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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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Best Compact Digital Camera Overall Under $400
Editors' Ratings:
"Highly Recommended" at DPReview.com
"Dave's Pick" at Imaging-Resource.com
"Rated Excellent" by CNET.com
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1 Compliment
18 Recommendations
Recommended as
“If you primarily want a point-and-shoot camera with a long zoom, reviewers say the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is the best compact camera…”
Expert
1 Recommendation
Recommended as
“With intuitive Auto-settings and a 12x optical zoom that is commendable in its class, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 pushes the boundaries of focal-length (285mm-300mm, 35mm film equivalent) and employs an impressive in-camera flash compensation (resulting…”
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1 Compliment
14 Recommendations
Recommended as
“This pocket-friendly snapper sports an impressive 25mm ultrawide-angle lens with a 12X optical zoom shoe-horned into a chassis only 1.3 inches thick…”
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11 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Overall the two ZS cameras offer the best image quality and the most balanced mix of features, build quality and design in this test and are therefore both easy recommendations. The ZS3 is currently just over a $100 more expensive than its ZS1 sister…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Sporting a class-leading 12x zoom lens that is sharp and has a best in class wide-angle view for capturing landscapes, a superb HD movie mode, and good battery life in a sturdy body, this camera is the best-in-class companion when traveling. It is an…”
Expert
7 Compliments
27 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Lumix DMC-ZS3 (as it’s known in North America, TZ7 elsewhere) is the update to Panasonic’s very successful DMC-TZ5. With all the proven features of the TZ5 and an all metal body, improved Leica Vario-Elmar 12X zoom lens, a new 10.1…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Panasonic’s ZS3 - the flagship to the TZ series that created the compact ultrazoom market - is epitome of the do-everything, take-anywhere camera. Its huge 12x zoom lens will cover just about any scene you might encounter while traveling, from…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Pansonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is part of the highly successful TZ (Travel Zoom) series. It packs a versatile 12x zoom lens with a super wide angle view in a sturdy metal body. Despite being so tightly packed, the lens retains its sharpness & produces…”
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17 Recommendations
Recommended as
“A great companion digital camera with a 25-300mm zoom that fits in a pocket Panasonic practically created the pocket long-zoom digital camera category represented by the Lumix ZS3, and they continue to perfect it. Read more at Imaging Resource…”
Expert
31 Compliments
53 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Sporting a 10.1mp imaging sensor, a bright 3.0” LCD and a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens with a 12x optical zoom, the DMC-ZS3 is an excellent compact camera for taking photos of the kids and pets. Being able to zoom in…”
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1 Compliment
9 Recommendations
Recommended as
“As long as you don’t want much in the way of manual features, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is a very nice camera that can handle a variety of shooting situations. Read more at CNET…”

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