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Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FX3 digital camera

Pana_dmcfx3 Remember the rather attractive (but quite expensive) Leica retro digital camera we featured a while back? Well, if that was a bit rich, here’s a tip for you. Leica also work with Panasonic to produce similarly stylish cameras – but at a cheaper price point – like this Lumix DMC-FX3 digital camera.

The 6 megapixel DMC-FX3 features a 2.5-inch LCD screen and 3x optical zoom – and a very impressive Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens. Panasonic’s  Mega O.I.S.(optical image stabiliser) compensates for any shaky hands, while a maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 reduces image blur caused by subject movement. If all that sounds technical, let’s just say the camera helps you avoid taking duff snaps.

And if you fancy yourself as a David Bailey, a fast shutter release speed and short shutter interval means you can do some "burst shooting" – snapping up to 3 images per second until you memory card gets full. And you can shoot some video at 30 fps in 16:9 wide VGA if you want to embarass your mates on YouTube.

The Lumix DMC-FX3 isn’t available until September (so no price as yet), but you should be looking at a much cheaper camera than the Leica range – but with much of the same style.

Panasonic website