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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Just gotten myself a replacement camera not long ago. Although it packed inside an Olympus paperback but it’s definitely not an Olympus. It’s actually a high-end compact prosumer camera – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 costs me S$698 and it comes with the following freebies – 8GB SD Card, mini tripod, cleaning kit, screen protector and a third-party extra battery. For review and specs for LX3, please see here (dpreview.com).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Unboxing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 – comes with all the usual stuffs like battery charger, power cables, mini USB cables, manuals, etc.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

The LCD screen is fitted with the screen protector already. I have asked the folks from the camera store to fix it up to me as I remembered that my clumsy hands did a bad job of putting on Invisible Shield on my HTC Touch Diamond. Haha!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

The new versus the old – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8. The FX8 have served me well over the years and it was about time to upgrade it for my street photography use. If you want to know more about FX8, please see here. I would also like to lay my hands on the rumored new Micro Four Thirds Panasonic GF1 too but it’s still a rumor until officially announced. Right? 😛

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

At the side lens barrel of LX3, you can easily change between Autofocus, Macro and Manual Focus. This gives the more experienced folks a bit more control.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

The LX3 screen is amazing. In fact, it’s too good that you might have mistaken that you have taken a great shot! 😛

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Changing aspect ratio is so easy on the LX3 as it’s on the lens barrel. There is no need to go several layers deep into the software menu just to make a change.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Without going through the manual, I straight away took the new LX3 out for a test shoot (no settings done too!) – the photos as follows are either taken in intelligent auto (to test capturing of inpromptu situations) or manual mode. This evening shot of Capitol Building was taken around 7:15pm.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

St Andrew’s Cathedral.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

My dinner at Subway – Roast Beef Sandwich at S$6.90. Add another S$2.30 for 1 packet of chips and 1 regular size drink.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Close-up of Roast Beef Sandwich (wheat bread) with mayonnaise, chipotle southwest sauce and black pepper. Yummy!!!!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Funan DigitaLife Mall at about 8:17pm. A couple was smooching when I took this shot and I didn’t even notice until I was going through the photos. You’ll never know what you will capture when you have a camera by your side! LOL!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Basement 3 car park at Raffles City Shopping Centre.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Bought Erdinger Special Pack at Jasons Market Place at Raffles City Shopping Centre at S$27.95 as I wanted the tall Erdinger Pint glass. He he! The pack comes with 2 bottles of Erdinger Weissbier, 2 bottles of Erdinger Dunkel, 2 Erdinger wheat glass and 6 Erdinger coasters. And I will definitely attend Erdinger Oktoberfest in Singapore too!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Was at Sim Lim Square shopping around for a camera case to hold my LX3.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Orchard Central – a newly opened shopping mall located opposite The Centrepoint.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

An event at my housing estate – Come [email protected] Teck Ghee (Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency). This is to promote “National Day” spirit amongst Teck Ghee residents and the guest-of-honour is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Experience Go-Kart racing in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

I can see that the children are having a lot of fun in the carnival.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

An air-filled children playground.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

A stall selling some quick snacks.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

More food for the hungry folks – Nasi Lemak, Mee Siam and Curry Puff.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Games for the children and family to have fun! I believe that you have to buy coupons in order to play the games.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

On the stage, a saxophone performance by a talented artist while balancing on unicycle.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

The sky have turned dark. Time for me to go home before it’s start to rain and soak my new LX3. LOL!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

May Phua (local TV actor) is the emcee for the event.

So after viewing all the test shoot photoes, what is your view on LX3? I though it was great and I had a fun-filled time with it. I guess it’s also time for me to go through the manual, menu, controls to squeeze more out of the LX3. Happy shooting then!

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