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Panasonic Lumix SZ3 Hands-On Preview

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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Product : Panasonic Lumix SZ3
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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



Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 Specifications

ManufacturerPanasonic
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.1 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent25mm - 250mm
Optical Zoom10x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size1/2.33
Sensor Size (width)6.16mm
Sensor Size (height)4.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor2.7in
Screen resolution230k
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/1600sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Multi Pattern
ISO sensitivity100 - 1600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting1.4fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1280x720 720p
Video FPS24fps
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMINo
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
CIPA Rating250
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight111g
Width94.8mm
Height52.8mm
Depth21.9mm

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