Digicamreview have recently 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 is average to good, the images have good colour (highly saturated), with good contrast and detail, although noise is high and detail is lost when ISO settings are increased. Best results were achieved outside on sunny days, but inside noise was noticably high. Purple fringing was quite low, and red-eye was not a problem. Exposure was occassionally a problem with some images under-exposed both inside and outside. The camera was generally very competent at focusing thanks to the focus assist lamp. I did not notice vignetting, or barrel or pincushion distortion. “