Тест камеры Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

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STEP 2. Download the updated version of the firmware with the following procedures, and self-extract it.
  For Windows Users
  1. Make a temporary folder on your PC for downloading the file,e.g. C:/Temp.
  2. Download and save the firmware in the folder you created in the above step.
    LX3_V22.exe / 6,170,144 Bytes
  3. Double click the downloaded file
    You may see following screen after you have double clicked the downloaded file, please click «Run» button and move to the next step.

  4. The self-extracted file LX3__220.bin will appear.
    The file size for LX3__220.bin should be 6,096,384 Bytes.
    If the file size is not the same, please download and double click the file again. The file size can be checked by right-clicking on the file and selecting properties.
  For Macintosh Users
  1. Make a temporary folder on your Mac for downloading the file.
  2. Download and save the firmware in the folder you made in the above step.
    LX3_V22.zip / 6,097,034 Bytes
  3. Extract downloaded file
    • Depending on your Macintosh setting the file maybe automatically extracted.
    • If your OS is earlier than Mac OS X 10.3, please use Extract software. If your Macintosh OS is equal or later than Mac OS X 10.3, double click the file, LX3_V21.zip.
  4. The extracted file LX3__220.bin should be 6,096,384 bytes if the file size is not the same, please download and double click the file again. To check the file size, view «File in Finder» then check the information window.
STEP 3. Copy the firmware file onto an SD Memory Card. Prepare an SD Memory Card with the extracted file from STEP 2 above.

Preparation of the SD Memory Card

8 MB or more must be free on the SD Memory Card and use an SD Memory Card which has already been formatted for the DMC-LX3. Please refer your instruction book for mode details. (Use DMC-LX3 for formatting the SD Memory Card.)
When formatting the SD Memory Card, all data, including protected data, will be erased and can not be recovered. Please make sure to back up your important data so you don’t loose it.
Insert your formatted SD Memory card to your SD slot of your PC.
Copy the downloaded file onto the SD Memory Card.
If your PC does not have an SD slot, use an external USB SD Reader/Writer device.
Copy the file into the Root directory (*1) of the SD Memory Card.
(*1) Root directory = The first or top-most directory in the hierarchy.

STEP 4. Install the firmware update
  1. Charge the battery fully.
  2. Make sure to turn off the power switch.
  3. Insert the fully charged battery to the body.
    If the battery is not full, the Fig.3 will not appear.

Insert the SD Memory Card prepared in STEP 3 into the DMC-LX3.
Set Playback/Recording switch to playback mode.
Turn on the power switch.
After the message of «PLEASE WAIT …» is displayed, the following display will continuously be shown on the LCD (Fig.3).

Version number varies according to the updated firmware used.

If newer version or same version of firmware has already been installed, the initial setup screen(Fig. 3) will not be displayed. And the DMC-LX3 will display that «NO VALID PICTURE TO PLAY». Please turn off your camera and use the camera as is. About SD Memory Card, please refer to the Note below.

Press the Up button to select YES. The update process will start (Fig. 4 and Fig. 5).

At the above screen(Fig.4), press the MENU/SET button(Fig.5) and the screen will change to Fig. 6.
The DMC-LX3 will start the update process.
The firmware update will take about 1 to 2 minutes.
Please do not attempt the following operations before completion of next step 10.

  • * Turning the power off and on
  • * Opening the SD Memory Card compartment
  • * Removing the SD Memory Card

Once the firmware update process is completed, the DMC-LX3 will turn off the power and turn on again then the camera will be reset to initial mode automatically.
To verify the version number, follow Step1 at the beginning, the camera version number indicates 2.2, the process is completed.
Turn off the power switch.
Remove the SD Memory Card.

About the SD Memory Card after it has been used for a firmware update.
Please format the SD Memory Card used for the firmware update before taking photos, otherwise it may cause the DMC-LX3 to malfunction and/or decrease the number of pictures that can be taken.


