Excerpt: I bought this camera mostly based on the reviews on Amazon. I looked at the ZS5 and ZS7. Tons of reviews. I also seen it on most consumer reports as one of the top 10 cameras. The iauto mode is a good way to get some good photos with not a lot of knowledge. Right out of the box point and shoot. I have take several pictures and everything looks great. Even in my room in the dark. I used it to replace my Nikon Coolpix 2100. I really like the large zoom.
Excerpt: We own a large Canon Digital Rebel, but my only complaint was that I wanted to be able to take pictures and video of our kids without having to always lug that big camera (and the video camera). I asked my hubby (the techy in our family) and after much research, this is what we ended up with. I love this camera. It is extremely portable and does just what I need. It fits in my purse or diaper bag, so I can always have it handy.
Excerpt: I purchased this camera a couple months ago and it has great quality. One of its best characteristics is the AVHCD Lite HD Video, which can record for longer amounts of time using less storage capacity. I bought a 16gb SDHC card, and I can record up to 2 hours of HD Video at 1280 x 720 px!
Excerpt: so this is an older camera--there are newer version (the dmc zs6 and zs7) but since i don't have those and bought this last year, this is what i'm reviewing. i love this camera. for a point and shoot, the images are very vivid and clear. this has a Leica lens, and it shows. the wide angle lens is also very very nice to have. one thing i don't see reviewed much is the video recording. the camera records in 720P at 30FPS in the AVCHD lite format.
Excerpt: I bought my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 digital camera this year to replace a well-loved Olympus. My Olympus had a 10x optical zoom, and since I'm often shooting pictures of my children on a moment's notice, I wasn't willing to give up that amazing across-the-room zoom. At first we looked at digital SLRs, but I decided I also wanted something I could slip in my jeans pocket, not something bulky. After reading reviews on many brands, I settled on the Panasonic.
Excerpt: I have owned the Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera for some time now and have nothing but good things to say about it. After owning several other digital cameras of different brands that have eventually went out on me, this one seems to be lasting longer over the years. I am an avid picture taker and video recorder of my children and this digital camera has been there to take thousands of great pictures and record hundreds of my children's special moments in school, home,...
Excerpt: You'll fall in love with the camera. After years of having a 5mp sony digital camera, it was time for an upgrade. I was given the Panasonic DMC-TZ7 as a Christmas gift. It was the best gift I've received in a long time! The camera works great. It's very easy for someone who isn't technologically inclined to operate. It has a fantastic zoom lense that allows to take up close or further ranged photos.
Panasonic DMC-ZS3- Great all-around compact digital camera
9 September 2012
Excerpt: After owning this camera a little while, I think I have a good feeling for what it does in terms of strengths and weaknesses. There is an awful lot to like in a fairly small package. The lcd is big and bright, the camera is responsive, the optical zoom, and of course, the hd video recording. The camera performs well in most situations but really shines outdoors. Indoors, low-light situations can be a bit of an issue.