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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

7.2MP Compact Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom
Most frequently recommended for:
Best Point and Shoot Digital Camera for Travel Photos Under $400
Editors' Ratings:
"Recommended" at DPReview.com
"Dave's Pick" at Imaging-Resource.com
"Rated Very Good" by CNET.com
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“While moving to a compact body always introduces compromises, the Panasonic TZ3 is one (and perhaps the only) compact camera that nearly matches larger, more expensive cameras feature-for-feature. With a large 28-280mm zoom range that includes both a…”
Expert
1 Compliment
4 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Lumix TZ3 is a Swiss Army knife of cameras, with a versatile lens and image stabilization, but doesn’t trade in usability for neat features…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“While moving to a compact body always introduces compromises, the Panasonic TZ3 is one (and perhaps the only) compact camera that nearly matches larger, more expensive travel cameras feature-for-feature. With a large 28-280mm zoom range that includes…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“While moving to a compact body always introduces compromises, the Panasonic TZ3 is one (and perhaps the only) compact camera that nearly matches larger, more expensive travel cameras feature-for-feature. With a large 28-280mm zoom range that includes…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Packing a class-leading big 10x zoom with wide-angle lens in a small body, the 7 megapixel Panasonic DMC-TZ3 captures panoramic views of landscapes and is a dream come true for travelers…”
Expert
2 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 features some of the latest technology in digital imagery and was created primarily as an easy-to-use and family friendly digital camera solution. A generous 10x zoom for capturing all of the action from far away, and…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“With a 28-280mm (10x) zoom lens, the TZ3 is one of the most versatile cameras on the market, and at only 1.4 in. thin, it’s also one of the smallest ultrazooms around. The 280mm long end won’t be able to zoom in quite as close as other…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“With a 28-280mm (10x) zoom lens, the TZ3 is one of the most versatile cameras on the market, and at only 1.4 in. thin, it’s also one of the smallest ultrazooms around. The 280mm long end won’t be able to zoom in quite as close as other…”
Expert
1 Compliment
1 Recommendation
Recommended as
“Designed as a travelling companion. Excellent optics, easy to use, great zoom range, good value…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Through the use of “folded optics” lens design, the Panasonic TZ series was the first of the “compact ultrazoom” cameras - a camera that provided a long (10x) zoom range, yet still fit into a compact body (36.7mm, 1.47in thick)…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic TZ3 is a unique compact ultrazoom - not only is it far smaller than any other ultrazoom on the market at just 1.4” thick, it’s also the only one to pack a 28mm wide-angle lens. With a 28-280mm (10x) zoom range, the TZ3 is an…”
Expert
9 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The 7.2 MP Panasonic TZ3 is one of the smallest cameras to feature a 10x zoom, and allows photographers to go from a 28mm wide-angle to 280mm telephoto (film equivalent). It has a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens for stunning images, and the Venus III…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Through the use of “folded optics” lens design, the Panasonic TZ series was the first of the “compact ultrazoom” cameras - a camera that provided a long (10x) zoom range, yet still fit into a compact body (just 1.47in thick). The latest model…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Through the use of “folded optics” lens design, the Panasonic TZ series was the first of the “compact ultrazoom” cameras - a camera that provided a long (10x) zoom range, yet still fit into a compact body (just 1.47in thick). The latest model…”
Expert
3 Compliments
9 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic TZ-3 is a sharp looking compact camera with some wonderful features. Boasting a wide-angle lens and optical image stabilization, the Panasonic also offers a ten-power zoom. This combined with a large, clear LCD on the back makes it a…”
Expert
3 Compliments
9 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic TZ-3 is a sharp looking compact camera with some wonderful features. Boasting a wide-angle lens and optical image stabilization, the Panasonic also offers a ten-power zoom. This combined with a large, clear LCD on the back makes it a…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic TZ3 is the newest model in Panasonic’s pioneering TZ-series of cameras, which single-handedly created the ultrazoom compact class of cameras. Given its pioneering role and a generation of development and maturity, it’s no…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic TZ3 is the newest model in Panasonic’s pioneering TZ-series of cameras, which single-handedly created the ultrazoom compact class of cameras. Given its pioneering role and a generation of development and maturity, it’s no…”
Expert
3 Compliments
9 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic TZ-3 is a sharp looking compact camera with some wonderful features. Boasting a wide-angle lens and optical image stabilization, the Panasonic also offers a ten-power zoom. This combined with a large, clear LCD on the back makes it a…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic TZ3 is the newest model in Panasonic’s pioneering TZ-series of cameras, which single-handedly created the ultrazoom compact class of cameras. With a generation of development and maturity, the TZ3 has perhaps the most appealing feature…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Panasonic TZ3 is the newest model in Panasonic’s pioneering TZ-series of cameras, which single-handedly created the ultrazoom compact class of cameras. With a generation of development and maturity, the TZ3 has perhaps the most appealing feature…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Lumix DMC-TZ3 is the latest big zoom compact (1.5” thick) from Panasonic. This camera has a 7 megapixel resolution sensor and a 10x optical zoom with wide-angle lens (equivalent to 28-280mm on a 35mm camera). The lens is sharp, and the zoom is…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Lumix DMC-TZ3 is the latest big zoom compact (1.5” thick) from Panasonic. This camera has a 7 megapixel resolution sensor and a 10x optical zoom with wide-angle lens (equivalent to 28-280mm on a 35mm camera). The lens is sharp, and the zoom is…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Lumix DMC-TZ3 is the latest big zoom compact (1.5” thick) from Panasonic. This camera has a 7 megapixel resolution sensor and a 10x optical zoom with wide-angle lens (equivalent to 28-280mm on a 35mm camera). The lens is sharp, and the zoom is…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Lumix TZ3 is the latest big zoom compact (1.5” thick) from Panasonic. This camera has a 7 megapixel resolution sensor and a wide-angle lens with 10x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-280mm on a 35mm camera). The lens is sharp. The camera has an…”

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