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8.7 out of 10

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

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Overall 4
4.0

Totally bailed on me

Ahimsa Kerp, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: It's not a bad camera; I like the small size and it has some fun features. But less than 6 months into buying it, it utterly crapped out on me, leaving me cameraless.
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Overall 4
4.0

Low Quality

S. M. Barnes, Amazon
18 April 2014
  • Summary: Right out of the box, you can tell that the camera is not quality. It feels and looks cheap with a plastic, flimsy body. I started taking test photos around my living room and couldn't believe how awful the photos were. I ordered this so I can take better everyday, casual photos than my outdated phone, but my old cell takes better photos than this camera! I should have known the price was too good to be true and I will be returning this ASAP.
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Overall 4
4.0

Looks nice out of the box but mediocre results

G. L. Munn, Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: I have been very pleased with other two Lumix purchases but this camera was a disappointment. The iPhone 5 camera takes far better pictures than this. The lack of a macro mode means that close-up shots will be impossible. My wife was dissatisfied with this gift.
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Overall 4
4.0

Initially thought it was ok but on closer look, it was not as great as what I thought it was.

Romeo P. Venes, Amazon
9 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to replace a Lumix FS7 which I lost but which met all my expectation for point and shoot camera for the last 3 years. This replacement is much better than the old one I lost. I am updating my review of the SZ3 I got after 2 months of use. The former Lumix which I lost was found and I got to compare the picture quality of the 2 Lumix I have now; i.e., the FS7 with 10MP and the 16MP SZ3.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not impressed

OutOfTexas, Amazon
2 January 2014
  • Summary: The photo quality is not good, and the camera is very basic. It almost seems old-school. I wouldn't recommend it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not what i expected

Cheryl Cleven, Amazon
1 January 2014
  • Summary: Doesn't take very good quality pictures...and the battery goes dead way to soon....not at all what I wanted.would like to trade it for a more expensive one of better quality
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Overall 4
4.0

I really wanted to like this camera

iguanamom, Amazon
30 December 2013
  • Summary: I had to switch from a really nice Canon (not a point and shoot) to a compact camera due to extensive traveling. I didn't want to spend more than $200 on one and I wanted one with a fairly good zoom. Everything I researched kept bringing me back to this camera. At the time there were only about 10 ratings on it but they were mostly positive.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hoping for Better Photos

susan m higgins, Amazon
20 November 2013
  • Summary: Used yesterday and photos were not clear, colors not bright. A disappointment. I have two other small, point and shoot cameras (other manufacturers) which are far better.
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Overall 4
4.0

A Sad Lapse in the Lumix Tradition

Ahmed "Ahmed", Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: I have owned Panasonic Lumix cameras since they were first introduced and have always purchased them because of their excellent optics. This camera does not follow in the Lumix tradition. The images are soft and lack contrast. My former, Lumix Model DMC-FS15, puts this camera to shame in both areas. The other thing that should be disclosed on your website in big bold letters is that there is no external charger provided.
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective shutter scratches camera lens!

AAyers, Amazon
14 October 2013
  • Summary: I've had the Lumix for a while and have been pleased with it until I recently noticed several fine vertical scratches on the lens (some are more like a dashed line ----). Each photograph, especially those where I've aimed into any kind of light source, have hazy white lines in the center of the photo. I couldn't figure out how I could have scratched the lens since the cover retracts automatically when it's not on.
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