When I was back in M’sia for summer holiday, I gave my Canon Powershot to my sister because I was having 2 cameras at that time (the D40 and PowerShot) but ever since then I’ve been regretting not having a small camera with me everyday. I miss taking random pictures using my small camera and also recording videos of Nacho. Yes, I have a Nikon D40 sitting in my shelf, I love the all the pictures taken with my D40 but the only bad side of it is it is too big to carry around with me. I am talking about EVERDAY, or when Im out with friends in the club.
Ever since we bought a D300, we kinda abandoned my D40 in my book shelf so Jo suggested we should sell it away and get a small camera that I can keep it in my bag and use everyday.
Bye bye D40, you will be missed…
I have been wanting to get a small camera that has almost the same functions as my D40 but in a smaller size. Then I remembered the camera that Sharon is currently using, and it fulfills all my requirements. I have seen all the pictures taken by her Lumix Lx3 and they are amazing. So I have made a decision of getting a Lumix lx 3, and I got it online for a reasonable price.
I got it a few days ago and I have been playing it since then. I love the design of this camera, it looks very retro but the only difference is that it has very modern functions. It has full manual controls, with a control dial on the top. It has a cute pop up flash tucked away neatly.
It has a 24mm- 60mm (35mm equivalent, or 17-40mm APS-C equivalent) f2.0-2.8 lens
It has a large LCD screen at the back with some external controls. It has a Q button for a quick menu that has access to essential things like White Balance, ISO, Focus mode, metering, and etc. It lacks external controls like the Canon G10/11 but makes up for that in a smaller size. This camera has an ISO range of 80-3200. Pictures at ISO1600 @ f2.0 has just a little noise and is very useful.
My favorite thing about this camera is its size… It’s handy and cute!
Here is the picture that I took using my new baby… It has manual focus and you can choose your own focus point. It works pretty similar to a DSLR. The widest aperture setting f2.0 lets you blur out the background nicely. It produces very nice bokeh, I would say as good as my 50mm f1.8 lens. The sun sidelighting the flower acts as a rim light, so it looks very 3-D and looks like its popping out of the scene.
I can see myself using this camera more often than my D40 and I believe you will see more of my random pictures because I will definitely use it to its fullest extent.