Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / DMC-ZS3
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13 February 2010
Summary: Passport? Check. Tickets? Check. Funny looking money? Check. Now there’s one more essential to add to your holiday suitcase – a pint-sized, all-in-one camera that delivers barrels of photo pleasure. It might not be cheap but the TZ7 represents amazing value.
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 comes packed with a lot of features. It's being marketed as a "hybrid" camera that can take stills and video with equally great quality. But is this the camera for you? Learn more below.
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 Megazoom camera With the launch of the Panasonic LUMIX TZ7, we were curious to see which specifications Panasonic had changed in order to continue the success of its predecessors. We were pleasantly surprised to see the amount of effective pixels kept relatively low and the optical zoom lens replaced by a newer version with an even larger range.
Excerpt: You’ve read our squawks about the endless search for the perfect two-in-one imaging device (good pictures and videos in a single package). For the most part we’ve concentrated on camcorders since they start out with fine video. Unfortunately other than a few Canons we’ve been generally disappointed with these supposed hybrids since they really can’t grab quality still images.
Pros: Good, accurate stills; excellent 720P videos; quality Leica wide-angle 12x zoom; very good 3-inch LCD; easy to use menu system; optical zoom with movies
Cons: Stills/videos not super-sharp; color doesn't have "pop"; no manual adjustments; relatively slow
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Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 ($399) is the follow-up to the extremely popular DMC-TZ5. I was a big fan of the TZ5, which put a 10X zoom lens, a beautiful 3-inch LCD, and HD movie recording into a small package. I've "sold" a few friends on it, and they absolutely love it. The DMC-ZS3 takes everything that was great about the TZ5 and improves upon it. You get a wider, more powerful zoom lens, a new image processor, improved face detection, and an HD movie mode.
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Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-TZ7 (or ZS3 as it’s known in North America) continues to be one of the most flexible compacts on the market, and one with very few rivals. Like its predecessor it may not be the slimmest compact around, but considering the huge optical zoom packed within, it remains a remarkable and compelling proposition.
Pros: 12x zoom with 25mm wide angle., HD movies and choice of formats., Good-looking 3in / 460k screen., Great auto mode and fast burst options.
Cons: No manual control over exposure., AF issues when filming and zooming., Noise visible throughout ISO range., Shutter won't exit playback. Need to switch.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 is set to be one of the best super-zoom, point-and-shoot compact digital cameras on the market. If you've been considering purchasing a new compact camera, it's definitely plumping for this snapper â€” especially if you want a digital still camera that will also capture exceptional video footage.