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Panasonic DMC-SZ3K Digital Camera

16.1MP 10x MOS Jul 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Compact Digital Camera SZ3 - Featuring Slim Design, 10x Optical Zoom And Exciting Filter Effects The DMC-SZ3 incorporates 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with powerful 10x... More
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Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Panasonic is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Size

Several Panasonic DMC-SZ3K owners who purchased the product agreed that it was compact. T3.com mentioned “3D tech in compact body”. T3.com also mentioned “Compact for a 3D camera, twin lens”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Panasonic DMC-SZ3K reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the GE E1410SW[plb_1861642_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Fairly High Megapixel

Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-SZ3K have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP. With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the DMC-SZ3K has one of the higher megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200[plb_370973_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP and higher rated), the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP and higher rated), or the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-SZ3K has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ3K.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-SZ3K, the Panasonic DMC-SZ3K has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the D300s[pl_994_price], and the 3200[pl_1729050_price] both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-SZ3K is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-SZ3K. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight" and "Fluorescent L" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-SZ3K has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The best still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-SZ3K is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Panasonic DMC-SZ3K has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 90 megabytes, the DMC-SZ3K has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average internal memory of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 280MB.

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Has One Camera Playback

The Panasonic DMC-SZ3K has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic DMC-SZ3K is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Panasonic camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic DMC-SZ3K is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DMC-SZ3K has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-SZ3K. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The DMC-SZ3K has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Light

The DMC-SZ3K is fairly light (only 111 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The lightest digital camera of a comparable age and type to the DMC-SZ3K is 20g and the heaviest is 840g.

Alternative 111g cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-W580[plb_1620659_price] which has better reviews.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This compact camera digital camera received a score of 60 out of 100 from expert review website T3.com. The digital camera expert review sites aren't convinced by this camera.

Poor Battery Life

A few people who bought the product agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Four years ago T3.com said in their Panasonic DMC-SZ3K review “Battery life isn't great”. T3.com also wrote “The price premium paid for 3D, poor battery performance”. T3.com also said “Poor battery life”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support video capability. The DMC-SZ3K is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the D300s[pl_994_price], or the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB[pl_1643298_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DMC-SZ3K does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-SZ3K also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DMC-SZ3K has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-SZ3K. The display diagonals of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-SZ3K range from 1" to 4.8".

Other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W510[plb_1610607_price], or the Panasonic LS6[plb_1353105_price].

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot N2[plb_2697704_price] (2.8" and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-SZ3K does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-SZ3K are not 3D. The DMC-SZ3K is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-SZ3K does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the DMC-SZ3K is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 11x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-SZ3K has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Nikon 3200[plb_1729050_price], the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price], and the Canon S110[plb_1462073_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x), or the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x) both from GE or the Samsung 200F[plb_2071998_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DMC-SZ3K has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The DMC-SZ3K has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4,800, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Panasonic DMC-SZ3K has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-SZ3K is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DMC-SZ3K is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ3K.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 100, the DMC-SZ3K has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-SZ3K. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-SZ3K

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Panasonic camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the DMC-SZ3K has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ3K.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 10x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm T400[plb_1505419_price], the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the S6400[pl_1794412_price] (12x), or the S6800[pl_2118627_price] (12x) both from Nikon or the Rollei Powerflex 850[plb_2811791_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DMC-SZ3K has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative digital cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ36[pl_1725803_price], the DMC-LF1[pl_1727132_price], or the DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price] all from Panasonic.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_3179968_price] (CMOS), the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price] (CMOS), or the Fujifilm XF1[plb_1469574_price] (CMOS) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(2)
1 July 2012

Despite the big push on 3D in the home and at the flicks, there are still relatively few devices with which to create your own true stereoscopic imagery.We define ?true' as being cameras which... Read more…

3D tech in compact body
Compact for a 3D camera, twin lens and sensor array is capable of proper 3D
Great touchscreen
True 3D capture
Multitasks
No 3D viewer
Battery life isn't great
Pricey
The price premium paid for 3D, poor battery performance
No 3D playback
13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 25 June 2013 by MR J M WATTS
(Verified Purchase)

The camera is compact and easy to use. The photos are occasionally out of focus - maybe I have not allowed enough time for the auto focus to work, but some photos need to be taken quickly...

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by Seth Aldridge

The quality of the pics are superb. Crisp, clear and viberant. The camera itself is so small and sleek, I can put it in my purse and take it along anywhere. I am more than pleased with this... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Stephen
(Verified Purchase)

I've had these for almost a year now and they are worth every penny. I use them on planes and I can hear perfectly without the noise cancelling: I actually tried my mates Bose noise cancelling... Read more…

Reviewed 1 July 2015 by Erbrod
(Verified Purchase)

Its actually really good, except purple aberrations if you get the light wrong. Video really good, battery life great. There's better out there (and I think in hindsight I'd have paid for this),... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcsz3, dmcsz34, dmcsz3e, dmcsz3k, dmcsz34g, dmcsz3ep, dmcsz3egk, dmcsz34gb, dmcsz3egv, dmcsz3egw, 5025232725847, panasonic zoom4, panasonic zoom4x, panasonic dmcsz3, panasonic dmcsz3e, panasonic dmcsz3k, panasonic dmcsz3eb, panasonic dmcsz3ebv, panasonic dmcsz3ebt
Barcodes 00885170117716, 04010869232746, 04010869238946, 04010869238953, 05025232725816, 05025232725823, 05025232725830, 05025232725847, 05025232725854, 05025232725861, 05025232725878, 05025232725885, 05025232725892, 05025232725915, 05025232725922, 05025232725939, 05025232725946, 05025232725953, 08851701177162
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