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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are generally positive. The usability and zoom also get good comments. There are some less positive opinions about the exposure and contrast.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the lens and price are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good views.

portability, usability, performance, price, lens

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 Digital CameraPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 Digital Camera

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 3MP Digital Camera with 12x Image Stabilized Optical ZoomPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 3MP Digital Camera with 12x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 Review

 

Announced at the end of July 2004, the DMC-FZ3 is part of the third generation of 'super zoom' cameras from electronics giant Panasonic. Like its predecessors (and the simultaneously announced DMC-FZ20) the FZ3 sports a Leica-branded DC Vario-Elmarit...

Excellent resolution and detail capture Sharp results Good, natural color Superb 12x optical zoom Very effective image stabilization Small and light, but well built Comprehensive range of controls Very fast operation Well designed menu system Nice...

Some vignetting at wide end of the zoom and in macro mode Occasional exposure problems Occasional clipping of highlights and shadows in high contrast scenes Focus at extreme telephoto sometimes hunts, sometimes misses Visible noise at high ISO settings...

It may be the baby of Panasonic's super zoom range, but the FZ3 is a mature, feature-rich product with a stunning lens, powerful processor and outstanding performance. It's fast, reliable, easy to use and packed with useful and powerful features and...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 is an affordable 3.1-megapixel digital camera with a high- quality Leica 12x optical zoom. The high precision Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 12x zoom is equivalent to a 35 - 420mm zoom on a 35mm camera and has a constant F2.8 brightnes

Bottom line - The Lumix DMC-FZ3 will make an excellent choice for the family or tourist user, especially if you're going on safari or attending sporting events. With its 12x optical zoom lens, you are rarely going to be too far away from a subject. And it

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Dave Etchells (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Panasonic's been a player in the digicam market for the last couple of years, but until now, we've not managed to get hands on any of their cameras to test. The 3-megapixel Panasonic FZ3 is now the second of their cameras that I've reviewed, and I was...

To see how the DMC-FZ3's images compare to other cameras you may be considering

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

One of the bestultra zoom cameras in the last year was the PanasonicLumix DMC-FZ10. It featured an F2.8, 12X opticalzoom with image stabilization, a 4 Megapixel CCD,manual controls, a hot shoe, and more.

Very good photo quality (though see issues below), F2.8, 12X optical zoom lens, Image stabilization system, Very little purple fringing; unusual for an ultra zoom camera, Full manual controls including ability to fine-tune white balance, AF-assist...

Occasional vignetting (dark corners) in images, Above average redeye and barrel distortion, LCD and EVF don't "gain up" in low light, Can't remove memory card while camera is on tripod, A VGA movie mode would've been nice, Slowest shutter speed in...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3, is available for around £260 - the Lumix FZ3 is a fairly compact 3 megapixel digital camera, with an impressive 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 35-420mm on a 35mm camera), and a 1.5" TFT screen. The camera is enclosed...

Excellent macro mode ; Excellent picture quality (colour, saturation) ; Excellent detail ; Excellent 12x Leica optical stabilisation lens ; Colour effects (Cool, Warm, Natural, Vivid etc) ; Full manual controls (shutter, aperture, custom white balance)...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 is a fantastic digital camera! The camera has a very impressive stabilised Leica 12x optical zoom lens that captures a lot of detail despite the cameras seemingly low 3 megapixel sensor. The camera has a very good macro...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 is a 3.1 megapixel sensor digital camera with a 12x Optical Zoom lens, Optical Zoom Stabilizer and 1.5 inch LCD. It measures 108 x 68 x 85 mm and weighs 290g. UK/European Readers buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 DP Review has...

In many respects, the DMC-FZ3 is a sibling of FZ20. The FZ3's body is smaller and a bit more basic ? for example the non-slip grip area is limited to a patch on the front of the grip area ? and some of the features found on the FZ20, such as an...

Jul, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

This is the best thing between SLR and Non-SLR

 

I would say that I shopped around for 1-2 months before buying this camera. Reading endless reviews on what is out there and then going to try it. In the end it was a toss between the FZ3 and Canon S1 IS. The only two things that the Canon had on the ...

12x Zoom, manual shutter and aperture, great picture

Panasonic Battery, better strap needed

May, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

This is the best thing between SLR and Non-SLR

 

12x Zoom, manual shutter and aperture, great picture

Panasonic Battery, better strap needed

May, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great camera

 

12x Optical Zoom, Stabilization, 12x Optical Zoom

Proprietary battery

Apr, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Z3 is Excellent

 

Lens, quick start-up, shutter lag, size, movie mode

proprietary battery

Feb, 2005