Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 Digital Camera (5 MP, 6x Opt) - £82.95 delivered

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 Digital Camera (5 MP, 6x Opt) - £82.95 delivered

Found 19th Mar 2007
This Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 Digital Camera with 5 MP, 6x optical zoom and 7.5x digital zoom has been reduced from £159 to just £89 at John Lewis.

Use discount code: JL0507_8214ESL85 to get it for £82.95 delivered.

Features: * 7.5x digital Zoom * 6x optical zoom * Audio capability * Connections: USB, DC in, Video out * Dimensions: H62 x W100 x D45mm * Direct printing: PictBridge * Flash modes: 5 * 5.36 Megapixels * 14MB internal memory * SD/MMC Memory card slot: Model:DMCLZ3 * Power: 2x AA batteries * Screen size 2.0" * Shooting modes 15 * Video capability QuickTime Motion JPEG * Weight 230g * FREE 1 year guarantee, extend to 3 years £32
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The budget-priced Panasonic Lumix DMCLZ3 digital camera packs in 5 megapixel effective resolution, an ample 2 inch LCD screen, a powerful 6x optical zoom (37-222mm equivalent) and an Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), for quality and clarity not normally associated with an entry-level compact camera.

The LZ3 includes a high-quality Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with an advanced MEGA OIS for sharp images when shooting with a shaky hand (zoomed in at distance) or even at night. It’s AF time has been speeded up from the LZ2 model, by adopting a 1-point high speed AF option and AF assist lamp is newly incorporated.

The LZ3 also has enhanced scene options, including a high sensitivity mode that allows shooting at ISO 1600. This is realized by the new pixel-mixed readout method of the CCD, which even allows VGA-size movie capture. Even more powerful zooming is possible with the Extra Optical Zoom (allowing 7.5x zoom in 3 megapixel mode) and the Venus Engine Plus saves energy for extended battery life, while maintaining quick response times and high picture quality.
Looks hot to me. Not sure on how it stands up against others in its class, but that seems a low price. Decent optical zoom too.
Bought one of these for my girlfriend at Xmas. I already have a Sony W50. The Panasonic compares very well with it.
Sony has slightly better lens but Panasonic has x6 optical.
Both have 30fps video but Panasonic is far clearer.
Panasonic is bigger but uses normal 2xAA batteries where as Sony has own Lith-Ion battery.
Panasonic output sockets are in sensible places whereas Sony has USB connection next to tripod screw meaning you have to dismount it before attaching to PC/Printer (very annoying Sony!).

I would recommend Panasonic to anyone. I bought it after it came out top in review of 30 cameras in Sunday Mail's 'Live' magazine.
Thanks for the feedback guys and the review currychops
Dont forget ur quidco at John Lewis to bring the price down even further. Good hot deal.
Thanks Cat

Good price for high mag camera.
Looks like a top digicam and at that price outstanding...:thumbsup:
Out of stock. :-(
great find you can also gain a bit extra buy from £89.99 but you get 2 years free warranty . £7.99 p&p overall you save :thumbsup:
I have the DMC-LZ2 (Basicly exactly the same camera but the earlier model which was a lsightly different shape)
I bought the LZ2 when it was launched about 20months ago now.

It is a spectacular camera !! I love it, well worth the £220 I paid for it, very happy with it an still clicking away

I would definitely recommend Some Ni-mh rechargeables though.
My main problem with my LZ2 would be a weak flash that is only good for relatively close up people snaps, but this may be better in the LZ3 !!

Definitely a bargain !! ;-)
Great spot millarcat

Panasonic is bigger but uses normal 2xAA batteries where as Sony has own … Panasonic is bigger but uses normal 2xAA batteries where as Sony has own Lith-Ion battery.

The AA batteries are a blessing and a curse.

Blessing: If the batteries after a while no longer hold charge and die, replacing them is relatively compared to lithium batteries for other cameras. Also it means buying a second pair to keep as a backup is a viable. (Note: cameras with AA/AAA batters are generally cheaper.)

Curse: Size of cameras are often considerable increased because they need to fit a 2xAA or 2xAAA. For me this is a major issue. I like my cameras small and slim. Makes them seem less old-fashioned. Also charging is easier as you only have one batter to charge. For this reason I would generally look for a lithium battery powers camera but depending on how cheep the camera is depends on if I'm willing to consider the AA powered types.
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