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Category: Compact Cameras
Product: Panasonic Lumix SZ3

Panasonic Lumix SZ3 Hands-On Preview - We have a hands-on look at the compact Panasonic Lumix SZ3 with a Leica branded 10x optical zoom lens.

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Panasonic Sz3 (3)

The Panasonic Lumix SZ3 is this years update to the Panasonic Lumix SZ1, and features a 10x optical zoom lens, mega optical image stabilisation, creative panorama shooting, quick start up, and sonic speed AF. The Panasonic Lumix SZ3 will be available in black, white, violet and brown.

Key Features

  • 16.1 megapixel sensor
  • 10x optical zoom lens, 25-250mm equivalent
  • Mega optical image stabilisation
  • 2.7inch screen
  • Quick start-up time
  • Sonic speed AF
  • 720p HD video
  • Creative panorama
  • USB power charging

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 Specifications

Max Aperture f/3.1 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent 25mm - 250mm
Optical Zoom 10x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4608
Pixels (H) 3456
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.33
Sensor Size (width) 6.16mm
Sensor Size (height) 4.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 2.7in
Screen resolution 230k
Touch Screen No
Min Focus 5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/1600sec
Shutter speeds longest 60sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • Multi Pattern
ISO sensitivity 100 - 1600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp +/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 1.4fps
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1280x720 720p
Video FPS 24fps
Stereo Sound No
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Wi-Fi No
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
CIPA Rating 250
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data
Weight 111g
Width 94.8mm
Height 52.8mm
Depth 21.9mm

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