Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3
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  • Stylish design, easy to use
  • Strong image quality, Large LCD, Optical image stabilization, Wide-angle 4x zoom lens.


  • Noise is an issue at higher ISOs
  • No mode select dial, Cannot zoom when recording video, Smear effect appears in HD video.

Expert reviews and ratings

By What Digital Camera on 85

Panasonic Lumix S3 is a solid option. The specification and image quality may not be the best but it's nevertheless a good all-round entry-level...

By PC Mag on 80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 is a nice, compact camera with a high-quality LCD, rechargeable battery, and a wide-angle 4x zoom lens. It doesn’t produce the sharpest images in its class and it can’t zoom while recording video, but the camera is...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Its construction feels a little flimsy but otherwise this is a dependable camera at a very reasonable price....

By Cameras UK on 84

The Panasonic Lumix DMC S3 is an excellent value for money pocket camera. It is very hard to beat when compared alongside its direct rivals. Picture quality and features have an edge over many of its competitors while the rapid response times are...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 60

The budget price of the Panasonic DMC-S3 is easily its best feature; however, image quality has been compromised and in low light the noise is a big problem Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques....

By CNET Australia on 79

Keep your photo quality expectations in check and you'll enjoy using the Lumix S3, even if it does look like it could have been moulded out of...

By ePHOTOzine on 70

There is no doubting that the DMC-S3 is an easy to use camera, looks good and takes pleasing images with excellent colour reproduction. The reason why this camera doesn't score higher is that there are other cameras at a similar price range which...

International Review By Betabuzz on 83

Sicherlich kann man sich bei der Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 über manches beschweren. Allerdings bietet das Gerät bei einer realistischen Betrachtungsweise mehr, als die meisten Budget-Kameras zu einem ähnlichen Preis. Bleibt die Frage, wieso...

International Review By CNET France on 80

Le Lumix DMC-S3 est loin d’être parfait, mais il domine les autres compact à petit budget de la tête et des épaules. Il est très léger et agréablement facile à...