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Panasonic DMC-ZR3 Digital Camera First Impressions Review

The DMC-ZR3 packs a lot of features into a small, cute package.




The DMC-ZR3 is a small, compact camera, at just 2.15 inches tall and just over an inch thick. It would fit easily into a small pocket or bag.


The front of the DMC-ZR3

The lens of the ZR3 telescopes out of the front of the camera body in three parts, protruding about an inch from the body. As with all cameras of this type, caution will be needed to make sure the lens isn't blocked or stopped from telescoping out when you turn it on, as it can get damadged if this happens in a pocket or bag.


On the back of the ZR3 is the LCD screen (a 2.7-inch model with a resolution of 231k pixels) and the controls on the right side.


The back of the ZR3


There are no features on the left side of the camera body


The left side of the ZR3

On the right side is a lanyard loop and a small cover that protects the HDMI and multi-purpose port.


The right side of the ZR3


There are a few features on the top of the camera body: from the left we have a grille over the speaker, a hole for the microphone, the power switch, the shutter and zoom control and the mode dial. The power switch doesn't stick out much, so you aren't likely to accidentally turn this camera on.


The top of the ZR3


The only things to see on the bottom of the camera are the cover of the battery and memory card port, and the tripod socket to the far right.


The bottom of the ZR3, with the battery cavity cover on the left



  1. Product Tour
  2. Hardware
  3. Design & Layout
  4. Modes
  5. Controls
  6. Conclusion
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Panasonic DMC-ZR3

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