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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 is a compact digital camera designed to handle all internal settings automatically.

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Pros

Good value for money

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Excellent colour reproduction

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Good macro pictrue quality

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Simple to use, good for beginners or first time camera owners

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Excellent auto white-balance

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Responsive camera controls and menus

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Responsive shutter speed (except in darker conditions)

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Movie recording (720p)

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Effective anti shake system to avoid blurred images

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Good night shot photos

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Cons

Limited number of features, only the bare basics

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Pictures are not sharp (LUMIX or LEICA lens)

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Video quality could be better

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All-plastic body

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More features can be had at a similar price

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Limited noise and colour desaturation starting to appear at ISO 400. ISO 800: quite visible noise, smearing of fine detail and colour desaturation, and ISO 1600 is even noisier

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Noisy zoom mechanism

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 is a compact digital camera designed to handle all internal settings automatically, enabling simple point-and-shoot functionality in a stylish and small package. This is similar to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1, but has a more sensitive 14.1 megapixel sensor, digital red-eye correction, an 8.4x digital zoom, and a built-in memory of 70MB. They are otherwise the same, with iA Mode automatically detecting the correct scene mode, setting the MEGA O.I.S. to account for camera shake, adjusting for moving subjects, and using face detection to set focus properly. The lens is capable of wide-angle 28mm shots, and uses a 4x optical zoom. Video can also be shot in 720p HD at 30fps, and can be viewed on the 2.7 inch LCD screen.

Features
  • 14.1-megapixel High-resolution CCD (S3)
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
  • Digital Red-eye Correction (Red-eye Removal) (S3)
  • MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Shake Detection
  • Intelligent Scene Selector – Scene Detection
  • Intelligent ISO Control – Motion Detection
  • Face Detection AF/AE
  • Auto Backlight Compensation / Quick AF
  • 28mm Wide-angle 4x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 8.4x Extra Optical Zoom (S3)
  • Sonic Speed AF / Fast Start-up Time / Short Release Time Lag
  • Venus Engine VI
  • Higher Image Quality with Advanced Signal Processing
  • Extended Battery Life
  • Approx. 250 Shots on a Single Battery Charge (S3)
  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting
  • HD Movie Recording (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30fps in Motion JPEG Format)
  • LUMIX Image Uploader
  • Large, 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot LCD
  • Built-in Memory 70MB (S3)
  • PictBridge Compatible – Direct Print Function
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