Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ (28 May’08)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 is an 8.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 4x Optical Zoom (35mm Equivalent: 33-100mm), Intelligent Auto Mode, ISO 100-1600, and a 3.0″ Intelligent LCD screen. The camera measures 2.10” x 3.74” x 0.89” and it weighs 0.26 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 and writes;
“The DMC FS3 handled all my test shots well. It is clearly above average in its class and can take a good snapshot in most situations.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 and writes;
“The image quality of our outdoor shots are pleasing for a camera in this class. Exposure and color were both good even on an overcast day and around water… Bottom Line – the Panasonic Lumix FS3 is a very compact, very easy-to-use 8-megapixel digicam. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 Samples

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 User Manual (PDF)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 Press Release

Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new 8.1-megapixel DMC-FS3 with f2.8 Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 33mm to 100 mm on a 35mm film camera) as part of the new Lumix FS series. The new FS series is similar to the world-acclaimed FX series, pursuing easy and simple operation with its high-grade profile for users at every stage to enjoy taking beautiful pictures.

The new DMC-FS3 features iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, which comprises 5 shooting-assist functions; Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection and Quick AF functions. Mega O.I.S. suppresses hand-shake and Intelligent ISO Control prevents motion blur. The Intelligent Scene Selector sets the appropriate scene mode by automatically selecting it from the most frequently used scene modes, such as Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait and Night Scenery. The Face Detection system detects a human face to set the focus and appropriate exposure for it automatically. The Quick AF system allows the camera to start focusing on the subject even without pressing the shutter button halfway, to get the best results from every shooting opportunity by minimizing the AF time. Once you enter iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.

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6 Responses to “Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3”

  1. Lili says:

    Don’t know if I got a bad camera of the bunch, but this camera does not zoom during motion picture recording. You’ve got to select your zoom before you start the recording. Stupid and makes the camera loose tons of points. 2/5

  2. Craig says:

    to my knowledge you can’t zoom with any digital camera when taking video. If you want to zoom buy a video camera.

  3. Gurunath says:

    There are models, that allow zooming while recording Video. One such Cam is the Samsung s630, which I have been using for the last two years. It has got exceptional Video quality, besides allowing zoom while recording video. The only hiccup is that audio is not recorded, while zooming.

  4. ricky says:

    dear sir,
    how can i change the language of my new lumix fs3 from thailand to english? could you help me please!

  5. D says:

    The video quality on the s630 is the same as this camera.

  6. luis rojas says:

    mi vara toma lo video pero el formato no me los deja repruducir en el pc ni firna como avi sino como mov que sera

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