Express Review posted for Panasonic ZR3!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 17:18 EST)
The Panasonic ZR3 digital camera follows in the footsteps of last year's Lumix ZR1, and retains the same basic formula, coupling a useful Leica-branded 8x optical zoom lens with a pocket-friendly body.
With 35mm-equivalent focal lengths ranging from 25 to 200mm, the Panasonic ZR3 covers its bases in most shooting situations, while a new fourteen megapixel image sensor offers resolution aplenty. Helping fight blur, especially at the telephoto end of the zoom range, the Panasonic ZR3 includes the company's latest generation Power O.I.S. stabilization function. While the Panasonic ZR3 digital camera lacks much in the way of manual controls, it provides a raft of scene modes that help tailor the look of images, including three high dynamic range modes, and several other special effect modes. To ensure that beginners get the most from their shooting, the Panasonic ZR3 also includes a variety of the company's intelligent technology features -- Intelligent Auto, Exposure, LCD, ISO, Resolution, Scene Selector, and Zoom. There's also face recognition, and a high-definition 720p movie mode offering both AVCHD Lite and Motion JPEG compression. Does the Panasonic ZR3's compact body deserve a place in your pocket? Read our Panasonic ZR3 digital camera review, and you'll know the verdict.