Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 digital camera
Lumix DMC-S3
at a glance
4320 x 3240
4x optical zoom
2.7" lcd viewer
SD[HC][XC]
li ion battery
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 review summary
camera date Jan 11  
pixels / class 14.5M  compact digital camera
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 specifications
lens / zoom  28mm - 112mm (4x) (dig. 4x)
focus / macro  auto / 5cm
metering mode  intelligent multiple
aperture  auto / F3.1 - F9 (W) / F6.5 - F20 (T)
white balance  auto, 5 presets
shutter  auto / 8s - 1/1600s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal -  5 modes / 0.4m - 3.3m (iso auto)
viewfinder  lcd screen
iso ratings  100, 200, 400, 800, 1250, 1600  (1600 - 6400 in high sensitivity mode)
image size  4320x3240, 3648x2736, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 640x480 / [3:2] 4320x2880 / [16x9] 4320x2432
image format  jpeg (exif 2.3)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s, 2s
video options  Qt m-jpeg, with audio - 1280x720, 640x480; 320x240 (30fps)
audio options  wav
connectivity  usb 2 HS; A/V (PAL/NTSC)
storage  70MB internal; SD, SDHC, MMC
platform  
extra features  optical image stabilizer
face detection
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
22Apr11 Panasonic DMC-S3 review at PhotographyBLOG
15Apr11 Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 review at ePHOTOzine
News, guides, hints & tips
15Jan11 Panasonic Lumix S3 overview
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Panasonic Talk Forum
steves-digicams.com Panasonic Forum
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 announcement clippings


The DMC-S3 can record motion pictures in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion JPEG format). The DMC-S3 can also upload movies onto YouTube, and photos onto Facebook. All you have to do is checkmark photos and movies you want to share and connect the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer. Uploading automatically starts just by following the guidance. With operation this easy, you can instantly share your photos and movies with your family and friends all over the world.

The DMC-S3 features a 28mm wide-angle 4x optical zoom LUMIX DC VARIO lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-112mm). The 28mm wide-angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective. The 4x optical zoom lens captures beautiful shots of people or landscapes with 14.1-megapixel resolution. The Extra Optical Zoom unction uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 4x zoom ratio to powerful 8.4x zoom at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less.


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