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PANASONIC DMCZX3EBS 14.1 MP COMPACT DIGITAL CAMERA ZX3 - 25MM WIDE-ANGLE 8X OPTICAL ZOOM LENS AND 10X INTELLIGENT ZOOM IN A ULTRA-COMPACT BODY
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Panasonic DMCZX3EBS 14.1 mp Compact Digital Camera ZX3 - 25mm Wide-angle 8x Optical Zoom Lens and 10x Intelligent Zoom in a Ultra-compact Body

 

  • Silver in colour
  • LUMIX Compact Digital Camera
  • 25mm Ultra Wide-angle 8x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens
  • 14.1-megapixel High-resolution CCD
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology and 10x Intelligent Zoom
  • HD Movie in AVCHD Lite and HDMI Compatibility Featuring VIERA Link
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • Travel Mode for Easy Organizing Photos and Movies of Travel

The 14.1-megapixel DMC-ZX3 features a 25mm wide-angle 8x optical zoom f/3.3-5.9 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-200mm) in a compact body. The 25mm wide-angle lens has about twice the shooting area of the standard 35mm lens. The powerful 8x zoom can also be used in motion picture recording. In 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function provides additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 16.9x by using the center part of the CCD.

 

The Intelligent Resolution (I.R) Technology gives a high resolution look to digital zoom images as well as ordinary images. The image is divided into contour areas, texture areas and smooth areas. And optimum image processing is applied to each type of area. This enables 10x Intelligent Zoom that achieves about 1.3 times the usual zoom magnification with almost no loss of image quality. The Intelligent Resolution Technology also achieves sharp images in modes that use fewer pixels to enable high sensitivity and high speed.

 

The DMC-ZX3 can record HD movie of 720P in AVCHD Lite with high sound quality of Digital Creator. Motion JPEG format is also available (1,280 x 720 pixels). Just press the Motion Picture Button, and shooting begins. The iA Mode can also be activated in motion picture recording. When the DMC-ZX3 is connected to a Panasonic VIERA via an optional mini HDMI cable, the TVs remote control unit can be used to enjoy playing back with greater convenience.

 

The POWER O.I.S. nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of conventional MEGA O.I.S. So you can take beautiful night shots without blurring. Activating POWER O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection AF/AE with Face Recognition, Intelligent Scene Selector with Sunset Mode, Intelligent Exposure and AF Tracking, the camera does all the work in the iA Mode. And Happy Mode is newly added to the DMC-ZX3 and optimizes color saturation and brightness for vividly memorable scenes.

 

One of the unique features of the DMC-ZX3 is the Travel Mode. From the top menu, you can quickly go into the mode and organize various information related to your travel such as destination, date, world time and so on. Its also easy to play back images by designating the date or period of travel on the calendar menu interface.

 

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels            14.1 Megapixels

Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter     1/2.33-type / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter

Aperture            F3.3 - 5.9/ 2-Step (F3.3 - 10 (W) / F5.9 - 18 (T))

Optical Zoom            8x

Focal Length            f=4.5-36mm (25-200mm in 35mm equiv.)

Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)            11.3x (4:3 / 7M), 13.5x (4:3 / 5M), 16.9x (under 3M)

Intelligent Zoom            10x

Lens     LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 9 elements in 7 groups / (4 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces)

Optical Image Stabilizer            Power O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)

Digital Zoom            4x / ( Max. 32.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 67.5x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)

Focusing Area            Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard : Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity

Focus Range Display Yes

AF Assist Lamp    Yes

Focus   Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off, AF Tracking

AF Metering            Face / AF Tracking / 11pt / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot

Shutter Speed            Still: 8 - 1/2000 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.

