The DMCTZ3 is ultra-compact and has been given a luxurious touch with its stylish design and metallic, stainless-steel exterior. A newly integrated lens barrier takes the place of the lens cap, to ensure that it never gets lost again. With the wide-angle lens, you can get all your friends in the picture or capture an expansive landscape in a single shot. And with the high-power 10x optical zoom, you can get clear, beautiful shots even when you can’t get close to your subject. The lens unit comprises eleven elements in nine groups, with three aspherical lenses, including dual-sided aspherical meniscus lens, to achieve high optical performance while preserving compactness. The dual-sided aspherical memiscus lens represents a major achievement in mass-produced lens elements, and enables the remarkable 20 to 280mm range of focal lengths in this compact body. Inheriting the fine rendering and outstanding quality of the LEICA ELMAR lens, this easy-to-carry camera delivers beautiful pictures any time, any place.
The viewfinder is the optical “window” you look through to compose the scene. There are three different types of viewfinder implemented in digital cameras, though the most common is the Optical Viewfinder. On most cameras you can also use the LCD screen.