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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 / DMC-TS3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and usability. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the lens. Some have doubts about the zoom and flash.

responsiveness, portability, performance, usability, image quality

energy, features, viewfinder, flash, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 / DMC-TS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3 Rugged Point and Shoot Digicam

 

Panasonic are big players in the compact camera market and are most popular for their Lumix series of cameras. Cameras, being electronic gadgets are susceptible to natural weather conditions and also calamities due to clumsiness on the part of the...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 is priced at a market operating price of Rs. 27,200. This is on the pricier side of point of shoot cameras. Though it has some amazing features and delivered on all performance fronts, the price is a bit of a let down....

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Review

 

If you need a camera that can keep up with even the craziest of lifestyles, the Panasonic Lumix TS3 is for you. This "tough"camera can handle anything you throw at it. Sporting a 12-Megapixel imaging sensor, Leica zoom lens, iAuto mode and full 1080p...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; AVCHD Lite HD video capture is high quality and small files ; Tough" features: Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof ; Excellent Image...

Struggles a little with high contrast outdoor scenes ; Image noise in low-light, shadow areas ; Screen can be hard to see underwater

If you need a camera that can keep up with even the craziest of lifestyles, the Panasonic Lumix TS3 is for you. This "tough"camera can handle anything you throw at it. Sporting a 12-Megapixel imaging sensor, Leica zoom lens, iAuto mode and full 1080p...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 (Orange)

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 is the manufacturer's third shot at a high-end rugged camera. (It's the fourth if you include the more budget-friendly DMC-TS10 .) The price continues to hover just south of the $400 mark, but Panasonic has again bulked up...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 is a fast-shooting, easy-to-use rugged compact camera with excellent features to justify its high price.

The TS3's photos and movies look soft.

GPS and fast shooting performance make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 a worthy rugged point-and-shoot even if its photos and videos aren't the sharpest.

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Best waterproof digital camera

 

The tough Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 (also called the DMC-FT3 in some regions) can go diving, skiing, snorkeling and more with no ill effects, reviewers say. It's waterproof to 12 meters, freezeproof to -10 degrees Celsius, dustproof, and it can...

Waterproof up to 12 meters, freezeproof to -10 degrees Celsius, shockproof to 2 meters, dustproof, fast shooting, records full HD video

Expensive compared to competition, soft details in photos and video

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

 

While we were impressed with the outdoor adventure feel of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3, the shockproof, waterproof, everything-proof features didn't make up for a few things we would have liked to see, like 3D video capabilities and a touch LCD viewing...

This camera is shockproof, waterproof and dustproof. It's the perfect adventure companion

The LCD screen is not touch-enabled

If you’re looking for a sturdy camera that can also take 3D pictures, this is an excellent choice.

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"Compact, fast bootup, quick shots"

 

Ok, this camera is rugged as suggested which is really the biggest selling point for these devices. Shots are a bit softer compared to non-rugged cameras, but thats to be expect so i don't see a reason to take much marks off because of this.

1. rugged - hey it can take a beating/water/dust/freeze/heat, thats more than enough for most of us

1. shots are on the softer side i agree

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Compact, fast bootup, quick shots

 

Ok, this camera is rugged as suggested which is really the biggest selling point for these devices. Shots are a bit softer compared to non-rugged cameras, but thats to be expect so i don't see a reason to take much marks off because of this. The...

1. rugged - hey it can take a beating/water/dust/freeze/heat, thats more than enough for most of us ; 2. fast boot - only takes 1~2 sec to boot up, though for this price range u would expect that ; 3. quick shot even in low light ; 4. made in japan,...

1. shots are on the softer side i agree ; 2. video can be clearer and with less shaking, but its not bad by any stretch ; 3. software provided that does format conversion is not good

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Fast and well built, but photo quality could be better.

 

Nice size and full features

Photo quality is just OK

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Fair photo and movie quality, disappointing

 

I had hoped for better quality pictures and movies. The camera did take acceptable pictures during a snorkel trip.

Lots of features, rugged, with 1080p movie mode

Poor software supplied as Panasonic now only provides PhotoFunstudio HD lite 6.1 with the camera. This does not allow much movie editing and only outputs 720p video despite capturing 1080p. Manual is on disc and is of poor quality and does not do an ade

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"Fair photo and movie quality, disappointing"

 

I had hoped for better quality pictures and movies. The camera did take acceptable pictures during a snorkel trip.

Lots of features, rugged, with 1080p movie mode.

Poor software supplied as Panasonic now only provides PhotoFunstudio HD lite 6.1 with the camera. This does not allow much movie editing and only outputs 720p video despite capturing 1080p. Manual is on disc and is of poor quality and does not do an ade

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1300

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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