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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 - Test Shots - Detail and lens performance

By Cliff Smith

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 front angle

Summary

Our Score:

10

User Score:

A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot

I always take my cathedral window comparison shot from the same location, zoomed in to approximately the same magnification, but unfortunately the LZ3's 60mm maximum zoom is too wide to get the same view. Still, here's the shot anyway.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot

Despite the lower magnification and the overcast day, the LX3 has still captured a lot of fine detail, more than most 10MP cameras.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot

The Leica lens produces almost no barrel distortion despite its 24mm wide angle end.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot

Centre sharpness is outstanding.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot

Corner sharpness is just as good, with no chromatic aberration, although that may be due to image processing.

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