As is typical of its class, the D-Lux 3 provides several semimanual exposure modes, as well as a fully automatic mode and myriad presets. As it's the same model as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2, it also incorporates Panasonic's two-mode optical image stabilization. This model also happens to provide a self-portrait of our photographer, Sarah.
The Leica D-Lux 3 isn't exactly identical to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2, shown here in silver: It lacks the tiny grip. Personally, I didn't miss it while shooting, and I think the design looks better without it.