'Incredible focal range'
'excellent image quality'
'16x zoom lens (24 - 384mm).'
'Despite its budget price-tag, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 is a good-looking camera, with a distinctive pebble shape, rounded corners and an attractively glossy finish to the all-plastic body. '
'Despite a minimum focusing distance of 5cm the camera is capable of taking excellent macro pictures.'
'Our exterior daylight tests produced some remarkably strong shots for such a low-cost camera. '
'latest generation Venus Engine VI image processor'
'Video images appear blocky and without sharpness, and the audio is only just passable from the internal microphone.'
'LCD screen struggles in bright conditionsCan't handle highlights properlyNo ISO limiting.'
'small pocket digital camera'
Deliver usable results without having to pore over a manual on the train or plane
Affordable long zoom in an compact package
Good image quality