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First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

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First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3's has a flexible lens in a compact body and produces reliably good automatic shooting results.

>>Hi, I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor for CNET Reviews and this is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3. Panasonic has long been a leader in compact cameras with long zooms and this is a fine example of why; ZR3 features a 25 mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with an 8x zoom in a body that's just an inch thick. Other feature highlights include its 14 megapixel resolution Power O.I.S. image stabilization, a bright 2.7-inch LCD on back and the ability to record HD movie clips in AVCHD lite or motion JPEG formats at the push of a button. AVCHD lite requires less storage space than the motion JPEG but still looks very good on a large HD TV. That somewhat advanced option seems out of place though as the rest of the camera is geared for users who don't want to mess with settings by layering in many of Panasonic's intelligent automatic technologies. Shooting performance is average for its class neither good nor bad and photo quality from the ZR3 is overall very good for a compact camera, though, it's also fairly typical by being really good in bright conditions and less so in low light. However, its higher ISO shots were more usable than some competitors. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3.

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