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Panasonic compact camera receives DIWA Award
Mark Peters : December 12th 2008 - 10:00 CET
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DIWA AwardsPanasonic LX3 compact camera receives DIWA Award : The DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, announces a DIWA Gold Award to the enhanced Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX3. DIWA Awards are based on test results obtained during extensive testing in the DIWA Labs, as well as on more than 200 different criteria carried out by DIWA members. Returning to the essence of photography that is what Panasonic aims for with the LUMIX DMC-LX3; taking impressive pictures, both literally and figuratively. This super-compact camera with its powerful wide-angle Leica zoom lens was developed for demanding photographers, pursuing optimum image quality and premium precision.

Panasonic compact camera : LUMIX DMC-LX3
The Panasonic LUMIX LX3 has concentrated high image quality, intuitive users ease and unlimited creative possibilities in a remarkably small body, making the LX3 a unique digital compact camera for the serious photo enthusiast. The centre of attention in the 10 Megapixel LUMIX DMC-LX3 is the ground-breaking 2.5x Leica DC VARIO SUMMICRON zoom lens, not only because of its extraordinary wide angle capabilities, but also for its f/2.0-2.8 lens speed. Add to this a proven MEGA O.I.S optical image stabiliser and 1 cm macro capability. The trusted “intelligent Auto” setting will deliver awesome snapshots, but the LX3 also permits full manual operation for photographers who wish to be in charge, in RAW or JPEG, and in three selectable aspect ratios. For action and sports, the Panasonic LX3 compact camera can shoot 2.5 frames per second continuously, also with an option of capturing High Definition movies.

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DIWA Labs camera test conclusion Kai Thon
According to Kai Thon: “The Panasonic LX3 is by far the most powerful compact camera available, even when compared to much larger cameras. Despite its record-breaking 24mm wide angle zoom and f/2.0-2.8 lens speed, lens performance is outstanding. Like most 10 MP compacts, image noise is evident at high sensitivities, but that’s about the only weakness disturbing high overall image quality. Although the Panasonic Lumix LX3 camera is primarily targeted experienced users, no photographer should be surprised to find themselves beaten by the camera’s amazing “iA” shooting mode. It’s breathtaking, and you won’t believe it till you’ve seen it!”

About DIWA
The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) is a fast growing group of independent Web-based specialist publications dedicated to digital imaging. DIWA harnesses the collective talent and expertise of its members, resulting in industry awards that command unparalleled confidence and value, both for consumers and the industry alike. DIWA awards come in the form of bronze, silver and gold medals for various product categories.

DIWA Test scoring procedure
DIWA product test awards are exclusively decided through the analysis of multiple test scores from different DIWA testers, testing different samples of the same product. A very detailed and comprehensive standardized scoring procedure is employed, tailored carefully for each category of product. Multiple testing eliminates the chance of an isolated, unrepresentative product sample or test error or a hidden bias from affecting the trustworthiness of the overall result.

Awards throughout the year
DIWA is also unique in its policy in issuing awards for deserving products throughout the year, culminating in annual best of the year Platinum medal awards in all product categories.

DIWA Awards members
• Czech Republic: www.fotoaparat.cz
• Germany: www.digitalkamera.de
• Hungary: www.fotovilag.hu
• Netherlands: www.letsgodigital.org
• Norway: www.digit.no
• Poland: www.fotopolis.pl
• Slovenia: www.e-fotografija.com
• Spain: www.nuevafotografia.com
• United Kingdom: www.photographyblog.com

DIWA Awards multi-lingual Web site
At the heart of the DIWA organisation is its multi-lingual Web site, www.diwa-awards.com, with links to the latest reviews published by DIWA member publications. The site also archives DIWA awards and is designed to aid consumers in their choice of imaging products. Unbiased test results by DxO Analyzer of the image quality are available at: www.diwa-labs.com. For more information about DIWA, please visit our website: www.diwa-awards.com.
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