Here we are comparing ZS3 and A800, two Compact cameras from Panasonic and Canon. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is a Small Sensor Superzoom class camera and Canon PowerShot A800 is a Small Sensor Compact class camera.
Panasonic ZS3 was introduced to market in May 2009 and Canon A800 was launched in January 2011. There is 20 months difference between ZS3 and A800 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger A800, especially in sensor tech.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Panasonic ZS3 and Canon A800 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 A800 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.