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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

10.1MP Compact Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom
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General

Brand Name

:
Panasonic

Model Name

:
Lumix DMC-ZS3

Date Available

:
April 15, 2009
Physical

Camera Format

:
Compact

Size (W x H x D)

:
4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.

Weight (without batteries)

:
7.3 oz

Weight (with batteries)

:
8.1 oz

Easy to Use

:
Yes

Colors

:
Silver, Black, Blue, Red

Body Material

:
Metal

Weatherproof

:
No

Shockproof

:
No

Waterproof

:
No

Tripod Mount Available

:
Yes
Image Capture

Sensor Type

:
CCD

Sensor Size

:
6.0 x 4.4 mm

Effective Sensor Resolution

:
10.1 megapixels

Max Image Resolution

:
3648 x 2736 pixels

Shutter Lag Time (pre-focused)

:
0.13 sec

Shutter Lag Time (including auto-focus time)

:
0.7 - 0.8 sec

Power to First Shot Time

:
2.8 sec

Max Shooting Speed (continuous)

:
1.5 frames/sec

Max Shooting Speed (burst)

:
1.8 frames/sec

Max Consecutive Burst Frames

:
3 frames
Video Capture

Video Available

:
Yes

HD Video Available

:
Yes

Video Sound Available

:
Yes

Video Stereo Sound Available

:
Yes

Video Zoom Available (while recording)

:
Yes

Max Video Resolution

:
1280 x 720 pixels

Max Video Frame Rate (max resolution)

:
60 frames/sec

Max Video Frame Rate (any resolution)

:
60 frames/sec
Lens System

Min Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
25 mm

Max Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
300 mm

Optical Zoom

:
12.0x

Digital Zoom

:
4.0x

Image Stabilization Type

:
Optical (lens shift)

Image Stabilization Available

:
Yes

Manual Focus Available

:
No

Auto Focus Assist Light Available

:
Yes

Min Focus Distance (not macro)

:
19.7 in.

Min Focus Distance (macro)

:
1.2 in.

Interchangeable Lenses Available

:
No
Aperture and Shutter

Max Aperture (wide-angle)

:
f/3.3

Max Aperture (tele-photo)

:
f/4.9

Max Shutter Speed

:
1/2000 sec

Smile Detection Available

:
No
Exposure Controls

Min ISO Setting

:
80

Max ISO Setting

:
6400

Aperture Priority Mode Available

:
No

Shutter Priority Mode Available

:
No

Full Manual Exposure Mode Available

:
No

Face Detection Available

:
Yes

Exposure Compensation

:
+/- 2.0 EV
Viewfinder and Display

Viewfinder Available

:
No

LCD Screen Size

:
3.0 in.

LCD Screen Resolution

:
460000 pixels

Display Mounting

:
Built-in
Flash

Flash Range (wide-angle)

:
2.0 - 17.4 ft

Flash Range (tele-photo)

:
3.3 - 11.8 ft

Flash Recycling Time

:
5.8 sec

External Flash Connection Available

:
No
Image Storage

Storage Media

:
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Sensor Raw Format Available

:
No
Interfaces

Computer Interface

:
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)

Video Out Interface Available

:
Yes
Power

Battery Type

:
Proprietary Lithium Ion Rechargeable

Battery Life

:
300 shots

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