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Panasonic Lumix LX3 Specs:

Source:  Full listing of specification can be found at Panasonic

8 elements in 6 groups (4 Aspherical lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Zoom Optical: 2.5x

Extra Optical:
4:3 Aspect: 3.0x for 7 Mega, 3.6x for 5 Mega, 4.5x for 3.0 / 2.0 / 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect: 3.0x for 6.5 Mega, 3.6x for 4.5 Mega, 4.5x for 3.0 / 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect: 3.0x for 6 Mega, 3.6x for 4.5 Mega, 4.5x for 2.5 / 2.0 Mega
1:1 Aspect: 3.0x for 5.5 Mega, 3.6x for 3.5 Mega, 4.5x for 2.5 Mega

Focal Distance f = 5.1 - 12.8 mm (35 mm Equivalent: 24 - 60 mm)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm (1.64 feet) / Tele 50 cm (1.64 feet) - infinity
Intelligent AUTO / Macro: Wide 1cm (0.03 feet) / Tele 30 cm (0.98 feet) – infinity
AF Metering Face / AF tracking / Multi-area / 1-area / 1-area high speed / Spot
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Conversion Lens Compatibility Yes
Camera Effective Pixels 10.1 Megapixels
Image Sensor 1/1.63", 11.3 Mega Total Pixels CCD,
Primary Color Filter
Focus Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off, AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus (joystick), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
(High Sensitivity Mode: Auto (1600 - 6400) )
ISO Limit Set Yes
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Color Temperature / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2
(Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby1, Baby2, Pet,
High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Pin Hole Modes)
White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, ±9 steps each, Blue / Amber and Magenta / Green bias)
White Balance Bracketing
3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis

Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (Program AE Mode)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, -2 - +2 EV

1/3 EV step, -3 - +3 EV

Backlight Compensation Yes (auto in Intelligent AUTO Mode)
Multi-Exposure Yes
Multi-Aspect Yes (except for the 1:1 aspect ratio)
Auto (AE) Bracketing ± 1/3 EV -1 EV step, 3 frames

± 1/3 EV -3 EV step, 3 frames

Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Rec Mode (Mode Dial) Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) Mode, A(Aperture Priority) Mode, S(Shutter Priority) Mode, M(Manual) Mode, Motion Picture, Custom1, Custom2, Scene Mode
Scene Mode Dial:
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle Light, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby1, Baby2, Sunset, Pet, Hi-speed Burst, Flash-Burst, Film Grain, Pin Hole, High Dynamic (Standard, Art, B&W)

Shutter Speed P: 1 - 1/2,000 sec (Selectable minimum shutter speed)
A/S: 8 - 1/2,000 sec, M: 60 - 1/2,000 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Aperture Wide: F2.0 - F8.0
Tele: F2.8 - F8.0
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Auto Review 1 sec / 2 sec / zoom / Hold
Review 1x / 4x / 8x
Picture Adjustment Contrast: ± 2 steps
Sharpness: ± 2 steps
Saturation: ± 2 steps
Noise Reduction: ± 2 steps
(can be adjusted in Film Mode)
Film Mode Standard, Dynamic, Natural, Smooth, Vibrant, Nostalgic,
WB / Standard, WB / Dynamic, WB / Smooth, My Film1, My Film2, Multi Film
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), RAW, DPOF corresponding
Image with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG

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