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Leica Digilux 3 Digital Camera

MILC 7.9MP 1.5x Live MOS Oct 2014
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Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera received an expert rating of 80% from tecnozoom.it.

Leica Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Leica MILC digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Leica is one of the superior manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Digilux 3, the Leica Digilux 3 has a built-in flash.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica Digilux 3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Flash", "Halogen", "Manual", "Outdoor" and "Shade" are also found on this Leica camera.

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450 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Leica Digilux 3 is a camera that takes 450 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Digilux 3 take between 220 and 649 shots per battery charge.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Digilux 3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Digilux 3. The ISO speeds "100", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Digilux 3 has a TFT display which is better than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all cameras that are a comparable age to the Digilux 3 the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The Digilux 3 has a greater number of power sources than most MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Digilux 3.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 14 millimeters, the Digilux 3 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The minimum focal lengths of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Digilux 3 range from 10mm to 42mm.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Digilux 3 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Digilux 3.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Leica Digilux 3 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Digilux 3 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Digilux 3 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support video recording.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Digilux 3 are not 3D compatible. The Digilux 3 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Digilux 3, the Digilux 3 does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Leica Digilux 3 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Digilux 3 does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 7.9 megapixels, the Digilux 3 has one of the lowest megapixel counts amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable type and age to the Digilux 3 have megapixel counts of between 2.3MP and 46MP.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras that were launched around the same time as the Digilux 3 the digital zooms range from 1x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 6x. The Digilux 3 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type, the screen size of the Leica Digilux 3 of only 2.5 inches is one of the smallest. The average screen size of MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3".

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum focal lengths of between 27mm and 300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 100mm. The Leica Digilux 3 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 50 millimeters) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Digilux 3 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 3136 X 2352 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Leica Digilux 3 has a 3136 x 2352 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Cameras of a similar age and type to the Digilux 3 maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Only 2560 X 1712 Still Image Resolution

The Digilux 3 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 2560 x 1712 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of - 3136 x 2352, - 2560 x 1020, - 2048 x 1536, - 3136 x 2080, - 2560 x 1712, - 2048 x 1360 and - 3136 x 1760 and - 1920 x 1080. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Heavy

Cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Digilux 3 have weights of between 70g and 680g, and the average weight is 310g. The Leica Digilux 3 is quite heavy (530 grams) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Digilux 3.

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Only ± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Leica Digilux 3 has a wider light exposure correction than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the worst light exposure correction across all cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the best light exposure correction is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Thick

The Digilux 3 is one of the thicker digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Digilux 3 (80 millimeters) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The average depth of MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 44mm.

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Very Wide

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Digilux 3 the widths range from 98mm to 170mm. The Digilux 3 is one of the widest MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (145.8 millimeters) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Leica Digilux 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Live View
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

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11 March 2009

Die Digilux 3 zeigt wie ihr Panasonic-Pendant Ecken und Kanten ? eine offensichtliche Hommage an Kameraklassiker wie Leica M oder Contax G. Im Gegensatz zu diesen analogen Messsucherkameras ist... Read more…

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23 December 2006

Die Leica Digilux 3 und die weitgehend baugleiche Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 schaffen den Spagat zwischen Tradition und Fortschritt. Das moderne Objektivsystem, die Bildvorschau (die allerdings nicht...

10 January 2007

La Leica Digilux 3 è senza dubbio una fotocamera di eccezionale qualità anche se si tratta della prima reflex digitale di questo produttore. Tra le caratteristiche principali, un sensore da 7,5...

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