The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 features 6.0
megapixel resolution, 6.0x optical zoom with image
stabilization, and a large 2.0-in. (85,000 pixels
resolution) LCD screen.
The major advantage Panasonic digital cameras
has over its competitors is the MEGA Optical Image
Stabilizer. This works to counteract camera shake
due to shaky hands or the use of too slow a shutter
speed (as in low-light shots), and hence helps
avoid blurred shots.
Also interesting on this camera is the 6x optical
zoom reach of 37-222mm (35mm equivalent) whereas
most other digital cameras in this category provides
only 3x optical zoom, and a couple reaches up
to 5x. Record 640x480 pixels movies (no sound)
at 30fps (max. recording time depends on memory
card capacity). Exposure is Program AE with 14
additional Scene Modes.
Panasonic claims a release time lag of 0.008
second minimum. You can take up to 5 images in
Standard Mode and 3 images in Fine Mode with full
resolution. In addition, the Unlimited Consecutive
Shooting function lets you continue shooting until
the memory card or built-in memory is full.
The DMC-LZ3 can be powered by two AA alkaline
or two rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH)
batteries. Included in the box are two Panasonic
Oxyride batteries that allow you to take
approx. 250 photos. Alkaline batteries let you
take about 175 photos and nickel-metal hydride
batteries allow up to 390 photos. (*1)
The Panasonic LZ3 has 14MB of internal memory.
PictBridge technology allows you to print
directly to any PictBridge-compatible printer
without going through a PC.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 should appeal
to those looking for an affordable and easy-to-use
point-and-shoot with 6x optical zoom and built-in
Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian,
SD Memory Card
DC Input, Video
Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Two Oxyride AA Batteries
AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
AA Alkaline Batteries
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)
Battery Life (*1)
Up to 250 pictures
(CIPA Standard) with included AA Oxyride
Two AA Oxyride
Video & USB
Dimensions (W x
H x D)
100 × 62
× 45 mm /
2.44 x 3.94 x 1.77 in.
(Not including protruding parts)
183 g (0.4 lb)
231 g (0.51 lb) (with Battery and SD Memory
$229.95 / CDN $379.99, available in March
standard measurement method, using SD Memory Card
and the supplied batteries. CIPA (Camera &
Imaging Products Association) creates standards
for measuring battery life. The CIPA standard
measurement method: Switch on the power and LCD,
begin shooting in 30 seconds, switch between telephoto
and wide-angle every 30 seconds, fire the flash
every other shot. After every 10 shots, switch
off the camera unit until the battery cools. Ambient
conditions: 73.4 degrees Farenheit, 50 humidity.
Specifications are subject to change without
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