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Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-ZS3K

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3.0" Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display/ 10.1 Megapixels/ 12x Optical Zoom/ 4x Digital Zoom/ 45MB Built-in Memory/ 25MM Wide-Angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens/ Stereo Mic/ Wind Cut Function/ HDMI Output And VIERA Link/ Black Finish
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Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCZS3K

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AVCHD format - beautiful HD images, extended shooting time
The ZS3 records HD motion images at a smooth 60 frames per second with 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. It uses the AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) format,via AVCHD Lite, which stores less data than other formats and thus lets you shoot more minutes of HD motion images before running out of memory.

Zoom-In Movie: You can zoom in and out while shooting motion images.
Stereo Mic: The world's first compact camera to feature Dolby(R) sound, the ZS3 records dynamic, true-to-life audio that brings out the power of the HD images. (Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories).

Wind cut function: Minimizes the distracting sound you hear from wind blowing into the mic.
YouTube(TM) Uploader: This software (included with the camera) makes it easy to upload your video clips to YouTube(TM). (YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.)

HDMI output and VIERA Link: The ZS3 is equipped with an HDMI output terminal for direct transmission of digital picture and sound signals. Just connect the camera to an HDTV using a single HDMI mini cable (purchased separately), and it's easy to view beautiful HD photos and motion images. If you have a VIERA HDTV, you can control the camera's playback functions with VIERA's remote control unit. (HDMI, High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC).

iA mode, for beautiful photos and movies - automatically
Just set the camera to iA mode, aim and shoot. The camera does all the rest. It automatically determines the most suitable Scene mode and helps correct blurring, focus, and brightness problems. With iA mode, it's easy to get beautiful, clear results. *In the ZS3, iA mode cannot be used when shooting motion images.

25mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 12x optical zoom
The ZS3 packs a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 12x optical zoom into a compact body. This versatile photographic tool lets you shoot everything from sweeping vistas at the 25mm wide-angle setting to dynamic 300mm telephoto shots. And the lens system's exquisite rendering ability lets you capture even the subtle nuances of the sights and scenes in your travels.

Specifications:

  • Camera Type Super Zoom
  • Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode
    • Face Recognition (Still)
    • Optical Image Stabilizer (Still & Movie)
    • Intelligent ISO Control (Still & Movie)
    • Face Detection (Still)
    • Intelligent Scene Selector (Still - Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Macro; Movie)
  • Camera Effective Pixels 10.1 Megapixels
  • Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2)
  • Optical Zoom 12x
  • Image Sensor 1/2.33-inch / 12.7 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Image Sensor Size 1/2.33-inch
  • Extra Optical Zoom 14.3x (4:3 / 7M), 17.1x (4:3 / 5M), 21.4x (under 3M)
  • Digital Zoom 1
    • 4x
    • ( Max. 48.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom )
    • (Max.85.5x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  • Focal Length f=4.1-49.2mm (25-300mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • Lens
    • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR
    • 10 elements in 8 groups
    • (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces, 2 ED lens)
  • Focusing Area
    • Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity
    • Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard : Wide 3cm / Max 200cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
  • AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (11pt) / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
  • Focus Normal / Macro, Continuous AF (On / Off), AF Tracking (On / Off), Quick AF (On /Off)
  • AF Assist Lamp Yes
  • ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )
  • White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Photo Frame mode)
  • Exposure Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
  • Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
  • Auto Bracketing (AE) +/- 1/3 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
  • Dedicated Button/Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
  • Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)/Rec. Mode Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, MySCN, SCN, Motion Picture
  • Scene Modes Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo
  • Shutter Speed/Shutter System
    • 8-1/2000 sec
    • Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
  • Self Timer 2sec, 10sec
  • Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Zoom, Hold
  • Review Yes
  • Color Mode Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
  • Recording Format
    • Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21)
    • Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Image Quality Fine/Standard
  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3648 x 2736 (10M) / 3072 x 2304 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ)/ 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3776 x 2520 (9.5M) / 3168x2112 (6.5M EZ)/ 2656x1768 (4.5M EZ) / 2112x1408 (3M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3968 x 2232 (9M) / 3328x1872 (6M EZ)/ 2784x1568 (4.5M EZ) / 2208x1248 (2.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ)
  • Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
    • VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
    • QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 2 1.8 frames/sec
  • Intelligent Exposure Still & Movie
  • Digital Red Eye Correction Yes
  • Zoom Resume Yes
  • Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds
  • Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds
  • Real-time Histograms Yes
  • Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
  • Built-in Memory approx. 45MB
  • Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
  • Travel Date/World Time Yes/Yes
  • Text Stamp/Date Stamp Yes
  • Built-in Flash Type/Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 0.6 - 5.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.6m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • LCD Monitor
    • 3.0", 3:2 Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (460K dots)
    • Field of View : approx. 100%
    • AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
  • Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback
  • OSD Language English, Spanish
  • Recording Media
    • Built-in Memory
    • SD Memory Card
    • SDHC Memory Card
    • MultiMediaCard (Still image only)
  • Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: on/off
  • Speaker Yes
  • Interface
    • miniHDMI, USB2.0 High speed / AV Output (Stereo Type, NTSC) /
    • DC Input (requires optional Multi-Adapter)
  • Color Black
  • Power Supply
    • ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 940mAh) (Included)
    • AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
  • Battery Life 3 Up to 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  • Included Software
    • PHOTOfunSTUDIO v3.0
    • ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker)
    • USB Driver, QuickTime
  • Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery carrying case, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM
  • Multi-Aspect Yes
  • Motion Image HD?16:9 Aspect Ratio) 1280x720 pixels 30fps
  • 2-Speed Zoom Yes
  • Aperture F3.3 - 4.9 / Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F4.9 - 6.3 (T))
  • Focus Range Display Yes
  • Quick Menu Yes
  • Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max 3 images (Fine Mode), High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
  • Focus Icon Select Yes
  • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
  • Macro Zoom Yes
  • Orientation Detector Yes
  • Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
  • Thumbnails/Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
  • Calendar Display Yes
  • Set Favorites Yes
  • Playback Still Images with Audio Yes
  • Playback Motion Picture Yes (Motion JPEG/AVCHD Lite)
  • Slideshow Mode
    • All Still Images / Favorites / Category
    • BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
  • Show Histogram Yes
  • Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
  • DPOF Print Setting/Set Production Yes / Yes
  • Resize/Trim Yes / Yes
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Beach & Surf, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain,
  • Underwater
  • AVCHD Lite REC NTSC
  • One-Touch Movie Button Yes
  • Viera Link Yes
  • HDMI Output
    • Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p
    • Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
  • Movie REC Guide Yes
  • Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
  • Motion Image (HD Movie)
    • 1280x720, 60P(CCD output is 30p)
    • (AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps )
    • / 30fps (Motion JPEG)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.35"
  • Width: 4.07"
  • Depth: 1.29"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.45 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Footnotes:

