Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ3 7mp 10x Optical Zoom Digital camera £164.49 delivered! - HotUKDeals
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Price on Ebuyer just went down to £164.49 for both black and silver (were 170.49 and 175.42 respectively). Great price for a great camera! Guaranteed to sell out fast!


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Best Superzoom Digital Camera of TIPA Award 2007!

DMC-TZ3 is the latest members of the award-winning Lumix TZ family of digital cameras, which is renowned for packaging a remarkable 10x optical zoom in a compact, stylish body. To further add to their appeal, the TZ3 go one step further to feature a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC lens (equivalent to 28-280mm on a 35mm film camera) for wide-angle shooting.

The 28mm wide-angle lens opens up a plethera of photographic opportunities, allowing photographers to easily capture a large group of people, or expansive architectural structures and landscapes with dynamic width and rich perspective. The wide-angle lens is particularly helpful in situations where you cannot step back or move away from a subject - ideal for shooting group portraits in a small room for example.

The diminutive size of the 7.2 megapixel DMC-TZ3 belies the wealth of technological features. Incorporating a powerful 10x optical zoom in such a slim and stylish body is impressive in itself. Add to this the incorporation of Panasonic's Mega O.I.S that prevents blurring from shaky hands, Intelligent ISO to prevent motion blur, and the high quality, high performance image-processing Venus Engine III to name but a few - and the calibre of these new additions becomes apparent

- Camera Effective Pixels: 7.2 Mega pixels
- Image Sensor: 1/2.35inch, 8.50 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Colour Filter
- Optical Zoom: 10 x
- Focal Distance: f=4.6-46mm (35mm Equiv.: 28-280mm)
- Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 11 elements in 9 groups (3 Aspherical Lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces ,1ED lens)(3 Aspherical Lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces ,1ED lens)
- Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1/ Mode2)
- Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity, Macro / Simple mode / Intelligent ISO / Motion Picture / Clipboard: Wide 5cm/Tele(excepted tele end) 200cm - infinity, Tele Macro (at tele end) : 100cm - infinity
- Focus Auto Focus System, Normal/Macro (Dial), Continuous AF On/Off
- Scene Mode: Simple, Normal image, Macro,SCN1, SCN2 (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 ),Motion Picture, Playback, Clipboard, Print, Intelligent ISO
- Burst Shooting Mode: Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec or 2 frames/secFull-resolution: Max. 7 images (Standard mode), Max. 5 images (Fine Mode)
- Built-in-Flash: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off0.6 - 4.2m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
- LCD Monitor: 3.0inch Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230K Pixels) Field of View : approx. 100per cent, Power LCD mode, High angle mode
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 105.0 x 59.2 x 36.7 mm (4.20 x 2.37 x 1.47 inch)
- Weight: 257g
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Cheapest price on Kelkoo by a tenner (excluding Amazon Marketplacers) so not a scorching deal but that tenner could get you a mem card or carry case. Decent holiday/casual camera with good features and good value for money but personally I'll stick with my Canon for picture quality (for bigger prints.)

Well done OP, voted hot.
Can't wait to receive this camera - the lens is fantastic, allowing 28-280 (i.e. both wide angle and ultra zoom) in a very compact camera in comparison to cameras which usually support such flexibility!

Might not take as good photos as some DSLRs, but the difference won't be much and the size allows you to take the camera places you wouldn't normally bring your dslr, so I reckon a good image quality camera on a great photo opportunity is better than a great image quality camera which you don't have on you at the time!

I'm especially pleased about the price, as ordered the silver version @ £175 just 1 day earlier but as the order hadn't been dspatched, I managed to change the item to the reduced £165 (but unfortunately at the cost of delaying the shipping by a further day, oh well, not the end of the world...)

Beware of places like egears and PortaGadgets UK (despite their name) as they ship from the US, which means your warrantee is worthless. Price is still cheaper at ebuyers! Looking at reviews on google products, ships from the UK but their products are US imports, so same scenario there. It pleases me that ebuyer are undercutting them despte being a UK based company (i presume) selling UK versions of the camera!

Hoping to get some great photos of egypt and the pyramids in a few weeks when I go, thus the motive for me getting a camera now!

Enjoy your camera if you purchased one!
Yep, the Olympus SP-550 does have a large zoom, but one reason I like the Panasonic TZ3 is that it is much smaller than the Olympus (Pana:105.0 x 59.2 x 36.7 mm, Olym: 116 x 78.5 x 78 mm).

Also, the pana has virtually no barrel distortion (relative to other compacts) which is great and highly unusual!

Depends what you are looking for I suppose, but for me the Panasonic is almost perfect, apart from the fact that it doesn't allow zooming during videos :-( and it has no manual options. HD movies like the Canon TX1 would be nice, but that has a measly 1.7" screen, weird form factor, and can only record 13 minutes for each 4gb of memory!!!

I'm torn between these deals :? - I like the fact they both start at a decent wide-angle (28mm equivalent), but I just can't make up my mind between the compactness, simplicity and picture quality (possibly excluding low light) of the Panny vs. the mega zoom , and wealth of features of the Olympus - I'll probably make up my mind just after the deals end! :whistling:
I'm torn between these deals :? - I like the fact they both start at a decent wide-angle (28mm equivalent), but I just can't make up my mind between the compactness, simplicity and picture quality (possibly excluding low light) of the Panny vs. the mega zoom , and wealth of features of the Olympus - I'll probably make up my mind just after the deals end! :whistling:

Its a tough decision, but depends on what you want to use it for! The TZ3 makes an excellent travel camera (which is what I intend to use it as) whereas the Olumpus would be better at (i assume from the zoom) nature shots of animals which you can't get close to (such as birds).

If you're looking for full manual control of your photos, then the olympus is the only way to go, as the TZ3 is automatic + presets. I'm happy using presets though, as I would rather enjoy my holiday than spend most of it fiddling with settings on my camera! However, I can only speak for myself, but hope that helps marginally!
I bought one of these cameras last year (august). I reviewed it on ebay
It is a brilliant camera but see the full review, This is not a plug for myself but I cannot be bothered to type it all again. Good value

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