Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Review

Review Date: March 26th 2007

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 105.0 x 59.2 x 36.7 mm (4.20 x 2.37 x 1.47 inch)
Weight Approx. 232g. (0.51lb), Approx.257g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.57lb)
Camera Effective Pixels 7.2 Mega pixels
Image Sensor 1/2.35 inch, 8.50 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Colour Filter
Optical Zoom 10x
Focal Distance f=4.6-46mm (35mm Equiv.: 28-280mm)
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 11 elements in 9 groups (3 Aspherical Lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces ,1ED lens)(3 Aspherical Lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces ,1ED lens)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1/ Mode2)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity, Macro / Simple mode / Intelligent ISO / Motion Picture / Clipboard: Wide 5cm/Tele(excepted tele end) 200cm - infinity, Tele Macro (at tele end) : 100cm - infinity
AF Metering 1-point/1-point high speed/3-point high speed/9-point/Spot
Focus Auto Focus System, Normal/Macro (Dial), Continuous AF On/Off
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250 (High Sensitivity Mode : 3200)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set, White Balance Adjustment (+/-10steps, except for auto set)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, -2 - +2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at simple mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV -1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted/ Spot
Scene Mode Dial: Simple, Normal image, Macro,SCN1, SCN2 (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-portrait, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby1, Baby2, Underwater, Sunset, Pet ),Motion Picture, Playback, Clipboard, Print, Intelligent ISO
Shutter Speed 8-1/2000 sec
Aperture Wide: F3.3 / F8.0 (2 steps) Tele: F4.9 / F11 (2 steps)
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Auto Review 1sec, 3sec, Zoom
Review 1sec, 3sec, Zoom
Picture Adjustment -
Colour Effect Mode -
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding image with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTimeMotion image: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Recording Image Size 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3072 x 2304 pixels, 2560 x 1920pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels , 1280 x960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3216 x 2144 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels , 2048 x 1360 pixels 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3328 x 1872 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels4:3, 3:2, 16:9 Multiaspect
Image Quality Fine / Standard
Motion Image 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec or 2 frames/sec Full-resolution: Max. 7 images (Standard mode), Max. 5 images (Fine Mode)
Unlimited consecutive shooting Yes
Still Image Rec. with Audio 5 sec
Audio Dubbing Max. 10sec
Real-time Histogram Yes
Flip Animation -
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off0.6 - 4.2m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash -
Viewfinder -
LCD Monitor 3.0inch Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230K Pixels) Field of View : approx. 100per cent, Power LCD mode, High angle mode
Playback mode 25-thumbnail display, 9-thumbnail display, Calendar display, zoomed playback (16x max.), image rotation, Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable),Playback of favorite pictures, Out-of-frame display, Dual display, Creating still pictures from a motion pictureResizing (selectable number of pixels), trimming, protection, aspect conv. DPOF print setting
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian,
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Microphone Yes
Speaker Yes
Interface DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Direct Print PictBridge
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1000mAh) (Included)AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 270 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer- ArcSoft (PhotoImpression/PhotoBase/PanoramaMaker) USB Driver
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery carrying case AV Cable, USB Connection Cable AC Cable, Strap, CD-ROM
Digital Zoom 4 x ( Max. 40 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom )(Max. 60 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focus Distance f=4.6-46mm (35mm Equiv.: 28-280mm)
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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