Summary: I bought this camera (panasonic lumix) 2 years ago and its CCD is totally crashed now and shows nothing. Warranty of CCD is 6 month. So, if you want to use a camera for 6 month and ready to trash it, then I recommend you to buy this. The color is unrealistic(Canon was much better), CCD accepts images very slowly, so the camera makes a lot of motion blurs.
Summary: Bought this camera in February 2008. Being very careful about my cameras, I was totally disappointed to realize that, suddenly, last September 2009, the display showed only blurred and purple "images". When looking at menus, display was perfect. Diagnostic from Panasonic Service Center: CCD dead! Cost for repair: USD 130.00! (by the way this is the price of a used TZ3 on Amazon). Panasonic, you have lost a customer.
if you are taking pictures indoors SKIP THIS CAMERA
Jen L "Jen L", Amazon
4 May 2010
Summary: I have had this camera for a few years now and i am just your average person taking pictures of my child. This camera takes the WORST pictures indoors. If the lighting is low, even with a flash the picture will be washed out or too dark. Outside the pictures are lovely. This camera doesn't take black and white (or if it does i didn't figure out how) everything else about this camera is great. Solid construction, easy to use, battery life is great...
Summary: Bought the camera because my daughter had high praise for it, I read many good on-line reviews, it has a large viewing screen, and it could take flash pictures in quicker succession than my previous camera, the Canon PowerShot A520 (whose screen broke followin a severe fall). Sadly, my experience with the Panasonic camera has been very disappointing. 1.
Summary: I tested this camera extensively. For casual point-and-shooters, who print small prints, this camera is small, has a great zoom lens, and gives usable pictures. For those like me, who like enlarging pictures, or cropping, this camera blurs details. The Venus noise reduction system applies a blur to all images, greatly softening detail at high magnification.
Excerpt: The Panasonic TZ3 is an 8.5 mega pixel digital camera with a 10x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and a 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 230,000 pixels. The impressive battery life allows for 270 images to be taken. Available in black, blue and silver.
Summary: I bought this camera to take on holiday at Christmas, I went to the Canary Islands for some winter sun. The Camera takes great photos, if and its a big if, If you are out in the sun trying to see the beautiful big screen with the sun behind you, all you can see is yourself. This camera needs a view finder, its useless in bright sunlight. Sorry I can't recommend the camera at all.
Summary: He tenido esta camara y la vendi porque la calidad de las fotos eran pesimas. Me la compre porque sobre el papel era la camara perfecta, pero a la hora de tirar fotos no consegui que salieran bien casi ninguna. Los principales inconvenientes que encontre fueron estos: A partir de ISO 200 se ve muchisimo grano. En interiores la nitidez pesima y mucho grano. En exterior con luz, el color sale como muy matado.
Pros: Buen diseño, muchas opciones, muy completa
Cons: Fotos de muy mala calidad, falla en lo basico
misleading item title and camera totally out of order
24 November 2009
Summary: The seller did not use the word "defekt" in the description. He just mentioned the misleading expression "suitable for doityourselfers" The description states : Leider fährt das Objektiv nicht mehr ein und der Auslöser zum Fotografieren funktioniert nur manchmal. Für Bastler hervorragend geeignet. In fact, the camera does not work at all.
Summary: Cet appareil a toutes les qualités sur le papier à condition de ne pas être un peu exigeant. Définition "faiblasse",rapidité du flash discutable,prise de vue en basse lumière a peine médiocre, et surtout en ce qui concerne ma "propre merveille" elle est tombée en rideau sans crier gare au bout d'un an d'utilisation. Bloc optique défaillant alors que l'appareil n'a subi aucun mauvais traitement.