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Panasonic-lumix-dmc-s3.32802033
7.5 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

The 14.1-megapixel LUMIX S3 features a new design, with a distin Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

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Overall 2
2.0

I thought it was supposed to be easy.

ozarkgal30, Amazon
28 December 2012
  • Summary: I ordered this camera because it was supposed to be easy to use. I had a stoke 2 years ago and is difficult to do some things now. I odered it a few months ago and I still have not gotten it working. I put battery in earlier today and got the disk loaded and camera on for a total of 30 minites and battery dead again. I have trouble getting battery out and charged. If you are looking for a came.a that is easy to use..
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Overall 2
2.0

Lens is easily contaminated

S. Stewart, Amazon
25 December 2012
  • Summary: Pictures had a smudge in every picture. Apparently when the lens extends at power-on, the vacuum caused then can draw dust into the lens and charge-coupled-device (CCD.) With help from an internet video; I was able to repair the camera. I have experience repairing miniature electronics, but I do not recommended this procedure for a novice as do-it-yourself. I Believe the camera has a design flaw. I say -- don't buy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not live up to its billing- worst camera I have owned

James E. Breneman "jimbreneman", Amazon
13 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camera based on the reviews. Mistake.. the reviews must have been done by internal Panasonic people. The iA mode produces "waves" on pictures, the stabilization does not work, setting scenery modes (e.g. indoor) and taking pictures sometimes works, sometimes the same picture is overexposed. The shame of it is this was a gift for one of my kids, he didn't tell me about how terrible it was until just last week when I asked him how it was working.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst camera ever owned

A.N., Amazon
20 December 2011
  • Summary: First off all, I really liked the price of this camera. It was VERY cheap for its qualities and met my budget. I was excited until I got it. I brought it to a very important event, and while taking pictures, I tried every option possible, but the auto mode always messed up the lighting somehow. Some pictures even turned out in a dark and blue shade with the flash on. I don't understand.
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Overall 2
2.0

broke when dropped two feet

MSreviews, Amazon
16 November 2011
  • Summary: I had only taken four pictures with this camera when I dropped it. It landed on it's side on concrete and gave an error message when I turned it on. I have a Sony that is six years old that has been dropped dozens of times and still works fine. I can't rate any of the features as I barely had time to play with it. I did take a couple of pictures of moving fish at Monterey Aquarium that turned out nicely.
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