The LX3 has ended up in the pocket of more than a few pros we know. Why? For starters, it has a hi-res 10.1-meg sensor, can shoot RAW filesthe best format for creative post-processinglike a DSLR, and features a tack-sharp Leica lens that zooms out to an ultrawide 24mm and has a maximum aperture of f/2, which can handle shooting by candlelight. Those features alone would have made it a favorite. That it easily slips into a jacket pocket, has a hot shoe for mounting a strobe, and boasts almost instantaneous shutter response only added to its quickly becoming the go-to camera among our testers for everyday shooting. 10.1MP; panasonic.com
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