Conclusion: The compact little Panasonic Lumix FS3 and FS5 cameras are two which have much to offer with their small designs, nice point-and-shoot operation and great performance. Set aside their minor differences, both cameras have features which casual picture takers will appreciate: optical image stabilization, face detection that works (if shooting head on) and a nicely viewable 2.5 inch LCD.
Pros: Stylish and good build quality (metal tripod mount is rare!), Optical image stabilization, Very good battery life, Fairly powerful flashes for cameras this size (Especially FS3), Above average camera performance, Very good LCD visibility, Plenty of scene modes, Intelli-ISO, Good image quality, better than previous cameras and no color fringing
Cons: Limited manual controls (certainly no manual exposure here), No red eye removal and movie editing features, Face Detection needs a direct, clear view of faces to work nicely, Flimsy battery compartment door, Finer details (ie fabric lines) removed by noise reduction; redeye
Summary: The DMC-FS3 offers a new image-processing LSI, the Venus Engine IV, which contains a more advanced signal processing technology for rendering higher-quality images and produces a faster response time. In addition, the camera boasts the new Intelligent LCD, meaning the 2.5-inc LCD screen detects the lighting condition and controls the brightness level to offer optimal clarity in any situation, whether dark or light; indoors or outdoors.
Conclusion: This is a perfectly adequate camera for the amateur or occasional user. Enthusiasts will not take to the soft corners and noisy low-light pictures. It is, however, a very decent daylight shooter for the non-pros.
Summary: The DMC-FS3 is capable of producing instant, good quality photos that will more than satisfy its intended user base of casual photographers. If you want to capture great looking shots with a minimum of effort, this compact camera will not disappoint.
Pros: Attractive price point, Auto Intelligent mode, impressive build quality
Cons: Buttons are too small for big fingers, underpowered optical zoom
Conclusion: La Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 è una fotocamera digitale compatta dal corpo raffinato, elegante e alla moda, inoltre presenta una piccola impugnatura in grado di facilitarne la presa. Le specifiche non sono esaltanti, si parla di un sensore da poco più di 8 MP, di uno zoom ottico 3x, di una sensibilità fino a 1600 ISO e delle classiche funzioni presenti su quasi tutte le fotocamere, tra cui lo stabilizzatore.
Pros: Face detection; Stabilizzatore; Maneggevolezza
Excerpt: Die Panasonic „Lumix DMC-FS3“ ist klein und leicht. Genau richtig, um sie in der Hosentasche immer dabei zu haben. Mit Gesichtserkennung und optischem Bildstabilisator hat sie zudem alle Voraussetzungen für gelungene Fotos. Lesen Sie hier, wie sich die kompakte Digitalkamera im Test schlug.