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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 966 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the contrast and shutter, while there are mixed opinions on the exposure and durability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

storage, focus, shutter, contrast

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the reliability and durability are mixed. Some have doubts about the focus.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3EB-K Compact Camera - Black (16.1MP, 10x Optical Zoom with Leica DC Lens, 25mm Wide Angle Lens, HD Video Recording) 2.7 inch LCPanasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3EB-K Compact Camera - Black (16.1MP, 10x Optical Zoom with Leica DC Lens, 25mm Wide Angle Lens, HD Video Recording) 2.7 inch LC

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the focus. There are some less positive comments about the contrast and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

durability, contrast

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 16.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with20x Intelligent Zoom (Black) (OLD MODEL)Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 16.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with20x Intelligent Zoom (Black) (OLD MODEL)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 and SZ3 up the mid-range offering - Pocket-lint

 

Panasonic has announced two new "ready to shoot cameras for everyone" at CES in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint has already had a play. The new models, the Lumix

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Digit Digital Cameras (digit.in)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3

May, 2014

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 Review

 

. They are both similar cameras, but the SZ3 is a cheaper budget model, with a CCD sensor and 2.7 inch screen, whereas the SZ9 has a MOS sensor and 3.0 inch screen. The SZ3 is available for around £80 in white, violet and black.

Decent image quality for a budget camera, Creative control mode for unique pictures, Has optical image stabilisation, Good value for money

Lacks a button to give quick access to picture settings such as ISO and white balance, Continuous shooting slower than expected, Inconsistent exposure in panoramas in bright sunlight

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMC-SZ3

 

Easy to use

Not found any yet

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMC-SZ3

 

size carry with ease anywhere good range of facilitys

none

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMC-SZ3

 

compact great features value for money

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMC-SZ3

 

Compact, simple to use. Zoom is quite good

Not found any yet

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMC-SZ3

 

ease of use ,size,quality

very few..:-)

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:690
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):250
Battery performance:690
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, Battery / Battery

Camera

Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.3 / DCF, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Slide show / slide show, thumbnails
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Image editing:Crop, Resizing / Resizing, Trimming
Languages support:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR
Multi burst mode: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR / CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR / ENG, ESP
Photo effects:Black&White, Positive film, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:Backlight, Children, Cuisine, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset / Children, Night portrait, Panorama, Pet, Portrait, Sports / Children, Night portrait, Panorama, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset / Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent L / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent L, Halogen, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Halogen, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / Violet / White
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:100
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):59.1 - 82.7
Flash range (wide):23.6 - 161.4

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:continuous auto focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection / Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):1.5 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.5 - ∞/ 1.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):1.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:20 / 22.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 1.77
Lens structure:9/7
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/7
Lens Type:Wide-angle
Maximum aperture number:16 / 5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11.4 / 9.84
Minimum aperture number:3.1
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):1600 / 6400
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:90
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Accessories included:8GB SDHC
Built-in flash: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 LE / Adobe Reader / PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 LE, Adobe Reader
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3456 x 3456 / 4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.1
Sensor Type:CCD / MOS
Still image resolution(s):3456x3456, 4608x3456, 3648x2736, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 640x480, 4608x3072, 4608x2592 / 640 x 480,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3456 x 3456,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456 / 640 x 480,\n2048 x 1536\n2560 x 1920\n3456 x 3456\n3648 x 2736\n4608 x 2592\n4608 x 3072\n4608 x 3456 / [1:1] 3456x3456 (12MP)\n[4:3] 4608x3456 (16MP) / 3648x2736 (10MP EZ) / 2560x1920 (5MP EZ) / 2048x1536 (3MP EZ) / 640x480 (0,3MP EZ)\n[3:2] 4608x3072 (14MP)\n[16:9] 4608x2592 (12MP)
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.6

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
HDMI: No
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1600
Slowest camera shutter speed:8

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: No
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:24 / 30
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@30fps
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4 / M-JPEG
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4 / M-JPEG
Video Frame Rate:24 / 30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.862
Height:2.2
Weight:3.92
Weight (including battery):4.44
Width:3.73