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Panasonic - Lumix DMC-FX30 Digital Camera

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Great Camera, Great Deal!

5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 is the digital camera that I have been using for a few years now. I know that they have come out with new versions in the line (two I so far I think?), and I know that I will be upgrading to one when I am ready for a new camera. First off for the price range and the size of the camera, the zoom is incredible! And I'm not talking horrible "digital zoom" that just causes pixelation. The lens is amazing! There are also lots of different preset modes that actually work quite well for many situations and makes taking good pictures quickly a breeze. If you're a bit of a more experienced photographer, there are many manual settings to play around with as well. The battery life is pretty good for the large size of the screen and everything that the camera does, but I would like to see the battery life lengthened in newer models. I am a woman, so have probably slightly smaller than average hands, and this camera fits perfectly. The physical interface is great, with everything at an easy reach. Overall, I love the Lumix line and you should, too!!

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Love this camera!

5

I love my camera. I've had it for over two years now, and it still works like new. One thing I cannot stand is even the slightest blur in a photo (especially when you think a photo is clear but you zoom in on it later and it's not), and this camera definitely works for me. The picture quality is fantastic. The zoom is wonderful; I can zoom the camera all the way in and the pictures still come out crisp and clear. Videos and the sound always come out good. It's extremely easy to use, and it still has manual settings for those who actually know what they're doing. Battery life is excellent; I really don't have to charge it that often, and I never have to worry about it dying while I'm out with it. One thing that I have noticed, however, is that it sometimes takes two-three seconds between pressing the button and actually taking the picture. I haven't noticed my camera do it too often, and if you're more camera-inclined than me, you could probably figure out a way to combat this. Overall, I'd highly recommend this camera!

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Great camera

5

I was very impressed by the pictures this Panasonic LUMIX takes, both indoors and outdoors. It takes great pictures in low lighting, which is important to me. I take a lot of pictures of my kids indoors, and a lot of our family gatherings are small and indoors. So I needed a camera that took quality pictures in low lighting. I already owned a Kodak Easy Share digital camera, which worked great outdoors, but not indoors without using the flash. It's very small and easy to turn on and quickly snap pictures. Image Quality For the price, the image quality is great. If you don't want to spend a fortune on a camera, this is a great alternative. Performance It snaps pictures quickly when you hit the button. I haven't had any problems taking action photos either. Durability I've dropped it several times and it still works like it's brand new! Portability It's very small, compact and portable. Who wants to carry around interchangeable lenses and a big camera all day long to take pictures of the kids at the circus, zoo or carnival? I know I don't. So this camera is great for special occasions as well as every day occasions.

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Great pictures, quick continuous pictures and fantastic zoom.

5

I bought the SZ7 to replace my old Lumix that died after 5 years of continuous use. The continuous pictures capability is one of the best I've used in a point-and-shoot. I rarely have any lag time with taking a 2nd picture, unless it's with a flash, and even then the improvement over older models is so significant that doesn't even bother me. It has a 10x zoom that really captures the smallest detail. I'm really happy with the zooming capability. My pictures come out clear, and the resolution is so high I can crop to a small corner and it looks perfect. I also love that I can zoom in and out and take pictures while recording video. The camera itself is very light, too. The only thing preventing me from rating this a 10 is the performance in low light. My older Lumix model was better at it, and most pictures that I take with the SZ7 don't come out, even when not zooming at all. For a Leica lens, this is pretty surprising. I also don't like having to buy specialty batteries - especially since this model is designed to charge with your camera plugged into your computer - so you can't use it while charging. Following the advice of another buyer, I bought a wall charger and back up batteries meant for another model that was compatible with mine, so that's rectified, but still a bad feature.

Charlotte, NC

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Not the best, but not the worst either.

3

This little camera gets a lot of use and I'm glad to have it around, but it's a frustrating gadget that really seems to have a mind of its own. The auto-focus is overzealous and frequently darts behind the subject at the last possible second (and with no option for turning that feature off, it's doubly irritating). It's no good at all if you want to photograph a moving subject, and landscapes are iffy. If you're trying to take a picture in low lighting, forget it. There are a lot of settings to explore, which is nice, but they're not always easy to switch between. But for a still, easy shot, it does a good job, with crisp images that can handle some cropping without becoming too cell-phone-esque. If that's all you want a camera for, then this one will do fine and I wish you happy shooting. As for me, my habits towards action shots demand a little more than what this model has to offer.

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Average Price Great Camera

4

If you are looking for an inexpensive camera that is convenient for traveling and on the go, this panisonic is just the one I would recommend. it has a 9 megapixel resolution which is excellent for editing pictures and uploading to web sites or sharing with family and friends. It has a zoom lens that is functional while taking videos. You can also record video although the microphone is on the top left side of the camera and you need to be careful not to block it. I really like the shutter speed setting so you can set it as slow as 1 second or as fast as 1/200. Overall, for the cost it is very functional and attractive.

San Diego, CA

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Love the built in Memory

5

Just had this camera since Christmas time so it is still rather new but I am enjoying all the features on it and learning new things. I love that the camera has a built in memory in case I leave the memory card in the computer. Also I find it interesting that you can charge it by plugging it into the wall with the battery inside the camera. It takes really clear pictures but I have had a time with the auto making the pictures too bright. So I feel like I still have to adjust. This is just on inside pictures but it is annoying. So far the battery life has been pretty good. I also like how light the camera is--it's a little thicker than my last camera but not too heavy. Overall a great camera! It also takes good videos. Image Quality White balance can be hard to adjust

Roanoke, VA

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still pretty good after all these years

4

we bought this camera back in 2009 or so. and we have still been using it. it offers a lot of functions and the battery life is good. that is one of the best features of this camera; we are still on the original the battery! our camera would be better if my daughter hadn't scratched up the lens somehow, but that's no fault of the camera's. we have brought it to canada and europe and it's great for all types of shots. my only complaint is that sometimes the focus seems to take a little longer than i'd like in the intelligent auto mode.

USA

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Good solid camera with good battery life

5

I had a canon powershot camera as my first digital camera and I was ok with it. I bought this one because I was fed up with replacing AA batteries and the under exposure problem with my powershot. This camera takes good pictures, the big lens takes in more light so that there is no need for unnecessary flashes. It saves battery and gives better results because of this. I like the life of the rechargeable battery which lasts very long - although sometimes it's a problem if you 'forget' to bring the charger or extra batteries when you go on longer trips. I love this camera and it's highly recommended.

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great camera even for beginners

5

I love this camera! It is easy to use and takes great pictures without a lot of manipulating. Even my 12 year old son has figured out on his own, just by playing with it, how to do some pretty neat stuff with the graphical features built into it. I didn't even know that it was capable of so many things when I bought it. Just the auto point and shoot aspect takes wonderful pictures.

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Panasonic - Lumix DMC-FX30 Digital Camera

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