Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 Review

Overall Score

32

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-250 mm (10x) F3.1-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 95 x 56 x 22 mm, 126g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 Overview


First introduced in January, 2013, Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic SZ3 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3

Sensor resolution of Panasonic SZ3 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic SZ3 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic SZ3


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
23 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
3.1 Lens at Wide
126g Light Body
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 250 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 has an Overall Score of 32/100 and ranked #640 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1077 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic SZ3 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
27
Value for money score
50
Portability score
99
Overall score
32
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic SZ3


Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 weighs 126g and has external dimensions of 95 x 56 x 22mm (3.74 x 2.2 x 0.87"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Panasonic SZ3 is 49 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic SZ3 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic SZ3
126g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic SZ3
22mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-SZ3 Dimensions Lumix DMC-SZ3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 126 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 95 x 56 x 22 mm
Fujifilm FinePix XP70 Fujifilm XP70 179 g 126 g 104 x 67 x 26 mm 95 x 56 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 126 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 95 x 56 x 22 mm
Nikon Coolpix S6500 Nikon S6500 250 g 126 g 95 x 58 x26 x mm 95 x 56 x 22 mm
Canon SX170 IS 251 g 126 g 108 x 71 x 44 mm 95 x 56 x 22 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 126 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 95 x 56 x 22 mm
Olympus SZ-15 Olympus SZ-15 250 g 126 g 108 x 70 x 40 mm 95 x 56 x 22 mm
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Ricoh WG-4 GPS 235 g 126 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 95 x 56 x 22 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-SZ3
Announced January, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.10
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 126 g
Physical Dimensions 95 x 56 x 22 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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