LCD and Viewfinder
Leica D-LUX 3 has a Fixed Type 2.8″ LCD screen with a resolution of 207k dots. At only 2.8″, the screen is on the smaller side and 207kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
D-LUX 3 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider (Compare) or (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Leica D-LUX 3 can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately D-LUX 3 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Leica D-LUX 3 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Leica D-LUX 3, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 15 fps and save in and formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
It doesnt't have a built-in microphone or speaker.
Leica D-LUX 3 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Leica D-LUX 3 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
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