Excerpt: I'm not a real photographer, so not having manual controls on this little camera is not a problem, as far as I am concerned. What I wanted was a small camera I could keep handy in my purse, that would give a good zoom photo with good clarity. Cheaper point-and-shoot cameras did not have nearly the high quality zoom feature of this little guy, so for me, the extra money was well spent.
Excerpt: I love the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 camera. The Lumix lens allows you to zoon up to 10x without any blurs in the pics. I use my camera to take pics of my kids and it takes them extremely quickly in outdoor light. It is a little bit slower in indoor light but I would still recommend. I get a lot of comments from family and friends that my pics look very clear and bright when they are printed. Very durable!
Excerpt: I have a Fuji Finepix Z1 and absolutely love it - but was looking for a camera with more substance, yet still easy to carry around and relatively inexpensive. This one fits the bill. It has a 10x optical zoom and optical image stabilization which are both hard to find in this size and price range. It also has a very sturdy metal body as opposed to so many with plastic parts that can easily break or crack.
Excerpt: We bought this camera a year or so ago. I'm not totally clueless when it comes to technology or cameras, but definately want things that are as easy as possible. I wanted pretty much point and shoot technology, but one that had a decent zoom feature too. We had another digital camera that was okay, but this one takes fantastic pictures.
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ# digital camera is a little expensive in my opinion but luckily I found it on ebay for about $70 used. I like the features like a big LCD screen,but I can't figue out how to upload just a few pictures at a time on my computer.With my other camera it was easy to do.Also the lens cover tends to get stuck and I have to pull it down with my finger.The picyure quality is good,but I don't think I actually needed over a 7 megapixal camera .I quess if...
Professional looking pictures from a point and shoot
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Before leaving for a year abroad in France, I decided that it was time to invest in a digital camera. I knew that I would be doing a lot of traveling, and was looking for something that was light weight, sturdy, and took great pictures. That's exactly what I found with this camera. While it's a little larger than most, I liked that I could get a good grip on the camera and not have to worry about it being smushed or josteled in my bag.
Excerpt: I was in the market for a digital camera with a higher than your average 3x optical zoom. After reading numerous reviews, I settled on the TZ-3. As an amateur photographer, there is little that disappoints me about this camera. This camera has quite a bit of power and several features, all packaged into a pretty small bundle.
Excerpt: The Pansonic TZ3 is a wonderfully small, feature-packed digital camera. Not as small as some but for me that's a plus - some cameras are so small I can't hold them properly or easily use the buttons. It takes beautiful pictures in decent light; you may have some problems focusing in very low light. The LCD screen is big and clear, and you can boost the brightness to make it more viewable in bright sunlight.
Excerpt: I recently purchased a Panasonic DMC-TZ3K (black) to replace my $500 Canon PowerShot S2 IS digicam that developed the "black screen of death" after only 2.33 years. I wanted large optical zoom (since my Canon has 12X) in a compact package (the Canon was a small all-in-one) that could also use my existing SD cards. This camera fit these requirements and is actually the only compact digicam with >6X optical zoom!
Summary: This camera is simple to use with a multitude of settings and options available for the more advanced user. It includes a Movie option, and has a large selection of 'specialty' modes including a setting for underwater photos (color adjustment). Panasonic also produces an underwater housing for the divers to use to 130 feet. A newer edition of the camera is now available which allows for high definition photos and movies but obviously requires a MUCH larger memory card.