Panasonic Lumix TZ3 - Test shots – Exposure evaluation



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”A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.”


The 28mm-equivalent wide-angle end is great for large interiors or wide landscapes.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 280mm. Colour reproduction is also superb. Note that this shot was taken hand-held at 1/20th of a second.


The metering system copes well with subtle shades and uneven brightness.


In this very high contrast shot, the TZ3 has managed to retain plenty of shadow detail without burning out too many of the highlights.


Flash coverage and metering are very good, with a useful range of about four metres.


Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 9


Camera type Super Zoom
Megapixels (Megapixel) 7.2 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 10x
Image Sensor CCD
Image Stabilisation Optical
LCD Monitor 3 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction
Video (max res/format) 848 x 480
Memory card slot Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)