Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / DMC-ZS3
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Really don't like it :(
Concerned about Kids "A concerned mom", Amazon
5 December 2011
Summary: After owning this camera about a year, I have to say I really don't like it. I had a Casio Elixm prior and LOVED that lil' camera! I use my camera mainly for concerts and have to say this camera doesn't do the job. Photos either look overexposed, underexposed, or blurry. I have tried many different settings. I would go with another Casio Elixm if I had the chance to do it over.
Summary: Lumix DMC-ZS3: Good quality all around camera...nothing flimsy about it. The biggest disappointment is NO USER MANUAL supplied...only a cheap useless folded instruction sheet showing how to turn it on...!!
Summary: I bought this camera a month or so ago. Took some photos and it worked fine. I went for a trip to San Francisco and it would not work. I have charged the battery overnight and it is fully charged. But the thing won't turn on. While it takes nice photos, a camera that won't turn on is not a great camera. The good news is that it is nicely portable. So is a brick and just about as useful.
Summary: I've had many errors on this camera after a year. Half a year old, I received so many errors. Many of "Turn camera on and off", "Zoom errors", all you can think of. At one point, I just stopped bringing my camera out and let it collect dust. I even had a problem connecting it to my PC. USB error? Who knew. Photo quality was superb for a point and shoot. Sometimes auto focus can be a drag. Does not work well in low light. AMAZING pictures with natural sun light, trust me.
Summary: My wife and I do a lot day and weekend trips and I really wanted a camera that was portable and compact, yet had decent zooming capabilities. I like to think of myself as an amateur photographer as I have a decent eye for a good photograph. I like to have a powerful but smallish camera at hand if I come across something decent to photograph as I don't like carrying a bulky camera and all the necessary equipment around like a professional photographer all the time.
Summary: For all the great reviews, I thought this would have been a better camera. The shutter speed is SLOW. Make sure to use a very fast card with this one. In fact, a slower SD card won't allow you to take video. When it works, the pictures are great. Unfortunately, because it is so slow, most (75-80%) of my pictures end up blurry, I've never had this with any other digital camera I've owned, so I truly believe it's not user error.
Summary: I bought this over a year ago. I wanted a really nice family camera. I have missed SEVERAL pictures because I just couldn't get the camera to respond and take a picture. I spent about $300 on it. A month after I bought it, I get a Kodak Easy Share CD82 camera for our daughter for about $80. It is far better than this one. I am so sad I spent the extra money. Btw, her's has almost all the features this one has.
Summary: Bought it after reading lots of good reviews but was disappointed. Had to return it as most of the pictures if not under bright light are somewhat blurry. Not very usable indoors unless using flash. Much worse than my 5 year old Olympus C4000 which is an excellent camera taking low light pictures. Switch to Canon S90.
Excerpt: This is my third Panasonic superzoom, and the only one i have a few complains about! The first is that the camera build quality is definitely lower than the past Lumix superzooms, which is a crying shame. However the video is great, the zoom range and wide angle is is fantastics (competitors now offer high zooms and wider wide angles!), the optical stabilization is the best in the market.
Pros: Incredible video capability indoors and outdoors? Indoor pictures are inconsistent, you really have to work hard to get a decent picture out of this thing indoors. Outside pictures are great, action shots so-so.
Cons: Indoor pictures are inconsistent, you really have to work hard to get a decent picture out of this thing indoors. Action shots so-so.