  1. As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.
  2. Number of shots may vary depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression. The consecutive shooting speed varies depending on the memory card or the built-in memory.
  3. Shooting conditions: 73.4°F with 50% humidity;LCD On; Using an SD Memory Card; Starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning on the power; Shooting once every 30 seconds with the flash in full operation for every other shot; Changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide, or wide to telephoto, for each shot; Temporarily turning the power off after each 10 shots (long enough to lower the battery temperature. For DMC-LC1: Shooting once every 30 seconds, flash in operation for every shot, 77°F(25°C) ambient temperature.

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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels10.1 Megapixels
Height (inches)2.35"
Width (inches)4.07"
Depth (inches)1.29"
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.1-49.2mm
Focus ModesNormal / Macro, Continuous AF (On / Off), AF Tracking (On / Off), Quick AF (On /Off)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypePolycrystalline TFT
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec., 10sec.
Shutter Speed8-1/2000 sec.
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard (Still image only)
Power SourceID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack, AC Adaptor
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Photo Frame mode)
  

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Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Blue 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Large clear LCD (17)
  • Zoom range/performance (13)
  • Good image quality (10)
  • Image stabilization (8)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (13)
  • Travel (13)
  • Fun (7)
  • Video (7)
  • Art (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (7)

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5.0

This is a great camera

By Bailey

from Chicago Illinois

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Blue 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    The picture quality is incredible. This is easy to use and has features of an SLR that are automatic.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Just "Luv it"

    By calmarkid

    from Palm Springs CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    [...]

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great Camera

    By Wurtzy16

    from Scarsdale, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      I am very pleased with this camera. The quality of the pictures are great. The zoom is terrific, and the video is really great. I recommend this camera highly. Great to take on vacation or to use at home.

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      5.0

      GOOD!

      By Bad Habit

      from Crawfordville, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Blue 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          Good easy to use great quality. Would be better if it used AA batts.

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          5.0

          great camera love the video quality

          By picnut

          from broken arrow ok

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            I bought this camera for the hd video and was not dissapointed.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BOOYA

            By dwinnis

            from seoul, south korea

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Aperture
            • No Shutter Priority

            Best Uses

            • Great all around
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Blue 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            This is a GREAT camera! The photo quality is superb and handles well. Photos in good lighting come out perfectly with little to no distortion. The zoom toggle is a little flimsy but not a big issue. One thing that is missing is shutter priority. You don't get to set/select your shutter speed, rather it's a function of the mode you're in. This camera is great for first time users as a it has a lot of modes and face detection as well. The modes are limited in customization, but works well for the everyday user. "Night Shots" come in great in low light but a tripod is a MUST. Overall, I am extremely happy with this buy. For whatever reason, there aren't a lot of accessories for this camera. I'm still in search of a nice case for this camera. I definitely recommend this product. [...]

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            4.0

            Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Silver 10.1 Megapixel

            By Andio

            from Boston

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Silver 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            Nice camera, haven't used it much yet but I think it'll be perfect

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Great Camera - Outstanding Pics & Video

            By LarryL

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Blue 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            I am using this camera to take both HD video
            and photos, mostly of my grand kids. I really like it's versatility and compact size (for a 12X zoom camera)

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt & product arrived in excellent condition.

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            5.0

            Great camera. Easy to use. Zoom A++

            By cajac's mom

            from west palm beach, fl

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good battery life
            • Good Image Quality
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Fun
              • Travel

              Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Blue 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              Easy to use and review pictures. The zoom is great. It could be a bit smaller but I love it!

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love the Lumix!

              By KiKi

              from Westchester County, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Fun
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Blue 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                Second time I've purchased the Lumix camera. Love it!

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