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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3EF-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 623 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good views, whereas many are critical about the optics and viewfinder. There are some mixed views about the exposure.

usability, performance, portability, price, image quality

shutter, memory, viewfinder, optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3EF-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 review

 

Everything on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 compact camera has been implemented to make the art of digital photography easier - including a Quick AF function that begins the camera focusing before the shutter release button is even half depressed.

If you’re buying a sub-£150 camera for image quality alone, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 would be the sensible choice.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Rosie Tanner (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

 

Discover what this small, sleek camera has under the bonnet

This is a perfectly adequate camera for the amateur or occasional user. Enthusiasts will not take to the soft corners and noisy low-light pictures. It is, however, a very decent daylight shooter for the non-pros.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 is an 8Mp compact camera with a 4x optical zoom.

If you're buying a sub-£150 camera for image quality alone, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 would be the sensible choice.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC FS3

 

The Panasonic DMC FS3 is an 8 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. The main attractions are its simplicity, picture quality and the fact it will slip more or less unnoticed into a pocket.

Ease of use - design and build quality - automatic features - overall picture quality - wide screen movies

There is nothing that stands out

"This is an impressive pocket camera. Easy to use, takes a good picture and fits into a pocket. It is well made and has an unfussy design. With a few extras such as image stabilisation it ticks all the right boxes."

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

 

Attractive price point, Auto Intelligent mode, impressive build quality

Buttons are too small for big fingers, underpowered optical zoom

The DMC-FS3 is capable of producing instant, good quality photos that will more than satisfy its intended user base of casual photographers. If you want to capture great looking shots with a minimum of effort, this compact camera will not disappoint.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Lumix DMC-FS3

 

The Lumix DMC-FS3 is the obligatory runt of Panasonic's new compact 'FS' camera litter. It sports an 8.1-megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom (as oppo...

Attractive price point, Auto Intelligent mode, impressive build quality

Buttons are too small for big fingers, underpowered optical zoom

The DMC-FS3 is capable of producing instant, good quality photos that will more than satisfy its intended user base of casual photographers. If you want to capture great looking shots with a minimum of effort, this compact camera will not disappoint.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

 

Physical Views The DMC-FS3 compared in size to a standard CD disc. Continue to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-FS3 Specifications Camera Type Stylish Compact KEY FEATURES . Camera Effective Pixels 8.1 Megapixels Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Leonard Goh (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 is an inexpensive point-and-shoot for casual shooters.

Proper flash exposure ; Flexibility in certain scene modes ; iA spot-on for most shooting situation during the day ; Quick start-up time

Slightly soft image ; Slow AF ; iA in low-light

We detected a slight hint of softness around the edges of our subjects, especially when taken in low-light situations. Although this might not show up on small prints, do take note that some image sharpening on the computer might be necessary if you...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Panasonic Lumix FS3

 

The Lumix FS3 (8 megapixels) and Lumix FS5 (10 megapixels) are two small point-and-shoot cameras from Panasonic. Both cameras pack the latest Venus Engine 4 processor, optical image stabilization, 2.5 inch LCDs, good battery life and many scene modes....

Stylish and good build quality (metal tripod mount is rare!) ; Optical image stabilization ; Very good battery life ; Fairly powerful flashes for cameras this size (Especially FS3) ; Above average camera performance ; Very good LCD visibility ; Plenty...

Limited manual controls (certainly no manual exposure here) ; No red eye removal and movie editing features ; Face Detection needs a direct, clear view of faces to work nicely ; Flimsy battery compartment door ; Finer details (ie fabric lines) removed...

The compact little Panasonic Lumix FS3 and FS5 cameras are two which have much to offer with their small designs, nice point-and-shoot operation and great performance. Set aside their minor differences, both cameras have features which casual picture...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 (announced January 2008) is an 8.1 megapixel point and shoot camera with a 3x optical zoom lens (33mm - 100mm). It features a 2.5 inch LCD, face detection technology, image stabilization, intelligent scene selection,...

The FS3 comes in blue, pink, green, silver and black.

Mar, 2008

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