As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 is also often compared to super zooms, compacts and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS3 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other travel zoom competitors the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (compact (105×59×37 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.6 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 229 g vs 280 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and DMC-TZ3

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.5"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
8 years newer
$348 - $428

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and DMC-TZ3

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.5"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
4 years newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DMC-TZ3

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.5"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 229 g vs 280 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS1 and DMC-TZ3

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.5"

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 215 g vs 280 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the SX220 HS and DMC-TZ3

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.5"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
8 years newer
$552

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS45 and DMC-TZ3

  • Very small: Compact (108×60×32 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.5"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (105×59×37 mm) vs prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (280 g vs 528 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 12 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and DMC-TZ3

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 280 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.5"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm) and has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.7), is much larger (compact (105×59×37 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2007 vs february 2011) and is thicker (1.5" vs 0.8").

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
4 years newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the 300 HS and DMC-TZ3

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX8 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Compact (105×59×37 mm)
  • Much lighter: 155 g vs 280 g
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX8 (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FX8 and DMC-TZ3

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (3 fps vs none) and is newer (january 2007 vs september 1996).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Olympus D-300L

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the D-300L (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D-300L (vs the DMC-TZ3)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D-300L and DMC-TZ3

  • None found