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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The value for money and portability are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the low light performance and battery.

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

features, battery, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 Preview


Among their lifeproof and super-zoom announcements, Panasonic also introduced a new ultra-compact digicam; the Lumix DMC-SZ3. While this camera can easily fit into the pants pocket of your skinny jeans, it surprisingly packs some heat with a 10x Leica...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

screen, responsiveness, build quality

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 16.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom Kit including Transcend 16GB Class 10 Memory Card (Black)


Great deal


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Great Camera of all Times.. I brought this camera on last year thanksgiving and am not sure about its features at that time... Just brought that.. and, last week i went to Niagara falls and too pictures in water.. Nothing happened to my camera.. Works...

Very sharp, Good zoom quality, Water resistant as far as i know

No clear view in camera, but clear view on computer screen

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.33''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No