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Panasonic DMC-XS3EG Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Good quality lens
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites PhotographyBlog.com who concluded that this Panasonic camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Panasonic digital camera received an expert rating of 80% from PhotographyBlog.com. It seems that experts are not that keen on this camera.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 9,075 user and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

Good Quality Lens

One owner considered that it had a good zoom.

Good Video Capture

One owner said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-XS3EG considered that it was compact. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 is a diminutive, ultra-slim digital compact camera featuring a 14.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, Full HD video recording, super fast autofocusing” in their review of this digital camera.

Light

The DMC-XS3EG is one of the lightest medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera (only 89 grams) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The weights of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when Panasonic released the DMC-XS3EG.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Panasonic DMC-XS3EG does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider including the Sony HX100V, or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-XS3EG features calendar, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-XS3EG does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera which support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, or the Samsung 150F.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera, the DMC-XS3EG does not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-XS3EG has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of its better review score, the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-XS3EG has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the GE X5 (£55), or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which both of have better reviews.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (£799) (3" and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (3" and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the DMC-XS3EG has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera. Medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-XS3EG has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Nikon L31.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the 150F (5x and higher rated), or the WB250 (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-XS3EG has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the SAMSUNG MV900F, or the SAMSUNG DV300F both from Samsung which and both of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon 145 (8x and higher rated).

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera, the maximum aperture number of the DMC-XS3EG of 22 is one of the smallest. Comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras that are a similar age to this camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 1,500mm. The DMC-XS3EG has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 120 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the DMC-XS3EG has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22. At only 2.8, the DMC-XS3EG has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-XS3EG has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The DMC-XS3EG has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec is 4928 x 3264 pixels and the worst is 4288 x 3216 pixels.

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14.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.1 megapixels digital camera.

There are a number of other 14.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-FT2 which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Samsung WB250 (14.2MP and higher rated), or the Nikon 1 AW1 (£549) (14.2MP and higher rated).

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 200 megabytes, the DMC-XS3EG has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The DMC-XS3EG does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The DMC-XS3EG supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DMC-XS3EG has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic DMC-XS3EG has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-XS3EG has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-XS3EG is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Panasonic camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DMC-XS3EG is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcxs3k, panasonic dmcxs3t, dmcxs3eg
Barcodes 04902704684554, 05025232752294, 05025232752300, 05025232752317, 05025232752355, 05025232752379

Panasonic DMC-XS3EG Review Sources

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