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DMC-LZ3S (Silver) Lumix 5-Megapixel Digital Camera - OPEN BOX
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Panasonic DMC-LZ3S (Silver) Lumix 5-Megapixel Digital Camera - OPEN BOX

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Lumix DMC-LZ3S (Silver) Digital Camera

6x Optical Zoom and 4x Digital Zoom for 24x Zoom Power

The DMC-LZ3 comes with a 6x optical zoom (37mm?222mm zoom on a 35mm film camera) lens, while keeping the body size as compact as ordinary 3x zoom cameras. Use the 6x optical zoom together with the 4x digital zoom to get up to 24x zoom power, which is like a 888mm zoom lens on 35mm camera. This powerful zoom lets you easily capture and magnify subjects in distant locations, and produces impressive photos with soft-focused backgrounds. The zoom lens crystallizes Panasonic?s optics technology, using two aspherical lenses to achieve boost in optical performance, while remaining compact.

Brighter 2.5" LCD Monitor Shows Even Dark Scenes Clearly
The bright 2.5" LCD monitor is easy to see when taking photos. The pixel-mixed readout method is used to auto-increase the brightness level of live images, according to the level of ambient darkness. This allows bright and easy framing of scenes that normally would be too dark to see.

Venus Engine Plus
In many digital cameras, the LSI, the brain of the camera, generates the luminance signal from the green component of the incoming light. The Venus Engine Plus LSI generates this signal from the red and blue components as well as the green. This rich luminance signal information boosts diagonal resolution by around 50% to give you superb images. By adjusting the amount of noise reduction depending on the brightness of the subject, the DMC-LZ3 fully preserves image resolution in bright areas and reduces noise in darker areas to as much as 1/3 of previous levels.

MEGA O.I.S. Plus High Sensitivity Mode

Blurred images have two main causes. One is hand-shake, and other is the subject movement. Since the majority of blurry images are caused by hand-shake, MEGA O.I.S. is effective in most shooting situations, such as dimly lit indoor shots, nighttime shots or macro shots. However, when taking indoor shots of moving subjects, the movement of the subject tends to cause blurring. You can use High Sensitivity Mode to prevent hazy motion effects and to get great photos every time. With addition of High Sensitivity mode to MEGA O.I.S., LUMIX has further expanded your range of crisp, clear photo expression.

High Image Quality 

High-Speed AF / Versatile Functions

Mode Dial / Scene Mode


8 elements in 7 groups (2 Aspherical lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1 / Mode2)
Zoom Optical: 6x

Extra Optical:
4:3 Aspect Ratio:
7.5x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega, 0.3 Mega,
3:2 Aspect Ratio:
7.5x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
7.5x for 2 Mega

( Max. 24x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom) ( Max. 30x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Distance f = 6.1 - 36.6 mm (35 mm Equiv.: 37-222 mm)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm (1.64 feet) / Tele 120 cm (3.94 feet) - infinity
Macro / Simple / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm (0.16 feet) / Tele 50 cm (1.64 feet) - infinity
AF Metering 1-point / 1-point high speed / 3-point high speed / 5-point / Spot
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Camera Effective Pixels 5.0 Megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.5", 5.36 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Color Filter
Focus Auto Focus System, Normal / Macro (Dial)
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400
(High Sensitivity Mode: 800 - 1,600)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Halogen / White Set,
White Balance Adjustment (150 K step, -1500 - +1500 K) (except for Auto Set)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, -2 - +2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at Simple Mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing ?1/3 EV - 1 EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
Scene Mode Normal Picture, Simple, Macro, Economy, SCN1 / SCN2 (Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Soft Skin, Starry Sky, Candle, Food, Baby1, Baby2, High Sensitivity), Motion image, Playback
Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
Aperture Wide: F2.8 / F5.6 (2 steps)
Tele: F4.5 / F9 (2 steps)
Self Timer 10 sec. / 2 sec.
Auto Review 1 sec. / 3 sec. / zoom
Review 1x / 4x / 8x
Picture Adjustment Natural, Standard, Vivid
Color Effect Mode Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard), DPOF corresponding
Motion image: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Recording Image Size
Still Image
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 2,560 x 1,920 pixels,
2,048 x 1,536 pixels,
1,600 x 1,200 pixels,
1,280 x 960 pixels,
640 x 480 pixels
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 2,560 x 1,712 pixels,
2,048 x 1,360 pixels
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 2,560 x 1,440 pixels,
1,920 x 1,080 pixels
Motion Image
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels,
320 x 240 pixels
Image Quality Fine / Standard
Motion Image
(QuickTime Motion JPEG)
4:3 Aspect:
640 x 480 pixels (only with SD Memory Card), 320 x 240 pixels
30 fps, 10 fps
(Max. recording time depends on memory card capacity.)
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec. or 2 frames/sec.
Max. 5 images (Standard mode) / Max. 3 images (Fine mode)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting Yes (Depending on memory card or built-in memory size, battery power, picture size, and compression.)
Still Image Rec. with Audio -
Audio Dubbing -
Real-time Histogram Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes
Built-in-Memory 14MB
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Auto Angle Detection Yes
Economy Mode Yes (Dial)
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On / Off 0.3 - 4.2 m (0.98 - 13.8 feet) (Wide / ISO Auto), 0.5 - 2.6 m (1.64 - 8.53 feet) (Tele / ISO Auto)
High Sensitivity Mode: 0.8 - 5.7m (2.62 - 18.7 feet) (Wide), 0.8 - 3.5m (2.62 - 11.5 feet) (Tele)
LCD Monitor 2.0" Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (85 K Pixels) with High Angle Mode
Field of View : approx. 100%
Playback Mode 25 / 16 / 9 - thumbnail display, Zoomed playback (16x max.), Image rotation,
Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), Playback of favorite pictures,
Resizing (selectable number of pixels), Trimming, Copy, Protection, DPOF print setting
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Chinese(Traditional), Chinese(Simplified), Russian, Japanese
Varies according to the models of your sales area.
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, MultiMedia Card
Microphone -
Speaker -
Interface DC Input, Video Output (NTSC / PAL), USB
Direct Print PictBridge
Power AA Oxyride Battery ?2 (Included), AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery ?2 (Optional), AA Alkaline Battery?2 (Optional), AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240 V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life
250 pictures
(CIPA standard*)
with included AA Oxyride Batteries
Included Software LUMIX Simple Viewer, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression,USB Driver
Dimensions (Approx.)
(W x H x D)
100 ? 62 ? 45 mm
(3.94 ? 2.44 ? 1.77 inch)
(Not including protruding parts)
Weight (Approx.) 183 g (0.4 lb) (Body) / 231 g (0.51 lb) (with Battery and SD Memory Card)
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