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Panasonic DMC-XS3EG Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Good quality lens
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Panasonic camera. This Panasonic digital camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Expert Reviews

This medium megapixel camera received an expert rating of 80% from PhotographyBlog.com. That puts this digital camera in the bottom 82% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 8,853 owner and expert reviews (including 765 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

Good Quality Lens

One owner considered that it had a good zoom.

Good Video Capture

One owner said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-XS3EG considered that it was compact. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 is a diminutive, ultra-slim digital compact camera featuring a 14.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, Full HD video recording, super fast autofocusing” in their review of this digital camera.

Light

When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age, the Panasonic DMC-XS3EG's weight of only 89 grams is one of the lightest. The weights of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 20g to 1.3kg.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-XS3EG has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including the Leica X Vario ($89.95), or the Panasonic DMC-FT2 which has better reviews.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera is 4928 x 3264 pixels and the worst is 4288 x 3216 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-XS3EG has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The DMC-XS3EG features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature calendar.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F ($399.00) both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera, the maximum aperture number of the Panasonic DMC-XS3EG of 22 is one of the smallest. The average maximum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 7.4.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 4.5mm to 40mm. The DMC-XS3EG has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the DMC-XS3EG has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 120 millimeters, the DMC-XS3EG has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-XS3EG has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus SZ-14 is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the 150F (5x), or the WB250 (5x) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DMC-XS3EG has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SAMSUNG MV900F, or the SAMSUNG ST96 both from Samsung.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon 150 (8x) which is also higher rated.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

Digital cameras of this type and age have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. At 200 megabytes, the DMC-XS3EG has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DMC-XS3EG has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DMC-XS3EG has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-XS3EG has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The DMC-XS3EG supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG does not have an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do have an HDMI.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Panasonic digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Samsung 200.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DMC-XS3EG has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of cameras of this age and spec is 2.9".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96, and the GE X5 is also worth considering.

If this medium megapixel camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the OM-D E-M1 ($999.00) (3" and higher rated), or the Stylus SP-100EE (3" and higher rated) both from Olympus.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the DMC-XS3EG has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcxs3k, panasonic dmcxs3t, dmcxs3eg
Barcodes 04902704684554, 05025232752294, 05025232752300, 05025232752317, 05025232752355, 05025232752379

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