Panasonic Lumix LX3 10bar Underwater Housing

By Scott Gietler

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 10bar Underwater Housing

By Scott Gietler


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 camera has gotten rave reviews, and is known as one of the best compact cameras on the market, along with the Canon G10. It has a 24-60mm lens, shoots RAW, has full manual controls, a fast F2 Leica lens, 3 inch LCD and has a very large 10.1 megapixel sensor. It also records 720p HD video at 24fps.



Lumix LX3 Housing


The Panasonic Lumix LX3 10bar underwater housing, made of aluminum alloy, allows you to shoot macro and wide-angle on the same dive, making it a great choice for underwater photography. Underwater photographer Edvin Eng has extensively used the Lumix LX3 housing, loves it and has produced some great results with it.


Best results for wide-angle are with the Inon UWL-100 type II wide angle lens with the dome unit. 


The Lumix LX3 housing does not support using the internal flash, so if you get this housing plan on buying an external strobe. The housing supports firing strobes via fiber optics or by sync cables. To control the camera, the housing has a joy dial. This dial takes a little time to get used to.


Many thanks to Edvin Eng for helping write this review.


Panasonic Lumix LX3 wide-angle underwater photos


Photos by Edvin Eng, with 2 Inon Z240 strobes, Inon UWL100 wide-angle lens + Inon Dome port unit.


panasonic lumix lx3 underwater photo



panasonic lumix lx3 housing underwater photo


Panasonic Lumix LX3 Macro underwater photos


Photos by Edvin Eng, with 2 Inon Z240 strobes and stacked Inon UCL-165 M67 macro lenses.


colamni shrimp, panasonic lumix lx3 camera underwater photo



panasonic lumix lx3 underwater macro photo


Further Reading


Underwater Camera guide

Understanding Wet Lenses

Underwater housing reviews




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