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Best Compact Digital Camera Overall with at least 10x Optical Zoom
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

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 model which is easily justified by the larger and higher resolution screen (which is much better than the ZS1’s) and the HD video mode.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is the Best Compact Digital Camera Overall with at least 10x Optical Zoom
Where to buy
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
Specifications
  • Zoom: 12.0x
  • Wide-Angle Lens: 25mm (40% wider)
  • Resolution: 10.1MP
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Website Reviews (3 reviews)
  • Highly Recommended at DPReview.com
  • Dave's Pick at Imaging-Resource.com
  • Rated Excellent by CNET.com
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

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. If video is not a priority and you can live with a standard resolution, smaller screen you get, with the ZS1, a camera that is very similar to its bigger brother at an attractive price point.

Read more at Digital Photography Review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 is one of the Best Compact Digital Cameras Overall with at least 10x Optical Zoom
Where to buy
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
Specifications
  • Zoom: 12.0x
  • Wide-Angle Lens: 25mm (40% wider)
  • Resolution: 10.1MP
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Want More Opinions? See:
Website Reviews (3 reviews)
  • Highly Recommended at DPReview.com
  • Dave's Pick at Imaging-Resource.com
  • Rated Very Good by CNET.com

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