Summary: I am the owner of several cameras and wanted a compact to carry with me when it is not convenient to pull out my SLR. This is a great little camera with excellent photo quality. It also has the widest angel lens of any compact camera I have seen, which is great for capturing closeup shots and video. The only negative is that the videos taken at the highest quality are not compatible with a Mac, but can be converted with the proper software.
Summary: You need to play around with the settings on this camera for the best results. First,,you must push the button down half-way to focus first , before you take the picture. Make sure you take macro mode off each time you use it(it does not turn itself off and will get you blurry pictures left on). For most pictures, you want the antishake to be on number two, which will make it work full time and not as the camera sees fit(on antishake 1).
Summary: This wonderful little camera has been the first thing i've packed when going anywhere for the past two and a half years. I have loved the all the photos I have taken with it no matter how abstract. It takes fabulous photos and the zoom has been extremely useful to me. The ZS3 is brilliant value for money and I am delighted that I took the time to read the reviews and I have ended up enjoying every momento I have recorded with this fantastic little camera.
Summary: I have a Panasonic DMC-TZ1 that I've used extensively on vacation, and it takes great pictures; it's very durable and reliable as well. I decided that when we took our vacation this year, I wanted to take HD videos of our destination (Colorado mountains). After reading various reviews and comparing features of the newer ZS series, I decided that the DMC-ZS3 was the one for me.
Summary: This camera has amazing video quality, I have had this camera for almost a year now and me and my wife are stunned by the quality of the video, the sound is very good to. The picture quality is very good. The camera is light and the battery holds a long charge and you can take ALOT of pictures on one charge as well as alot of video. Cant say enough good things about this camera. Also another this that is very good is the LCD display 460,000 pixels.
Summary: This point-and-shoot camera is excellent. I couldn't believe how many features it has. Because if them, I'm able to take better pictures in low light, sunsets and landscapes. My only wish is that the "Sports" feature was better. It's a hit and miss as far as blurry pictures go, but it's great for a point-and-shoot. I know there are many, many factors that affect it, but I recommend using the HD movie recorder instead of the pictures. That leads me to my next topic.
Summary: I am a professional portrait photographer who is incredibly picky about cameras. I've owned 3 point-n-shoots in the last few years, because I am also a Mom and wanted something small to keep in my purse for the random moments when my DSLRs weren't around. Every one of those cameras drove me batty and proved a waste of my money. I decided to give the pocket camera One More Try when I read about the ZS3, especially with its inclusion of HD Video. I LOVE this camera!
Summary: To get the best photos, you obviously need an SLR and some great lenses. Hmm. Well, I have an SLR and some great lenses, but I tend to leave them at home when I go on a trip. So I bought this TZ7 (which is what it's called in the UK where I got mine - the ZS3 is exactly the same camera) to take with me when I can't be bothered to take my SLR, which is nearly all the time. The TZ7 (ZS3) is small enough to go in a jacket pocket, or to hang unobtrusively from your belt.