Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 Review

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April 22, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3.

Canon PowerShot A495

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As camera manufacturers increasingly add more bells, whistles and megapixels to their compacts in order to outdo the competition, it's easy to overlook the cheaper yet still very capable end of the market. This is where cameras like the new Canon Powershot A495 aim to provide the core functionality and image quality of their more expensive brethren in a more accessible and of course cheaper package. Read our in-depth 10-page Canon PowerShot A495 review to find out if this budget shooter hits the mark.

Casio EX-S200

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The Casio EX-S200 is a new ultra-slim entry-level compact camera. Measuring less than 18mm thick, the Casio S200 is a simple and stylish point-and-shoot with a wide-angle 4x zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 720p HD movies. Find out if this is the right budget camera for you by reading our in-depth Casio EX-S200 review.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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The Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 is a brand new 10x travel-zoom camera that won't break the bank. Offering a 14 megapixel sensor, 28-280mm focal range and 720p HD movie recording, the JZ500 can be yours for less than £175 / $250. Read our Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 review to find out if it's worth a look.

Kodak Easyshare M580

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The Kodak Easyshare M580 is a new entry-level camera with some advanced features, including a wide-angle 8x zoom lens, 14 megapixel sensor, HD video and a large 3 inch LCD screen. Officially retailing for £179.99 / $199.95, read our expert Kodak Easyshare M580 Review.

Nikon Coolpix L23

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The new L23 sits right at the bottom of the Nikon Coolpix range, but that doesn't mean that you should immediately write it off. After all, £69.99 / €81.00 buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 10 megapixel CCD sensor all included. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix L23 to find out if you really can get a capable camera at this price-point...

Olympus FE-5030

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The Olympus FE-5030 is a new slim, stylish and simplified compact camera that won't break the bank. Featuring a 14 megapixel sensor, 5x 26-130mm zoom lens, and a 2.7 inch LCD screen, the FE 5030 is priced at £139.99. Zoltan-Arva Toth finds out if that's money well spent in our Olympus FE-5030 review.

Pentax Optio RS1000

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There are literally hundred of compact cameras on the market, making it extremely difficult for a new model to get noticed. The Pentax RS1000 tackles this problem in a rather unique way - the front can be customised with an image, instantly transforming the RS1000 from just another compact to your own personalised camera. Find out if this is enough to stand-out by reading our Pentax Optio RS1000 review.

Samsung PL150

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The Samsung PL150 improves on the innovative dual-screen technology of last year's ST500 / 500 cameras and makes it much more affordable for the masses. The PL150 (also known as the TL210) has a smaller LCD on the front as well as the 3 inch rear screen, which is very useful for composing self-portrait stills and now video too. The stylish 12 megapixel Samsung PL150 has a wide-angle 5x zoom lens, can record HD video and only costs £179.99 / $229.99.

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