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PanasonicLumix DMC-S3 Digital Camera (Blue)
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Compact (6)
  • Good image quality (5)
  • Image stabilization (5)
  • Nice body color (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (6)
    • Travel (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    Nice camera and features for the money

    By Elliott

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Lumix DMC-S3 Digital Camera (Blue):

    This camera was purchased for my teenage daughter. I wanted to get her a reliable camera with some good features without spending a lot of money. This camera has many of the features of more expensive cameras. My daughter is very happy with it, and as a bonus, she loves the color.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    great product

    By pic lover

    from NY, NY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Zoom
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Lumix DMC-S3 Digital Camera (Blue):

      so easy to use I bought it for my 6 year old

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Impressive little camera

      By Dr_Bunsen

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Lumix DMC-S3 Digital Camera (Black):

      The camera had good reviews so I bought one for me and one for my 12 year old daughter. She liked that it came in pink, I was happier with black! First impressions are how light it is. It's mostly plastic but feels well made. Very simple to setup and the fully automatic mode is amazing, picking the right type of shot such as portrait and the right flash mode such as anti red eye. It appears to have a variable intensity flash too for certain modes. 14Megapixel is a bit much for a point and shoot, I can't see me printing poster sized pictures, but I like being able to extend optical zoom by knocking the resolution down to a more manageable 10Megapixels or even 5megapixels for around 7x zoom. Picture quality is really good, especially for a cheap point and shoot. I take pictures with a digital SLR too and the pictures from this camera are not inferior by any means. My daughters camera will be an Xmas present and I think it will be ideal, being easy to use in fully automatic providing little possibility of a bad shot but with some flexibility in the huge number of modes to do some creative stuff if she wants. HD video is a huge bonus too. Very very few cameras in this price range will do that, and this camera is a way better bet than those flip video cameras where the quality is really only good enough for youtube rather than putting together a DVD. In short 'd recommend the camera in a heartbeat, the value for money is tremendous.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Cheap and efficient

      By Janaina

      from Goiänia, Go, Brasil

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lumix DMC-S3 Digital Camera (Violet):

          The camera has good qualities, is easy to use and it`s not expensive.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Wonderful camera for the money

          By eddyp

          from York, PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Lumix DMC-S3 Digital Camera (Blue):

            This was an inexpensive camera that so far has produced wonderful images. It's been good in different lighting situations. The best thing about this camera for me was how fast the shutter releases after you press it. The delay is more like my D3s...instantaneous. I love being able to press the shutter and not wait 5 or 6 seconds before the camera fires and your subject has moved!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            This is a big camera for low price

            By Claudio Feijo

            from Sao Paulo Brazil

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Lumix DMC-S3 Digital Camera (Black):

              I use for my day by day, it is a lovely camera and so small

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Great little camera

              By SGal

              from New York

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Lag / Shutter Delay

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Lumix DMC-S3 Digital Camera (Black):

              This camera is great for the price. It is perfect to throw in your bag or pocket and go. This is not a high-end camera with a great zoom, but it is perfect for a night out with friends, Birthdays, Vacations, etc.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 7
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              It's very nice

              By memz

              from Aguadilla, PR

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Lumix DMC-S3 Digital Camera (Blue):

                I use it for casual picture taking, nothing artsy.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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