Here we are comparing ZS3 and A3000 IS, two Compact cameras from Panasonic and Canon. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is a Small Sensor Superzoom class camera and Canon PowerShot A3000 IS is a Small Sensor Compact class camera.
Panasonic ZS3 was introduced to market in May 2009 and Canon A3000 IS was launched in January 2010. There is only 8 months difference between ZS3 and A3000 IS so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Panasonic ZS3 and Canon A3000 IS before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic ZS3 and Canon A3000 IS compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.