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Panasonic Lumix ZS3
Panasonic Lumix ZS3

Hey! You should know that Panasonic has released a newer version of this product: the Panasonic Lumix ZS7.

Panasonic Lumix ZS3

We've given the ZS3 a grade of B.

Editor's Review

[Read our full Panasonic ZS3 review] The ZS3 was the king of the compact zoom genre while it was in production. The image quality is slightly superior to its replacement, the ZS7 (which we give an 'A' rating), and its otherwise very similar. We'd love to continue to recommend this camera, but since it's been discontinued, prices are too high compared to the ZS7 to justify that. Still, a great camera if you can find one for a deal.


  • 10.1-megapixel sensor
  • 12x MEGA optical image-stabilized zoom
  • 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens
  • 720p HD video
  • Intelligent Auto (iA) mode
  • Face Recognition feature
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
  • Part Number: DMC-ZS3S
  • UPC: 037988989027
  • Release Date: Apr 01, 2009

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Panasonic Lumix ZS3 Reviews

Panasonic Lumix ZS3 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
The VERY BEST Point and Shoot ever (George Meller — 02/18/2010)
This camera is FAST ! LCD viewfinder brilliant, nice wide angle with little distortion, crisp pictures almost as good as RAW. Although I onlu used it for 3 weeks - it looks like being a tough little work-horse which will replace many occasions when I use a pro.SLR
  • 5.0 out of 5
Very Happy (jl vegas — 12/09/2009)

Just bought camera at Costco for 249.99. Great buy. Starting to use it and cannot find any reason why this is not a great purchase for someone like me who is not into a lot of gadgets. I have had it now for one week, and tested all types of pictures with great success.

  • 5.0 out of 5
great camera, easy to use (cathy lascola — 11/22/2009)

i think this camera is EASY to use, and takes an EXCELLENT picture.
it has an easy to use motion picture button, and you can zoom in or out while filming video.
i fully recommend this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
GREAT CAM (Madhav — 10/16/2009)

Its really a gr8 cam 2 buy, zoom is awesome. Iso is great, in my view its a good budget hd video cam.

  • 4.0 out of 5
TZ3 3 weeks in (Michael Hall — 08/09/2009)

Just purchased this camera beofre starting a European tour with my wife and have to say it has been great. The wide angle on the lense allows you to get in the full building without being 400 meters away which in most european cities is not possible anyway. So yes even in small squares such as Juliet's balcony in Verona you get the full picture in only a 20ft yard. The video's are also excellent with the mic pick up not bad at ll considering its so small and built in.

  • 5.0 out of 5
The Benchmark of Ultra Compacts (Cameras2009 — 05/21/2009)

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