Lumix SZ3 Compact Digital Camera
Lumix SZ3 compact digital camera comes with a number of interesting features including a 16.1 megapixel 1/2.33 CCD sensor, a fast f/3.1 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens powered by MEGA O.I.S and a 720p HD video recording capability. It has 12 in-camera creative effects, beauty retouch mode, Intelligent Auto mode and a convenient AC / USB recharging option. It captures full resolution stills at a burst rate of 1.4 fps.
Discover the fun to use Panasonic DMC-SZ3 compact zoom camera. SZ3 delivers high quality pictures from a small, stylish camera and the ability to personalize your everyday photography. A 10x optical zoom gives you the versatility to shoot near and far making it a great travel companion. Expressing yourself has never been easier than with the 12 in-camera creative effects. The DMC-SZ3 shoots amazing HD video along with stunning photos making this camera your all-in-one capture system.
Leica High Grade 10X Optical Zoom
10x Optical Zoom in a Stylish Body
The DMC-SZ3 boasts a powerful 10x optical zoom lens* giving you natural expressions from people and animals from a distance. The slim, stylish camera body easily goes wherever you go - from everyday snapshots to your greatest travels.
* 35mm camera equivalent: 25-250mm.
Create Amazing Photos with 12 In-Camera Creative Effects
Creative Control/Creative Retouch
Panasonic is ready to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary by fueling your creativity with the Creative Control feature (in the recording mode) and the Creative Retouch feature (in the playback mode). These features take simple or complicated scenes and make them easy to capture in a great photo. Simply set the camera to match your scene and it uses sophisticated presets to optimize the camera settings resulting in photos you'll be proud of.
Beauty Retouch Mode
Beauty Retouch Mode lets you virtually make up people's faces and create your own stylish effect.
Expand your expressive capabilities with 10 filter effects for panoramic images.
Capture HD Video
The DMC-SZ3 records HD video in Motion JPEG format (1,280 x 720 pixels at 24 fps). Video recording can be easily started with the press of the Motion Picture Button making it convenient for switching between photo and video shooting instantly.
QuickTime Motion JPEG. n Some lens movement sounds may be recorded. In Motion Picture Mode, the length of recording time depends on the capacity of the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card. (Up to the equivalent of 2 GB per video recording.) Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB. The maximum available recording time for up to 2 GB only is displayed on the screen. Use a card with SD Speed Class* with "Class 6" or higher when recording motion images. SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C,LLC.
* SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
25mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens* delivers about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. This enhances your shooting opportunities when photographing scenes like a group of people at an indoor party, a large structure, or sweeping landscape while traveling.
* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent at the wide end.
20x Intelligent Zoom
The Intelligent Zoom is an extensive zoom function that uses digital zoom technology with minimum deterioration of image quality due to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The 10x optical zoom can virtually extend to a 20x zoom equivalent.
LEICA DC Lens
The DMC-SZ3 incorporates a 25mm ultra wide-angle 10x optical zoom LEICA DC lens. The advanced sliding structure of its optical system enables the unit's overall length to be short, allowing it to fit in the slim body despite its versatile zoom range from ultra wide to telephoto. Passing Leica's stringent standards, DMC-SZ3 boasts exceptional optical performance, stunning clarity and minimum distortion and flare.
MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for hand-shake that causes blurred photos. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated for to produce sharp, clear images.
Zoom Shots / Macro Shots
In Dimly Lit Rooms
iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Simply aim, press, and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos*.
* The applicable iA Mode functions vary with photos and videos.
Quick Start-Up Time and Sonic Speed AF
The DMC-SZ3 is ready to shoot when you are. With its quick start-up time and Sonic Speed AF, the DMC-SZ3 helps you to never miss a moment.
AC / USB Battery Charging
The DMC-SZ3 complies with USB power charging in addition to the conventional AC power supply. The energy-saving Venus Engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery let you take approximately 250 shots on a single battery charge*.
* Based on the CIPA standard.
State-Of-The-Art Features And Technologies
The Intelligent LCD automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions.
In addition to 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9, you can shoot with a unique, square-shaped 1:1 aspect ratio.
A total of 14 Scene Modes set the most appropriate parameter in wide-ranging situations.
The 90MB built-in memory provides extra memory when your memory card fills up.
The PHOTOfunSTUDIO smartly sorts your images into practical folders for quick, easy management.
Focus Range Display
World Time Setting
Slideshow with Music
12/30 Thumbnails Display
DPOF Print Setting
Dimensions (W x H x D)
94.8 x 55.8 x 21.9 mm / (3.73 x 2.20 x 0.86 inch)
Approx. 111g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.24 lb) / Approx. 126g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.28 lb)
Camera Effective Pixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
1/2.33-inch CCD Ssensor / 16.6 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
null / LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 9 elements in 7 groups / (4 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces)
F3.1 - F5.9 / 2-Step (F3.1 / 9.0 (W), F5.9 / 16.0 (T))
f=4.5-45.0mm (25-250mm in 35mm equiv.) / (29-290mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
12.6x (4:3 / 10M), 18.0x (4:3 / 5M), 22.5x(4:3 / under 3M)
2- Speed Zoom
Optical Image Stabilizer/Five Axis Correction
MEGA O.I.S. (Off / On) / No
Digital Zoom 1
null / Normal / Quick AF (Always On), Continuous AF(only for motion picture)
Normal / Intelligent AUTO / motion picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 150 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp
Face / 23-Area / 1-Area
approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec / 15 sec / 30 sec / 60 sec in Starry Sky mode
Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / Motion picture: Quick Time Motion JPEG
Mode Dial / Mode Button
Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, Creative Control,Panorama Shot, SCN
Creative Control mode
Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, One Point Color
Still Image Scene Mode
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1(Birthday only), Baby2(Birthday only), / Pet(Birthday only), Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Photo Frame, Starry Sky
Continuous Shooting Mode
Full-Resolution Image, approx. 1.4 frames/sec / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 10 frames/sec / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1) / Flash burst shooting
Motion Picture Recording (*2)
1280 x 720 pixels, 24 fps (HD / Motion JPEG)
640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (VGA / Motion JPEG) / 320 x 240 pixels, 30fps (QVGA / Motion JPEG)
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures)
1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing
i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Still Picture Recording
[1:1] 3456x3456(12M) / [4:3] 4608x3456(16M) / 3648x2736(10M EZ) / 2560x1920(5M EZ) / 2048x1536(3M EZ) / 640x480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4608x3072 (14M) / [16:9] 4608x2592 (12M)
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Photo Style / Film Mode
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color
Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid (Normal only), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
Zoom in Motion Picture
2sec / 10sec
Playback Mode 2
All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorites), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback
Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image
Yes / No
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
Yes / Yes
Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch / Beauty Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
Yes / No / No
Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
LCD Monitor 3
2.7"(6.7cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100%
Built- in- Flash
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, 0.6 - 4.1m (Wide/i ISO), 1.5 - 2.1m (Tele/i ISO)
Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory
Microphone / Speaker
Mono / Mono
null / Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V / 690mAh / 2.5Wh) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Included, connect with USB cable)
Battery life (approx.)
250 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 LE / Adobe Reader
Battery Pack, AC adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM
*1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [AVCHD] in [FHD/60p]/[FHD/60i] is 29 minutes 59 seconds. / - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.