Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3 / DMC-ZR3
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Dust / black dot, not useable after 1 year.
16 February 2012
Summary: It's hard to believe that the dust can go into a point and shot camera. But it happened to my Panasonic DMC-ZR3 after one year warranty is over. A black dot appears in the center of the screen and picture. It is not useable anymore. I bought this camera one year ago from Amazon as my backup camera and my old camcorder replacement. I was a little bit disappointed for the photo quality after received it.
Summary: I bought this camera last year, after 10 days and without any reasons, some black dots appeared on all new pictures. I returned it to Amazon that sent me a new one. Same model & same problem after 4 months !! Now Amazon tells me I have to send it to some place in Texas to get it fixed by Panasonic. The thing is that I moved to Europe and so, sending it there is too expensive... I'm very disappointed because the camera never crashed on the floor. I really took care of it.
Summary: Every picture is bury. Using the auto or manual settings have no effect. Almost every picture is also over exposed. Received the camera a week after purchase. After a week of frustration and testing, we discovered that we can not return this terrible camera due to a 14 day return policy. Our old 5mp Olympus out performs this 14mp camera in every way. May take a sledgehammer to it do to the frustration of wasted money.
READ: It lasted for 1 year - Panasonic will not repair! - Exchange: $ 128
20 June 2011
Summary: I bought this camera exactly 1 year ago, and it worked fine. I used to have a Sony Cybershot for many years, and I wanted to make a change. It was not as good as the Sony but the pictures were very good. Suddenly, two spots appeared on the camera, and they never went away. I did some research and I found out that is a problem with the CDC or Image Sensor. I called Panasonic Support but they said that they won't repair it.
Summary: I bought this camera for our trip to Hawaii that we took last week. When I got the camera I put it together, and snapped a few pictures to make sure it worked alright then put it away until our trip. It worked fine the first day. On the second day a black spot appeared in the upper center of my LCD screen. I tried to clean the lens with lens cleaner, but the spot remained.
Good Zoom & Wide-Angle Lens, but Unfocused Low-Light, Flimsy Lens Cover: "Stay Away"
Snark Twain, Amazon
27 July 2010
Summary: This is the first negative review I can remember writing for an electronic item. I usually research reasonably well and end up happy with my choices, but not this time. Reviews talked about lens, zoom and functionality, and while there's some truth there, the overall package makes this not worth your time. On the good side: The cameras size is decent, it's light, and the optical zoom really gets you in close to a seemingly impossible degree. I was impressed by that.
Summary: I am a pro photographer who bought this camera because of the wide angle Leica lens which most point and shoots do not have. There is a long lag time between exposures which means you cannot capture anything in quickly. You have to wait several seconds between exposures. It also does not take good photos in low light situations-photos come out blurry even when you make an effort to stay still. Sharpness is also an issue-lens does not live up to the Leica name.
Summary: I regret to say that this might be one of the worst camera's I've ever had the misfortune of owning. After months of research, I landed on this model because of the Leica optics and the effusive reviews of the Panasonic line. It was, to say the least, a disaster and though I don't usually do such things, I returned it and am still using my 3 year old Casio EXS600 which despite a relatively low megapixel rating, blows this camera out of the water in terms of sharpness,...
Excerpt: Пользовался другим Люмиксом DMC-LX2, был очень доволен им. Отдал его родителям и купил себе этот. Возможно я просто не умею пользоваться. Как ни старайся фотки получаются размыто независимо от того какое разрешение.
Pros: легкий, стильный
Cons: Вспышка работает всегда. Со вспышкой фотографии получаются темными. Без вспышки размыто даже когда светло на улице или в комнате.