Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / DMC-ZS3
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I really tried to like this camer but...
K. Krueger "Resonator", Amazon
31 January 2010
Summary: I've had the camera for a little over a month. I bought it as a backup for when I didn't feel like lugging my DSLR around. On paper it's great. 12x zoom, image stabilization, HD video, cool look and feel and compact for all it offers. The problem for me is image quality. I didn't expect it to be incredible. Even with somewhat low expectations I was still disappointed. Noise is the main issue.
Poor quality lcd screen that cracks for no known reason!!
4 January 2010
Summary: I got the ZS3 for my wife as we have been very pleased with the quality of construction of the former models which we had (TZ3 and TZ4). However when i received it i noticed that that the construction quality was definitely not in the same league as our former TZ3 and TZ4 cameras :( The battery too was "MADE IN CHINA" compared to the former "Made in Japan" batteries :( We have barely used it for 2 weeks and yes the picture quality was definitely better than the TZ4 by a...
Summary: This camera had all the features I wanted such as mega-zoom in still & video, stereo in video recording, hdmi output, etc and not to mention the 4.5 average buyer rating. But, unfortunately did not perform very well in indoors. Tried all AWB settings, still could only get subject within 3 to 4 feet in good clarity, the background always ended up dark. After doing some reading, noticed that some users have complained about a weak flash being a cause for this.
Great Product EXCEPT for Fragile LCD & Awful White Balance
Bob Dylan Fan, Amazon
14 September 2009
Summary: This camera is a great package, and other reviwers have done a great job highlighting the features of the product. The positive aspects of this product are quite clear. I will highlight a few deficiencies that I think merit concern: (1) The LCD screen is very fragile. Mine broke under normal usage, and while panasonic replaced the camera, they sent me the wrong color replacement! (2) The white balance is often wrong: This is the deal breaker.
Summary: Why, oh why did I not read the negative reviews on this camera before I bought it? I got so wrapped up on the camera's "capabilities" and all the positive reviews I was sure it was the ideal camera for me. I take a lot of photos, just novice but am able to get decent shots out of my old Sony Cybershot DSC-W80. I was looking for a bigger zoom and the HD video feature stood out on the Panasonic. First, the camera is not intuitive.
Summary: Ive had my TZ7 for almost a year now and I feel seriously let down by this camera. The LCD screen has broken twice, without it receiving any rough handling (I have treated the camera with care). The first time it broke I had it repaired free of charge by an approved agent. It broke again the other day whilst it was in my coat pocket. I have had to send it away again for another repair. The 'Mode' dial is located in completely the wrong position.
Summary: There's a lot that I like about this camera: the way it looks, feels and functions just seems so right. And when it's good, it's very good - with the potential to create crisp, natural-looking photos. But my initial enthusiasm for this increasingly acclaimed digital-camera brand soon began to wane.
Summary: I like the design and the quality of the pictures, but that is of no use if the camera is not reliable. And this one is not. It broke down after just one month, with the screen showing nothing but pretty pattern of coloured lines. And I hear rumors that my screen trouble is not unique.
Summary: Lumix tz7; estoy de acuerdo con ladi; posiblemente, es una maquina, muy dificil de manejar, no es sencilla.- Lo que puedes hacer es, que te la revisen, y vuelvan a cargar, los programas.- Por mi parte me es imposible, conseguir, profundidad de campo, y un f de 8 ò mas, he llegdo, engañando a la maquina, a f 6,6, pero esta no se deja engañar.- Como se puede cerrar, el objetivo, sin perder vision lateral.- se trabaj bien con macro-zoon.
Summary: Nach den guetn Testberichten habe ich mich für die Lumix DMC-Z23 / DMC-TZ7 entschieden. Der 12fach Zoom hat aber seine Grenzen, vieles was gezoomt wird erscheint nicht klar und deutlich. Das Display ist sehr empfindlich, es bricht leicht, sogar in der Art, dass der äußere Schutz, eine Kunststoffscheibe, ohne Beschädigung ist.