Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
Released January, 2011
The Pros:HDMI output for direct playback of images and videos onto compatible displays / HDTVs. Ruggedized design - waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, freezeproof. Shoots video in full 1080p high definition.
The Cons:Lens cover is glass - is prone to be covered in fingerprints and dirt. Somewhat chunky. Low resolution 230k dot display - the same found all the way back on the first FT1/TS1.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 is a rugged, outdoor point and shoot digital camera that is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and dustproof. As an upgrade from the DMC-TS1 (2009), the Lumix DMC-TS3 adds the Panasonic 3D Photo mode, in which a 3D photo can be produced by taking 20 consecutive shots (auto) and then overlaying the best two.
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Another improvement involves video capture, which goes from 720p to full 1080p HD. Also added is an altimeter, barometer, compass, and GPS function, the latter of which can tag a picture based on a database featuring over 1,000,000 points of interest (POI). Additional features include auto uploads to social networking sites, an ultra-low shutter lag of only .005 seconds, and advanced auto-focus tracking.
- 12.1MP MOS Sensor
- Waterproof (40’)
- Shockproof (6.6’)
- Freezeproof (14D Fahrenheit)
- 4.6x LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR
- 28mm Ultra-Wide Angle
- Full HD JPEG Still Image
- Full HD MPO 3D Image
- Full HD AVCHD Videos
- 2.7" TFT LCD Display
- 6400 ISO
- SD/SDHC/SDXC Expansion
- AV Output (NTSC/PAL)
- USB 2.0
- Mono Microphone
- Monaural Speaker
- Li-Ion Battery Pack
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3-D | Orange
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3-S | Silver
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3-A | Blue
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3-R | Red
User Reviews (3)
HDMI output for direct playback of images and videos onto compatible displays / HDTVs
ruggedized design - waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, freezeproof
shoots video in full 1080p high definition
improved ruggedness from previous generations (eg/ from the FT1/TS1 it can now go 3x deeper in water, can be dropped from 33% higher)
fairly compact - pocketable
built-in GPS for geotagging
records to easy to find, affordable and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC flash storage
relatively fast 3.7FPS continuous shooting at full resolution
fast auto-focus - claimed by Panasonic to be 28% faster than the AF on the FT2/TS2
good consistent image quality
lens cover is glass - is prone to be covered in fingerprints and dirt
low resolution 230k dot display - the same found all the way back on the first FT1/TS1
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