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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: DMC-TZ3
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $349.95
Street Price: $203.95
Date Available: 2007-03-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 9.1 oz (257 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.4 in.
(105 x 59 x 37 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 7.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.35 inch
Sensor size: 27.2556mm2 (6.03mm x 4.52mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.81 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3328 x 1872 (6.2 MP, 16:9),
3216 x 2144 (6.9 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, Other),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 848x480 (30/10)
640x480 (30/10)
320x240 (30/10)
Movie File Format: QuickTime (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 280 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Aperture Range: Wide: f/3.3 - f/8.0, Tele: f/4.9 - f/11
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 1, 3 or 9 point; spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto,100, 200, 400, 800, 1250, 3200* (high sensitivity mode)
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted / Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-portrait, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby1, Baby2, Underwater, Sunset, Pet
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.6- 4.2m (Wide), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: QuickTime (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.890
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.820
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 2.990
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 5
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.760
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.760
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.021
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.770
Shutter Lag (notes): 1-Area High Speed AF mode lag = 0.36s
Startup Time: 2.700
Shutdown Time: 1.500
Play -> Record Time: 1.900
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 2.200
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 835.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 270
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: ISO 3200 available in high sensitivity mode.

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