Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3 Review

4.5
February 26, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3.

Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS

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Canon have entered the touch-screen camera market with their first ever interactive compact, the new Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS (also called the PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH). The 3 inch LCD screen can be used to focus on the main subject, set the camera options and playback your images. In addition to getting all touch-feely, the Canon IXUS 200 also offers a wide-angle 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixels and 720p HD video. Available in a variety of colours for around £329.00 / $329 / €379.00, Gavin Stoker gets to grips with the Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS.

Casio EX-H10

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The Casio EX-H10 is the latest pretender to the travel-zoom digital camera throne. Offering a 10x, 24-240mm zoom lens, large 3 inch LCD, and 720p HD movies in a pocketable body, the EX H10 is clearly challenging the likes of the Panasonic TZ7 / TZ6, Canon SX200 IS and Sansung WB550. Mark Goldstein discovers if the Casio EX-H10 has what it takes in our World-exclusive review...

Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

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The FinePix F70 is the latest camera to feature Fujifilm's revolutionary EXR technology, which offers you the choice of images with high resolution, expanded dynamic range or less noise at high ISO speeds. The Fujifilm F70EXR also offers two new shooting modes, Pro Focus Mode and Pro Low-light, which use multi-frame technology to create photos with greater depth-of-field and reduced noise, plus a versatile 10x zoom lens in a small and stylish body. Priced at just $279.95 / £229.99, is this the perfect compact camera for beginners and more experienced photographers alike? Read our expert review of the Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR to find out...

Nikon Coolpix L100

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The Nikon Coolpix L100 super-zoom camera has a 15x, 28-420mm zoom lens and is designed to be easy to use for beginners. Scene Auto Selector and Easy modes take the guesswork out of capturing the moment, Sensor-shift Vibration Reduction should keep your shots sharp, and the L100's large 3 inch screen is great for sharing with friends and family. The Nikon L100's is available now in black for a wallet-friendly price-tag of £239.99 / €269.00 / $279.95. Read our expert review to discover if this is the right digital camera for you.

Olympus mju 9000

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The Olympus mju 9000 (also known as the Stylus 9000) is a new travel-zoom compact camera. Offering a 10x, 28-280mm lens in a pocketable camera, the mju 9000 also features a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch LCD screen, 1cm macro mode and 5fps shooting (at 3 megapixels). Priced at £310 / $349.99 and available in black and blue, the Olympus mju 9000 is certainly up against some tough competition, principally the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 and Canon PowerShot SX200 IS. We find out if the mju 9000 has what it takes to beat them...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 is an unassuming new point-and-shoot ultra-compact camera with an incredible 8x zoom lens. Offering a versatile focal range of 25-200mm, the new ZX1 (also known as the DMC-ZR1) is still just 25mm thick and weighs less than 140g. With HD video, fast auto-focus and Panasonic's proven Intelligent Auto system, we find out if the Panasonic DMC-ZX1 is the ultimate family compact in our latest in-depth camera review.

Ricoh CX3

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6 months is a long time in the fast-moving world of digital photography - certainly long enough for the Ricoh CX3 to replace its predecessor, anyway. To recap, the CX3 is a compact travel-zoom camera, with a 10.7x lens providing a focal range of 28-300mm, a new back-illuminated 10 megapixel CMOS sensor which promises improved low-light performance, a gorgeous high-res 3 inch LCD screen, and the long-awaited addition of 720p HD movies. The Ricoh CX3 can be yours for £299 - read the World's First review to find out if it's worth your attention.

Samsung WB550

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The new Samsung WB550 (also known as the Samsung HZ15W) is the first camera in the World to feature a 24mm ultra wide angle, 10x optical zoom lens. A direct competitor to the Panasonic TZ series of cameras, the 12 megapixel WB550 has some impressive features, including 720p HD movie mode, 3 inch LCD screen, manual shooting mode, and not forgetting that 24-240mm lens. Priced at $329.99 / £299, Gavin Stoker discovers if the Samsung WB550 / HZ15W really can depose the TZ king...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

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The new Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 is the second Sony camera that we've recently reviewed to feature the innovative Exmor R sensor, promising better image quality in low-light conditions. Just like its sister model, the TX1, the Sony WX1 utilises a 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, with ISO speeds up to 3200 and a fast f/2.4, 5x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation. Other key features include burst shooting up to 10 frames per second at full resolution, 720p HD movie recording, and an easy to use Sweep Panorama mode. Priced at $350 / £300, is the Sony CyberShot DSC-WX1 the ultimate in point-and-shoot compact cameras? Mark Goldstein finds out...

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