The Lumix DMC-LX3 is the third compact digital
camera from Panasonic to offer a 16:9 ratio image, following on from
the original LX1 model that was released back in 2005 and the LX2 in 2006. The Panasonic LX3 additionally offers
more conventional 3:2 and 4:3 ratio images via a switch on
the lens barrel. Other improvements on the
Panasonic DMC-LX3 include a brand new 10 megapixel, 1/1.63-inch CCD sensor, Venus
Engine IV image processor, 3.0-inch LCD screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio and 460K dot resolution, and extended ISO range (80-3200). The
Panasonic LX3 also has a wealth of options that will appeal
to the more serious photographer. It features a 2.5x, 24-60mm wide-angle lens with a bright maximum aperture of F/2.0 at the 24mm setting, optical image stabilizer,
full range of manual exposure controls, compact all-metal
body, 2.5fps continuous shooting and support for both JPEG and RAW image formats.
Panasonic have certainly made some bold claims about the LX3, stating that it offers «the highest image quality in compact camera history». And with a hefty price-tag of Ј399 / $499.95, you’d expect the LX3 to be near the mark. So does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 significantly improve
on the popular LX2 model, and is it the right compact digicam
for you? Carry on reading the World’s first online review to find out…


The Lumix DMC-LX3 is Panasonic’s flagship compact for enthusiasts. Announced in July 2008, two years after its predecessor, the new LX3 features 10.1 Megapixel resolution, full manual control, HD movie recording, a flash hotshoe, RAW recording and a 2.5x optical zoom with optical stabilisation, a bright focal ratio and an unusually wide angle lens.

The new Lumix LX3 may physically resemble its predecessor from the outside and indeed shares most of the same controls, but under the hood, almost everything is different. The total pixel count may remain essentially the same, but it’s out with the old 16:9 widescreen sensor and in with a newly designed CCD with a more conventional 4:3 aspect ratio, but which maintains its angle of view at multiple aspect ratios – see our Features page for a full explanation. Crucially, Panasonic claims this new sensor is 19% more sensitive than the LX2, which should hopefully address concerns over noise on this earlier model.

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The earlier LX2 already sported a wide angle lens with coverage equivalent to 28mm, but the new LX3 trumps this – and most compacts – with impressively wide 24mm coverage. Panasonic has also designed the lens to have a bright focal ratio of f2.0-2.8, which is at least a stop brighter than most other compacts, allowing it to typically gather double the light, which in turn means quicker exposures or less reliance on higher sensitivities. Like all Panasonic compacts, the LX3’s lens also features Optical Image Stabilisation to help combat camera-shake. So while the LX3’s new lens has a shorter range than its 4x predecessor, many will prefer the wider coverage and brighter aperture here.

The LX3’s screen is now larger and more detailed at 3in with 460k pixels, but the shape is now 3:2 to the LX2’s 16:9. Unlike its predecessor though, clever use of the sensor area allows the LX3 to maintain its angle of view at any of its three aspect ratios, so there’s no coverage compromise whether shooting 4:3, 3:3 or 16:9, and only a small drop in resolution at the wider aspects.

Like its predecessor, the Lumix LX3 features an impressive array of manual controls, giving you complete control over the aperture, shutter and focus. There’s also still the facility to record in the RAW format, and recognising many potential customers were won over by some aspects of the Canon G9, Panasonic has additionally equipped the LX3 with a flash hotshoe and an optional clip-on viewfinder.

Completing the package are a number of technologies from Panasonic’s latest Lumix compacts – so the LX3 enjoys HD movie recording in the 720p format, optional component video output to HDTVs, and Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto mode which has an uncanny ability of figuring out what kind of photo you’re trying to take.


Overall it’s a compelling specification for enthusiasts or anyone wanting a compact to complement a DSLR, but of course the big question is how it all works in practice. Does the LX3 really give you full control over your creative desires and crucially is the image quality a step-up from the disappointing output of the earlier LX2? Find out in our full review where we’ll examine the LX3’s new features, test its performance in practice and see how the image quality measures-up to key rivals including the popular Canon PowerShot G9. And as always, for a demonstration of its key features, check out our Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 video tour.

