CNET has revently posted a review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC – LZ3, a 5.0 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 35 mm to 105 mm), a 2.0″ LCD Screen and a built-in optical image stabilizer.
“Image quality proves equally disappointing, with noticeable noise and chromatic aberration even at the lowest ISO settings. Specks and blurs fill the image, and purple fringing appears on object edges far too often. Even shots taken at ISO 80 are so noisy that the compression algorithm creates large color-shifted areas, and edges become visibly jagged. Noticeable vignetting starts to appear along the corners at the wider end of the lens, but that’s not surprising for a high-zoom compact snapshot camera. “