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Leica D-LUX 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the shutter and viewfinder, while opinions are divided on the price.

portability, usability, design, performance, image quality

viewfinder, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica D-LUX 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Debbi Allen (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Leica D-lux 3

 

A rangefinder to help you look at your photography in a whole new way

A beautifully made camera with top quality image and features, but an expensive option

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Leica D-Lux 3 review: Leica D-Lux 3

 

Leica D-Lux 3

Great lens; nice design; lots of manual controls.

Generally soft photos; mediocre movies; no optical viewfinder; expensive.

A good choice for an enthusiast looking for a powerful camera that can fit into a jacket pocket; however, the Leica D-Lux 3 has a price only a Leica aficionado could love.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Leica D-Lux 3

 

Does a Leica by any other name smell as sweet? See how the D-Lux 3 compares to its less-expensive Panasonic twin, the Lumix DMC-LX2.

Great lens; nice design; lots of manual controls.

Generally soft photos; mediocre movies; no optical viewfinder; expensive.

A good choice for an enthusiast looking for a powerful camera that can fit into a jacket pocket; however, the Leica D-Lux 3 has a price only a Leica aficionado could love.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Popphoto Reader Chris Gander (popphoto.com)

Featured User Review: Leica D-Lux 3

 

What's Hot: Construction, look and feel is good. Mostly intuitive controls, although takes a little time to get familiar. Display is impressive and can be adjusted

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jack Martin (gizmag.com)

3-D complex document visualization

 

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Sep, 2008

Expert review by : larrylgreenhill (photographyreview.com)

Leica D-Lux 3 Review

 

Leica's D-LUX 3 is an improved, less expensive version of the D-LUX 2 compact digital camera. It offers reduced digital noise, expanded ISO range, a larger rear panel LCD monitor, compatibility with high capacity SDHC memory cards, and an increase in...

10.2-megapixel sensor, 2.8-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD monitor, ISO 100-1600 sensitivity range, Program shift option, Lower noise than D-LUX 2, Wide viewing angle for LCD monitor screen, MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization, $225 less that D-LUX 2, Good...

195 more expensive than the Panasonic version (Lumix DMC LX-2), Red-eye problems with built-in flash, Poor max. aperture (f/4.9) and aperture range (f/4.9-8.0) at maximum telephoto length (112mm), Poor action photography performance, Too large to fit...

The D-LUX 3 one of the best- point-and-shoot digital cameras I've used. The large LCD monitor, rich feature set, and uncanny ability to secure good candid, landscape, reportage images under a wide variety of lighting conditions make it a pleasure to...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Leica D-LUX 3 Digital Camera User Review

 

The Leica D-LUX 3 is a 10.2 megapixel, compact point and shoot. The camera is designed to natively take wide format images, with a sensor that has 16:9 dimensions and a nice wide format 2.8 inch LCD. The D-LUX 3, jointly developed along with the...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Nic Rossmüller (photokina-show.com)

Leica D-Lux 3

 

Leica Camera is introducing the Leica D-Lux 3 at Photokina. The D-Lux 3 is a compact digital camera with outstandingly high-performance optics and a comprehensive range of settings. The camera offers 10 million pixels and many technical improvements...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Leica D-Lux 3

 

The Leica D-Lux 3 is an ultra compact camera with a 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 4x optical Zoom (wide angle of 28-112mm) and image stabilization. It features a 2.8 inch 16:9 ration LCD screen and is based upon the Panasonic LX-2 (with some refinements by...

It features a 2.8 inch 16:9 ration LCD screen and is based upon the Panasonic LX-2 (with some refinements by Leica)

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"EXCEPTIONAL GERMAN QUALITY"

 

The Leica D-LUX3 is a typical "retro styled" looking camera, rather plain at first but as you pick it up it shouts at you "WOW Quality". The at first bewildering number of modes and settings soon prove to be fantastic yet it has taken me some time to...

build and lens quality

macro setting, manual focussing. High retail price

Jan, 2013
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