The five megapixel DMC-LZ3 incorporates Panasonic’s top-rated MEGA Optical Image Stabilization, large and bright LCD display, 6x optical zoom, and a 1-point high-speed autofocus feature that is new to the LZ product line. The DMC-LZ3 provides consumers with features that are easy to understand and use, but that don’t compromise on capability. Although this is a compact camera, the 6x optical zoom and MEGA Optical Image Stabilization give users the tools that are usually available only in larger and more expensive cameras. The MEGA Optical Image Stabilization, which Panasonic puts into all of its cameras, moves the lens to compensate for the slight hand movements most people make when taking a picture. With MEGA Optical Image Stabilization, pictures come out clear, even when using the zoom feature or shooting in low light. The LZ3 also has Panasonic’s Venus Engine Plus, the processor that manages image capture and energy use for the cameras.