Jack, I have both the tz5 and zs3. I would say the zs3 is slightly better for low light. I can take some sample pics if you have a scenario in mind. For me the zs3 was worth the upgrade for the stereo sound & zoom range, my only wish was that they would add full manual controls to it. I often use automatic, set the shutter to a minimum and play with the ISO to get the best results. FYI, if your using this camera for video at all, the tz5 audio is really bad, mine has a constant hiss. zs3 much better but you do get some zoom noise.
Oh, tz5 can also have trouble focusing when its zoomed at 280mm (even in good light). zs3 is clear as a bell at 300mm. I have some side by side pics I will post at some point.
Jack Bauer wrote:
Gordon Laing wrote:
Hi everyone, I've just uploaded my video review of the TZ7 / ZS3 here:http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panas ... w_HD.shtml
It includes several clips made with the camera's HD video mode...
Sorry it took a while!
Hi Gordon, great review!
I have a bottom-line question that will determine whether I go with the ZS3 or the TZ5. If you would offer me your opinion I would greatly appreciate it.My bottom-line question:
Is the image quality of low-light indoor photos taken with the ZS3 superior, the same, or inferior to the image quality of low-light indoor photos taken with the TZ5?
If it is superior, or the same, I will go with the ZS3. If it is inferior, I will go with the TZ5.
Looking forward to your expert opinion!