Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Review

Overall Score

34

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-300 mm (12x) F3.3-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 103 x 60 x 33 mm, 229g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Overview


First introduced in May, 2009, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic ZS3 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-ZS3

Sensor resolution of Panasonic ZS3 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Panasonic ZS3 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic ZS3


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
3.3 Lens at Wide
11 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 has an Overall Score of 34/100 and ranked #576 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #997 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic ZS3 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
33
Value for money score
52
Portability score
95
Overall score
34
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic ZS3


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 weighs 229g and has external dimensions of 103 x 60 x 33mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.3"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic ZS3 is 163 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic ZS3 is less by 10mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS3
229g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS3
33mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-ZS3 Dimensions Lumix DMC-ZS3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 229 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 229 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Panasonic ZS100 312 g 229 g 111 x 65 x 44 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 229 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Panasonic LX7 298 g 229 g 111 x 68 x 46 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Panasonic ZS60 282 g 229 g 112 x 64 x 38 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 229 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 229 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-ZS3
Announced May, 2009
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k 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 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.30
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
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 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats AVCHD Lite
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 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 229 g
Physical Dimensions 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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