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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:47 pm 
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and also the RAW, i read from panasonic website that it is not compatible with popular post processing software such as adobes and have to rely on its own raw converter which is not so good?

Are those true?


Camera Raw 5.2 now supports the LX3 Raw files. However, I understand that CR5.2 only works with CS4. As with Silkypix it correct the distortion etc. automatically. When I do not want to have the raw file corrected for distortion I use GIMP on my Mac.

Adobe DNG converter 5.2 will convert LX3 Raw files to DNG, but only in linear mode. This makes for large DNG files and also the distortion is corrected. I understand the DNG will be updated to handle LX3 files in regular mode in the future. I use Apple Aperture and it can't read DNG linear mode files.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:29 pm 
This is my first post on this site, so my question may have been asked before (couldn't find anything with the search function): in the Camera Labs video tour, it is said that the LX3's sensor aspect ratio is 4:3, but shouldn't that be 3:2? Only with a 3:2 sensor viewing angle and pixel count can be held reasonably constant across other aspect ratios (4:3 and 16:9).

This is a great site, by the way: really like the crystal clear reviews. I also very much like the video tours, which give you a really good idea of how a camera works in daily life.

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p.vangerven wrote:
This is my first post on this site, so my question may have been asked before (couldn't find anything with the search function): in the Camera Labs video tour, it is said that the LX3's sensor aspect ratio is 4:3, but shouldn't that be 3:2? Only with a 3:2 sensor, viewing angle and pixel count can be held resonably constant across other aspect ratios (4:3 and 16:9).

This is a great site, by the way: really like the crystal clear reviews. I also very much like the video tours, which give you a really good idea of how a camera works in daily life.

Cheers,

Pascal


Welcome and I agree that this is a great camera site. I think you are correct. My understanding is that the sensor is 3:2.

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Hi Pascal, welcome on-board - there's a full explanation of the LX3's sensor and coverage in the Features page of the full review...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:33 pm 
Thanks Gordon!

You're right, it's indeed a 4:3 sensor. I was just confused by the description of the LX3 sensor on dpreview.com, where they say it's a 3:2 sensor. The figure on their site, however, clearly shows that the sensor has a 4:3 aspect ratio.

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Hi Pascal, welcome on-board - there's a full explanation of the LX3's sensor and coverage in the Features page of the full review...


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Yep, they got that wrong.


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Welcome and I agree that this is a great camera site. I think you are correct. My understanding is that the sensor is 3:2.[/quote]

Sorry, I think I got 'fooled' by DPR. I think it is 4:3.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:28 pm 
Try to snap some picture yesterday night when I walk to small downtown. Put in intelligent mode and it recognize the scene well -> switched automatically to night scene and I am pretty satisfied with the shot.

If i am not mistaken: iso 200, f/2 1/30 focal lenght : the widest 24mm?

post processing: little bit crop and fill light to fill light in the street/ground.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74 ... -night.jpg


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Enche Zein wrote:
Try to snap some picture yesterday night when I walk to small downtown. Put in intelligent mode and it recognize the scene well -> switched automatically to night scene and I am pretty satisfied with the shot.

If i am not mistaken: iso 200, f/2 1/30 focal lenght : the widest 24mm?

post processing: little bit crop and fill light to fill light in the street/ground.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74 ... -night.jpg


Nice picture. I really enjoy the ability to have the LX3 with me at all times due to its compactness and low weight and still get high quality pictures.

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