Excerpt: Pros: Its my first camera and its easy to use and compact. There are many setting to improve picture quality, light weight and instructions are easy to remember. I like the Ai correction feature to detect faces and the rotator for changing options. This turner allows you change modes without pushing menu all time. Many d=functions to play with and picture quality can be selected 17-0.3 M.
Excerpt: After many hours of online research I chose the ZR3 as my new digital camera. I compared it to the other Panasonic cameras such as the ZS7,ZS5,ZS3,ZR1 and the FH20. I was also considering the Canon PowerShot SX130IS. The main reason I chose the ZR3 over the Canon was the difference in size. I wanted something small and lightweight and the Canon did not fit that requirement.
Excerpt: my grandfather buys cameras like he changes his underpants, So i got the Panasonic Lumix from him. I t came in a few colors but i got blue. I have a daughter and the camera gives me the option to put her name and DOB on the screen and change the setting to baby. i would reccommend this camera to anyone. it has done me wonders Reviewer is an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand.
Summary: This camera has been to several countries with me over the last 2 years and most pictures taken have been just what I had expected when I pressed the button. When I bought it, it was as good as was available at that time. In fact it was so good that I could easily skip a couple of generations of this camera. But now the ZS20 is out and everything is further improved: Zoom, speed, low light performance, and new features I didn't even dream about when the ZR3 came out.
Summary: I love it and it's really easy to use. I had determined that my next point and shoot would record in HD and working at indoor soccer arena the results have been stunning. Uploading the videos of game to Youtube has produced videos that look sharp and the camera does well to keep up when auto focusing resulting in less blur. Generous viewfinder.
This is THE Camera and THE company to buy it from !!!
15 February 2012
Summary: A friend has a Lumix and even though I use a Canon EOS, his photos could always match mine or best them. Most of the time having a small point and shoot is the easiest way to do your photography when having a large camera is cumbersome, not practical for having a camera with you all the time for spontaneous shots and puts your pricey equipment in situations for either equipment damage or theft.
Summary: Bought this camera to replace my Kodak EasyShare, which I was happy with except for "closeups". Being 60+, the "learning curve" was intimidating, but once I set aside time to actually read how to use it, it turned out to be very easy. I am very happy with this purchase. It will be the last camera I ever buy...does everything I need it to do. Maybe I'll tackle that iPhone thing next...
I'm a 100% fan of Pansonic products. I have a G-2, a GF-2 and a G-1.
9 January 2012
Summary: I like the ZR3 because of size and the Leica Lens. I also have a ZS10 for heavier duty work. The ZR3 has a unique quality feel that's rare in small cameras. It's not a shirt pocket camera and it's not intended for that. It's rugged and I've dropped it wice with no ill effects. Excellent battery life.