Summary: I have used this camera for several years and it has been just great. I especially appreciate its simplicity of design. For example, the battery charger is just a plastic box, two inches by two inches and an inch deep, with a space to insert the battery on one side and flip-out prongs to go in an electrical outlet on the other. No cords, no heavy transformer brick; simple! Or consider the compartment for the battery.
Summary: I previously had a Panasonic DMC-LZ2 with which I was satisfied, so I was comfortable with choosing another Panasonic DMC and familiar with many of the features and menus. The DMC-TZ3 has been an amazing little camera for a point and shoot that I got for just under $200. It has many extras that my LZ2 didn't have - love the candlelight setting - and it does well in low light.
Summary: This is the best camera I have ever used. The pictures are excellent, the zoom is phenomenal. The fast shutter speed allows me to take 4 pictures in the same time other digital cameras take one. Everyone I have shown it to or have tried to use it love the camera.
Summary: Hello, I bought this item, because it was no longer availabel here in Germany, therefore excuse my typing / errors in spelling.
Well, what can I say this camera is wonderful. It has everything, I mean everything you can ask for. This camera has received best test results in 2007/2008 and is still a hot item in 2008 eventhough the new type TZ5 was launched in the market. This camera has received a better test results regarding the speed shooting pictures in sequence.
Summary: I have used this camera for two vacations and many back yard pictures and am quite impressed with it's capabilities! It was a little hard to get used to because it has more complicated settings than our previous Kodak digital camera, but I do love the 10-power zoom and high quality images! The 10-power zoom is especially helpful in capturing wildlife shots that will amaze your friends!
Perfect balance of features and portability for the price
Damon "dodgeboy", Amazon
19 April 2008
Summary: I jumped into digital photography way before it was cool, spent far to much money, and soon after bought a nice 35mm slr and a scanner. I refused to spend more money on new digital until I could pack nearly all of the quality features of my slr into a small carryable digital. Sure the TZ3 does not have manual mode but as many times as I actually use manual mode I figure I don't need it. How many times do Hummer drivers actualy take them off road any way?
Summary: I have to get on the bandwagon here. This is a superb little camera, definately five stars! I also have the TZ1, which showed promise, but has limitations. In my review of the TZ1, I noted it had lots of "noise" and pictures shouldn't be printed much beyond 4x6 inches if they were to be sharp. I also wanted more manual controls. The TZ3 fixes and improves almost everything about the TZ1 and adds some new, very useful features.
Summary: I owned the first generation DMC-TZ1. The DMC-TZ3 has some welcome improvements; wider angle, automatic lens cover, maybe 25% faster shot-to-shot. In particular, the wider angle is a really useful feature. The camera's strength is in its versatile, daylight shooting. It does best with lots of light. Indoors, the flash coverage is just ok. Shot-to-shot flash recycle time is sometimes a pokey 4 seconds. Digital picture noise is noticeable with lesser light. Setup Tips: 1.
Summary: Panasonic has taken the original TZ1 and made it even better. There's not much missing from this camera. 28mm wide angle lens. 10X optical zoom. 3" high resolution screen, excellent Image Stabilization, etc. All this in a fairly compact camera. Panasonic has also improved the "noise" on higher ISO's. Low light performance is better than on previous Panasonic models. The most important this is, the camera takes great pictures.
Summary: Our old digital camera needed replacing (okay, my wife dropped it on the concrete driveway). We'd bought our old camera back when 1.2 megapixel was a big deal! So we did a LOT of research, went to all the camera review sites, and even asking a professional photographer friend what he would recommend for a consumer point and shoot digital.