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Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Blue 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-ZS3A

Abt Model: DMCZS3A | UPC Code: 037988988389
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Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Blue 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCZS3A

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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.


  • 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
    • 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 Blue
  • 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
  • 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


  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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Key Features
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/ Blue Finish
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels10.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoNo
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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