Lumix LX3 - CD-ROM 64bit compatibility


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Hope someone on here can help. I'm pretty new to all this.
My heart is set on owning a Lumix LX3 and I have the chance to pick
up a second hand one at a reasonable price.

I have some concerns however about the purchase and I hope
someone on this forum can help.

1) The seller does not have the CD-ROM. What problems would this
present me if any.?

2) My laptop runs Windows 7 (64bit). I believe that the LX3 CD-ROM
is not compatible with 64bit software. Is that true or is there now a
64bit version I could purchase/download somewhere.?

Just trying to understand if I should go ahead with the purchase minus the CD-ROM or if this would be a problem.



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As per the Panasonic support site the Photofun Studio S/W is not 64 bit compatible :-

Support - Downloads - Panasonic UK & Ireland

However the RAW Codec for Vista 64 bit is so I personally wouldn't let it stop me if i was getting a bargain.

I never use the supplied S/W anyway and just copy the images directly to my PC and process with other third part apps. such as Photoshop Lightroom or Elements etc. - though Free apps like Picassa do exist as an alternative.




Distinguished Member
It wouldn't bother me not having the CD, the only possible loss is the Silkypix raw developer but it's not a popular raw developer and the lx3 has a very good jpeg engine. I have an LX3 and briefly tried the Silkypix software but that's it, never used the Panasonic since.


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