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LUMIX SZ3: Compact Zoom Camera

Model: DMC-SZ3K

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LUMIX SZ3: Compact Zoom Camera

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Videos & 360 View
Features
  • Leica 10X optical zoom
  • Create amazing photos with 12 in-camera creative effects
  • Capture HD video
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Discover the fun to use Panasonic DMC-SZ3 compact zoom camera. SZ3 delivers high quality pictures from a small, stylish camera and the ability to personalize your everyday photography. A 10x optical zoom gives you the versatility to shoot near and far making it a great travel companion. Expressing yourself has never been easier than with the 12 in-camera creative effects. The DMC-SZ3 shoots amazing HD video along with stunning photos making this camera your all-in-one capture system.

Leica High Grade 10X Optical Zoom

10x Optical Zoom in a Stylish Body

The DMC-SZ3 boasts a powerful 10x optical zoom lens* giving you natural expressions from people and animals from a distance. The slim, stylish camera body easily goes wherever you go - from everyday snapshots to your greatest travels.

* 35mm camera equivalent: 25-250mm.

Create Amazing Photos with 12 In-Camera Creative Effects

Creative Control/Creative Retouch

Panasonic is ready to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary by fueling your creativity with the Creative Control feature (in the recording mode) and the Creative Retouch feature (in the playback mode). These features take simple or complicated scenes and make them easy to capture in a great photo. Simply set the camera to match your scene and it uses sophisticated presets to optimize the camera settings resulting in photos you'll be proud of.

Beauty Retouch Mode

Beauty Retouch Mode lets you virtually make up people's faces and create your own stylish effect.

Creative Panorama

Expand your expressive capabilities with 10 filter effects for panoramic images.

Capture HD Video

The DMC-SZ3 records HD video in Motion JPEG format (1,280 x 720 pixels at 24 fps). Video recording can be easily started with the press of the Motion Picture Button making it convenient for switching between photo and video shooting instantly.

• QuickTime Motion JPEG. n Some lens movement sounds may be recorded. • In Motion Picture Mode, the length of recording time depends on the capacity of the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card. (Up to the equivalent of 2 GB per video recording.) • Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB. The maximum available recording time for up to 2 GB only is displayed on the screen. • Use a card with SD Speed Class* with "Class 6" or higher when recording motion images. • SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. • If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) • SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C,LLC.

* SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.

25mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens

The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens* delivers about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. This enhances your shooting opportunities when photographing scenes like a group of people at an indoor party, a large structure, or sweeping landscape while traveling.

* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent at the wide end.

20x Intelligent Zoom

The Intelligent Zoom is an extensive zoom function that uses digital zoom technology with minimum deterioration of image quality due to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The 10x optical zoom can virtually extend to a 20x zoom equivalent.

LEICA DC Lens

The DMC-SZ3 incorporates a 25mm ultra wide-angle 10x optical zoom LEICA DC lens. The advanced sliding structure of its optical system enables the unit's overall length to be short, allowing it to fit in the slim body despite its versatile zoom range from ultra wide to telephoto. Passing Leica's stringent standards, DMC-SZ3 boasts exceptional optical performance, stunning clarity and minimum distortion and flare.

MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for hand-shake that causes blurred photos. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated for to produce sharp, clear images.

Zoom Shots / Macro Shots


In Dimly Lit Rooms


Night Scenes


Night Portraits



iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Simply aim, press, and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos*.

* The applicable iA Mode functions vary with photos and videos.



Quick Start-Up Time and Sonic Speed AF

The DMC-SZ3 is ready to shoot when you are. With its quick start-up time and Sonic Speed AF, the DMC-SZ3 helps you to never miss a moment.



AC / USB Battery Charging

The DMC-SZ3 complies with USB power charging in addition to the conventional AC power supply. The energy-saving Venus Engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery let you take approximately 250 shots on a single battery charge*.

* Based on the CIPA standard.

State-Of-The-Art Features And Technologies

  • The Intelligent LCD automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions.
  • In addition to 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9, you can shoot with a unique, square-shaped 1:1 aspect ratio.
  • A total of 14 Scene Modes set the most appropriate parameter in wide-ranging situations.
  • The 90MB built-in memory provides extra memory when your memory card fills up.
  • The PHOTOfunSTUDIO smartly sorts your images into practical folders for quick, easy management.
  • 23-area AF
  • Quick AF
  • Copy Setting
  • Focus Range Display
  • World Time Setting
  • Slideshow with Music
  • Category Selection
  • 12/30 Thumbnails Display
  • Calendar Display
  • Set Favorites
  • DPOF Print Setting
  • Set Protection
  • Resize
  • Cropping (Trimming)
  • PictBridge Compatible