hands-on first impressions review of the LX3 has been posted at Burn Blue. What did the photographer think? And what were the two minor issues pointed out? Read on to find out!
Sun Sept 14
J&R World is inviting temptation again, this time with a $50 pre-order discount on both the black and the silver models. Check it out at J&R World.
A full-size (click on the picture) challenging ballroom sample at Sputnik Scribbles.
For more on the LX3, be sure to check all the Wordpress.com blogs having the LX3 tag.
Sat Sept 13
Those who pre-ordered their LX3 thru J&R World's special discount at the end of August are starting to receive it - on a first-come first-served basis. It looks like people who ordered on 9/1 or earlier are getting their cameras shipped. For everyone else, patience is a virtue :-)
Fri Sept 12
It's here! It's here! An in-forum discussion after a photographer receives his LX3!
Thur Sept 11
Another review is out, this time a short and sweet review at Pocket Lint.
Caught between the LX3 and the G9? CNet Asia has the answer courtesy of L.Goh.
Wedn Sept 10
I got it on eBay? Reputable online retailer 17th Street Photo has 97 LX3 units listed on eBay for $475 with $14 standard shipping. This is on their eBay store, so it is a Buy-It-Now transaction, not an auction.
The LX3 has received another review, this one at e-photo-zine.
People are slowly but steadily starting to receive their pre-ordered LX3 and posting first impressions and sample/real-world pictures. See more and more at the dpreview Panasonica forum.
Tue Sept 9
We have two short LX3 reviews posted in the last few hours, the first one at the Herald Sun and the second one at NST Online. These are a short experiential one-page reviews, so please don't expect a 30-page dpreview technical analysis :)
If you pre-ordered your LX3 from J&R World, these LX3 fans at dpreview are reporting that it is starting to ship. That's for pre-existing pre-orders. For new buyers, the J&R website lists the two LX3 colors as coming soon and temporarily out of stock.
Mon Sept 8
A great step by step showcase of the LX3 extended optical zoom feature.
All work and no lunch for the LX3? Well, not quite. The LX3 is having "dai pai dong".
Sun Sept 7
Plemix has posted an interesting visual comparison between the GX200 and LX3. More details.
Sat Sept 6
Great first impressions article on the LX3 at the Nargalzius.com blog. Includes a gallery of pictures. This is a great write-up on the LX3, be sure to check it out. But it's not a bed of roses, it includes four cons.
The LX3 discovers a cat.
A discussion and some samples on page 2 at the Pinoy Photography forums. Mabuhay!
Fri Sept 5
DIWA Labs has just published their Panasonic LX3 tests. Ideal for technical people and pixel peepers! Peep! Peep!
Thur Sept 4
A discussion in the forums on LX-series and RAW vs JPEG.
Wedn Sept 3
Eight sample pictures from various users and discussion at Club Snap.
Tue Sept 2
Out of stock in Finland? One of the stores is says Lightscrape.
Don't forget the special $100 instant discount on both the black (LX3K) and silver (LX3S) bodies at J&R World. This brings the pre-order price down to $400. The special discount expires on September 6.