Canon Powershot S3 IS, Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7, and Kodak Easyshare Z612
24 August 2011
Excerpt: Here's your assignment: Find yourself a nice 400mm f/3.5 lens, with image stabilization. While you're at it, make it a zoom--say, 35-420mm. Get a 6MP (or better) digital camera to go along with it, with through-the-lens viewing. Got all that? Now do it for under $500.
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 is a capable compact camera with a high-quality LCD, rechargeable battery, and a wide-angle 4x zoom lens. It doesn't produce the sharpest images in its class, but, overall, it leads the pack in the under-$150 cameras we've tested.
Excerpt: Despite its budget price-tag, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 is a good-looking camera, with a distinctive pebble shape, rounded corners and an attractively glossy finish to the all-plastic body. Outwardly, the solid feeling, pocket-sized Lumix DMC-S3 has a slim 20.8mm depth and black and silver finish to our review sample.
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC S3 is an excellent value for money pocket camera. It is very hard to beat when compared alongside its direct rivals. Picture quality and features have an edge over many of its competitors while the rapid response times are also a big plus point. If you are looking for a cheaper compact digital camera then you can’t go far wrong with the Lumix DMC S3.
Pros: Picture quality, value for money, response times, ease of use
Conclusion: A Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 é uma compacta que oferece um LCD de alta qualidade, bateria recarregável e zoom de 4x. Ela não produz as imagens mais nítidas de sua categoria, mas no geral fica à frente de todas as câmeras abaixo de US$ 150 que já testamos.
Pros: Boa qualidade de imagem. LCD grande. Estabilização ótica. Zoom de 4x.
Cons: Carece de seletor de modo. Zoom não pode ser acionado ao gravar vídeos. Manchas aparecem no vídeo de alta definição.