Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Announced Jan 29, 2008 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 33 – 100 mm (3×)
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I took this camera driven by good reviews I read, but I was disappointed. In bright light images are very good and sharp, but as soon as the light is low or there are shadows, this camera show its weaknesses. - Battery life is very long (impressive). - The Lcd screen is very bright. Problems: The reasons why I decided to replace it are: 1 .- Too often photos are out of focus (and it's supposed to have image stabilization...) 2. - Indoor very often colors are too strong and not natural. 3. - ...

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My wife's cam, this little cam is gem, you can put it in any pocket, the image quality is impressiva after you know the cam. Having in mind this cam is not a DSRL, you will be very satisfied. Problems: None so far, image quality exceptional for a cam in this category

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Arjan L
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If you don’t like your photo’s taken with the FS3, it must be because you pointed the camera in the wrong direction… I have taken about a 1000 photo’s with the FS3 and can confirm that it is a true P/S. The FS3 delivers very nice pics in 90% of the cases without any user intervention. For an other 5%, some user intervention is required and for the remaining 5% you just need an other camera (DSLR, Superzoom, whatever…). With help of the excellent Auto mode and the optical image stabilisation ...

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I bought the FS3 as a pocket camera to carry it everywhere. Unfortunately, after 2 weeks of testing, I realized that its problems overcome its huge host of features. The most important problem is the "granular" texture of pictures, which is possibly caused by the noise reduction algorithm, and is annoying as I haven't seen such an effect in other cameras. Selecting low ISOs and lowest level of .jpg compression doesn't help. Other Problems: - Sliding switch instead of a push button for ...

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