Panasonic DMC S3

The Panasonic Lumix DMC S3 is a simple, straightforward digital camera. Panasonic are specifically aiming this camera at you if you are new to digital cameras or find it difficult to find your way around one. It has a fully automatic mode where the Lumix DMC S3 makes all the key decisions leaving you to point the camera and take a picture.

For a starter camera the Lumix DMC S3 has an impressive set of features. These include 14 megapixels, a 4x zoom lens and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. The amount of zoom available for you to use can be increased if you reduce the number of megapixels you are shooting at. A maximum of 8.4x zoom is available if you take pictures at a resolution of 3 megapixels. That should still allow you to make small, snapshot sized prints. The Lumix DMC S3 is also capable of shooting High Definition movies.

The Lumix DMC S3 is small enough to slip into more or less any pocket. It is a shade less than 21mm wide and is a lightweight 117g when loaded with a memory card and battery. It is available in five different colours; black, silver, red, purple and violet.


Panasonic DMC S3


Camera Type: Simple and Easy

14 Megapixels

4x Zoom

Dimensions: 98.8 x 58.8 x 20.9mm

Weight: 117g

Memory Card: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Panasonic DMC S3 Details

Camera Type:

Simple and Easy

Megapixels:

14

Zoom:

4x

LCD Screen:

2.7

Memory Cards:

SD/SDHC/SDXC

Aspect Ratios:

4:3 16:9 3:2

File Formats:

JPEG

Focal Length Equivalent:

28 - 112mm

Shutter Speed:

8 to 1/1600 seconds

Aperture:

F3.1 - 9.0 (W) / F6.5 - 20.0 (T)

Sensitivity:

Auto, ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)

White Balance Settings:

Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, High Sensitivity?

Exposure Compensation:

-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Viewfinder:

No

Flash Modes:

Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off

Flash Range:

3.3m

Metering:

Intelligent Multiple

Shooting Modes:

Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Baby, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Fireworks, Beach, Snow

Maximum Movie Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels

Max Movie Frames Per Sec:

30 fps

Maximum Movie Duration:

Unknown

Macro Focus:

5cm

ManualControls

None

Image Stabilisation

Yes

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Dimensions

98.8 x 58.8 x 20.9mm

Weight

117g

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Panasonic DMC S3 Specification