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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 Digital Camera, Black

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About the Panasonic DMC-SZ3

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 Digital Camera (Black) is a compact camera with a long lens. Its 16.1MP CCD sensor and Venus Engine image processor provide detailed images, accurate colors and fast performance and its 10X optical zoom lens stretches from ultra wide-angle to telephoto length to capture most any shot you will need. This Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 25-250mm with a maximum aperture of f/3.1 at the wide-angle end. This aperture is wide enough to be fast in low light and the camera's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) will compensate for any camera shake to provide clear photos and videos when shooting at the long lengths that the lens offers. In case you need to reach even further, a 20x Intelligent digital zoom is also available.

720p HD video recording is also supported by the SZ3 and a dedicated one-touch button will take you instantly from photo mode to video. A 2.7" Intelligent LCD screen is provided for composition and playback, it provides 11-step auto brightness that changes as lighting conditions change.

The SZ3 offers fast start-up and auto focus and its Intelligent Auto mode allows the camera to set all optimal adjustments while you compose and shoot. If you want your settings to be even more specific, 15 individual Scene Modes, such as Portrait, Sunset or Sports, offer predefined settings that correspond to the scene you are shooting. Four photo aspect ratios are also available: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1.

For expressive imaging, Creative Control and Creative Retouch allow you to add (before or after you shoot) 12 in-camera effects that give your images that something special, for example Retro look, Toy Effect or One Point Color. Creative Panorama offers the same effects for panorama images and Beauty Retouch Mode allows you to add make-up and teeth-whitening effects. The DMC-SZ3 provides 90MB of internal memory in case your memory card fills up and can be charged from your computer via its USB input as well as by a conventional AC charger.

The Panasonic DMC-SZ3 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Travel and more.The Panasonic DMC-SZ3 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic DMC-SZ3: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Image stabilization, Short lag time and Zoom range/performance.

Panasonic DMC-SZ3 Features

  • A 16.1MP CCD Sensor offers high quality imaging even in low light conditions
  • A 10x ultra wide-angle optical zoom lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of a 25-250mm lens. This incorporates most shooting situations from ultra wide-angle to telephoto, however if you need further reach an additional 20x Intelligent Digital Zoom capability is available
  • 720p HD video recording at 24 frames per second is available with a dedicated button that switches you immediately from photo into video mode. Both Intelligent Auto (iA) and MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) are supported for video
  • Composition and playback are viewed with a 2.7" TFT Color LCD display with a 230,000 pixel resolution. It provides 100% field of view and features Intelligent LCD function which automatically adjusts the screen's brightness according to shooting conditions
  • MEGA O.I.S. compensates for the effects of camera shake in both photo and video mode. It provides you with clearer images in low light and when shooting at telephoto lengths
  • In addition to the conventional AC power supply, the battery on the SZ3 can be charged via its USB input. This is a convenient (and at times necessary) option which allows you to charge your camera from your computer
  • The DMC-SZ3 shoots in four aspect ratios. Its native ratio is 4:3 offers numerous resolution levels and it also captures in 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 at higher resolutions
  • In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment
  • Combining Automatic ISO and Exposure, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Detection and MEGA O.I.S. into one mode, the camera's detection and correction functions adjust the camera to its best possible setting
  • Scene Modes provide predefined settings to make shooting certain types of scenes easier. The Scene Modes are: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Photo Frame, Starry Sky
  • Fast start-up time and fast autofocus allow you to capture fleeting moments that might otherwise get missed
  • The SZ3 provides 90MB of built-in memory when your memory card is filled or in case you just don't have it
  • The Creative Control feature includes modes such as one-point color, toy effect and retro photo to give your image an expressive effect when you shoot it. This is also available for panorama shots
  • Creative Retouch allows you to add those effects to an image you already shot and Beauty Retouch offers the ability to retouch faces with Make-Up, Lift Up and Teeth Whitening modes

Panasonic DMC-SZ3 Specifications

Camera Effective Pixels 16.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33" CCD sensor / 16.6 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.1 - 5.9 / 2-step (F3.1 / 9.0 (W), F5.9 / 16.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 10x
Focal Length f = 4.5 - 45.0 mm (25 - 250 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(29 - 290 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 12.6x (4:3 / 10M), 18.0x (4:3 / 5M), 22.5x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 20x
9 elements in 7 groups
(4 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical Surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (On / Off)
Digital Zoom Max. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focusing Area Normal / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 150 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On / Off)
Focus Normal, Quick AF (Always On), Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
AF Metering Face / 23-area / 1-area
Shutter Speed Approx. 8 - 1/1,600 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Recording File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3)
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Rec Mode (Mode Button) Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, Creative Control, Panorama Shot, Scene
Creative Control Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, One Point Color
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Photo Frame, Starry Sky
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-resolution Image: 1.4 frames / sec
High-speed Burst: Approx. 10 frames / sec
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
Flash Burst
Motion Picture Recording: HD Video 1,280 x 720 pixels, 24 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording: STD Video 640 x 480 pixels (VGA), 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
320 x 240 pixels(QVGA), 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Exposure Auto (Program AE)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, ±2 EV
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Still Image Recording (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 4,608 x 3,456 pixels (16M),
3,648 x 2,736 pixels (10M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
Still Image Recording (3:2 Aspect Ratio) 4,608 x 3,072 pixels (14M)
Still Image Recording (16:9 Aspect) 4,608 x 2,592 pixels (12M)
Still Image Recording (1:1 Aspect Ratio) 3,456 x 3,456 pixels (12M)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Color Mode Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Vivid (in normal), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red-Eye Correction Yes
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Playback Mode All, Slide Show, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorites), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12, 30 thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display Yes
Set Favorites Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Retouch Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch / Beauty Retouch
Resize / Cropping Yes / Yes
Copy Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
LCD 2.7" (6.7 cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 4.1 m (Wide / i.ISO), 1.5 - 2.1 m (Tele / i.ISO)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in Memory Approx. 90 MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface AV Output, USB (AV / USB Multi)
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 690 mAh, 2.5 Wh)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable)
Battery Life (Approx.) 250 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions (WxHxD) (Approx.) 94.8x55.8x21.9mm (3.73x2.20x0.86")
Weight (Approx.) 111 g (3.91oz) without Battery and SD Memory Card
126 g (4.44oz) with Battery and SD Memory Card
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