12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

  • 28mm Wide Lens with 4X Optical Zoom: Enjoy the benefits of a wide angle lens without giving up the performance of a zoom
  • Digital Image Stabilizer: Enhanced technology to further prevent blurring caused by vibration
  • Auto Scene Mode: Recognizes specific scene elements to capture the best photos
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28mm Wide-angle 4x Optical Zoom Lens and Up to 7.8x Extra Optical Zoom

The 12.1-megapixel DMC-F3 features a 28mm wide-angle*1 4x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-112mm) with f/2.8 brightness. The 28mm wide-angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective. The 4x optical zoom lens captures beautiful shots of people or landscapes with 12.1-megapixel full resolution. Use the Extra Optical Zoom*2 when you want to pull the subject in just a little closer. It extends the 4x optical zoom ratio to 7.8x (35mm equivalent: 218mm) at resolutions of 3 megapixels or less, by using the central part of the CCD.

*1 Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position.
*2 At a resolution of 3-megapixel or less. In the DMC-F3, image resolution is kept at its maximum size to the optical tele-end even if the Extra Optical Zoom is ON.


Auto Scene Mode

In the Auto Scene Mode, advanced detection functions work automatically and simultaneously to optimize your settings, making it easier than ever to take beautiful photos every time. It includes Intelligent ISO Control to detect subject movement, Face Detection AF/AE to detect faces in the frame and Intelligent Scene Selector to detect scene conditions. In addition, the DMC-F3 includes Digital Image Stabilizer to detect hand-shake and Digital Red-eye Correction (Red-eye Removal)*1 to take care of the red-eye effect that often happens when shooting with a flash.
*1 Digital Red-eye Correction must be turned ON in the menu prior to use.

HD Movie Recording

The DMC-F3 can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-F3 can also record full-size motion images in WVGA (848 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) or standard motion images in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).

Large, 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot High-resolution LCD

The DMC-F3's large 2.7-inch LCD features high 230,000-dot resolution Intelligent LCD. It automatically adjusts the brightness in 8 steps according to shooting conditions. This LCD provides sharp, clear images in virtually all shooting situations, ranging from nighttime to bright daylight scenes. And it lets you share the fun of viewing images with family and friends. The High-angle Mode makes the display extremely easy to view from a low angle, for example, when taking photos by raising your hand upward to capture the subject over the crowd.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Aperture
    • Digital Image Stabilizer
    • Optical Zoom
    • Extra Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Lens
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focusing Area
    • Focus Range Display
    • AF Metering
    • Shutter Speed
    • Focus
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • White Balance
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Backlight Compensation
    • Light Metering
    • Face Detection
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Self Timer
    • Auto Review
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting
    • Scene Mode Help Screen
    • LCD Monitor
    • Playback Mode
    • Additional Playback Mode
    • OSD Language
    • Recording Media
    • Interface
    • Color
    • Built-in-Flash
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
    • Quick Menu
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Set Favorites/Rotate Image
    • Slideshow Mode
    • Delete Image
    • DPOF Print Setting/Set Production
    • PictBridge Support
    • Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Intelligent ISO Control
    • Intelligent Scene Selector
    • File Format
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Motion Picture Recording
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Color Mode / Color Effect
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • Mode Switch
    • Composition Guide line
    • Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Travel Date / World Time
    • Built-in-Memory
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight




Rated 4 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not bad for Price I recently bought this camara and it is not bad at all, the zoom does not ruin the image and the photo editor is cool December 14, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pocketable Panasonic Not to bad for the price, simple to use with many picture icons to choose from, which seem to work ok, at least the ones I have used. useless instruction book, but you will probably not need it anyway.Only problem I found was my right thumb tends to operate the mode button when I take a picture, especially if I am using the zoom switch. will have to be more careful how I hold the camera. April 18, 2010
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