I have this digital camera up for grabs, i have a Nikon D40 and bought this as a little carry around, well i cant get on with it, think im to used to the D40 now.
I ordered it from Amazon 2nd December so only 3 mths old. It has good reviews and is a fab little thing but like i say prefer my D40.
It has a couple of minor marks one on corner of LCD on the back approx 2mm long but like to be as accurate as i can be.
It will come with box, instructions and charger, it has a proper battery pack you charge up, so you dont even need normal or rechargable batteries.
The only thing missing is the USB cable as i put it down somewhere as i never used it due to having a card reader on my pc so it was never really needed. I need to keep my SD card for my Nikon D40.
Some information on camera
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FS3 gives a great combination of fine optics, slim and attractive design, and high resolution. Below is a summary of the many merits of this camera:
Leica 3x optical zoom lens
Features fast f2.8 maximum aperture at wideangle setting to give great low light performance as well as pin sharp detail thanks to the Leica Vario-Elmarit design.
Extra Optical Zoom
This is a useful feature incorporated into many of Panasonics designs which allows extra zooming beyond that of the lens but without losing image quality when set to (for this model) 5 megapixels or lower resolution. Safety Zoom for the DMC-FS3 varies from between 3.8x and 4.8x depending on resolution selected.
8.1 Megapixel High Resolution CCD
Has 8.32 total megapixel CCD to give an effective resolution of 8.1 megapixels for high quality crisp photos.
iA (Intelligent Auto Technology)
Ideal for those opportunities when theres not enough time for selecting shooting modes. It combines the following modes to give the best possible image:
Motion Detection- Intelligent ISO control
Shake Detection- Using MEGA O.I.S., Panasonics Optical Image Stabilisation technology
Face Detection AF/ AE
Quick AF- Starts focusing when you point the camera at a subject without needing to press the shutter halfway
Scene Detection- Chooses the most appropriate mode from Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Scenery or Night Portrait.
Venus Engine IV
Improvement on Panasonics previous image processor (Venus Engine III). Specifically it features the following:
More accurate detection and better correction for Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent ISO Control functions
Separation of low frequency noise to reduce colour errors while avoiding loss of image resolution. Also colour changing information is retained in border areas to avoid colour bleeding as can happen with noise reduction
High Speed response- release time lag (excluding AF) reduced to a minimum of 0.005 sec.
Longer battery life for up to 300 shots on one charge (Based on CIPA standard)
Useful Shooting Features
Focus mode can be selected between 9-Area AF, Face AF (multiple), 1-Area High Speed AF or 1-Area AF
20 Scene modes including High Sensitivity (ISO 6400), Burst Mode (7fps), Sunset, Scenery, Pets etc
Q.MENU button for easy access to the seven most frequently used settings.
HD Photo mode 1920x1080 in 16:9 for easy viewing on HD TV sets
Slideshow with Music
Shoot in one of three aspect ratios
Movie mode with up to WVGA (848x480) resolution
Compatible with DMW-MCFS5 Marine Case
Looking for £70 delivered via RMSD
Prefer BT but will do Paypal as long as you cover the fees.