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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3

By: Dave Etchells

Panasonic offers an affordable three-megapixel digicam with an optically stabilized 12x Leica lens.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 11/03/2004


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3


General

Model Name:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 
Model Number: DMC-FZ3 
Camera Format: EVF 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $399.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2004-08-31
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows 
Weight: 11.5 oz (326 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.3 x 2.7 x 3.3 in.
(108 x 68 x 85 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2016x1512, 1920x1080, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.10
CCD Size (inches): 1/3.2" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 2
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 420 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Auto w/ spot AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.1900
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: No 
Manual Focus Steps: n/a
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
12.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 10000 cm
2.0 - 4081.6 in
Min Macro Area: 41 x 30 mm
1.6 x 1.2 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 - f/8 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: None 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: 1/3" Color EVF (adjustable) 
Optical VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 114,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 16.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 80, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Halogen / Flash / White Set 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 or 10
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto / Red Eye Redux, Slow Synchro / Red Eye Redux, Forced On / Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.6
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 4.6m (ISO Auto) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB): 8.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime MotionJPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: SD Viewer for DSC, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, USB Driver 
OS Compatibility: Windows 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 4.000 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.700 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.800 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 1.600 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.530 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.070 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.030 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 3.720 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.420 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.430 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 7
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 3.750
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 30.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 803.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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