Shutter Interval            approx. 1.0 sec

Recording

ISO Sensitivity            Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)

Face Recognition            Photo

Optical Image Stabilizer            Photo & Movie

Intelligent ISO Control Photo

Face Detection            Photo & Movie

Intelligent Scene Selector            Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)

Intelligent Exposure            Photo & Movie

AF Tracking            Photo

Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)            Photo

Intelligent Resolution Technology            Photo & Movie

File Format            Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.21) / Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21) + QuickTime / Motion picture: AVCHD Lite / QuickTime Motion JPEG

AVCHD Lite REC     NTSC / PAL (Depends on Region)

Mode Switch            [Recording] / [Playback]

One-Touch Movie Button            Yes

Mode Dial / Mode Button            Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, SCN, My SCN 1, My SCN 2, Clipboard

Still Image Scene Mode            Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, / Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W), Photo Frame, Underwater

Movie Scene Mode    Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, nderwater, High Sensitivity, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W) / (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)

Continuous Shooting Mode            Full-Resolution Image, 1.8 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max 3 images (Fine Mode) / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6.0 frames/sec (image priority) / approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority) / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)

Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode            Max. 5 images (Standard mode)

Motion Picture Recording            [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) / QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [HD Movie] 1280x720 pixels, / NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60p(CCD output is 30p) / PAL model: 50p(CCD output is 25p) / (AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps ) / 30fps (Motion JPEG)

AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH] (Continuous recordable time)            Approx. 110 min

MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] (Continuous recordable time)            Approx. 110 min

AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH] (Actual recordable time)            Approx. 55 min

MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] [[SH] (Actual recordable time)            Approx. 55 min

Exposure            Program AE

Exposure Compensation            1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV

Backlight Compensation            Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)

Auto (AE) Bracketing            +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames

Light Metering            Intelligent Multiple

Aspect Ratio            4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9

Still Picture Recording            [4:3] 4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M) / 3072x2304(7M) / 2560x1920(5M) / 2048X1536(3M) / 640X480(0.3M) / [3:2] 4320x2880 (12.5M) / 3648x2432 (9M) / 3072x2048 (6M) / 2560x1712 (4.5M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M) / [16:9] 4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M) / 3072x1728 (5.5M) / 2560x1440 (3.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)

Image Quality            Fine / Standard

White Balance            Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic)

Quick Menu            Yes

Color Mode / Color Effect            Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)

Still Image with Audio Recording            5 sec

Real-time histogram            Yes

Composition Guide line            Yes (2 pattern)

Auto Review            1sec, 2sec, Hold

Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume            No / No

Optical Zoom in Motion Picture            Yes

Macro Zoom            Yes

Orientation Detector            Yes

Scene Mode Help Screen            Yes

Self Timer            2sec / 10sec

Focus Icon Select   Yes (in Face Recognition only)

Playback

Playback Mode            Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Travel Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback

Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback            12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x

Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback            Yes / No

Set Favorites / Rotate Image            Yes / No

Playback Still Images with Audio   Yes

Playback Motion Picture            Yes ( AVC HD Lite / Motion JPEG)

Slideshow Mode    All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Travel / Category / Favorites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)

Show Histogram            Yes

Delete Image            Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites

DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection            Yes / Yes

Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling            Yes / Yes / No / Yes

Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp            Yes / Yes / Yes

Cut Animation            Yes

Video Divide            Yes

PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language            Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Movie REC Guide    Yes

Wind-Cut in Motion Picture            Yes

Travel Date / World Time            Yes / Yes

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D)            97.8 x 54.8 x 26.0 mm (3.85 x 2.15 x 1.02 in)

Weight  Approx. 159g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.35 lb) / Approx. 137g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.30 lb)

Others

LCD Monitor            Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode

Built-in-Flash            Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 5.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.9m (Tele/ISO Auto)

Recording Media   Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Built-in-Memory            Approx. 40MB

Microphone / Speaker            Mono / Yes

Interface            AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for N. America), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High speed

Viera Link            Yes

HDMI output            Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p(576p for PAL) / Audio: Dolby® Digital Creator

Power  ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)

Battery life (approx.)            330 pictures (CIPA Standard)

Included Software            PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader

Standard Accessories            Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case, AV Cable, USB Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM