42nd Street Photo Review of the Panasonic DMC-ZS3 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

The ZS3 is a powerhouse performer with enormous versatility. Compared with the TZ-Series, it extends the power of the optical zoom from 10x to 12x and expands the wide-angle lens from 28mm to an ultra-wide 25mm. The ZS3 is the world’s first digital camera to feature HD video recording in “AVCHD Lite.” Compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format, AVCHD Lite allows longer recordings with breathtaking HD visual and audio quality.

Other features include:

– wide-angle lens for shooting landscapes and large groups
– top JPEG resolution: 3648 x 2736
– mini HDMI output for connecting the camera to a compatible HDTV (cable not included)
– 40MB internal memory holds about 7 photos at top resolution
– compatible with PictBridge-enabled printers
– weight (without battery and media): 7.5 ounces
– Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)/Rec. Mode Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, MySCN, SCN, Motion Picture
– Color Mode Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm

If you are looking for a great lightweight digital camera then the Panasonic DMC-ZS3 is for you.


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