Panasonic Announces Lumix DMC-TS3 (aka DMC-FT3) Rugged Camera Waterproof 40 ft.2011-01-25 09:43
Panasonic DMC-TS3 Sample Photos on Flickr
Panasonic DMC-TS3 Camera Reviews Roundup
|DigitalReview - Nov 08 2011|
"With a rugged protective design, underwater capabilities, GPS tagging and advanced measuring technologies (compass, barometer and altimeter), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 lends itself well to active lifestyle, family and travel type photography. Based on our tests with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3, the 4.6x optical zoom with Mega Optical Image Stabilizer..." More »
|Digital Camera Info - Sep 29 2011|
"Panasonic has had a few years of experience in the tough-cam market. The TS1 was tough for the sake of being tough, almost like a test run for Panasonic to prove to themselves that they could put a decent adventure camera together. The TS2 actually took good photos, one of the first tough-cams to pull off that feat. The third-generation TS3 shows a lev..." More »
|Steve's Digicam - Sep 11 2011|
"The image quality of our outdoor sample images was surprisingly disappointing. Areas of overexposure are evident with just a glance at the photos. When looking closer, we also see some edge softness and a great deal of noise in shadow and lower light areas. Only with the Firehouse shot was the camera able to pull it all together and produce the excellent qu..." More »
|ePhotoZine - Jul 04 2011|
"The FT3 consistently takes well exposed images with good reproduction of colours. At both ends of the lens detail is really good throughout the images. The digital zoom image below combines both intelligent and digital zoom, for a total of 24.2x optical zoom. When switching the camera to macro mode it can focus down to just 5cm and superb looking macro imag..." More »
Panasonic DMC-TS3 Camera Recent User Reviews
- Jul 09 2014 Great camera, as long as it doesn't get wet..., Courtney Glass
Verified Purchase ( This camera is excellent for land-based adventures. Recently went snorkeling in the Bahamas. I'm not exactly a fan of the water, so I never left the surface, and certainly did not reach the recommended maximum depth of 40 feet. I completed all of the recommended pre-checks before I entered the water, and all went well twice. The third time, no j...
- May 20 2014 I love this camera!!!!, Abby Del Valle
Verified Purchase ( I bought this camera when i was going on a cruise and at the time i had compared it with the GoPro and it was a better option at the time. GoPro was more video and i wanted more photo while still being able to shoot HD video at 1080p. Now, 3 years later i ended up getting a GoPro 3+ Black edition but I still have my Panasonic Lumix and won't get ri...
- May 20 2014 GREAT underwater camera, Matthew Beach
Verified Purchase ( Bought this for my wife a few years ago, and it still works great. The display on the LCD screen has a slight lag, but the pictures always come out beautiful. i have dropped the camera a few times, and the resulting damage is only a few dings here and there. I've taken it swimming and snorkeling, and never had any problems with this this. DEFINITEL...
- May 14 2014 if waterproof is important avoid this camera and the new ts5 as well, J. Solberg
I bought this camera in 2011 to take to the Mayan Riviera snorkeling. Pro's: took some very acceptable photos and video while it lasted. Cons: before leaving for the Mexico trip for which this camera was purchased, i filmed about 15 minutes underwater in the Canadian Rockies when fly-fishing, no problem (amazing video actually, was very pleased and excited at this point). then a...