Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 Review

4.0
January 13, 2014 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 92.2 x 54.4 x 18.5 mm
Weight Approx. 89g without Battery and microSD Memory Card (0.20 lb)
Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / Total Pixel Number 15.3 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens Aperture F2.8 - 6.9 / 2-step (F2.8 / 9.0 (W), F6.9 / 22.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 5.0x
Focal Length f = 4.3 - 21.5mm (24 - 120mm in 35mm equiv.)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 5.9x (4:3 / 10M), 8.4x (4:3 / 5M), 10.5x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 10x
Lens LUMIX DC VARIO
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (On / Off)
2- Speed Zoom -
Conversion Lens Compatibility -
Digital Zoom Max. 4x
Focus Focusing Area Normal / Intelligent AUTO / Motion picture: Wide 5cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On/Off)
Focus Normal
AF Metering Face / 23-area / 1-area / Spot
Shutter Shutter Speed Approx. 8 - 1/1,600 sec 
Finder Viewfinder -
File File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / DPOF
Recording Modes Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic,
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot,
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image with AF Tracking:
Motion Picture Recording (*2) HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
STD Video 640 x 480, 25p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
High Speed Video -
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD -
MP4 Approx. 60 min (FHD)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD -
MP4 Approx. 30 min (FHD)
Exposure Parameters Exposure Auto (Program AE)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3-1EV step, Max. +/-1 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Picture Quality Picture Adjustment -
Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4320x3240 (14M) / 3648x2736 (10M EZ) / 2560x1920 (5M EZ) / 2048x1536 pixels (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ)
Image Quality Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Photo Style / Film Mode -
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode: Standard, Happy (only in iA Mode) , Vivid (in normal / video), Black and White, Sepia
Aspect Bracketing -
Other Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On/Off)
GPS -
Wi-FI -
NFC -
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes (Digital)
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Display Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorite), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes (Menu / Zoom Button) / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram -
Show Highlights -
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Edit Retouch Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch / Beauty Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / No / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / No
Cut Animation -
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites
Setup OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Monitor LCD Monitor 6.7 cm (2.7") TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
Flash Built- in- Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off,
Media Recording Media Built-in Memory, microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory Approx. 200MB
Audio Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface Interface AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Power Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 690 mAh, 2.5 Wh) (Included)
Battery life (approx.) 230 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Standard Package Included Software -
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap
NOTE *1

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