I originally bought the Panasonic LS75 as a pocket camera
as there know now as. Any digital camera that can fit in your
pocket. I wanted a camera that would be available to me any time.
This camera was on sale for the Christmas holidays so I actually
bought two at the time. Both cameras take an awesome photo. Colors
were bright and perfect at focus under most conditions. The cameras
are fully automatic and there is no manual setting. There are
a lot of photo options to choose from. For accuracy there are
many presets in which to shoot a photo. There is even a "Pet"
setting which allows for a motion photo not using a flash.
The DMC-TZ3 I bought about a week later because of a bigger
lens, and a longer 10X zoom and heavier construction. Both cameras
have similar features and are both 7.1 mega pixel. Both have
a picture stabilizer which can be set to operate all the time
or when the shutter button is pressed. This feature prevent most
shaking or moving the camera during a shoot to cause a blur effect
in a photo. This feature works very well.
They both come with a built in shutter lens cape, which opens
when the power switch is turned on. This protects the glass,
Leica lens from scratches, finger prints, and some dust.