Excerpt: . They are both similar cameras, but the SZ3 is a cheaper budget model, with a CCD sensor and 2.7 inch screen, whereas the SZ9 has a MOS sensor and 3.0 inch screen. The SZ3 is available for around £80 in white, violet and black.
Pros: Decent image quality for a budget camera, Creative control mode for unique pictures, Has optical image stabilisation, Good value for money
Cons: Lacks a button to give quick access to picture settings such as ISO and white balance, Continuous shooting slower than expected, Inconsistent exposure in panoramas in bright sunlight