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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3
7.0 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 4
4.0

Not thrilled. I only use it once in a ...

Susan, Amazon
25 February 2015
  • Summary: Not thrilled. I only use it once in a while and the closure for the battery compartment broke off already. PLUS I have a dark smudge spot on the pictures when I take them, which came out of no where.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hilarious: Instruction leaflets not in English!

E. Dinar, Amazon
8 December 2013
  • Summary: The camera came. Upon opening the box, I saw that the instruction leaflets (Basic Instructions, leaflet VQT3E23-3 and Installation of Software, leaflet VQC8056) were in Spanish and Portuguese.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lasted less than a year

Robin, Amazon
26 January 2013
  • Summary: It got something on the sensor in the lens and progressively got worse. I thought the lens was dirty. I didn't realize it was a manufacturing defect until the warranty was up. Panasonic chose to not stand behind the product because I didn't contact them in time.
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Overall 4
4.0

Flash too dim, bad movies

JBS "puttster", Amazon
15 December 2012
  • Summary: Can't really take pics well in the dark, flash is pretty weak. Another thing I didn't like is when you take a movie it is in a .mov file that so big you can't send it to anyone. This was especially irritating because I bought the camera for the high FPS to evaluate my golf swing.
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Overall 4
4.0

All pictures have an orange hue

A "A", Amazon
9 October 2012
  • Summary: Poor quality pictures. They have the snowy effect and have an orange hue. When using flash, everyone you take a picture of appears bruised around the eye area. Weird effect. Also, when pictures are taken indoors with flash turned off, they come out too dark even if there is warm light on in the...
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Overall 4
4.0

good camera - bad service

R. Pfeiffer, Amazon
19 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camera from Amazon in August 2012. The camera itself is fine insomuch as it does the job that i expected from an item within this price range. However, my experience with Panasonic Customer Care has been disgraceful.
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Overall 4
4.0

Satisfaction quickly turns to disappointment

Peter, Amazon
7 November 2012
  • Summary: Really pleased initially with camera easy to use, great photos and excellent price. However after two weeks every photo now has a large dark blue blob!!! I do believe this is what they call dead pixels. I have contacted Panasonic on numerous occasions and have had no reply.
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Overall 4
4.0

Faulty

vocalsone, Amazon
21 September 2012
  • Summary: Camera looked good, and worked for a couple of pictures using the built-in memory (which is about all it will hold). Not long after an SD card was inserted, error messages started to come up: "System Error (O.I.S) or "Please turn camera off and then on again", particularly if you are in the menu...
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Overall 4
4.4
Performance 2
2.0
Picture quality 2
2.0
Display 6
6.0
Ergonomics 6
6.0

muuuuuuy mala

sebastian, quesabesde.com
24 February 2013
  • Summary: tengo esta camarita desde hace unos meses y, por mas que es una camara basica entre las basicas, considero que no cumple con la mas minima calidad requerida aunque sea para salir del paso en alguna reunion familiar.
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Overall 4
4.4

muuuuuuy mala

sebastian, quesabesde.com
21 September 2011
  • Excerpt: tengo esta camarita desde hace unos meses y, por mas que es una camara basica entre las basicas, considero que no cumple con la mas minima calidad requerida aunque sea para salir del paso en alguna reunion familiar.
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