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Leica C-LUX 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Leica C-LUX 3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the performance and image quality. The design and portability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the zoom and exposure.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica C-LUX 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Leica C-LUX 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Leica C-LUX 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the performance and design are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. The zoom and exposure get critical views.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Leica C-LUX 3

 

10.1-megapixel compact camera with plenty of style and substance.

Excellent picture quality, loads of automatic features, HD video recording, eminently stylish

Prohibitive price tag, it's a bit too (s)wanky

The Leica C-LUX 3 is a deluxe compact camera steeped in style and elegance. Unfortunately, its premium price tag is slightly beyond reason, especially given the existence of Panasonic's similar Lumix DMC-FX38. As such, its appeal will be limited to...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Cliff Kuang (wired.com)

Review: Leica C-Lux 3

 

For the past few years Leica has been wading into the point-and-shoot mass-market, where competition is vicious and where the company demands a pricey premium...

Sharp, accurate colors. Great white balance. Excellent pictures in bright light. Dead-simple interface and controls. Three aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2, and 16:9). 3-year warranty

Pricey as hell. No panoramic mode. Limited manual mode only allows exposure control. Decent but not great shots in low light (Our Canon G10 does it better). Did we mention price

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Leica C-LUX 3

 

10.1-megapixel compact camera with plenty of style and substance.

Excellent picture quality, loads of automatic features, HD video recording, eminently stylish

Prohibitive price tag, it's a bit too (s)wanky

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Leica C-Lux 3

 

A stylish and pocketable digicam for point-and-press snapshooters. The C-Lux 3 is the latest Leica-branded camera to emerge from the on-going partnership between Leica and Panasonic. Essentially a re-badged Panasonic FX37, it has the same image sensor...

The C-Lux 3 only supports JPEG capture for still images and QuickTime Motion JPEG for movie clips. Like most Panasonic digicams, it offers three aspect ratio settings: 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. Aspect ratios can only be changed in the Camera menu. Two JPEG...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Dennis Hissink (photokina-show.com)

Leica C-LUX 3

 

The Leica C-LUX 3 by Leica Camera AG, Solms, is a new elegant and high-performance digital camera from the Leica C-Lux line. The slimline compact Leica C-LUX 3 offers super easy operation and a clearly structured menu for carefree photography. The...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Leica C-Lux 3 Review

 

The Leica C-Lux 3 is palm-sized, dressed in black and satin chrome with the distinctive red dot signifying it's top of the class. You can also buy the little Leica in gloss white but, for my money, the red Leica badge on black comes in trumps.

The pictures I took with the Leica were crisp and fully colour saturated.

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

Very user friendly.Love the anti-shake and face detection feature. Although only 10 mpix, produce images better than other make of higher pixels. Highly recommended and must buy this "collecter's items"

Slim and relatively light to fit in pocket.

Comparatively more expensive over similar meg and size camera. Equivalent model, under Panasonic, is almost 40% cheaper.

May, 2009

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