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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

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    8.1 8.1 from 37 reviewers
  • Design (9)
    5.8 5.8 from 9 reviewers
  • Value for money (24)
    5.9 5.9 from 24 reviewers
  • Features (7)
    5.7 5.7 from 7 reviewers
  • Ease of use (12)
    5.9 5.9 from 12 reviewers
  • Performance (103)
    5.4 5.4 from 103 reviewers
  • Picture quality (123)
    5.4 5.4 from 123 reviewers
  • Durability (4)
    5.8 5.8 from 4 reviewers
  • Battery performance (19)
    5.0 5.0 from 19 reviewers
  • Display (93)
    6.0 6.0 from 93 reviewers
  • Video quality (14)
    5.9 5.9 from 14 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (94)
    5.4 5.4 from 94 reviewers
  • Appearance (2)
    5.2 5.2 from 2 reviewers
  • Portability (7)
    5.9 5.9 from 7 reviewers
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    5.2 5.2 from 2 reviewers
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This digital camera has an optical zoom of 10 x while its digital zoom can do 4 x only. It has a CCD image sensor with 7.2 megapixels. The camera automatically focuses on the subject and the exposure settings are also automatically set. The user can also modify this by opting for the program exposure setting. The image format is JPEG and its metering characteristics can be spot, center-weighted or multi-segment.

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The LCD screen size is three inches and it too has a self timer fea…

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This digital camera has an optical zoom of 10 x while its digital zoom can do 4 x only. It has a CCD image sensor with 7.2 megapixels. The camera automatically focuses on the subject and the exposure settings are also automatically set. The user can also modify this by opting for the program exposure setting. The image format is JPEG and its metering characteristics can be spot, center-weighted or multi-segment.

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The LCD screen size is three inches and it too has a self timer feature. This feature can do two or ten second self timer delay. Its white balance options can be presents, automatic and custom. This is a compact digital camera that has already a battery case and carrying strap included once the unit is bought. The Lumix DMC-TZ3 weighs around 8.2 ounces and has dimensions of 2.3 x 4.1 x 1.5 inches.

Review Summary

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 is a 10x ultra-zoom, 28-280 mm compact digital camera with a large 3 inch LCD screen, 7.2 megapixel sensors, new Intelligent ISO shooting mode to help prevent blurring and Extra Optical Zoom up to 15x. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 is a noticeably faster camera that its predecessor, with improved start-up, zooming and continuous shooting timing. One user commented that this camera offers high resolution but lags behind in some others; the pictures are good but not perfect but it is still a nice digital camera for outdoor photography. The camera's 10x optical zoom lens can easily capture both wide and close-up shots. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 28mm wide-angle lens gives it a definite edge for capturing good shots. Another user was very impressed as the pictures not only looked good but were almost completely free of lens distortion. The camera's shutter lagged only 0.6 second for a high-contrast target and 1.3 seconds for low-contrast conditions, a mere wait of 1.3 seconds between shots, which increased to 2.4 seconds with the flash was on. In the Burst mode, the camera took five shots in just less than 2 seconds for a satisfying rate of 2.5 shots per second. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 can be said to be a value-buy camera, cute, small and easy to handle. Good optical zoom and reasonable digital Zoom. Colors variance is good in different modes like Standard Vs Natural, but not so convenient for outdoor photos. However, compared to many other models out in the market, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 is much better. The small navigating buttons definitely make the camera user friendly. Without any doubt the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 remains one of the most flexible compact cameras to be found on the market and incomparable to any of its rivals.

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