The Pentax Lumix LX3. Photos of the LX3 were taken with a Nikon D70 with its built-in flash in "commander mode," and a Speedlight SB-600 shooting through a white umbrella.
The camera is off.
A view of the front of the camera when off.
A view of the top back with the lens at widest angle.
A view of the top front; lens is at wide angle.
Overall the camera's volume is about the same as a Canon G9 because the LX3's lens sticks out when the camera is off. The weight is about half that of the G9.
Front of the camera.
Back of the camera showing those controls and the view of the LCD.
A view of the top of the camera. This is with the lens zoomed to maximum tele.
Barrel distortion is at its worst when the lens is at 2.8mm (about 24mm in 35mm film camera terms).
Barrel distortion at 12.8mm is not as noticeable as in wide angle. 12.8mm on the LX3 is roughly equivalent to 60mm on a 35mm film camera.
Night photos show noise, so take a look at this photo in larger sizes.
A night photo to look at noise in the image.
A night movie in Hi-Def. The quality is excellent, but note the flare from specular hightlights.
This is typical lens flare on the LX3. If you have specular hightlights, expect vertical lines in the photo.
Typical lens flare for the LX3 when faced with specular hightlights.
View as large as possible. This is a sample of the excellent quality the camera is capable of. I suggest looking at it in the original size. For information, the ISO setting was 80; 1/500s at f/3.2; focal length 12.8mm.