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Old Jul 24, 2016, 12:30 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a smaller & less cumbersome camera than a DSLR, but one that has a fixed lens and reasonably good Automatic Exposure Bracketing. It doesn't have to be new.

One such camera may be the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, but I can't find any impartial and comprehensive review of it here in Steves Digicams.

Can anybody tell me -

1. Why it hasn't been reviewed here,

2. Whether there is any other review of the DMC-LX3 that you recommend? or

3. What other make & model of camera (new or older) might fit the bill?
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Old Jul 24, 2016, 10:11 PM   #2
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You would be better off with LX5 or LX7.There will be a plenty listed on ebay.

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Old Jul 25, 2016, 4:54 AM   #3
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The LX3 is 8 years old now.

The LX7 was just discontinued about a year ago and you might be able to find one new for @$300 US or as low as $100 used. They were very highly regarded cameras with nearly all the features of a micro 4/3.
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Old Jul 25, 2016, 6:37 PM   #4
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wanaclick and BBuilder467 -

That sounds like good advice. I've decided to follow it.

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Old Jul 29, 2016, 10:20 PM   #5
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I've just stumbled across this site that you all may find interesting --

http://www.hdrsoft.com/resources/aeb.html

After reading what it says about three "bracketed" exposures often being insufficient for the best HDR results, I switched my (very heavy) Nikon 8800 camera from m its 3-bracket exposure mode to its 5-bracket mode. I think 5-bracket mode works much better. I've posted a couple of the results under the HDR section in these forums.

Consequently, I've been persuaded against buying a camera that's confined to 3 bracketed exposures.

Instead I've found & am buying a used Olympus SP 350, because it appears to have both a 3-bracket and a 5-bracket mode - not to mention being much easier to carry around as a casual camera than is my Nikon 8800.
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