Testing notes: we tested a final production Lumix LX3 running firmware version 1.0. Unless otherwise stated, the LX3 was set to Program mode with Auto White Balance and its Standard Film mode. Optical Image Stabilisation was enabled for all handheld images and disabled for tripod-based tests.

Continue: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 design and controls

About downloading service

Dear Customers,
We would like to thank you for purchasing Panasonic DMC-LX3.
From this site, you’ll be able to easily download the latest firmware to enhance the product’s performance.

Update Contents

Model Number DMC-LX3
Update Version Ver 2.2
Update File Name/

For Windows:
LX3_V22.exe / 6,170,144 bytes (After self-extract, LX3__220.bin)

For Macintosh:
LX3_V22.zip / 6,097,034 bytes (After self-extract, LX3__220.bin)

Update Date 2010/7/29


Date/Version Description
Ver 2.2
  1. Optimization of software processing.
    *Change in software version has no effect on camera performance.
Ver 2.1
  1. Correction of custom mode.
Ver 2.0
  1. Improved auto white balance performance.
  2. Auto Focus speed-up.
  3. Recording function with an aspect ratio of 1:1 has been added.
  4. A white balance (WB) bracket function has been added.
  5. has been added to scene mode.
  6. has been added to the menu.
  7. has been added to the menu.
  8. The exposure compensation and the auto bracket compensation can now be set up to ±3EV.
  9. Position of the guide line can now be set.
  10. It is now possible to display the highlights in playback mode.
  11. It is now possible to record the user’s name in the picture.
  12. Digital red-eye removal has been modified.
  13. Items saved in the custom set have changed.

Concerning the DMC-LX3 Firmware UpdatePHOTOfunSTUDIO 2.1 Update Program

Ver 1.3
  1. Improved auto white balance performance.
  2. Improved auto white balance performance in sunset mode.
  3. Improved recovery operation from unremoved lens cap.
  4. Improved operation of MF ASSIST/AF area selection.
  5. Improved display of Manual Exposure Assistance.
Ver 1.2
  1. Improved white balance flash mode setting when DMW-FL220 is connected.
  2. Proper setting of shutter speed on iA mode and Scene mode when OIS is turned ON.
  3. Proper Exif information in the JPEG picture file.
Ver 1.1
  1. Compatibility update for the DMW-FL220 flash unit.
  2. Improved auto white balance performance.
  3. Improved auto focus performance.

Firmware Update Procedures (Overview)

  • STEP 1. Check the current version of firmware used by your camera.
  • STEP 2. Download an updated version of the firmware and double click the downloaded file to decompress it.
  • STEP 3. Copy the firmware file onto an SD Memory Card.
  • STEP 4. Install the firmware update.

  • Please do not turn off your camera, or do not remove the SD Memory Card while updating your camera’s firmware.
    Doing so can cause serious damage to your camera.
  • If the camera malfunctions after the firmware updating, please contact the dealer where you purchased the camera or the Global Service Center Network.

Actual installation steps

STEP 1: Reading the current firmware version.
  Panasonic recommends that you update the firmware in your camera if either of the following conditions exists:
  If the firmware version indicated is older than the version being offered, please update firmware.
The firmware update is not necessary if the current firmware version on your camera is Version 2.1.

1.Turn the camera on.

  • A [MENU/SET] button
  • B / selector switch
  • C:Mode dial

2.Slide the / selector switch to []

3.Set the mode dial to []


4.Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu.

You can switch menu screens from any menu item by rotating the zoom lever.


License Agreement

Download of any file for Panasonic firmware update requires your agreement with the software agreement. You may proceed to the next step only once you have agreed. Please make sure to confirm all terms and conditions in advance to proceed to download.


Please choose the button after reading License Agreement sentence.

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