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Panasonic-lumix-dmc-s3.32802033
7.9 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

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. There were no mention in Amazon’s site of these leaflets were to be Spanish and Portuguese; on the other hand, the leaflets could have been in Russian, Greek, Chinese, Korean so I would have absolutely no idea what they are referring to.
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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. Of course I have pictures that can establish the date of the defect because it is visible on pictures I took.
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Overall 4
4.0

Flash too dim, bad movies

puttster "puttster", Amazon
15 December 2012
  • Summary: Can't really take pics well in the dark, flash works but 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. Could be user error but so far it looks like Panasonic error. Regular pics are not sharp, even on high def. Plus, changing the size of them is a PITA.
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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 room. Photos just don't come out good.
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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. I have found that after taking 40 to 50 photographs the batteries need re charging.
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Overall 4
4.0

Satisfaction quickly turns to disappointment

Peter, Amazon
7 November 2012
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 options. I then found by looking at reviews for this camera that these problems are not uncommon. Shame.
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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. ni siquiera con la funcion automatica (ai) y en buenas condiciones de luz (dia, pleno sol) me es dificil conseguir una toma decente. la verdad, muy desilucionado. no esperaba demasiado, pero no ha cumplido con las mas minimas espectativas...
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