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: The LCD of my camera failed after six weeks and I then experienced the poor quality of their customer support. Instead of sending me a new camera, as promised by them, they sent me a refurbished one (the sticker on it said 90 days warranty and that tells you how far they stand behind their product) in a different color.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Cons: Insufficient warranty, Lag / Shutter Delay, No Viewfinder, Poor customer support, Poor Flash
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.
Appareil très fragile ! Ecran cassé avant 2 ans sans garantie.
Un anonyme, Comparateur
23 September 2011
Summary: Il est très regrettable que l'écran ne soit pas assez solide ou protégé. Le fait qu'il soit fixe sur le dos de l'appareil ne permet pas une visualisation aisée à la prise de vue. L'optique est bonne, mais c'est loin d'être de la qualité pour le prix.
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.