The Leica D-Lux 3 is a rebranding of the
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 and replaces the D-Lux
2. It now has 10.4MP resolution in a compact and
elegantly designed all black or silver body, 4x
optical zoom with a 28 to 112mm wide-angle capability
(35mm equivalent) that should allow capturing
more of a scene (or group shot) than standard
35mm lens is capable of, and sensitivity up to
The Leica D-Lux 3 has a 60-1/2,000
sec. shutter speed range (in Manual mode), Scene
Modes to automate exposure setting in various
situations, an extra wide 2.8 in. high resolution
(207K pixels) LCD monitor, and of course the image
stabilized lens. Macro focus is at 5 cm (2 in.).
The Leica D-Lux 3 has full exposure
flexibility with Program AE, Aperture Priority
AE, and full Manual. It can save images in the
RAW file format.
The Leica D-Lux 3 is targeted
to serious amateur photographers desiring a compact
digital camera, yet packed with professional features
such as full exposure flexibility, a wide-angle
lens, fast operations, and image stabilization.
sensor with 10.4 million total pixels and
10 million effective pixels (with an aspect
In 16:9 format
a choice between 4224 x 2376 pixels, 3840
x 2160 pixels, 3072 x 1728 pixels or 1920
x 1080 pixels (corresponds to HDTV standard),
in Leica 3:2 format a choice between 3568
x 2376 pixels, 3248 x 2160 pixels, 2560 x
1712 pixels or 2048 x 1360 pixels, in 4:3
format a choice between 3168 x 2376 pixels,
2880 x 2160 pixels, 2304 x 1728 pixels, 2048
x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels or 1280
x 960 pixels.
In 16:9 format
a choice between 1280 x 720 pixels 15 B/s
or 848 x 480 pixels 30 B/s 10 B/s, in 4:3 format a choice between 640
x 480 pixels 30 B/s 10 B/s or 320 x 240 pixels
30 B/s 10 B/s.
Limited only by memory card capacity, recording
File formats Still
: RAW, JPEG (Fine/Standard), Movie : QuickTime
SD memory card
and multimedia card (64 MB SD card included
in scope of supply).
ISO Sensitivity setting
between automatic or manual ISO 80, ISO 100,
ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800 or ISO 1600.
automatic for daylight, cloudy skies, shadow,
halogen light, flash as well as 2 manual settings,
white balance fine tuning from -1500 to +1500
K in 150 K steps (also available with automatic
DC VARIO-ELMARIT 6.325.2 mm f/2.84.9
ASPH. (equivalent to 28 to 112 millimeters
for 35 mm format),
4 x optical zoom, focal length adjustment
via zoom rocker.
Two operating modes
: either only for picture-taking or for both
monitor and picture-taking.
between normal : 0.5 m (1.6 feet) (with wide
angle)/1.2 m (3.9 feet) (with tele) to infinity,
or macro : 0.05 m (0.2 feet) (with wide angle)/0.3
m (1 feet) (with tele) to infinity.
between autofocus (either entire focusing
area or for macro), or manual with joystick,
setting can be saved. AF operating modes/measuring field
Choice between 9 areas (entire picture field),
fast AF with 3 areas (middle transverse)
or with 1 middle area, 1 area, or spot.
Choice between multiple field measurement,
emphasis on middle integral measurement, spot
measurement, setting can be saved. Exposure modes Choice between program
automatic, aperture automatic, time automatic
and manual setting. Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV in stages,
settings from 1.3 EV.
Shutter speed range
full automatic 1/41/2000 s, with program
automatic : 11/2000 s, with aperture
and time automatic : 81/2000 s,
with manual setting : 601/2000 s.
Choice between automatic ON with or without
preflash (red-eye reduction), manual ON (fill-in
flash) with or
without preflash, SLOW sync for longer shutter
speeds (with preflash), flash OFF. Range wide
(sensitivity to Auto) : 0.6.4.1 m (2.13.5
feet) (with wide angle), 0.3.2.3 m (1.7.5
feet) (with tele). Flash output adjustment
+/-2 EV in stages, settings from 1.3 EV.
TFT color display in 16:9 format with 207,000
With 2 s or 10
2.0, DC in (power supply) and AV out.
saturation, sharpness and noise reduction
rechargeable battery or optional power supply
cap and hand loop
64 MB SD card
Charger, Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
A/V cable, USB cable,
Software package (Adobe Photoshop Elements
4.0 (PC)/3.0 (Mac), Quicktime Movie Player).
Dimensions (W x
H x D)
105.7 x 58.3 x
25.6 mm (4.2 x 2.3 x 1 inch)
185 g/220 g (6.5
oz/7.8 oz) (without/with battery, memory card
and lens cap)
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