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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / DMC-ZS3
6.3 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / DMC-ZS3

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Overall 5
5.3

Expert Review

reviewed
21 October 2009

Panasonic Lumix ZS3

Digital Photography Interface
15 October 2009
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix ZS3 (now also known as the Lumix TZ7) improves upon a line of very good compact super-zoom digital cameras from Panasonic. The Panasonic Lumix ZS3 doesn’t seem to like following the megapixel craze with a comparatively modest increase of resolution to 10 megapixels, up from 9 on...
  • Pros: Good image quality till ISO 400, Big and stabilized 12X lens fitted into a compact body, Not much lens distortion; camera’s processor removes color fringing and redeye, Large and sharp 3 inch LCD with good visibility, Above average battery life, Fast performance; unlimited continuous shooting mod...
  • Cons: Lacks manual controls, Photos are a bit on the soft side with some graininess, No red-eye removal, image brightening or movie editing features in playback mode, AVCHD Lite movie codec not for everyone; needs to be converted to more common formats to be shared/uploaded (and no conversion software ...
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
12 September 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Review

Digitaltrends
20 July 2009
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 goes to the top of the list for sub-$400 digicams. With its 12x wide-angle zoom, compact size and very good high-def video, the camera comes close to our two-in-one fantasy device.
  • 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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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Panasonic Lumix TZ7 Review

What Digital Camera
10 April 2009
  • Summary: The TZ7 s a very good camera. It offers exactly what models in the compact superzoom market should: namely, an extensive focal range in a compact body, along with extensive functionality and an ample LCD screen.
  • Pros: 460k dot LCD, excellent tonal range and colours
  • Cons: Poorly-placed mode dial, lack of PASM, fairly aggressive noise at ISO 1600
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
1 April 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / ZS3

Camera Labs
1 March 2009
  • Summary: NEW: See the highlights of this camera in our Panasonic Lumix TZ7 / ZS3 video tour - in High Definition! 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.
  • 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.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 review

Techworld
12 February 2009
  • Summary: The 10.1Mp Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7, equipped with a 10-element LEICA DC 25mm lens, is a hybrid camera capable of taking 720p-resolution videos using the AVCHD Lite codec, with a 12x optical zoom capable of reaching up to 300mm.
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

Trusted Reviews
26 May 2011
  • Summary: Yet another high-scoring Panasonic camera? It must be a conspiracy!
  • Pros: Long, 12x zoom, Well built, HD video with stereo sound, Versatile, Good image quality for a compact
  • Cons: Smallish battery, Video clips limited to 15mins, Still only 'compact quality' images
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Overall 8
7.5

A hybrid digital camera capable of taking great still shots, as well as 720p video.

Good Gear Guide.au
23 May 2010
  • Summary: This hybrid digital camera is capable of taking great still shots and 720p high-definition videos. We liked the overall image quality of our test shots, videos looked smooth and vibrant, and we made good use of the autofocus modes that are available.
  • Pros: 12x optical zoom, optical image stabilisation, useful autofocus tracking and face detection, clear and vibrant pictures, 720p video capture
  • Cons: No manual mode, awkwardly placed shutter button
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