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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and lens. The portability and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the flash and responsiveness. Some have doubts about the manual image adjustments and focus.

value for money, usability, portability, lens, image quality

shutter, features, low-light, focus, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33


Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LC33 is a compact and lightweight 3-megapixel camera that features a high quality Leica DC-VARIO ELMARIT all-glass aspherical 3x optical zoom lens. The LC33 incorporates a newly developed digital signal processor that increases its p

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33


What's in the Box

Very good photo quality ; Responsive performance ; Compact body ; Nice movie, playback modes ; Interesting "simple mode" for beginners ; Good continuous shooting mode for a point-and-shoot

No manual controls, except for white balance ; Noise levels a little high ; No AF illuminator ; Redeye ; Poor flash range ; Cheesy plastic doors over SD slot, I/O ports

While I still think that the Canon PowerShot A70 is the best camera in this class, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 holds its own. (The Canon's full manual controls + support for add-on lenses gives it the edge). The LC33 has very good photo quality, a...

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DMC-LC33 Lumix Digital Camera


Leica lens. Compact. Takes AA batteries. Ease-of-use

This camera was a star for the first 6 months, before the first power out occurred. Of a sudden, it would not turn on. After a day without batteries, the camera was okay. This was very inconvenient, since the problem occurred during vacation, leaving m


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DMC-LC33 Lumix Digital Camera


Contacted Panasonic's corporate office and they did not stand behind their product. The button you push to take the picture jammed. They want a flat fee of $160.00 to repair this camera if the one year warranty expires. My son has a KODAK digital and...

Took wonderful pictures, quick zoom

Only lasted a little over a year. Drained batteries fast

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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 (Tchaw, 13 Dec 04)


Sorry for my English, I write you from Paris (France)... to tell you the fact I got the same problem (impossibility to turn on the camera afer one year). Panasonic doesn't to deal with this disturbing. I can't use it any more, that's why I really do...

Turning on

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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 (Fotobiker, 1 Dec 04)


I had this little camera for 8 months and I have sold it because I won a new digicam in a foto contest. This camera is light and easy to use. The power consumption is very low and the battery status is constantly displayed. So I never carried any spare...

No problems occured. Camera is a bit slow and the various programs do not differ actually. No manual controls except ISO and image quality settings

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Camera Suddenly Dies for no reason


After a few pictures are taken, camera dies. Goes through batteries FAST

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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 (sean jacobs, 11 Oct 04)


This camera is very easy to use, small enough to fit into your pocket and the image quality makes a real time beginner like me feel like a pro. Moreover, the zoom is fantastic and the playback mode with audio is excellent. The most fanatstic thing for...

After about 8 months I was not able to switch the camera on and when I took it in for repears I was told that there was an error on the electical board and that errors like this can just happen without a reason. Because I (South African) bought the...

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sharp pictures, bright view screen


Lecia lens, comfortable in the hand, all around good performer

weak flash

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A very handy point and shoot camera


Small, but not too small, excellent lens and very nic quality images for a 3MP camera. I love that it uses standard AA bateries. Proprietary batteries suck

Lack of accesories like filters and such

Product Specifications

Quick, comfortable shooting and a slender form. Beautiful pictures and outstanding mobility. The compact LC33 makes it easy to enjoy the many features that distinguish the LUMIX series, such as the exquisite rendering of the Leica lens and the superior shooting performance made possible by Panasonic's digital imaging technologies. With the LUMIX LC33, Panasonic has established a new standard in basic digital camera performance.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode/Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sports mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:3
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical