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Herb Jul 24, 2016 12:30 PM

Lumix DMC-LX3
 
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?

wanaclick Jul 24, 2016 10:11 PM

You would be better off with LX5 or LX7.There will be a plenty listed on ebay.

Good Luck

BBbuilder467 Jul 25, 2016 4:54 AM

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.

Herb Jul 25, 2016 6:37 PM

Lumix DMC-LX3
 
wanaclick and BBuilder467 -

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

Herb Jul 29, 2016 10:20 PM

Cameras with AEB
 
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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