Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Video
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Video Transcript
Hey, I'm Josh Goldman, senior editor with CNET and this is a look at the Lumix DMC-TS3. It's Panasonic's rugged compact camera. It's built to survive a 6.6-foot drop as well as dives down to 40 feet or even deeper with an optional marine case. It wasn't in the budget to send me somewhere warm with crystal blue waters, but it did survive shooting in my fish tank for almost an hour. However, despite the durable construction, rugged cameras require special care to keep them running; all of which Panasonic has spelled out in the camera and minimized opportunities for damage. The battery SD card slot, micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports are under this locking door on this side. Outside of its ruggedness, it's a pretty typical high-end point-and-shoot. You get GPS for geotagging your photos and videos as well as a built-in compass altimeter and barometer. It's a fairly quick camera too, so pictures of kids and pets and action shots are out of the question. And it's geared for automatic shooting and you get 4 easily accessible scene modes for water and sports. It'll also capture full HD movies at the press of a button. Photos and videos look soft, but otherwise, as long as you have lots of light, they're very good. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Panasonic Lumix TS3.
Rugged and sleek, this point-and-shoot is waterproof to 10 feet and can withstand a 5-foot drop. Plus, it comes in hard-core orange.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 (Orange) Review
The good: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 is a fast-shooting, easy-to-use rugged compact camera with excellent features to justify its high price.
The bad: The TS3's photos and movies look soft.
The bottom line: 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.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 (Orange) Specs
Part number: DMC-TS3D
- Product Specifications
- Product Basic Spec