"Amazing so far... (1 week of use)"4.5 starson by at2099
Pros: wide angle lens, low light shooting, burst shooting, lcd screen, functions/features, durability
Cons: lack of telephoto (but i understand why), some graininess in low light situations
Summary: after shooting with this camera for about a week while on vacation in l.a., i feel like this is one of the better investments i've made this year.sorry for the typo, my friend had the d-lux3, not the same camera as the one reviewed.
the picture quality is tip top for most situations, especially for gorgeous wide angle landscapes.
i also got some decent shots in very low light situations at the kings of leon concert out in l.a., but they were a stretch. graininess did appear in about 75% of those shots, but i managed to get a few really crisp shots as well (the unlimited burst most worked wonders.)
and just to address the difference between the leica d-lux and the panasonic lx3 series, i found that the leica d-lux3 was slightly over exposed in most outdoor situations when compared to the lx3 (my friend had the lx3, and I shot with it as well.) however, i don't know if they've tweaked anything in the d-lux4...
anyhow, i'll have to tinker around with this new toy over this coming weekend to better understand what the camera does. there is an ample amount of manual and semi-manual adjustments to make this lx3 far better than any point and shoot.
in the mean time please refer to this blog, which i found incredibly helpful when deciding to purchase the lx3: http://www.lawrenceripsher.com/blog/2008/08/panasonic-lx3-review.html
Updated on Oct 24, 2008