It’s official: I’ve hit the limit of the LX3′s capabilities. The lack of zoom wasn’t what did it in, interestingly – it was the cost of accessories.
To explain: since I spend so much of the year in cold places, I tend to escape to warm places. These warm places tend to be areas where you can swim, and spend time on the beach. And in those places, you must have a waterproof case.
The last two trips that I have taken were effectively without the waterproof housing. You may recall that my old camera died on the first one, and I spent the second trip occasionally borrowing one. I will not go through that again, so it’s time to look for a replacement.
That replacement is now here: the Canon G11. Not sure if I like it that much, but we’ll see if it grows on me.