Panasonic Lumix SZ3. The DMC-SZ3 incorporates 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with powerful 10x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-250mm) to boast high versatility despite the camera’s slim, stylish profile. Passing Leica’s stringent standards, it boasts exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity with minimum distortion and flare.
Detailed features of Panasonic Lumix SZ3.
Intelligent Zoom function virtually extends the zoom ratio to 20x equivalent draws the subject even closer than the original optical zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality.
The new Creative Panorama function with 10 filters allows the users to apply effects to create a distinctive horizontal / vertical panoramic image produced with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture. The DMC-SZ3 also integrates popular Creative Control of 12 and Creative Retouch of 9 filter effects. The Creative Control lets users shoot with a filter effect while checking how it makes difference on the picture and the Creative Retouch enables applying a filter effect on the picture even after shooting in camera.
The Beauty Retouch mode lets users make up the human faces virtually to look them nicer. One-touch Make Up mode offers 5 patterns of latest trend make-up – Natural, Smokey, Glamour, Cheerful and Elegant. Aesthetic Retouch mode makes skin more clearly, eyes and teeth whiter, and limits reflections. Users can set the tone of foundation makeup as well.
The DMC-SZ3 is capable of recording 16.1-megapixel high-resolution photos. The Sonic Speed AF helps to catch fleeting photo opportunities. In video recording, the DMC-SZ3 records dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p in QuickTime Motion JPEG format. Recording motion images can be started with a press of an independent video button on the top of the camera, which is extremely convenient for users to switch photo/video shooting instantly.
The iA mode is a comprehensive integration of the MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure – the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots. The MEGA O.I.S. is incorporated in the iA mode to suppress hand-shake. Apart from the digital image correction, it corrects a jolt of light axis by shifting the O.I.S. lens unit to offset it so that the image is not affected digitally nor deteriorated at all.