I just bought the Lumix ZS3 (TZ7 model for the rest of the world) yesterday after almost an entire year of "thinking about it". The reason for the slow response which is very unlike me where it comes to gadgets is due to the fact I've had many cameras lying around, many of which are still in good condition! With the financial disaster in Wall Street last year which translated to a sense of wastage in all areas, I've hold back this purchase since I figure I won't be traveling … more
Panasonic AVCHD camcorders offer interlaced, progressive scan or native progressive recording and combinations of these modes depending on a particular model. 1080-line and 720-line recording is possible depending on a model.
In 2009 Panasonic introduced AVCHD Lite to selected members of its Lumix line of digital cameras. April 2009: DMC-ZS3(USA)/TZ7(rest of the world) (AVCHD Lite), DMC-TS1/DMC-FT1 (AVCHD Lite)