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Is the only difference between the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 and the DMC-LX3K the colour?

Asked by bluemukaki (4327points) June 7th, 2009

It seems to me that the K must stand for Key Black, because the silver cameras all seem to have S at the end of their model number, but I just want to be sure.

My confusion arises from the fact that numerous shops and reviews cite different model numbers, yet show pictures of both black and silver models – it never seems to be consistent.

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DarkScribe's avatar

I have a LX3, but have not even heard of the K version. It is not listed on dpreview. I think that it must be more than a black colour as mine is black and I have had it since the initial release.

Found it!

The LX3 k is a Taiwanese only version, not Japanese. They are much cheaper and available in black only whereas the Japanese LX3 comes in black or silver. The full model designation is LX3GT-K.

bluemukaki's avatar

Herein lies my confusion, everyone but Panasonic just refer to it as an LX3, but their website only offers an LX3K or S.

I’m almost certain that they are the same camera in a different colour (black and silver respectively), but it would be a pain to buy the LX3 and then discover that the LX3K is an updated model or something…

PandoraBoxx's avatar

This is one of those issues where buying from a local camera shop is important. You may pay a little more, but you’re paying for the person’s knowledge about product. You don’t get this when you shop a big box retail, or online.

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