Leica Digilux 3 Review

Overall Score

41

Main Features

  • 7 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 146 x 87 x 77 mm, 606g.
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Leica Digilux 3 Overview


First introduced in September, 2006, Leica Digilux 3 is a 7 MP DSLR with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Leica Digilux 3 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Leica Digilux 3

Sensor resolution of Leica Digilux 3 ~ 3051 x 2294 pixels.

Leica Digilux 3 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 6,998,994 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Leica Digilux 3


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica Digilux 3 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
Manual Focus
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Low Screen Resolution: 207k dots
Weight: 606g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 7 MP
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 207 fps
Type Scores

Leica Digilux 3 has an Overall Score of 41/100 and ranked #186 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #762 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Leica Digilux 3 Scores
Imaging score
35
Features score
39
Value for money score
52
Portability score
77
Overall score
41
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Leica Digilux 3


Leica Digilux 3 weighs 606g and has external dimensions of 146 x 87 x 77mm (5.75 x 3.43 x 3.03"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Leica Digilux 3 is 177 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Leica Digilux 3
606g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Leica Digilux 3
77mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica Digilux 3 with the dimensions:

Leica Digilux 3

Specifications of Leica Digilux 3


General
Brand Leica
Model Digilux 3
Announced September, 2006
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 45
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 207k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 3
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Auto, On, Red-Eye On, Red-Eye Slow Sync, Off, Slow Sync (1&2)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 7 MP
Max Image Resolution 3136 x 2352
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 606 g
Physical Dimensions 146 x 87 x 77 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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