Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (Lumix DMC-TZ7)

Announced Jan 27, 2009 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 300 mm (12×)
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I recently posted parts of this in the Sony forum - asking about the HX90V - but got no answers. Hope I have more luck here! In 2009 I bought a Panasonic ZS3 (25 – 300 mm), which was great fun to use when I didn't want to carry my big Sony A700 and lenses around. I had trouble with the image quality though, and after about 8 months I sold it on. (I pixel-peeped a lot more back then.) As my main camera at the moment is the fixed lens 28mm Fujifilm X70, there are times when I feel the need for...
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In 2009 I bought a Panasonic ZS3 (25 – 300 mm), which was great fun to use when I didn't want to carry my big Sony A700 and lenses around. I had trouble with the image quality though, and after about 8 months I sold it on. As my main camera at the moment is the fixed lens 28mm Fujifilm X70, there are times when I feel the need for a bit of pulling power, so I've been thinking of getting a modern day version of the old ZS3. Panasonic sell a very small selection of cameras in Taiwan, but Sony...
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Hi, I bought a TZ100 last feb and while I'm delighted with it overall, it's a fantastic camera, I do have a problem with the fact that it stops recording video after 29 mins / 4gb & I have to manually start the camera recording again. I had a DMC ZS3 years ago that would automatically create a new file and keep recording. Is there any setting or way to get my TZ100 to automatically create a new file & keep recording once it reaches it's file size limit?I use Sandisk Extreme 32gb SDHC cards &...
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Hi all, I use the camera in subject for my astrophotography almost exclusively because with the IR-filter removed, the sensor picks up a whole lot more red and on a regular A7S. And there're lots of nebulae and stuff that emit red wavelengths in deep space. The last time I dove (dived) was with a Panasonic TZ7 and the OEM housing 5 years, and more recently, I've noticed that Meikon is producing really affordable housings for a super-wide range of cams.  My question is on the use of an...
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Hi, Have  had the camera since they first came out and I have always had this issue when trying to take a photo. I push the button half way down to have the camera focus and wait and wait and wait till it finally focuses and I'm able to take the pix. This also does this in full auto mode! My friends smart phone and even her cheap old Kodak takes great pix and she literally pushes the button and click photo taken. What am I doing wrong? I have tried various settings but again this is somewhat...
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Hello I set the camera to video an event and only later discovered it had stopped videoing after just over 8 minutes! I think the message was "to preserve power" or something like this. The battery had been re-charged just before so why this and why did it stop? Have just tried again and see that it is counting down from 8 minutes 18 seconds!!! Where is this configured and cam it be changed? Is there a 2GB or 15 minute limit? Thanks for any help on this! Cheers Geoff
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Our local store (UK) has two cameras next to each other on display.  One is labelled TZ70, the other TZ71.  Looking at the headline specs I can't see anything different between the two models. Does anyone know what the difference is?
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I am a total newbie with cameras. I just point and shoot. I got the ZS3 several years ago and I just can't get crisp images. My iPhone 5 takes better pictures. Most of what I shoot is outdoors, in mountains, woods, up high while climbing, etc. The pictures I get with my Panasonic in Intelligent Auto or Auto are always dull, soft. Perfect scenery shots come out fuzzy and just off-looking. I guess I am trying to figure out if it's me, or the camera or some settings? I recently reset to factory...
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Hi, Newbie here. I have been a happy TZ7 user with Panasonic's 40 meters underwater housing and it's underwater scene mode (which increases the red color to compensate for the effect of deep dive). I would like to upgrade to the latest ZS50/TZ70 or last year's ZS40/TZ60, but it seems that 1.  There is no u/w scene mode to increase the red. 2.  Panasonic no longer makes u/w housing for it. Questions: 1.  This is the case for ZS/TZ for the last several years.  Does it mean that Panasonic no...
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I've had my TZ7 for over 5 years.  Both batteries still hold their charge well and the camera works perfectly.  Mostly it lives in my handbag for "just in case" but doesn't see much action. My son has taken it on his travels through Europe and my husband regularly takes it on trips into the back country.  Always point & shoot "idiot" mode - always it delivers!  In fact I feel quite humbled at times at what good photos they so effortlessly take while I agonise over settings, lens choice and...
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