Panasonic TS3 & ZS10
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drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Panasonic TS3 & ZS10 on 01/24/2011 23:56:50 MST Print View

They look promising. Both have gps. One is ruggedized, with compass, altimeter and barometer. The other has a 16x zoom. If the TS3 gets a quick gps lock and displays UTM coordinates, I could see it replacing my Garmin Oregon 550.

TS3

ZS10

Edited by leaftye on 01/24/2011 23:57:48 MST.

Warren Crow
(crowculbertson) - MLife

Locale: Alabama
GPS Feature - DMC-ZS7 on 01/25/2011 17:05:43 MST Print View

I have the Panasonic DMC-ZS7 with GPS. I am using their supplied PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1. It would seem to me that using the camera in a hiking trip that you would want the ability to include the Latitude/Longitude on the picture as opposed to a name from a database that designates a large area. I envisioned attaching the pictures to mapping software with location information more specific than a National Park for example. I am still learning about this camera's features. If someone is aware that I can place lat/long on the picture please let me know.

Thanks.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: GPS Feature - DMC-ZS7 on 01/25/2011 18:05:36 MST Print View

"It would seem to me that using the camera in a hiking trip that you would want the ability to include the Latitude/Longitude on the picture as opposed to a name from a database that designates a large area."

Actually, you would not want to have Lat/Long imposed on the image, because that screws up the image. You would want the Lat/Long included in the EXIF data that the camera records along with the image data. That way, you have access to the Lat/Long data, and you can look that up in mapping software, and you can put some human meaning on the name of that place or view. Or, you can hide it if you need to keep the place secret.

There are programs that can read specific lines of EXIF data and place those into a caption or title that gets plugged into a digital frame of the image.

If you really want to take snapshots with a bunch of numbers showing, it doesn't require a good camera.

--B.G.--

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Re: GPS Feature - DMC-ZS7 on 01/25/2011 19:51:27 MST Print View

This camera is on the Panasonic website now, but I don't see the manual.

Frank Deland
(rambler) - M

Locale: On the AT in VA
lumix ZS7 on 01/29/2011 15:35:28 MST Print View

Just happened to see this You Tube review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWzYZGltyxY&feature=player_embedded