Panasonic debuts DMC-SZ3 budget compact superzoom
Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-SZ3 compact camera. The 16MP CCD sensor SZ3 sports a 25mm (equiv.) LEICA DC 10x optical zoom lens and offers a 10fps burst mode. The camera records 1280 x 720 video and offers 14 creative shooting modes. The SZ3 will be available at the end of March in black, blue and white color options. A CMOS variant, the SZ9, will be released in European markets.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3: The Slim, Ready To Shoot Camera For Everyone
Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2013) – Panasonic’s new compact LUMIX DMC-SZ3, is packed with features to cater for any photographer, whether looking to capture family and friends, vacation scenery or a night on the town. With an impressive 10x Optical Zoom LEICA DC lens, 20x digital intelligent zoom, 25mm wide angle lens, 10fps (frames per second) burst shooting and 12 creative effects, all packed into a sleek slim design, the SZ3 is every photographer’s friend.
Impressive zoom features
The Panasonic DMC-SZ3 may be small and slim, but certainly outperforms its size when zoom is required. Fitted with a 10x Optical Zoom LEICA DC lens alongside a 20x digital intelligent zoom which keeps the shape and light of the image automatically, distant images can be brought visually closer while image quality is kept thanks to the camera’s Intelligent Resolution technology.
Incredibly clear, high quality photos and video
The 16.1 megapixel sensor has increased from its predecessor’s 14.1-megapixels. It boasts high-speed signal output and high-sensitivity image recording producing superb results. Furthermore, the high quality of the images and video is easily viewed on the 2.7” LCD screen. Equipped with 12 creative effects such as soft focus, toy effect and retro, the SZ3 puts creativity at your fingertips.
Slim and small, yet clever and mighty
Marc Sorkin, Product Marketing Manager for LUMIX Compact Cameras at Panasonic North America, comments: “Panasonic’s SZ3 may be small but it punches well above its weight. Packed full of features, from a super With a 10x optical zoom LEICA DC lens and a 20x intelligent zoom, 1280 x 720 HD video capabilities, quality is not compromised, and creative functions which include miniature and beauty retouch, the SZ3 is the price friendly alternative. Full HD recording and 14 creative modes including beauty retouch, the SZ3 will allow you to produce high quality images and video time and time again.”
The SZ3 will be in available in the stores and online at the end of March in black, blue and white.
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Other resolutions||4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3456 x 3456, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|White balance presets||4|
|Custom white balance||Yes (1)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–250 mm|
|Maximum aperture||F3.1 - F5.9|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4x)|
|Macro focus range||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Number of focus points||23|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/1600 sec|
|Flash range||4.10 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro|
|Continuous drive||1 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Resolutions||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|
|Storage included||90 MB Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||250|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||126 g (0.28 lb / 4.44 oz)|
|Dimensions||95 x 56 x 22 mm (3.74 x 2.2 x 0.87″)|