42nd Street Photo Recommends the Leica D-LUX 3 For Portable Professional PhotographyPosted on April 13th, 2009
When it comes to quality, medium to high-resolution image captures, most DSLR’s on the market can handle the task, but there are very few that can do so, and fit into your pocket for easy portability. While many professional and amateur photographers alike enjoy toting around a big bag of accessories, lenses and bodies to show off their plans for the day, others will prefer to be more modest, and carry their tools with ease before they get to work. The Leica D-LUX 3 is just what this brand of photographer needs.
Comparing the D-LUX 3 to it’s rival, the Panasonic DMC-LX2, the perks are clear. The D-LUX 3 generally comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 and a variety of manual options that the DMC-LX2 does not. However, quite similarly to its Panasonic counterpart, the sensor is optimal for taking shot in 16:9 apect ratio. Basically, with a 4:3 ratio, 16:9 shots can be taken, but the camera will only be utilizing a fraction of the sensor to acheive these dimensions, while a camera that is equiped with a sensor already optimized to take 16:9 shots can still take 4:3 shots, without losing as much of its sensors capability.
The Lecia D-LUX3 has also been known to snap pictures with much reduced noise on all ISO settings. This accounts for the less than super-fine quality of the image being displayed on preview, but these images will print just as well. We thought we would make it a point, so you won’t be too surprised when you’re under the impression that the lens isn’t working correctly.
All in all, the D-LUX 3 is a finely crafted camera which offers its perks at the price of a few drawbacks, but like we always say, since everyone has their own preferences, you might find that this camera is the perfect one for you. You can check it out on our site at 42photo.com, or by visiting the 42nd Street Photo digital camera store in New York City.