The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3
has a luxurious touch with its stylish design
and metallic, stainless-steel exterior. New is
an integrated lens barrier instead of a too-easily-lost
lens cap. It features a 10x wide-angle optical
zoom Leica DC lens (equivalent to a 28mm-280mm
zoom on a 35mm film camera) in one of the smallest
body for an ultra zoom. The long zoom reach allows
you to bring distant subjects close while the
wide-angle lens allows you to include all your
friends in the picture or capture an architectural
or expansive landscape in a single shot.
The TZ3 features the MEGA O.I.S.
(Optical Image Stabilizer) system to fight against
hand-shake, the major cause of blurry images.
In addition, the TZ3 compensates for the other
major cause of blurry images --subject movement
-- with the Intelligent ISO Control function which
detects subject movement and adjusts the ISO setting
and shutter speed to best suit the movement and
light conditions automatically. Together, they
form Intelligent Image Stabilizer.
Venus Engine III in the TZ3 allows
high-sensitivity recording up to ISO 1250 at full
resolution with an improved noise reduction system
which maintains high resolution.
A high resolution (230K pixels)
extra large 3.0-in. LCD monitor makes composition
easy. You can also display two photos side by
side for comparison in playback. A handy Clipboard
function allows you to snap important documents
such as passports, maps, schedule, etc. and store
them for instant retrieval.
Battery life is approximately 270
pictures on a single charge (CIPA standard).
The TZ3 is compatible with the optional
marine case DME-MCTZ3 which is safe to a depth
of 40 meters.
If you like the idea of an image
stablized long zoom with a wide-angle coverage
in a relatively compact body, the Panasonic
Lumix DMC-TZ3 may just be what you need --
now available in black, silver or blue.
Auto / Daylight
/ Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
White Balance Adjustment (±10steps,
except for Auto Set)
Simple, Normal Image, Macro, SCN1, SCN2 (Portrait,
Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait,
Night Scenery, Self-portrait, Food, Party,
Candle, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial
Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby1, Baby2,
Underwater, Sunset, Pet), Motion Picture,
Playback, Clipboard, Print, Intelligent ISO
/ Center Weighted / Spot
1/3 EV step, -2
- +2 EV
Yes (at Simple
Auto (AE) Bracketing
- 1 EV step, 3 frames
8 - 1/2,000 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
2 sec / 10 sec
1 sec / 3 sec
1x / 4x / 8x
Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Natural,
Still Image: JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system, based
on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding
Image with Audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera
File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Fine / Standard
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3,072 x 2,304 pixels,
2,560 x 1,920 pixels,
2,048 x 1,536 pixels,
1,600 x 1,200 pixels,
1,280 x 960 pixels,
640 x 480 pixels
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3,216 x 2,144 pixels,
2,560 x 1,712 pixels,
2,048 x 1,360 pixels
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3,328 x 1,872 pixels,
2,560 x 1,440 pixels
1,920 x 1,080 pixels
4:3, 3:2, 16:9 Multiple Aspect Ratios
(QuickTime Motion JPEG)
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x
240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps,
(Max. recording time depends on Memory Card
Capacity, Max. 2 GB for a motion picture)
Creating still pictures from a motion picture
Pack (3.7 V, 1,000 mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240 V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life (Approx.)
- Battery Charger
- Battery Pack
- Battery Carrying Case
- AV Cable
- USB Connection Cable
- AC Cable
- CD-ROM: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio
-viewer-, ArcSoft (PhotoImpression / PhotoBase
/ PanoramaMaker), USB Driver
(W x H x D)
105.0 x 59.2 x
36.7 mm /
4.20 x 2.37 x 1.47 in.
232 g (0.51 lb)
257 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.57
$349.95 / CDN $529.99
* In Motion Picture Mode, when you
set the picture quality to [30 fps VGA], we recommend
using a high speed SD Memory Card with "10
MB/s" or greater displayed on the package.
** Shooting conditions: 23 °C (73.4°F) with
50% humidity; LCD on; using Panasonic SD/SDHC Memory
Card; starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning
on the power; shooting once every 30 seconds with
the flash in full operation for every other shot;
changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide,
or wide to telephoto, for each shot; and temporarily
turning the power off after each 10 shots (long
enough to lower the battery temperature).
The battery life differs
depending on the condition stored or used or environment.
The number of recordable pictures varies
depending on the recording interval time. If the
recording interval time becomes longer, the number
of recordable pictures decreases. Operating
Temperature:32 °F 104 °F(0°C40°C)
Operating Humidity: 10%40%
Weight and dimensions
shown are approximate.
Design, functions, and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
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